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Offline CDNpielover

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Re: Burts/Pequods
« Reply #140 on: March 13, 2014, 10:08:56 PM »
The foil will definitely shield the top of the pizza from radiation from the burner, but that heat will mostly reflect back to the top of the oven (and then reflect or absorb from there). I don't think that reflection will do much to change convective flows in the oven though (although the foil will of course interfere with existing flows).


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Re: Burts/Pequods
« Reply #141 on: March 13, 2014, 10:44:51 PM »
I'm not Bill Nye, but I'll try to explain as I understand it (scientists, please feel free to correct me).

The flames of your top gas-burner aim downward.
A sheet of foil (or a baking sheet) blocks the gas-forced airflow/heat (maybe not all of it) that would normally go downward,
protecting the top of your pizza from burning,
and since the heat can no longer go straight down to burn the tips of your deep dish crust,
it has to go somewhere else, right?
So the idea is that the gas-forced heat bounces off of the foil and back to the top (and/or sides) of the oven,
and is then deflected (or redirected) until it travels around to the sides.

I would call this redirection of a closed heat system convection, but it's possible I'm not using the term right.
If I'm not describing it correctly, I'll be happy to revise the photo/graphic,
but my basic point is that heat which is no longer hitting the top of your pizza gets redirected to the sides and bottom.

Regardless of what it's called, that is what happens when I bake my pizzas with this configuration.  :chef:

So, would that be the aluminum dome oven mod in order to Pizzafication your oven for the redirection of a closed heat convection system...?

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Re: Burts/Pequods
« Reply #142 on: March 13, 2014, 10:50:24 PM »
So, would that be the aluminum dome oven mod in order to Pizzafication your oven for the redirection of a closed heat convection system...?

Dude, all I know is you put foil up there and it keeps your pizza from burning.

Consult your local engineer for the sciency stuff.  :chef:
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Offline PizzaGarage

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Re: Burts/Pequods
« Reply #143 on: March 13, 2014, 10:56:07 PM »
Dude, all I know is you put foil up there and it keeps your pizza from burning.

Consult your local engineer for the sciency stuff.  :chef:

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Re: Burts/Pequods
« Reply #144 on: March 13, 2014, 10:57:35 PM »
So, would that be the aluminum dome oven mod in order to Pizzafication your oven for the redirection of a closed heat convection system...?
You been listening to Bruce Springsteen haven't you.  ;D
Pizzafication....in the LOVE sensation.  8)

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Re: Burts/Pequods
« Reply #145 on: March 13, 2014, 11:01:16 PM »
You been listening to Bruce Springsteen haven't you.  ;D
Pizzafication....in the LOVE sensation.  8)

Bob

That was actually VCB's term.

I would have called it the aluminum love tent....but that's me....


 

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