Small logs can be used for maintaining the fire or when cooking without the door. How to use a Wood Fired Oven. So what we are doing is pre-heating the oven to the maximum temperature then letting it cool down to the appropriate temperature for the type of food you are planning to cook. You can lower the oven temperature by removing embers using the shovel or leaving the door off. Hard wood is dense and produces intense heat for a longer period of time. A concentric shroud, venturi cowl or parallel rain excluder will allow the smoke to travel upwards and significantly reduce the amount of rain entering the chimney. Half the fun of making your own pizza is adding personal twists, which you can start doing at the dough phase. After first time use, the oven should not smoke unless it's not properly maintained. The wood needs to be clean, free of paint, glue or chemicals and only use dry seasoned wood. During the course of day 4, keep gradually increasing the heat intensity of your fire. A clean and efficient fire will have bright swirling flames and red hot embers, which will reduce smoke emissions from your chimney. Posted in r/Pizza by u/russell16688 • 16 points and 2 comments As the fire increases add more hardwood. Start the fire with plenty of paper and small kindling to establish a good fire quickly. First Time using the Pizza Oven Our first experience cooking in the outdoor oven did not go too well. The high temperature acts as self cleaning and will burn all spilled food, grease, any bacteria or bugs. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service. *Wood oven shovel You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Place a cap on the flue and always close the door when not in use. How To Use Your Electric Oven For The First Time. Take note that there is no need to oil or grease your pizza stone. I am learning to make pizza with the latest outdoor portable pizza ovens! For a simple pizza dough recipe, you can follow along with this one from our recipe blog posts; we recommend using a fine bread flour, like the famed Caputo 00, which creates a remarkable Neopolitan-style crust that rivals what you’ll find in renowned pizzerias around the globe. Our Pizza Blog - www.got2eatpizza.com ⇢* Ooni Koda Pizza Oven 500g Blue Caputo 00 Flour 1g dissolved dry yeast 9g dissolved table salt 300g water. During firing the door is left partially opened. Once the interior of the oven is grey, move the fire to the side and sweep the floor of all embers and ash with a natural fibre brush. How long should it take to fire up the oven?A domestic wood oven, dependant on size will range from 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the oven to achieve cooking temperature. When you have achieved this, the oven is ready to be used. It is highly recommended to wait for a week to allow the moisture to evaporate before lighting your oven for the first time. 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