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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2012, 01:14:05 PM »
Norma, I'm sorry you were not invited last night. I was only going to make a couple pies for my family but then Sue invited the neighbors down and Lauren showed up with her boyfriend and I ended up making eleven pizzas. If I knew it was going to be a party I'd have invited you for sure. :angel:

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You know I was only kidding you.  >:D You have invited me to your home many times and I am forever grateful.  You should start a new thread with your whole build.  I think the whole build is very fascinating.  ;D  I have lots of pictures I could add too.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 01:14:17 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for all the kind words! ;D
 It's been a lot of work but a lot of fun building the trailer. We lifted the body off the frame in order to beef up the frame to handle the extra weight, and also installed a new heavy duty torsion axle and a new floor. The oven is a Forno Bravo casa 90, 36" floor.
 Back in the 60s, shiny aluminum Christmas trees were popular. The color wheel has a built-in spotlight that would project colored light onto the tree. It works well against the white walls in the trailer. Kind of psychedelic looking.
 We've had the trailer out a few times so far with fairly positive response. I honestly don't know if this will ever be anything more than a hobby business. We plan to spend the winter planning for next year and possibly expanding our menu beyond just pizza a little bit. We're fairly space limited, so we can't get too carried away.


I'd be happy to have that on blocks in my back yard just to cook crap for myself. it IS a hot babe you got there. You'll have to give her a name!!  :-D
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2012, 01:15:38 PM »
Just curious Steve, what is the tongue weight of the Airstream with the oven being up front like that?

I don't really know, Don. I intend to do the whole scale set-up thing one of these days for safety's sake. The oven alone weighs about 800 lbs. I put a class 5 receiver on my truck along with a weight distribution hitch rated for a tongue weight of 1200 lbs. I'm likely pretty close to that.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2012, 01:39:49 PM »
I would have liked to take Steve up on that offer, but I had dogs to let out.

Norma,

At least you remembered that you had dogs :-D.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
Norma,

At least you remembered that you had dogs :-D.

Peter

Peter,

I never would drink that much when I was away from home that I wouldn't remember I had dogs.   :-D  Now if I were staying at a motel, or at someones home that might be different.   >:D

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2012, 11:17:18 AM »
hi steve, love the air stream. i think you could be very busy with that rig, very nostalgic. I'm old enough to remember the silver trees with the color lights. your dough looks really good is this your normal recipe? can you share it?

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 11:31:19 AM »
Looks great Steve!! trailer and pies !
Just a Hobby thing ?
You'll see  :-D
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2012, 12:08:41 PM »
It should be made a law that all travel trailers have wfo's in them.

Nice work Steve.
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2012, 03:43:03 PM »
Larry, John and Gene, Thank you all very much. It's guys like you and many others here that inspire me to do the things I do.

 Larry, I normally use my Ischia starter for neapolitan pies but this time I used IDY. It was a late decision to make pizza and my starter was hibernating. This is the formula I used with Caputo pizzeria flour.
Flour 100%
Water 60%
IDY   .1%
Salt  2.8%
The dough was bulk fermented at 68 degrees for 12 hrs, balled and kept in a cool garage for 8hrs and then room temp another 8. For the pies you see in the pictures, a second day bake, the dough went into the fridge over night and then room temp for another 8-10 hrs.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2012, 05:25:05 PM »
Holy Moses! This is the coolest camper I have ever seen. I should have invested in buying one of these rather than creating my own pizza studio in my patio. I could drive it where no one would complain about the smoke. Dear Ev, I am impressed! Also, thank you for the nice pies. How much smoke spews inside the camper when you prime the oven? Good day!
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2012, 05:57:32 PM »
Thanks Omid! To answer your question, actually not much at all, unless I load it up with too much wood. The chimney draws quite well for 6 inch pipe. For the little bit it does smoke, I have an exhaust fan in the ceiling.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2012, 06:01:06 PM »
Steve, if you don't care to share please just say no. But, wondering what the cost of the original cost of the Airstream and then the cost of the remodel. If you don't want to post it here feel free to PM me if you would like. And, I would understand "none of your business too" :P

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2012, 06:09:54 PM »
PM sent, Jon.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2012, 06:23:03 PM »
thank you sir!!
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2012, 07:29:26 PM »
Can't wait to see pics of your first event!  It's going to blow people's minds!

I'm wondering what this is... I blew up the pic.

My first thought was the martian camera from War of the Worlds, 1953 version.  Thanks for the scare. I was 11 and still remember the effects of that movie.
Love the set up.
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2012, 11:32:07 PM »
Great looking pizzas Steve!  I think I can tell which dog got the dropped piece.
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2012, 11:39:06 PM »
Thanks Bill.
Yeah, Stanley gets a haircut on Friday. All that hair in his eyes has definitely cost him some opportunities! :-D

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2012, 12:09:47 AM »
you still haven't talked about a name for her......just sayin', ORRRRR maybe a naming contest with the winner getting wined and dined in the Airstream, pay your own way there!!!!


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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2012, 12:18:46 AM »
you still haven't talked about a name for her......just sayin', ORRRRR maybe a naming contest with the winner getting wined and dined in the Airstream, pay your own way there!!!!


jon :-D >:D

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2012, 08:03:13 AM »
Be my guest! I'm always open to suggestions. ;D