Monday, August 8, 2011

Oven building classes

Waterville, Maine Adult Ed. fall 2011

Register on line beginning Aug. 9 (click above)

Workshop taught by Stu Silverstein and Roy Feihel
If you’ve ever wanted to have a pizza oven in your backyard, then join us and learn how to build various types of wood-fired pizza/bread ovens. No experience required. Participants will work with clay and brick and construct low-cost ovens that will make the very best pizzas and breads. Discussions include techniques for making pizzas, flat breads, sourdough and no-knead breads. Unique Sourdough starter shared with all in class.
Everyone will get to bake in the instructor’s oven and contribute to the pizza party at the end of class.
Three participants (who are first to reserve) can take a mini-earth oven home for an additional $50.00 fee.
Classes will be on Saturday, Sept. 17. Sunday, Sept. 18 will be the rain day.
Saturday, Oct. 1 Sunday, Oct. 2 will be the rain day.
9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Materials fee for each participant $25.00.
All fees are payable to the office of Adult Ed.
Location: Waterville
Class limit 13 participants


YayaOrchid said...

Love your blog! So much good info! I'm adding you to my bread baking blog roll.

Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein said...

Hey Yaya,
Sign up for a class and come to Maine. We'll build an oven together.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stu, I was at the Kneading conferenc a few weeks back and I'm gathering supplies to build an oven. I seem to recall there was some kind of insulation between the board and the oven, possibly brown paper? Can you remnd me of what that was? I bought your book to help me through the process but I ouldn find info specific to the portable oven.

Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein said...

The insulation we used under the mini- ovens was mineral wool. The brand name is Roxul. I really consider these ovens to be "practice ovens."Anyway, here's how we constructed the mini-ovens:
1. Set up your sawhorses
2. 3/4" plywood base
3. 2" of Roxul
4. 1/2" cement board
5. Now you can build the oven

Your "real" oven should not sit on a base of wood. It is simply too dangerous because the wood could possibly ignite.
The mini-ovens were made specifically for the workshop and are not intended for long term use.
Hope that helps.