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Offline Jackie Tran

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Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« on: March 17, 2016, 09:45:02 PM »
Please post up your favorite tips and tricks for the Pizza Party Oven.


When not in use, the door will fit conveniently between the frame and the oven.

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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 10:28:15 PM »
The Eolo, simple and very effective for clearing the ashes from the floor.  Every WFO should come with one of these.   You can also use it for stoking the fire and setting new logs aflame by adding oxygen to the fire.   I've made a pricking attachment to pop bubbles that form on the pizza.  I also found a nice spot for it to keep it handy and out of the way when not in use.

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 10:52:30 PM »
After moving the coals to the left side of the oven I was having a difficult time getting the log holder and coal separator to seat in place properly.  Tonight I switched up the order and place them first before shoveling coals to the left.  It worked much better.

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 11:45:08 AM »
After moving the coals to the left side of the oven I was having a difficult time getting the log holder and coal separator to seat in place properly.  Tonight I switched up the order and place them first before shoveling coals to the left.  It worked much better.

I do the same.  Much better. 
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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 11:53:55 AM »
nice tips! thnx

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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 03:58:35 PM »
After moving the coals to the left side of the oven I was having a difficult time getting the log holder and coal separator to seat in place properly.  Tonight I switched up the order and place them first before shoveling coals to the left.  It worked much better.

Great idea!
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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 10:27:00 PM »
Homemade fire starters.   I saw this on the forum recently from another member, but can't remember who it was.  I wanted to make my own but couldn't find a good way to keep the paper towels rolled up.  I decided to roll them up and tie them like a garlic knot.   Each is made with half of a select size paper towel dipped into used shortening.   Any type of oil would work.   You can even tie the knots first and then drizzle oil on them. 

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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 09:43:52 AM »
Apparently you can use Doritos, Funyuns, & Cheetos puffs as fire starters as well.  Very cool! 








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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 12:26:43 PM »
Good grief, I friggin almost ate a whole bag big last nite. YIKES!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 06:51:30 PM »
If you place the oven on a table or flat surface (as opposed to the official stand,) A full-size sheet pan can be wedged between the bottom of the oven to table to form a surface in front of the oven for placing plates!

Love the bubble popper Chau!

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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 09:29:47 PM »
Here's how I further split up split logs into smaller pieces.  Use a machete and hammer instead of a hatchet.  More control and a lot safer.  This method works well on small long pieces that don't stand up and their own.

Also don't forget to wear safety glasses.

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 11:22:07 PM »
Very cool. Where do you get such a machete?

BTW I love the door on the side of the stand/oven trick that you posted. So simple and so good.

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 10:28:02 AM »
Ponzu, this one I got from Panama 20 something years ago.  I saw a few on Amazon for $16 or so.  Just get one with a flat back. 

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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2016, 11:19:16 AM »
The Eolo, simple and very effective for clearing the ashes from the floor.  Every WFO should come with one of these.   You can also use it for stoking the fire and setting new logs aflame by adding oxygen to the fire.   I've made a pricking attachment to pop bubbles that form on the pizza.  I also found a nice spot for it to keep it handy and out of the way when not in use.
Nice ideas Chau! ;D ;D
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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2016, 11:42:28 AM »
I rounded one edge of the stock turning peel with a grinder to make turning a pizza easier:




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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2016, 08:49:39 AM »
interesting solution  ;)
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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2016, 09:23:16 AM »
I rounded one edge of the stock turning peel with a grinder to make turning a pizza easier:

That's pretty slick JD!


BTW I love the door on the side of the stand/oven trick that you posted. So simple and so good.

Ponzu, here's another place for the door if you have the stand.  Also the tile on the shelf helps catch embers that pop out of the oven to prevent them from burning holes in the shelf. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2016, 11:09:26 AM »
Chau -

I really like the way you figured out how to wedge the door on the side of the oven.  I, being protective of my toy, wrapped some aluminum foil around the bar of the stand so the door would not end up scratching the aluminum bar.  I always found the door was taking up too much real estate on the shelf and it is dangerous on the ground (my dog would be way too curious).

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The Pizza Party website has a set of videos that can be helpful:
http://www.wood-fired-pizza-oven.us/support-and-tips-for-pizza-party/

Also, they have posted a large number of videos on Youtube (some in English, some in Italian):
https://www.youtube.com/user/banchi83/videos

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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2016, 08:27:45 PM »
I'm loving that wood splitting trick.

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Re: Pizza Party Tips and Tricks
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2016, 02:23:47 AM »
That's how I break down frozen bulk sausage, too - cleaver and hammer.   :-D
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