The biggest obstacle is... money.
|TBO custom brick oven|
|This does work|
By defining what you want from a wood-fired oven, the odds dramatically increase that you will get one and that it will satisfy your needs.
|cob oven construction|
Compare it to this: Would I like a fifty-foot schooner to sail around the world? Or would a twenty-five foot cutter sloop that I can afford now get me out on the salty sea?
Listed here are the choices in ascending order of cost for wood-fired ovens that you may build or own tomorrow (metaphorically):
- Cob oven (see former post)
- Stone and mud oven
- Red brick oven
- Owner built fire brick oven
- Cast-refractory oven (see former post)
- Custom built Pompeii style brick oven (what I build)
My first oven was built with salvage fire bricks from a pottery kiln.
I didn't want to be the other 999 people who just wished.