After watching our Simple Brick Oven Plan Video, Roger sent us these photos of his Brick Oven Construction. He has modified the Brick Pizza Oven Plan we used to be able to hold more heat and make a Backyard Brick Bread Oven.
Enjoyed your brick oven video. We found the same plan after being inspired by our daughter who had spent a week with Bread and Puppet on her campus in Iowa (they built an oven and baked bread for the audience after their performance).
Attached are some photos. We added the wooden door for bread baking. We soak it prior to baking so that it steams the oven and gives the bread a nice spring as it bakes. We purchased a [ Fluke ] infrared thermometer to ensure the proper temp for the baking. Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer
A typical baking progression includes: flatbreads, pizza, bread, tart. It's great fun. Thanks for sharing your video, Roger
I like how Roger has added more mass to the Wood Fired Brick Oven to allow it to bake bread, yet still retaining the break down portable nature of the oven, keeping the oven a simple dry fit brick wood oven, easy to build and then take down.
I need to buy one of those Infrared Thermometer gizmos
Brillant display, a question though for those who live in damp climates like here in Ireland, will any red brick do. 700 degrees is pretty hot will the brick burst as in say when they are wet?
The key to all of this is to have fun! The love of constructing a brick oven and using it for bread, pizza or even a small roast is the best! Thanks for the photos and tips. Great stuff!
Eric Gunnar Rochow
thanks Jim, fun is the key! eric.
Ciao from Italy,
Love the video on building a pizza oven also the pics above with the mods for a bread oven. Just sourcing bricks to try it out ourselves as we hope to make bread on a regular basis here, wood baked.
From the pics, it looks like the main difference for the bread oven is another layer of bricks and the wooden door. Is there anything else? Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated.
Buona pizza e apetito!
Hi PJ, thanks for the note. Cool that you found us from Italy. This brick pizza oven lacks the mass to bake bread reliably. I've seen modifications where people add more brick to the top and sides so the oven will hold more heat to bake bread. thx! eric.
Hi just like to say watched how you did your pizza oven on utube, was great you make it look so easy that I am even going to give it ago lol keep up the great work.
Im thinking about doing something like this but i was going to mortar it in good and then bury it with dirt so it would hold heat better? Would this work?