Brick oven with temperature gauge
Thought I would share with you some photos of my pizza oven built using your swishy oven plans (with a few mods). We have had some great pizzas, bread and roasts out of the oven and I have really enjoyed the whole process of building the oven.
We use it about every second weekend. I would love to build another one somewhere now – bigger than the MTO. Would love to get my hands on some plans for a scotch oven.
The concrete that covers the fire bricks in our oven is actually more than what was specked in your swishy oven design, more like a tonne of concrete! It does take longer to heat up but stays hot for days. Insulation is ceramic fibre blanket, board and vermiculite.
Swishy design but half a brick longer on the inside and the outside wall is two bricks higher on the sides with a slightly steeper roof pitch. It has three thermometers; one extended on a capillary tube reading one inch, three inch and five inch deep from the inside in the masonry. That lets you easily gauge the oven temperature and performance. I also use an IR gun to get it perfect.
Full credit to you Rado for your website, information and general enthusiasm.
So this is my red brick oven with a temperature gauge. You will hear from me much more.
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