Originally Posted by AndreasMergner
I feel like I have to step in here. I think I might have created a monster! Don't do it!!
Ok, you can look into it, but try the fire bricks in the oven. For the 10? times you do it a year, it doesn't justify a wood fired pizza oven. If you find you are making pizza once a week, then it might make sense. I know it's cool, but it's not extremely practical. I mean, you can get a pizza cooked and delivered for $15 or so. In any case, it is not going to get used every day like a HT.
If you had nothing going on and a bit of extra change, then it could be a fun diversion....but I know for a fact that you have stuff going on.
I hope I didn't sound too much like a parental unit.
Look on the pizzamaking.com website. There are brick oven build threads. From what I can tell, it is (quite a) bit bigger than a weekend project depending on what you do.
Haha understood! The project is more of a "for fun" thing that a practical way making pizza, for me at least. Its just as much about the allure of building the oven and then saying, check it...ive got a wood fired pizza oven than it is about actually cooking pizzas.
That maybe silly to others i guess, but I've got the porch and honestly, its really not going to be good for much of anything else because its almost all windows, therefore, impossible to heat cheaply...so why not do something like that out there, since the chimney is already there.
My only other two idea were
A: a simple wood burning stove just for those cold winters days you wanted to feel like you were outside but still stay cozy and warm
B: Use the chimney to hook up a large range vent and install an awesome flatop griddle out there. (that would be soo awsome too!)
BTW the porch im talking about is directly off the kitchen, hence all the using it for cooking ideas.
Actually it would be great to put a pizza oven out there and a small gas burner where i could do all my deep frying out there to keep the grease out of the kitchen....hmmmmmmmm