Brick bread oven

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chefme757
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Brick bread oven

Does anyone know of any good backyard bread oven plans? I have read all types of reviews for different oven looking for any experience with them.. 

Jacob Burton
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The book Bread Builders is really good if you want to build your own wood fire oven, plus it's a great reference for learning how to make sourdough hearth breads in general.

 

Mugnaini sells pre-fab inserts that you then build a structure around or hire someone to do so. This is the oven that I have at Stella and it is amazing.

Forno Bravo also sells kits and I think they have blue prints too. What makes their website really fun though is their great forum that is packed with avid wood fire oven owners.

 

 

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BrianShaw
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I highly recommend the Forno Bravo also. I don't have a pizza oven yet but found them to be a good community and a great supplier.

 

Check out the book section of their store.  They offer many e-books free (or with a $10 charitable donation as an option) -- wood-fire cookbooks as well as a "how to build a Forno Bravo oven" construction manual.

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p.s.  An important decision is on the usage of such an oven... which drives the style... and the building costs... and the operational costs... and heat management techniques.

 

Basically (and probably too simplistically):

 

bread and/or high volume leads one toward barrel/vault design

 

pizza and/or shorter amount of time and/or lower volume for heating up the oven drives toward dome design.

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