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 Post subject: Re: Brick Pizza Oven
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:14 pm 
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The plan is let the dome mortar dry a full month so I know its dry...that puts the first fire about 10/6. Then they say a series of small to hotter fires is best....so pizza party the next weekend I guess?

I'd love to have more pizza recipes! What kind of things do you adjust for altitude?


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 Post subject: Re: Brick Pizza Oven
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:40 pm 
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I mostly have to adjust how much yeast I use since dough rises more quickly at higher altitudes. I use a commercial yeast called "saf-instant" and a bit of sourdough starter I've been cultivating for years. Other additives are Brewer's Barley Malt, semolina flour, powdered milk, all in tablespoon-sized amounts. I once even used pickle juice to make bread, Ended up with a dill-dough. (Bad pun, but I really did make it and it's a standing joke with my family).

Adjusting is really a trial-and-error process of using more or less flour, more or less liquid and less yeast. An additional rising cycle and higher heat setting. It doesn't matter as much for pizza as it does for bread.

I bake mine in a regular wall oven with a 1" granite slab at 475º. Your oven will be much hotter so you'll have to experiment.

I tried to send you a PM with the recipes, but it won't accept a .doc (Microsoft Word) file. If you PM me a regular email address I'll be happy to send them on. Pay special note to the procedure to make a sourdough starter. You'll want to get it started well in advance of first use. Gives incredible flavor to the dough.


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 Post subject: Re: Brick Pizza Oven
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:05 pm 
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I'll shoot you an email address, but you should be able to zip it and PM it...I think.

Here's a link to my brother's site with his go-to recipe:
http://texasovenco.com/slow-fermented-b ... ning-oven/

Hes also all about you just need to take your time with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Brick Pizza Oven
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:17 pm 
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I got the back of the island stuccoed tonight...with no new skin damage.


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 Post subject: Re: Brick Pizza Oven
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:22 pm 
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Feeling a little lazy today so I tackled a couple little things like cleaning up the stucco mess around the base, sanded the sharp corners off the brick and a quick acid wipe (wearing gloves! :) ) to get the haze off the bricks....looks better I think.


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1st fire tonight. Very small, 1 small stick of wood split to 6 or 8 bits,just let it warm up a little. The plan is to cook Saturday


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Nice setup!


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 Post subject: Re: Brick Pizza Oven
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Did some cooking tonight
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 Post subject: Re: Brick Pizza Oven
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:00 pm 
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Huge fire is required I'm told. Notice the dome is burned clean, so over about 750F


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