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Offline Serpentelli

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Re: Mobile Wood Fired Oven
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2013, 10:58:15 PM »
Hello, I've recently started gathering supplies for building my own wood fired oven, right now I've got firebricks and refractory mortar... everything else I would assume I could buy locally... but I'm not even sure the amount of materials I will even need... Is there some kind of detailed (and straightforward) guide showing how to build your own and how to mount the oven on a trailer correctly (and safely)... I have looked around without much success trying to find something that actually just spells it out clearly and plainly. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.


Why do you want mobile? A business idea or do you just want something that will travel with you through life? Cuz if its just "cheap" that you're looking for you could even do something with stacked brick and angle iron. Just search and you'll find! 

If you really want mobile and you want to do it right, then TRUST ME: Take any and every bit of advice that shuboyje, breadstoneovens, tscarborough, and Jconk007 are Willing to offer. I have read their posts here (and elsewhere) extensively. These guys border on genius! They are a wealth of knowledge, and if you are willing to listen they will be invaluable in getting you the oven you are dreaming of! :)

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Re: Mobile Wood Fired Oven
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2013, 03:40:04 AM »
a business idea and for personal use of course... i think i've seen the stacked brick oven but i didn't want to look unprofessional to customers... but that would definitely be the cheapest option, so i haven't discounted it completely yet...

shuboye i'm kind of leaning towards having a red clay brick dome set with refractory mortar and insulated with the fiber blanket and concrete... is that a bad idea for mobile?

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Re: Mobile Wood Fired Oven
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2013, 09:34:57 AM »
It's not the ideal solution, but if it is the way you decided to go there are things that can be done to give it better structural stability.  First one would be to ditch the ceramic fiber and user an insulating concrete made from perlite or vermiculite.  You could build the dome, then build the walls of a sturdy enclosure, then pour the entire enclosure full of insulating concrete.  That would lock the oven in pretty good and give you a fighting chance at a nice long life in my opinion. 

So what style of pizza do you plan on making?  Do you think 3 pizzas at a time would be sufficient?

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Re: Mobile Wood Fired Oven
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2013, 10:35:31 AM »
What kind of red clay brick are you using? Just trying to save you from paying twice, but cast refactory concrete is going to be much more durable than red clay brick. Even if you had fire brick, I think it's a very dubious task to do a mobile brick oven on the cheap. Depending on the red brick you have, durability issues aside, you could end up burning a ton of wood in that thing just to get it up to temp. I can appreciate wanting to do it on the cheap, but you'll probably end up using three bags of refactory mortar just to use the brick the brick you have.

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Re: Mobile Wood Fired Oven
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2013, 10:38:52 PM »

To get additional ideas of how you could build a mobile trailer, you might check out a mobile wood fired pizza operation called Fist Of Flour. They bought a trailer off of craigslist and built their own oven.

Photos of their build out

Building the oven frame for the trailer

The oven was build in the summer of 2010 and you can browse the archives of his blog to learn more.