Mto brick oven with fireplace under a hut
I want to thank you for helping me build our family’s brick oven in our farm.
Joel of Ilog Maria inspired me and started me off with the design and then the building of our oven based on your design and his experiences.
I started building our oven in July of 2009 and got it partially completed a month after having started it. It was already functional even without the insulation and we had our first pizza party for our family reunion.
Our father passed away a month before and my siblings got together including a brother and a sister who were abroad.
I decided to name our oven “Pizzeria Agustini” after my father.
It was such a personal fulfillment for me and a great activity for family bonding that we just kept on baking pizzas even without the insulation and a chimney.
A few months after, I got around to completing the insulation and the oven was able to retain heat much better.
Now that the summer months are over and we’re in the cooler months leading up to Christmas my wife gave me an ultimatum to finish the oven and put up the chimney or we would not be making any trips up to the farm.
It took longer for me to conceptualize the chimney because I wanted to build a little fireplace below the oven so we could light a small fire on cold days and enjoy baking pizza in the wood fired oven at the same time.
I had to split the smoke chamber and invert their orientation from left to right and vise-verse in order to have the flue on either side of the oven.
I then finished the skin of the oven with building bricks and finally poked the chimney through the roof of our “pizza hut”.
The result is a great oven and a little fireplace to boot.
Pizzeria Agustini – all fired UP!
Thank you so much for your unselfish tutorials and information and helping us build our precious oven.
I wish you happiness and constant fulfillment.
Our warmest regards,
Tony – we have this oven built in the Philippines.
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