Hi everyone! Or whoever can answer this simples question.
I have a newly assembled wood fired oven made of pre-molded refractory concrete. I make a mega fire for hours, but the floor doesn't seem to get hot enough. The floor was laid with less than an-inch refractory brick over a refractory concrete. The pizza cook very quickly on top, but the bottom gets undone. Once I had to place the pizza pan on top of hot coals in attempt to cook it. It worked. But I don't want to continue doing it. I also don't have peels to place the pizza straight onto the floor, besides, I don't get to clean out the ashes very well. What happened once, I tried that and it was a complete disaster. The pizza didn't slide well (no peel, remember?) off a short handle wooden board, besides, the bottom was full of ashes, and it didn't seem to cook well either. Therefore, I use a regular aluminum pan to cook my pizzas.
My problem is: how do I get the oven floor hot enough to cook the pizza synchronized with the top?
In case I never get it right, what alternative do I have to fix the uncooked bottom? Different recipe? Par-bake?
Obs: I am in Brazil and have not found a pizza screen to buy. It's seems like it is a novelty here.
I plan to serve pizza for 20-30 people this Friday and I am fricking out. Ok, OK, I know I should not have that many people. Actually, I don't even know how many are coming, but maximum 30. It should be a quick snack after a meeting.