So, who wants to build or have an authentic brick oven and why?
Be forewarned, really, true, authentic brick ovens are more work or more money than cast-refractory kits. The differences exist on many levels:
- An oven built with fire brick is far more durable than cast refractory because the structure is integral, each brick supported by the ones on either side and the ones below, locked in place by gravity and by the traditional wedge shape of each brick.
- An authentic brick oven looks authentic. When you look inside, you see staggered jointed bricks. You'd see this same pattern in ovens 100-2000 years old.
- Authentic brick ovens, built from 4.5" thick fire brick have heat coefficients that match the purpose and contain sufficient mass for a long baking cycle.
- True brick ovens can be built by anyone with the attention to detail, the time, and common materials.
But Ebook sellers don't represent their digital version as an authentic book. Or do they?