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Offline flyingdogandparrot

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If you could do it again...what would you do?
« on: May 15, 2012, 11:52:03 AM »
I am in the process of investigating creation of a brick oven.  I want to be economical - but also don't want to have regrets.  I would like something portable - or at least moveable.  I am inclined to go with a brick oven on a metal cart - maybe on wheels?  I don't want it to look ghetto but I also don't want to invest a ton of money and not be able to relocate it if we move.  I am inclined to go with brickwoodovens.com - get the mold - and figure out a base.  But then I stumbled along this forum and figured you all would have some great input.  Thanks so much for your thoughts and insights.  Happy Pizza! :pizza:


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Re: If you could do it again...what would you do?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 09:14:16 AM »
I looked at the Brickwood Ovens form along with a whole bunch of other options. The biggest problem I had with them was the height of the cieling inside the oven seemed way to high for pizza. Also, they had zero customer reviews. I liked the overall look, but I also noticed it had to reduced opening to hold heat in )although you could do a custom job and add that).

I decided on the Roudboy oven for the same reason you cited. Not a fortune, moveable, makes great pizza. I bought mine and love it, my next phse is to cover it in stone veneer to go with my new BBQ island.

Roundboy has GREAT customer service and were very helpful and responsive. Anytime I needed something I just called one of the owners on thier cell phones as listed on the site.

Have a look;

http://www.roundboyovens.com/



Offline woodovenbaker

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Re: If you could do it again...what would you do?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 09:40:02 PM »
Hi there,


I was looking for the same thing, the best solution I found was the 700 A from Four Grand Mere. www.breadstoneovens.com has a sale on it right now with the stand and everything.

It is light weight and extrimly durable with a 2 years warranty.
My biggest concern with the Round Boy was the lack of insulation, especially from the bottom, it wouldn't stay long enough to do more than pizza. Also the half barrel shape is not the best for Neapolitan pizza.

Bob.

Offline correctbuilder

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Re: If you could do it again...what would you do?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 08:54:25 AM »
Just a short note on portable ovens and economy.  Portable ovens take a beating.  They also need to be efficient and safe at events and going down the road.  Consider a dome shape for strength and a low center of gravity.  I use dual axle trailers because this gives me an extra set of wheels in case one tire goes flat.

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Re: If you could do it again...what would you do?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 09:58:29 AM »
Brickwood ovens are total crap, and are not really even an oven.  Do not use their design, although the form is usable to make a proper barrel vault style oven.


 

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