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Build Your Own $20 Outdoor Cob Oven for Great Bread and Pizza - The Year of Mud: Cob & Natural Building

Build Your Own $20 Outdoor Cob Oven for Great Bread and Pizza - The Year of Mud: Cob & Natural Building
(The following entry is all about making a cob oven, a lovely and inexpensive outdoor pizza oven. The construction details have been trimmed back a bit, but this article should still give you a full idea of necessary materials and the building process for making your own oven!) I must admit, I’m a bit of a breadhead. Few things are as exciting to me as freshly baked bread with a dab of butter, or hot and greasy scallion pancakes, or fluffy and airy naan, or a pizza fresh from the hearth of a wood-fired oven. (That last one trumps all the others.) I thrive on bread. Earlier in the year, the idea of baking in the outdoors in a wood fired oven became something of a romanticized (in every positive sense of the word) notion to me. So I picked up a copy of Kiko Denzer’s Build Your Own Earth Oven, a little gem of a book covering the construction of cob ovens from the ground up. The Foundation The Fire Brick Oven Hearth (Laying out the beer bottles, and later, filling in with sawdust/clay mortar)

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Chad's Killer Wood Fired Pizza Oven Design - The Year of Mud: Cob & Natural Building Chad slides a pizza out of the wood-fired cob oven Our friend and neighbor Chad at Red Earth Farms recently constructed a beast of a wood fired pizza oven. It’s a massive cob oven, almost three feet in diameter inside, with huge insulation, and believe it or not, built in the greenhouse attached to his home. What makes this wood-fired oven really unique, I think, it the fact that it’s built in a greenhouse. The oven, based on the classic design documented in Kiko Denzer’s Build Your Own Earth Oven (with modifications, no doubt), has a stack that runs outside to keep the space free from smoke. In effect, the cob oven‘s radiant heat is used to heat the greenhouse, and thus, the house to which it is all attached.

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