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Offline lorenna

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Accessories for Brick Oven
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:17:41 AM »
Hi All,

I'm new here so bare with me!

My husband and I bought a house last year where we inherited a brick oven in the garden from the previous owners.
We haven't used it yet, and neither of us has ever owned a brick oven or pizza oven before. Now that the house is renovated we have started on the garden..so now is as good a time as any to start working on the oven!

We have only just started trying to clean it out and are looking to buy accessories for it. It must be for wood burning as there was burnt wood the previous owners had left inside, and there is wood stored below. For grilling food its pretty straight forward, I already found a new wire rack which fits it perfectly.

My question is can we also use this as a pizza oven somehow? I know it isnt a proper pizza oven but I was hoping we might be able to use it somehow possibly using a pizza stone or similar? The more I looked into it though the more confused I am. Some pizza stones seem to be suitable for direct flame, most not. Then even those that are suitable, there's reviews saying they cracked. Others say just using stone, but I wouldn't know what to buy!

Any suggestions if what I am trying to do is possible, and what accessories we might need? I don't want to just put a pizza down on the metal grate at the bottom.

Offline Pizza_Not_War

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Re: Accessories for Brick Oven
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 10:17:39 AM »
I think it would be a challenge with that open design. Might want to look at some of the add ons that people use with grills. More of a low domed covered stainless structure with stone on bottom. Otherwise it seems like whatever you put in there would get hot on bottom with no way to capture heat on top of pizza. End result a burnt crust with undone top.

Just guessing on this as I've never attempted to make pizza in this way.

Curious to see how it works out for you. Hopefully someone with experience with this might help out.

just as an example https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MZLX9W1/?tag=pmak-20

Offline Fire-n-smoke

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Re: Accessories for Brick Oven
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 10:32:45 AM »
Maybe try a tall stand that fits in there then place a stone on it so it sits closer to the dome.  Also maybe add a door. 

Offline 02ebz06

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Re: Accessories for Brick Oven
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 11:55:24 AM »
Looks more like a fireplace than an oven.
Appears chimney goes straight up.
I agree with Pizza_Not_War, would be challenging, especially dealing with the flames.
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Offline advicepig

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Re: Accessories for Brick Oven
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 10:07:46 PM »
If we assume you had a grate you could put in that metal bracket, I could see how you might put a baking steel on the grate to be a makeshift ceiling, a steel or stone on the bottom to cook the pizza on and nice hot fire next to the stone. If you were feeling extra fancy, you could raise one side of the ceiling on a fire brick or something to encourage the flame/heat/smoke to go in that direction instead of out the front.

It's not ideal, but sometimes, the fun is in trying to figure it out.