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Offline Bill/SFNM

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Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« on: April 20, 2011, 02:51:46 PM »
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http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13551.msg135388.html#msg135388

I toyed with the idea of raising the floor of my WFO with some refractory tiles. After 10 years of enjoying this oven, perhaps I should have left well enough alone, but I was getting some tiles for my Tartine bread efforts, so why not get a few more? Today I added three inches and quite a bit of thermal mass with 4 tiles (2 x 2). The second stack was put in as a runway extension in case I overshot the landing strip. But that was totally unnecessary. All 5 pies landed easily exactly where I wanted to place them - so next time I'll try just one stack.

I had mid-morning errands which caused me to over-fire the oven big time. IR gun showed the floor @ around 1000F. Pies were over-baked in less than 45 seconds. I'll know better next time.

Here is a quick little video I shot (watch in HD):



  

« Last Edit: April 20, 2011, 04:04:44 PM by Bill/SFNM »


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Re: Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 03:11:53 PM »
looks good bill !! why did you use fire on booth sides of the oven ?
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Re: Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 03:22:40 PM »
Damn that was fast. Your camera is to high of a quality for my computer as is your pizza. We're not worthy, lol.

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Re: Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 03:45:11 PM »
watching the dough blow up was cool.  does the fire surrounding the dome seem to make any difference in the convection component of the oven's cooking? 

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Re: Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 03:49:52 PM »
watching the dough blow up was cool.  does the fire surrounding the dome seem to make any difference in the convection component of the oven's cooking? 

Can't say. Oven was way hotter than usual. Pie was too close to coals. Everything happened too fast. Now that I know I can reliably hit the mark with a single stack of tiles, I'll be able to get a better idea of how I want to approach this.

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Re: Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 09:32:21 PM »
Bill,
Very cool ! Man that was fast !!
Picked up my bricks today may try to fire and bake  this weekend Many of my pies look like easter eggs anyway  :P  does anyone know If I need to break in or pre bake  Fire brick with any fire or just have at it?
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Re: Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 11:29:30 PM »
....  does anyone know If I need to break in or pre bake  Fire brick with any fire or just have at it?
thanks
John

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Re: Pimp My WFO - Raising the Deck 3"
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 11:34:00 PM »
Bill,
Very cool ! Man that was fast !!
Picked up my bricks today may try to fire and bake  this weekend Many of my pies look like easter eggs anyway  :P  does anyone know If I need to break in or pre bake  Fire brick with any fire or just have at it?
thanks
John

I don't think so John.  FB is strong stuff.  I say "light 'er up!"