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I just got given an outdoor wood fired oven...

purple goddess Apr 10, 2007 03:22 PM


"If you come and take it away, it's yours"!!!

Now what?

Anyone ever done this?? Is it worth it? Is it really as easy as Mr Goddess says? (His plan is to number the bricks in situ, pull it apart brick by brick and then put them back together at our place.)

I am nor prepared to spend a squillion dollars on plans and books, if it as easy as he seems to think.

Speak to me of mortar, fellow Hounds. Speak to me of domes and terracotta and flues. (and file away for later, your evil recipes, for they will but tempt me and make me impatient for my new toy)

(I did a search here yesterday and found a post with some good links, but alas, todays search pulls up a whole different set of posts... none with the links I was looking for)

Off to google but, as always, my first port-of-call is here, at "weird food post Central"

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  1. redearth RE: purple goddess Apr 10, 2007 05:00 PM

    Bring it to my place, and I'll figure it out.

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      purple goddess RE: redearth Apr 11, 2007 02:30 PM

      That is so totally unselfish and cool of you, Red... I assume you're footing the bill for the flight and freight to where ever you are? ;)

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      Hungry Celeste RE: purple goddess Apr 11, 2007 10:49 AM

      I'm jealous. I really want one, but don't have space in the backyard. (note to self: gotta get a bigger backyard). Is it made of individual firebricks, or pre-cast composite (I've seen kits made of just a couple of big pieces)? I've longed for an outdoor beehive mud oven, but I can't seem to find anyone who still knows how to build one in these parts.

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      1. re: Hungry Celeste
        purple goddess RE: Hungry Celeste Apr 11, 2007 02:33 PM

        Individual fire bricks with 2" of heat resistant mortar on the top.. and it's on a base of fire bricks with a mortar slurry. It's been in place for more than 10 years and the guy who built it is long gone from the area.

        Our wonderful Greek next-door-neighbour might have a "friend" who can help us put it back together.. Here's hoping!

      2. yayadave RE: purple goddess Apr 11, 2007 02:38 PM


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        1. re: yayadave
          purple goddess RE: yayadave Apr 11, 2007 03:09 PM

          yayadave, you are a legend, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate!!

          That's the post I was looking for, but my search didn't throw it up yesterday!!

          I shall name my first oven-cooked dish after you!!

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