admin on June 21st, 2009

Fully fired the oven this weekend, producing some awesome pizza. Also managed to blacken the bases of a few too! The oven seems to need a bit of calming down once the fire is moved back. Using trays is a good way of backing off the contact heat from brick for a while. It’s the [...]

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admin on June 16th, 2009

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admin on June 13th, 2009

I know I should have left this until next weekend, but being a fairly impatient kind a guy, well I couldn’t resist having a crack late morning Sunday with a short 2 hour window….
The fire was lit, and for the next hour smoked like buggery. Sydney in winter is not so bad - however I [...]

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admin on June 12th, 2009

OK, so we ended up last weekend with an ugly looking part brick, part clay oven… yes definitely on the way to an oven. I went around the brickwork filling gaps with Hebel adhesive. I lit a small fire and watched the steam rising off the still damp clay. The flue extension went in nicely [...]

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admin on June 7th, 2009

Long weekend in Sydney and time to make some progress. First step was to rough out the shape of the oven, igloo-esque seemed to work best. The fire cement ran low and I skimped on this - which has caused some problems. This outline needs to be well cemented-in as the sand mould and working [...]

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