Something occurred to me while I was looking at technical drawings for brick oven construction: I’m not a mason. I know, I was stunned too. I submitted my membership application to the Freemasons months ago. Nothing! Not even a Tweet. With this heartbreaking news in hand, I decided to limit my exposure to failure and order an oven kit from Forno Bravo. Fourteen hundred pounds of pizza love.
Not quite as sexy as a brick oven, but will probably cook better than the crazy hexagon thing I would have bricked together. The dome comes with notched pieces that get mortared together. Everything gets covered with insulation and then stuccoed. Seven hundred degrees inside, 100 degrees on the outside. Impressive efficiency.
Previously: Building A Pizza Oven: $20