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Offline carbon

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2010, 12:33:32 PM »
Nice door!  That should hold temps well.
I used 2 inches of insulating blanket inside my 'boxed' aluminum door.   I also stuck a long stem bbq thermometer through it.  It works quite well and reads the overall average dome temp which is very useful for baking and low and slow cooks.


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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2010, 07:29:52 PM »
Thanks! I was going to use the blanket as well but I didn't want to spare any from the dome.
 I was also thinking about a thermometer through the door. Where did you get yours?

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2010, 07:48:11 PM »
I was also thinking about a thermometer through the door. Where did you get yours?
I got my thermometer from these guys:
http://www.kck.com/tel-tru_grill_smoker_thermometer.html

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2010, 08:12:43 PM »
Carbon I forgot to ask on the FB forum so I'll ask here. When you put the blanket in the door did you cut a couple layers and compact it down to 2" or did you just use one layer? I got the same thermo as well from the tel-tru main site with a 15" steam and the temp goes up to 1000F. It was the only place that I could find a steam that was long enough to go through the door and reach a good bit into the oven.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2010, 12:57:46 AM »
Carbon I forgot to ask on the FB forum so I'll ask here. When you put the blanket in the door did you cut a couple layers and compact it down to 2" or did you just use one layer? I got the same thermo as well from the tel-tru main site with a 15" steam and the temp goes up to 1000F. It was the only place that I could find a steam that was long enough to go through the door and reach a good bit into the oven.
I used two 1" layers.
The 5" stem was long enough for my 2" thick door.  I also liked the fact that it used a simple spring clip to secure the thermometer, instead of a large nut at the base of the stem.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2010, 08:24:48 PM »
I remembered I had a long stem thermometer from my homebrewing days. It only goes to 550 but it'll do for now.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2010, 08:43:24 PM »
After a solid week of increasingly larger fires, today I went "nuclear", as it were. After about an hour the dome went clear. I measured 104 on the IR gun. It only goes to 999. so I'm assuming it was 1,104. Yesterdays dome temp was 980. The floor temp today was 890 IIRC.
 After the fire died out I raked out the coals, let it cool down and baked some bread. This is the first thing I've cooked in my new oven and the first loaves of bread I've ever made, for that matter. I think tomorrow I'll try a chicken. Maybe some ribs on Friday, and then I'm planning on ten pizzas on Saturday!

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2010, 07:02:39 PM »
I cooked the bread yesterday at 450, at noon, and then closed the oven tight. This morning the temp was at 250. I can hardly believe it only dropped 200 in 20 hours!  8)
 Anyway, I built a smallish fire and let it burn down. Then I baked a sicillian pizza and then the chicken I mentioned yesterday, both with just the heat from this mornings fire.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2010, 08:09:12 PM »
The chicken looks proud to have ended up in your oven!

Is that a Budweiser up it's arse? 


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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2010, 09:46:12 PM »
The chicken looks proud to have ended up in your oven!

Steve,

I agree with Mick.Chicago.  Your Sicilian pizza, chicken, potatoes and carrots all look great.   :)

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #60 on: September 10, 2010, 07:13:43 AM »
Is that a Budweiser up it's arse?

Why, yes, by golly! I believe it is!
 Now, I guess we know where Bud comes from :-D

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #61 on: September 10, 2010, 07:14:06 AM »
Ive been busy this smer and not posted much. But I want to tell you what a fantastic job you did on your oven !! magnifico!

Oh by te way I just so a beautiful used Corvette for $8,000 with like 22,000 miles on it and just turn the key  ;D

only kidding that oven will be around much longer and at $10 a pie thats only 800 pizzas! ;D
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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2010, 07:22:14 AM »
 :-D Hey thanks!
I'll take brick and mortar over plastic and chrome any day!

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2010, 11:22:23 AM »
 yes brick and mortar but go easy now, I got a new toy this year with a bit of chrome on it.
between eating all the pizza and getting an engine (no more pedals) on my bike things are expanding around here quickly  :o
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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2010, 11:57:19 AM »
Sweet!! :D   That's purdy machine right there! 8)

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #65 on: September 10, 2010, 09:27:26 PM »
Here's how the ribs turned out using the Minion method recommended by carbon. I added a smoker box of apple wood as well. I cooked at an almost steady 275 for 4 hrs. Just awesome! Thanks carbon!


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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #66 on: September 10, 2010, 09:35:07 PM »
Man those are mouth watering.


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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2011, 10:32:18 PM »
really nice work Steve !

btw, what does WFO stand for ?

I found this thread because u had posted on another thread where the same oven
was being built.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,14275.new.html#new
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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2011, 11:14:27 PM »
Steve do you use a drip pan or do you let the juices and fat run on the hearth?

Those ribs look great.   

Canadian Bacon, WFO = wood fired oven

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2011, 09:43:18 AM »
Hi Jackie !

thanks ! and doh ! I should have known that !  :angel:


Canadian Bacon, WFO = wood fired oven
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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2011, 10:50:42 AM »
Steve do you use a drip pan or do you let the juices and fat run on the hearth?

Those ribs look great.   

Canadian Bacon, WFO = wood fired oven

Chau,    No pan.  Any mess just burns off in the next fire.

C.Bacon,   What Chau said. :-D

I've been working on the oven some more over the last few days. I completed the stone veneer on the base. Next, on to the enclosure! I'm having trouble with my camera lately. I'll post pics when I can. Or Norma can, next time she comes over.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2011, 11:27:33 AM »

Or Norma can, next time she comes over.


Steve,

If you want me to take pictures the next time I come over, I would be glad to take pictures of how your WFO is progressing.  I know you are having problems with your camera.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #72 on: June 20, 2011, 07:47:35 AM »
Here are a few shots of last weeks work. Note the cool old cast iron pieces I recently picked up. I think I'll have these sandblasted and paint them in grapevine colors. They will be attached to the stucco upper enclosure.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2011, 08:00:56 AM »
looking great Steve.  Thanks for the pics!  I like those metal pieces as well.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2011, 08:13:18 AM »
good work Steve!  that is looking really nice.  are you plannning a patio or some hard surface around your oven?