My pizza oven

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Tipsy
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My pizza oven

Post by Tipsy » Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Gumb wrote:Welcome Luke. Please post some pics of your creation in the pizza oven thread. We'd love to have a look.

I bought an Alfresco kit and I love it.

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Cooked lunch earlier. My daughters aussie

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I tried to cook mine direct on the floor, unfortunately my action wasn't real good and most of the toppings slid off :oops: :lol:

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Going to rake the coals out soon and try some bread rolls and then roast some beef.


Groovy Gorilla
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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:57 pm

Looks good
Whats it made of (cast cement?)
How thick are the walls?
Did it have an insulated base?
Did you insulate the dome?
Can you close off the oven from the chimney?
How much wood and how long does it take to get to pizza temp?
How long does it hold heat for?
How much does it weigh?
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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Gumb » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:10 pm

I looked at the Alfresco kits, as well as some others, and was really tempted but in the end the weight and the space to put it was a determining factor. One day maybe, they are seriously good ovens and that's a nice job you did. The pizza looks excellent. Thanks for posting.

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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:10 pm

Groovy GoWhats it made of (cast crilla wrote:Looks good
How much wood and how long does it take to get to pizza temp?
How long does it hold heat for?
Went to their website all the ? were answered except these.
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Re: My pizza oven

Post by beachbums » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:19 pm

Hi Tipsy, nice build you've done there mate. One day we'll get one.

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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Narmnaleg » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:22 am

Great looking oven and pizzas Tipsy!

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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Tipsy » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:08 am

Groovy Gorilla wrote:Looks good
Whats it made of (cast cement?) Refractory concrete dome
How thick are the walls? Didn't really check :oops: maybe 75mm
Did it have an insulated base? Has a calcium silicate board that goes under the fire brick floor
Did you insulate the dome? Comes with an insulation blanket that you cover with chook wire and render over
Can you close off the oven from the chimney? The door is set in from the chimney so the the oven is completely shut off
How much wood and how long does it take to get to pizza temp? They say 45mins but I've found it works better after it's completely soaked with heat. 1 to 1 1/2 hours. I've probably been using too much wood. I seem to use less and less each time I use it
How long does it hold heat for? The other day it was at 250c 2-3 hours after pulling the coals out. I've yet to get a handle on cooking bread after pizza. I burnt a few loaves already :lol:
How much does it weigh?From memory 600kgs

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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:13 am

Thanx
Sounds good
I just need to check my under floor on my balcony to see what is required to hold 650 kg
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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Gumb » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:51 pm

That sounds a bit heavy, I thought they were around 300kg.

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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:21 pm

I think the website says 450 plus stand
Hebel would be the stand so I might be able to get it a little lighter.
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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Tipsy » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:16 am

Sorry my mistake, the midi is only 400kg in kit form. 600kg completed with slab.

http://alfrescowoodfiredovens.com.au/fi ... 0Specs.pdf

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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:12 am

Thats sounding better
With a hebel power panel reinforced with some metal joists under the calsite instead of a slab.(hebel will act as more insulation too without taking direct heat)
And Hebel blocks as the stand.
Might be able to get the whole thing up in about 600ish or less
Sure the balcony could handle the equivalent of 6 big blokes standing together chatting. (obviously not for 10 or 20 years without some extra support.)
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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Bentley » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:56 am

Sweet set up!
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Re: My pizza oven

Post by Gumb » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Groovy Gorilla wrote:
Sure the balcony could handle the equivalent of 6 big blokes standing together chatting. (obviously not for 10 or 20 years without some extra support.)
It's when the 6 big blokes stand around the 400kg pizza oven that you might have problems. Balcony crashes are not uncommon - I've seen my share was I was insurance assessing for a while.


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