Making a Real Pizza Oven: A DIY Nightmare?

  • By: Mike
  • Date: January 26, 2023
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Hey friend! Have you ever wanted to make a real pizza oven at home? Well, you’re in luck, because it’s easier than you might think!

In this guide, we’ll take you through exactly what you need to do to make a real pizza oven, find fire bricks for your pizza oven and make the pizza base at home as well as how you can make your own pizzas at home.

but be warned, this is no easy task and Im not providing proper instructions, just laying out what to expect.

Making a Real Pizza Oven

Making a real pizza oven is a rather involved process, but the rewards are great! A real pizza oven cooks pizza in a more uniform and efficient way, creating crispy pizzas with a delicious flavor.

Before you start constructing your pizza oven, you will need to choose a design. Most pizzas ovens use either a modified standard grill or a more complex masonry oven.

If you choose a modified standard grill, you will need to make sure that the inside of the grill is fire resistant and will retain heat.

To make this type, you will need to cover the bottom of the grill with refractory material and then build an inner dome with firebricks.

When the dome is complete, you must replicate the design further up the grill, using the same materials. Once the dome and inner walls are finished, you must build a chimney at the top of the grill.

If you choose a masonry oven, you will have to build it completely from scratch. You will need to create a foundation, build walls around it and then encase it with fire brick. Cooling vents should be installed at the top, and a chimney built or altered.

If you want to go deep in the DIY Pizza oven game, check out this guide from Lowes.

Where to Buy Fire Bricks for Pizza Oven

Fire bricks are essential for a successful pizza oven, so it’s important that you find good quality fire bricks.

You can usually find them in hardware stores, or you can purchase them online. These bricks are designed for high temperatures; they are dense and offer good thermal insulation.

How to Make the Pizza Base at Home

Making your own pizza base at home is relatively easy and you can customize it to your liking.

All you need is some basic ingredients such as All-Purpose Flour, Salt, Yeast, Olive Oil and Water. Simply mix the ingredients together and knead the dough for around 8 minutes, until it becomes soft and stretchy.

Then, cover it and let it rest for around 2 hours. Once the dough is risen, you can roll it out and shape it to the desired size.

Prick it all over with a fork, transfer it to a lightly greased baking sheet and top it with your favorite toppings before baking in the oven.

So, there you have it! We hope that you now feel more confident about making a real pizza oven, finding fire bricks for your pizza oven and making the pizza base at home.

Also, it’s great that kids can get involved in making their own pizzas at home. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Enjoy your pizza making!

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