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Offline artigiano

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oven bricks
« on: July 06, 2006, 02:04:42 PM »
where can you get these different bricks for pizza ovens... i used standard firebrick but it seems to me that the commercial oven floor has bricks that are more like a tile shape (could be 1 foot X 1 foot).  I also see the oven floor with brick that are very large... the oven is divided into quads.


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Re: oven bricks
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 07:28:05 PM »
The quad floors are made from cast refractory material and are expensive. 
Most people I know of who've made pizza ovens (including myself) use standard firebricks.  The most important thing is insulating under the bricks so they don't lose their heat.
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Re: oven bricks
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 02:33:23 PM »
what are the differences in performance?

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Re: oven bricks
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 02:47:08 PM »
what are the differences in performance?

I don't know, but I would ask an actual retailer/importer of refractory cast pizza ovens.

I believe "JPY" on this forum would know. 

Also, go to fornobravo.com and contact them. 


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Re: oven bricks
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 03:54:31 PM »
A proper "Biscotto" from Sorrento is the best product to use as an oven floor. Unfortunately only 2 artisan producers exist and the production is all absorbed by the few Neapolitan oven makers.

here is an example

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Re: oven bricks
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2006, 03:45:51 PM »
I have been to Sorrento a couple of times, very nice place.  If I knew about this company back then then I would have a paid a visit to them.  It's hard to tell from the pictures what the floor is, but if Marco says that it's good then I'm sure it is.
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