When a manufacturer uses our desire for authenticity to sell something that is not authentic, whether it is craft beer or brick ovens, I trip over the accepted idea that some things are true and others are more true. "Truthiness" is now a word.
Up front, I cannot satisfy the market need for thousands of authentic brick ovens. I build each oven authentically, yes, but there is a limit to my strength and time, so I have a limit on ovens-per-year.
I still balk at companies such as Chicago Brick Oven https://www.chicagobrickoven.com/gallery/ and many others claiming both brick and authentic. If they claimed inexpensive, cast shell, wood-fired oven kits, they would be telling the truth. But they don't.
|Chicago Brick Oven shell|
|TBO dome roof|
This September, the 8th and 9th, I am offering a brick oven building workshop in Clinton Corners, NY at Wild Hive Farm.
See next post for info on registration.
|TBO oven in progress|
|TBO oven mouth arches in progress|
We are drawn to authenticity. Even today.
|Greek style oven by TBO|
|Pompeii brick oven 2000+ years-old|