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Offline devilsbrew

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Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:43:52 AM »
Hello all!  I have started this thread to show my adventures with trying to create a traditional brick oven and rocket stove hybrid.  Some have told me it will work...some have told me it won't...we'll see  :).  I'm excited to pick up some good build and cooking info from this site. 

Here are some pictures of my first attempt at a brick rocket stove.  I have been messing around with design ideas and will be testing those out shortly. 

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 12:22:55 PM »
I can't figure out where the pizza goes?
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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 01:38:15 PM »
It's because It's not done yet !

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 03:22:08 PM »
I was thinking of the same thing. I am planning to convert one of my kettles into a pizza oven. My original idea is to place a starter chimney full of lump charcoal instead of the gas burner normally used in the LBE conversion.
While poking around you tube I saw the rocket stove and like the idea. Not sure if it will make enough heat either but it's worth a shot!
Keep us posted !!

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 10:14:02 PM »
The pizza is a ways off.   :chef:  I'm still getting the basics of a rocket stove down to see if this will work.

Tonight I messed around with air intake. 


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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 10:11:30 PM »
Seems to me this will have the same problem most grill setups have, insufficient top heat. Looks like an awesome project though, and best of luck.

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 11:02:08 AM »
 ^^^
Had to look up rocket stove on Wikipedia. Looks like a cool project. Seems like it could work with a well designed cooking chamber. 
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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 12:36:47 PM »
Very interesting idea and a good read, however this struck me as a bit off regarding the green rocket oven:

"FAST

Cooks perfect pizzas in minutes (as little as 1.5 minutes @ 550 F)

AFFORDABLE

Introductory price $1,499 installed (DFW area)

the cost of other wood fired ovens, which don't work nearly as well!"



IMO Homemade is the only way to go unless you can get the temps up to Neo standards. Hope you are successful devilsbrew.
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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 12:44:19 PM »
The claims of the Rocket Stove groups are mainly super exaggerated.  I have learned there are great benefits to the traditional pizza ovens. 

There are pros and cons to every stove/oven.  I believe that you have to go with what fits your lifestyle the best. 

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 08:00:10 AM »
keep it going !  you are onto something ! :chef:

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 09:13:01 AM »
Thanks, Eric!  I am currently reading up on kilns.  This is a slow process since I have so much going on.  This weekend I am going to try to fit in building a tiny basic brick stove similar to this:

Here is an exciting development: http://blog.dragonheaters.com/outdoor-kitchen-part-1/

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 07:29:31 AM »
I'm delighted to have found this forum. I appreciate people that can think out-side the box. My latest thought has taken me to a Low Mass Wood Fired
PIZZA OVEN. It did not take me long to go from thought to action . . . Wow!,  and it worked.
    First, much of the success of this Barrel Oven can be attributed to the rocket stove technology. Second, the tight passage the HOT gases must pass through & the long path they follow, gives the most efficient heat transfer to the oven chamber.
   I'll share more, later. . . for now this is where my oven's at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/procomfort/sets/72157634639807783/
Thanks - for - looking , Dan

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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 07:20:44 PM »
Great work, Dan!  I have seen several of those and that one is really well built. 

I have been playing around with bricks.  I decided to try cooking in a brick box.  The thing actually worked...really well.  Inside the box, I smoked pork loin ribs.  It is amazing how much these bricks retain the heat.  I have since added an optional opening/burn tunnel and I am looking forward to baking in the near future. 



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Re: Rocket Stove Pizza Oven
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2013, 07:22:04 PM »
This is a similar brick stove.