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Offline TXCraig1

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For the love of pizza
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:10:21 PM »
I put down a good deposit in the wood bank this weekend. You know you love pizza and are at least a little obsessed when you spend a good part of your Fourth of July weekend chopping wood. Luckily, I was able to recruit some of the family to help. Mom, my brother, and my oldest son all pitched in. More pizza for them!

Sure, I could buy it, but cutting and splitting it myself brings me that much closer to being one with the pie. Each stick is perfect. No rot, and exactly the size and length I want. And the vanilla smell when splitting the oak is just heaven.

I also built a little woodshed on the side of the garage to keep some backup. Always better to have and not need than need and not have, I say.

CL
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 11:11:10 PM »
A few more pics.
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 11:59:52 PM »
Craig,

You know you really love pizza when you go to all of the work you did!  ;D  You sure looked very happy in your end picture.

Great job!

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 12:40:02 AM »
Craig, maybe I'm reading too much into this, but you purchased a commercial quality oven- an oven that most likely won't be staying in a garage forever, and now you're in possession of a quantity of wood that would seem a little excessive for personal use.

Are you trying to tell us something here?  ;D
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 08:50:07 AM »
Craig, maybe I'm reading too much into this, but you purchased a commercial quality oven- an oven that most likely won't be staying in a garage forever, and now you're in possession of a quantity of wood that would seem a little excessive for personal use.

Are you trying to tell us something here?  ;D

I think we all know that Craig is the PIMP-MAC-DADDY!  That is all.

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 09:23:45 AM »
I think we all know that Craig is the PIMP-MAC-DADDY!  That is all.

I think you mean the PIMP-NAP-DADDY!   :-D
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 09:26:14 AM »
Craig, maybe I'm reading too much into this, but you purchased a commercial quality oven- an oven that most likely won't be staying in a garage forever, and now you're in possession of a quantity of wood that would seem a little excessive for personal use.

Are you trying to tell us something here?  ;D

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 12:43:38 PM »
Wow, splitting, hauling and stacking wood in July..................IN TEXAS!!!!!!

My hat is off to you, you certainly have a passion for it.

Mark

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 02:27:41 PM »
Craig... I'm in awe, brother. You are the pimp-nap-mack-daddy

Craig, maybe I'm reading too much into this, but you purchased a commercial quality oven- an oven that most likely won't be staying in a garage forever, and now you're in possession of a quantity of wood that would seem a little excessive for personal use.

Are you trying to tell us something here?  ;D

I doubt it... seems normal to me.

It's what I'd do if I had that oven.... but I'd build a mini garage out back just for the oven (along with a brewing kitchen). He already had a garage ready. ;)
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011, 05:40:23 PM »
amazing pictures, more amazing was how hot was here in Houston the 4th of July weekend, you really love this!!!
do you own all that machinery? incredible.

nico


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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011, 07:12:45 PM »
Craig,
So what are you going to burn next week?? :-D

Nice stuff Mac !! you are ready for winter! oh thats right there is no winter there  ???  I have a pre cut and split shipment coming next week for big bucks 0$!  ;D  In this life - its not really what you know but who you know ! freinds help freinds
But I do have wood evny! Happy Baking any estimate on what you  average log count per full on burn is in that sweet oven you have? I know,  too busy to count, but just put 25 logs under and see whats left.  you are probably to busy to count. I am just curious Thanks!
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011, 08:19:21 PM »
But I do have wood evny! Happy Baking any estimate on what you  average log count per full on burn is in that sweet oven you have? I know,  too busy to count, but just put 25 logs under and see whats left.  you are probably to busy to count. I am just curious Thanks!

Will do, but headed off to Canada tomorrow with the boys fishing for a week, so it will be a couple weeks before my next bake.

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2011, 08:59:22 PM »
Will do, but headed off to Canada tomorrow with the boys fishing for a week, so it will be a couple weeks before my next bake.

CL

Geez Craig, sucks to be you huh?  ;)  While you're not baking those wonderful looking pies, you're out fishing in Canada.  Can life get any sweeter?  Seriously! 

Enjoy it brother...

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2011, 12:07:17 PM »
Geez Craig, sucks to be you huh?  ;)  While you're not baking those wonderful looking pies, you're out fishing in Canada.  Can life get any sweeter?  Seriously! 

Enjoy it brother...

On a "bad" day up there, we'll catch 30 fish each. On a great day, it can be 10X that. This is the first time for the boys. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2012, 11:02:41 PM »
No more moving around loose wood in the truck. This is the only way to go - if you can borrow a forklift to load it that is. Everything is now palletized at the farm. Need wood - go load up a pallet.
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2012, 09:55:16 AM »
Nice!

Offline jever4321

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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2012, 08:36:19 PM »
Holy shiznet thats a lot of wood. No smoking in the garage eh!
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Re: For the love of pizza
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 10:32:43 PM »
And you can't even see the mesquite an pecan pile...  ;D
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