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Food & Drink My new homemade pizza oven

Discussion in 'General' started by Boscoe, 23 Jan 2011.

  1. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    Just made this. I cut an old empty butane tank in half and cut a hole in the bottom for the air then put a couple of peices of metal across the hole and welded then a couple of bricks go on top then fire. I have a mesh panel for the top (you let the fire die to embers) on top of which a thin stone will got for the pizza then the other half of the tank for the top heat which will have a couple of holes in that.

    Will be trying it out soon.

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  2. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Nice ghetto mod, but i have some concerns when it come to it's ability to cook a pizza. You will need a bit more heat at the top for the filling to heat up before the bread gets burned.
     
  3. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    I'll have the top on to heat then quick slide the pizza in.
     
  4. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    mmmmm pizza

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  5. Matticus

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    I will follow my nose around Peterborough until I find where you live. I am South-West, I will start at the A1 and work my way up. :hehe:
     
  6. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    well hungry now...
     
  7. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I see. Then it may work :)
     
  8. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    What kind of stone will you be using?
     
  9. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    Well i've been doing some reasearch into this and because i need a small peice i'm going to have to buy some custom, I think i will be using terra cotta.
     
  10. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    won't the trapped air in most terra cotta cause it to explode?

    May i suggest casting your own slab in concrete, more chance of not getting something with trapped air bubbles.
     
  11. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Why not use slate?

    Shouldn't cost that much, and can be cut to size with an angle grinder or even a coping saw as long as you have the correct disc/blade.
     
  12. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    Apparently not if you gradually heat it.

    Hmm sounds good I'll have to look into it I'm not 100% sure yet.
     
  13. omicron

    omicron Baud.

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    Granite would probably be the ideal choice, but I've no idea how expensive it is these days.
     
  14. Guest-16

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    How do you guarantee a butane tank isn't 100% devoid of ANY flammable gas before you take an sharp cutting tool to it?? Even if it has no pressure, surely there's still the risk of explosion since you start showering friction sparks inside...
     
  15. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    I'm guessing he just warned the bottle that if it flames, it will be permabanned :D
     
  16. sesterfield

    sesterfield New Member

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    fill it with water?
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    That was my first thought too!
    I'm paranoid after decades of working around car gas tanks and them buggers will surprise you plenty even after years of sitting supposedly empty.

    john
     
  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looks like 13Kg of fun :D


    He could have punctured the empty can, with something other than a spark producing cutting tool, and flush it out with copious amounts of pressurized air or like sesterfield said fill it with water
     
  19. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    yeah, maybe tag the thread with don't try this at home kids
     
  20. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    That was my question as well. That struck me as incredibly dangerous.
     

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