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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2012, 01:06:55 PM »
Bill,

Those pictures look great!  :)  The scenery is beautiful too.

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2012, 05:09:30 PM »
thanks Norma!  it's beautiful up there in the Blue Ridge Mtns. 

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2012, 08:21:18 PM »
Bill ,
Looks great! How much help assistance are you having with the 50 people parties ? You are the only one stratching? or do you run the oven? I find that Fornio an easier positioin to fill. No matter how much time I spend teaching the people, they  cant seem to work out stretch a high hydration dough? Some mayget it but I have 3 done by the time they are even ready to sauce so kinda snseless.
I have the same issues with bottom temp too hot I think, we all do with the mobile ? I reall check alot floor temp and once there just add enpugh to keep a small flame going accross the dome. But after 3-4 hours floor still too hot. I just posted tha this am over in the Flirting with Fire thread.
anyway looks great !! keep pushin!
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2012, 08:36:49 AM »
thanks John,
 i watch your FWF thread closely!  i usually do it all myself, at least for a while.  there are parts of the operation on both the bench and oven side that have taken me so long to figure out.  i want to put my best work out for everyone to try.  later, i usually hand over different parts of the operation to whoever is helping.   i was lucky on two of my pizza tour parties to be working with highly acclaimed chefs and their staffs.  they all enjoyed getting involved and cooking some pies.  folks like that pick up the nuances quickly, but it also shows that what we do isn't easy!  They always stray much further off the beaten path on toppings too. 
it's definitely a lot of fun to turn it over to the people who are interested.  sometimes it's kids, sometimes it's chefs. 
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2012, 11:00:06 AM »
there are some nice photos of a recent WoW pizza gig at the 4Coursemen website: http://www.thefourcoursemen.com/
that was a fun party with some amazing people in Athens, Ga. 
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2012, 06:57:03 AM »
Awesome!  By chance do you have any pics on that zucchini flower pizza, post bake?

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #66 on: June 21, 2012, 09:59:06 AM »
thanks Redshirt!
there are a couple of pics of that one coming out of the oven at the end of the set.  it was a good one. 
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2012, 09:24:38 AM »
Very cool! I love how the oven went together

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2012, 12:53:38 PM »
Great stuff!! Look what I found ! I though of you Immediatley !
FWF #2 ?
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #69 on: July 05, 2012, 03:37:26 PM »
haha!  that looks like light tackle....


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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2012, 11:52:55 PM »
looks like - fill it full with  cement set me an oven on there and good to go !!  ;D
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #71 on: July 06, 2012, 12:06:35 AM »
I like it! 

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2012, 09:58:54 AM »
been having fun over the summer with the trailer.  there were 140 at the last event.  luckily they had some other food there too.  we cooked about 50 pizzas.  i'm getting the oven figured out now.  it's a little different from my normal WFO and i have to make some adjustments to my routine. 

I'm working on V2 now for one of my best friends in NC.  he's involved with two restaurants and decided he wanted one after i towed mine up there a few months back. we've gotten the trailer done and the stand welded up.  i poured the concrete base yesterday.  I have another Blazing Ovens engine ready to go.  here are a couple of pics of the new rig..
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #73 on: September 24, 2012, 11:27:48 AM »
V 2 looks just as great please keep the build shots coming for those of us who may consider a build.
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #74 on: September 24, 2012, 11:31:56 AM »
Bill,

Is the guard dog a part of the deal? :-D

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #75 on: September 24, 2012, 11:55:00 AM »
Bill,
That's pretty neat you finding another trailer so much like your ex-military one. Are you able to buy them at a militay surplus outlet?  Does your friend with the restaurants live anywhere near me here in NC? (Durham) Are they WFO pizza establishments?
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #76 on: September 24, 2012, 12:08:04 PM »
thanks!, guard dog is a noise generator!  he's extra...
those trailers are pretty easy to find and cheap.  we sand blasted and painted both of them.  i had to get new tires for this one.  50 year old tires are a little scary. 
this trailer will end up in the mountains in western carolina.  not a WFO joint yet, but maybe soon.  we've looked at adding a WFO kitchen on the huge outdoor deck where the serving happens.  the other rest. is a high end place with amazing food and a famous chef.  i think they want to play with it too for events away from the actual restaurant but in the same general development.  be fun to see what they do. 
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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #77 on: September 30, 2012, 10:53:47 AM »
quick update:  i got the dome set yesterday.  photos of - insulating board on concrete base, leveling sand, floor set and dome.  last photos are of mold flange for entrance. 

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #78 on: October 05, 2012, 09:11:21 AM »
a few more shots from this week's efforts:
first one shows the cable tie-downs over the first layer of ceramic wool, then all three layers, then chicken wire reinforcing, then half way through the pearl-crete insulation installation.

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Re: Wheels on Wheels
« Reply #79 on: October 05, 2012, 09:16:12 AM »
Looks great!


 

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