Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Gumb » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:53 am

I've been happily making pizzas at around 250c on the dial but last night I was determined to do one at 400c. I burnt the bottom slightly on the first one but the top was perfect. But being in the oven for only a minute, the bottom shouldn't have gone black, it's never looked like doing that before.

Also, I don't think our dough came out quite right, it had trouble rising so that didn't help. I put the next one on a tray for a minute or so, then took the try off for about 30 seconds, which worked OK. Still learning ! :roll:


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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Narmnaleg » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:05 pm

I've never had the bottom burn before the top, usually the top goes first for me, but perhaps you had an inferno which was starting to die down?
I use the little Max oven once a week and have to say I've never made two batches of dough he same :)
Yesterday's batch was too wet and the dough ended up being a little too soft. I'm going to go back to 60%-65% hydration because with Caputo flour that's what has worked best for me.

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Gumb » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:10 pm

spot on mate, I lit it too early and had it running at 400 for a good hour before the pizzas were ready. (I blame the wife)

By then it was a red hot fire ! No flame over the top, just real hot. I think I left it burning in the middle too long too. I should have pushed it to the side earlier. It took a long time to drop in temp after I'd finished too. Oh well, There's always next time and the pizzas were still good, even a bit of char underneath is tasty.

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by aussieant32 » Tue May 12, 2015 1:46 pm

just read from top to bottom. I need this in my life.

I have to save for my USA trip in October then this is next.

There is no way I will get a 5th 'bbq' past the wife...

She goes back to the UK in February for 6 weeks to see the family...guess what I am winning at the same time!?
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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Gumb » Tue May 12, 2015 2:12 pm

You won't be sorry, they are seriously good fun.

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by aussieant32 » Tue May 12, 2015 2:15 pm

will make the argument that I got rid of the gas bbq (not used it in years anyway).

Will get it as soon as she goes so i get 6 weeks practice in.

Cant be mad when I sit one of those pizzas in front of her :P
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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by urbangriller » Tue May 12, 2015 2:50 pm

aussieant32 wrote:just read from top to bottom. I need this in my life.

I have to save for my USA trip in October then this is next.

There is no way I will get a 5th 'bbq' past the wife...

She goes back to the UK in February for 6 weeks to see the family...guess what I am winning at the same time!?
Put your raffle tickets on the fridge now! :twisted:

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by aussieant32 » Tue May 12, 2015 2:59 pm

lol.

She is the bookkeeper will end up finding the receipt.

I will just tell her I bought it when she is 17,000 kms away :P
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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Narmnaleg » Tue May 12, 2015 10:02 pm

Make sure you give them a call ahead of time to make sure they have stock when you need it ;)

You'll love it. It's such a great little oven!

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by moy71 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:00 pm

Narmnaleg wrote:Tonight for dinner we had pizza (again). Flavour wise, I think tonight's batch was the best yet. The main reason was a slight alteration to the dough recipe.
I've been trying methods to fit larger (if squarer) pizzas in the Max and every now and then they come out right, like the salami one below.

I took a photo of Max a few minutes before I started cooking. The temp on the floor bricks was 500c:
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sorry to revive an old thread, but may I ask at this temp, what were your cooking times on average?

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Narmnaleg » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:12 pm

Approximately 90 seconds.

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by rosecran » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:48 pm

How's Max going? Planning on getting a Maximus in the next fortnight or so. Too bad they don't stock the stand anymore!
Do you mind sharing your dough recipe/method?

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by stentonus » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:35 pm

Hi All,

Got one of these a few weeks back, absolutely fab to use. The best home made pizzas as voted by the whole family!!

Anybody know of where a suitable cover for the Maximus can be bought - or thoughts on whether it even needs a cover for being left out in the elements.

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Dgr » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:31 pm

How’s everyone’s Maximus es holding up? I notice the last post was more than two years ago.
Were there any real issues with cracking, or running them at 400-450?

Any way I am looking at a new wf oven mainly for pizza and bread, but also as a general bbq.

Thanks

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Re: Maximus Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Post by Davo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:19 pm

Gumb who is tbe OP of this post is now one of the Admins of Smoke fire & food forum.
I'm not sure if he still owns that pizza oven or not.

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