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Offline tahoeaway

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First time using wood fired oven.
« on: January 06, 2013, 04:34:17 PM »
OK tonight was the maiden voyage of my new to me woodfired pizza oven. It's a Campo Italia "Smarty" oven.
The first pizza I made was a disaster (of my own doing). I forgot to put cornmeal on my pizza board and it was a mess. The second pizza turned out great though and I also made some steaks and chicken in the oven which also turned out fantastic.
I've got a couple questions though. What is the best way to clean the mess on the bricks that I made with my first pizza? Also I need to invest in a good temp gauge to put inside the oven.... does anyone have any suggestions about that?

Thanks!


Offline cnkymnky

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Re: First time using wood fired oven.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 04:42:19 PM »
Rake some hot coals over your mess and it will burn right off and be clean as a whistle......if you have already let the oven cool with the mess still there just wait til the next time you fire it up and build your fire on the mess....good luck and happy cooking

Offline cnkymnky

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Re: First time using wood fired oven.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 04:43:43 PM »
invest in a good infared temp gun

Offline tahoeaway

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Re: First time using wood fired oven.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 04:49:38 PM »
Thanks for the info. Next time I fire it up I'll use that trick.