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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #140 on: July 24, 2014, 05:40:20 PM »
Long trip. 3 hours north of Toronto.


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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #141 on: July 24, 2014, 06:45:45 PM »
Rats. OK. I will wait till August.
What does trapping the oven mean?  Tarping? I am doing that. It hasn't seen any water save for the mortar.

I've been typing on my phone...gimme a break.
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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #142 on: July 24, 2014, 06:47:34 PM »
Get a Blackberry.

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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #143 on: July 24, 2014, 06:50:59 PM »
They will be obsolete soon.  You worry about your oven. 

I'll try to type more carefully....and try to counter the predictive text.
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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #144 on: July 24, 2014, 06:52:12 PM »
I gave up on them too. But very reluctantly

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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #145 on: August 03, 2014, 09:24:45 AM »
What's happening?
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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #146 on: August 04, 2014, 10:52:30 AM »
Sorry for the lack of activity.  I had to travel for a week and am now back. I am three days into the curing process (around 500 degrees). A couple more days then I will seal the grout, then fire it up.  I have at least 10 people a day hounding me for pizza already.

I am trying to source a copper chimney cap. I am thinking I will have to make it myself as they are very expensive to buy custom made.

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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #147 on: August 04, 2014, 10:58:42 AM »
Something like this...

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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #148 on: August 04, 2014, 12:11:53 PM »
If you are using the typical 8x8 flue, you can get one for a couple hundred bucks from Copperfield:

Gelco Item# 13601

Actually, I just checked you can't, but you can from here:

http://www.chimneydirect.com/c10004/c10055/8-X-8-Gelco-Copper-Chimney-Cap-13601-p10005.html?gclid=CMudq9j_-b8CFVJo7AodeSQAsQ




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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #149 on: August 04, 2014, 12:33:42 PM »
That will look nice...especially when it ages.  You can speed that up with vinegar and salt water.  There is a less hygienic way too...but I wouldn't recommend it.
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« Reply #150 on: August 04, 2014, 01:22:38 PM »
Thanks to both of you.  I can pretty much guess what the viengar salt water substitute is you are suggesting!

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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #151 on: August 14, 2014, 01:38:41 PM »
One more thing to add (copper chimney cap and hood) but it is making some good pizza.  Found out 1000 plus degrees is too hot...

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« Reply #152 on: August 14, 2014, 03:56:57 PM »
One more thing to add (copper chimney cap and hood) but it is making some good pizza.  Found out 1000 plus degrees is too hot...

That doesn't have the look of a pie baked at 1000F. How are you measuring the temp?
Pizza is not bread.

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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #153 on: August 14, 2014, 05:14:23 PM »
By the yeungling ... 3 yin yang sat 30 seconds a can equals 90 second bake!    :-D
Only kidding.  Love the oven!  Especially the mantel
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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #154 on: August 14, 2014, 07:56:45 PM »
You must be pleased. Nice work!
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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #155 on: August 15, 2014, 10:04:27 AM »
Thanks all.  I am very pleased with oven, and my neighbors even more so. Can't wait to finish it wih the cap (hopefully today).
You are correct in that this pie was not cooked at 1000 degrees, I incinerated that one. They were cooking very fast but the crust was not as crisp as I like. This one was probably closer to 650 or so. I am learning as I go.  I have an infrared/laser thermometer and am measuring floor and ceiling.
I am thinking optimal is around 700 degrees?

Good eye with the Yuengling. I bring it to Canada cause I can't get it here.

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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #156 on: August 15, 2014, 10:25:26 AM »
The ideal temperature depends on what kind of pizza you are making and what you are looking for as a final product.
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Re: WFO Construction - stuck on two things
« Reply #157 on: August 15, 2014, 10:30:15 AM »
And you probably could bake a pie at close to 1000F in your oven - but not sitting down.  :-D  Once you get much over 850F, it helps to keep a pretty close eye on things. At least at first.
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« Reply #158 on: Yesterday at 10:10:15 PM »
Done with construction. Cap not quite what I envisioned but what the heck.  35 pizzas in already.  Neighbors are quite happy. Me - seem to be gaining weight. 

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« Reply #159 on: Today at 05:37:07 AM »
You must be pleased.  Enjoy!
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