Picture of the Day – May 1, 2012This is my favorite picture from inside my mud oven. See how that flame rolls up along the ceiling? That’s a perfect fire for my oven. The floor of the oven is about 650 degrees and that makes the crust nice and crispy. As the bottom cooks, the flames dance overhead occasionally kissing the top of the pizza giving it that little something extra that only a wood fire can do. I don’t always get the perfect fire, but I’m working on it.
Picture of the Day – April 27, 2012
838 degrees fahrenheit! Now that’s hot, but it’s not hot enough. Whenever I want to fire up my mud oven I’ll crank it up past a 1000 degrees. It takes about three hours for the oven to get nice and saturated with heat. Once the coals are brushed aside, the floor of the oven will be about 750 and once it drops down to 650 I’ll start tossing in pizzas. At this temperature I can crank out a thin crust pizza in 90 seconds; I kid you not. Once you start eating pizza from a wood fired oven, you’ll never want to go back.
Picture of the Day – April 4, 2012