Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brick Oven Portability and Starting

The portability of a brick oven depends on its weight. My first portable oven was sized to allow an average forklift to place it on my former work trailer. The lift capacity was 1500 lbs and the 36" oven with a light steel frame and stucco sides came in an ounce overweight. This was easily overcome by my hopping on the back of the forklift.

Starting the fire under the throat (or chimney) lets the air get to the fuel easily and as the fire gains strength it is pushed farther back. The interim between the start of the fire and the baking of high-temp products provides an environment for roasting and broiling.

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