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Offline Shaklee3

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How Much Smoke?
« on: September 10, 2012, 03:27:46 PM »
One of the things I haven't really seen mentioned on here is how much smoke one of these ovens generates. I live on a street with shared fences on three sides, so I don't think they'd want large clouds of smoke blowing into their yards.


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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 03:31:51 PM »
Do you mean a WFO?

If so, at first, it's like a fireplace or a large wood fired BBQ. Once it gets up to temperature, however, the combustion is very complete, and there is very little smoke at all.
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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 03:41:44 PM »
I'd add that the quality of the wood is also a factor. Well-seasoned wood will give off less visible smoke. Also, your skills in fire management will be important to get the logs fully involved as quickly as possible and to keep the fire from smoldering. When I was learning these skills many years ago with my first BBQ pit, my endearing personality and radiant charm were all that prevented the neighbors from reporting me to the air quality regulatory agency. Oh yeah, and offering the neighbors fire-cooked food did help some.   

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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 04:05:41 PM »
+1 on that.  If you don't get along with your neighbors in the first place, there's not a whole lot you can do.  About the only thing that helps is free food.  ;D

If you can stand them being there long enough to eat it, that is. 
I'd rather eat one good meal a day than 3 squares of garbage.

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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 04:13:02 PM »
NO! free food. This is America bruddah...home of the backyard BBQ. Smoke'em out is my motto.  ;D
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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 04:15:29 PM »
NO! free food. This is America bruddah...home of the backyard BBQ. Smoke'em out is my motto.  ;D

Yeah, yeah, stuff that Hardee's Mush & Swiss in it, bro.  :P ;D
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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 05:29:27 PM »
No! Save that Hardee burger for my lunch tomorrow...couldn't make it there today.  :'(
Give the nosy neighbor a free knuckle sammich is what I say...this is America, after all, man!!   8)
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Offline Shaklee3

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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 10:01:42 PM »
Yes, sorry I meant a WFO, otherwise the smoke probably wouldn't be of much concern :). I think we get along with our neighbors pretty well, but if there's a lot of smoke I think they might not like us too much.

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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 10:07:36 PM »
15-20 minutes of what you would get from a BBQ grill then nothing.

Offline jduchon

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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012, 03:34:59 PM »
Hard to complain with excellent pizza in your mouth!  Always make extra dough,  and share the pies!


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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 03:39:25 PM »
I bake almost every weekend, and I have never had a neighbor come over and ask what I'm doing.
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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2012, 04:16:12 PM »
I bake almost every weekend, and I have never had a neighbor come over and ask what I'm doing.
Don't they already know? I would think that The Garage would be legendary by now. No?
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Re: How Much Smoke?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2012, 04:43:21 PM »
I try to keep it a little quiet. Some know, some don't.
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