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I have a idea and need help

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Freeheat, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    Ok so heres the plan , I have a wood burning pit in the back yard that I would like to make into a Pizza Oven....OK follow me on this . I saw the weber grill kit to make a wood fired pizza oven out of a grill. The wife has shot the idea down so I'm rethinking the plan , If I can find a 26-28 grill dome I can make the pit into a pizza oven. Thats where I need help, this a low budget project I have called weber and a new "lid " is 170.00 way out of the range . Any Ideas......

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  2. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    I have not seen the Weber kit and will check it out. I made a cut in an old Weber lid to cook pizza in the grill and it and it worked well. I'll grab a picture tonight and put it up. On Youtube, I've seen pizza ovens made out of refractory bricks and angle iron that can be a cheap way to make one. They can be built in in hour or so, need no poured foundation, and can be taken apart and moved if needed.

    A little searching should give you some ideas.




    Edit: I use a piece of angle iron between the pizza and coals to prevent burnt crust.
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  3. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    My youtube is blocked at work .... Im on my way home to view

    JIM
  4. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    search the forum there are a few threads where members built different style ovens
  5. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    This is just an old Weber grill cover with the arch cut out to rotate the pizza a 1/4 turn every 30 seconds or so. I made hot fires with small oak pieces about 1" square for a real hot, intense fire. I'm talking kindling sized wood. The fire was built on the opposite side so the heat went up over the top of the pizza and out the arch door. It made real good pizza for what it was and got to 500::F without a problem. I used a perforated pizza pan to get the bottom nice and crisp.

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    Preheating. After every pizza, I just added more wood to maintain temps. There is a lot of heat loss with the thin sheet metal, but enough to cook it.

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    This one is a barbecue chicken pizza with carmelized onions made in the set up above. I'm really craving pizza now.

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  6. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    I think I'm going to try and find a cheap weber for this project

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