Hi all -
I'm looking to create an outdoor oven and am after some tips. In short, it's not only Pizza I want to be cooking (but mostly), and I've seen a few pizza ovens that I think are very shallow; designed to slide a pizza in but nor perhaps a roast chicken.
I'm trying to at this stage work out the best design and then move onto how i'll actually do it - so reverse engineering I guess!
The two main designs I see are the ones that are like half a sphere, and many people seem to use a yoga ball as a form for this.
The second, and the one I'm meaning towards as it's more of a better shape and size for an oven, is what is essentially half a cylinder -
so it has a flat back and arched sides. I've attached an image of one I saw on google images that seems quite simple.
So some initial questions I'd be very grateful if someone could answer:
- What are the differences between these two shapes in the way it actually performs?
- How necessary is a door on the front?
- In the example image there is simply one layer of bricks - is this generally thought to be enough
to hold heat for long enough?