View Full Version : U.D. Pizza oven done

03-17-2012, 03:17 PM
Well I finished it! Took JayGees advise and painted it like a brick oven also took ThatsWhatSheSaid bbqs advise and made it so I could turn the pizza. I found a round ring and cut the firebrick to fit,welded on some sheet steel and added a couple bearings wish it was motorized but heck I ain't got skills for that. Managed to peg the thermometer at over 550 degrees so I have no idea what temp it was cooking at. Threw on a store bought pizza to try it out after I seasoned it. Also had a leak in the bottom you can see where the cooking spray leaked out


03-17-2012, 03:21 PM
It sure looks cool. Nice work.

03-17-2012, 03:35 PM
I like it!!!

03-17-2012, 04:11 PM
This is awesome. Any idea how hot this gets? I think I have everything I need to make something like this, though I was thinking of making the little black egg mod. Hmmmm, anymore build pics? Awesome work!

03-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Yup here's the original post. I used a turkey thermometer and pegged it at 550 so no I don't know the final cooking temp. I had to throw in some wood to reach that temp though.

03-17-2012, 04:21 PM
Looks sweet! Can't wait to see some pron.

03-17-2012, 05:15 PM
Looks great Skidder!

Jay Gee
03-17-2012, 05:16 PM
Damn sexy!!! And one cool idea!!!

03-17-2012, 05:30 PM
sexy indeed :thumb:

03-17-2012, 05:44 PM
Look nice Skidder. Nice work.

I have a suggestion on the motorized turntable. Find an old rotisierre motor and mount it under the turntable. Cut down a rotisierre shaft to fit in your plate. I figure from your pics, that wouldn't be too difficult of a mod.

03-17-2012, 05:54 PM
Dang slick oven:clap:!

03-17-2012, 05:59 PM
Sorry it ain't bbq but it is a drum (or was a drum) and it runs on charcoal and wood.

03-17-2012, 06:58 PM
It turned out great! I love the "brick" paint job and the turnable pizza mod. Love a guy with imagination!! :wink:

Pyle's BBQ
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
How long did it take to cook the pizza? What brand and type of pizza? Cool design, did you put any wood in the fire box to give it that wood fire taste.

03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Nice, I just got some fire brick myself and gonna try and play around with them on my grill.

Do you happen to have a build thread?

03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
The pizza was a Kirkland from Costco. Yes I used some oak splits to get the temp where I wanted it plus some extra flavor. The build thread is here. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127882

03-17-2012, 08:44 PM
Found a couple more pics.
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q64/Skidder1/pizzaovenfromcamera007.jpg http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q64/Skidder1/pizzaovenfromcamera009.jpg

03-17-2012, 09:36 PM
You realize that now you've got this awesome pizza cooker, you're gonna have to quit getting that store bought chit, and start doing your own home made pizza, right? :becky:

03-17-2012, 10:05 PM
That is just awesome Skidder. Nice job:thumb:

03-18-2012, 03:21 AM
Dude, that's righteous bro!

03-18-2012, 01:38 PM
Simply FANTASTIC!!! :clap2: I've often thought about a UDPO, but couldn't come up with an idea as cool as yours. And tish is right... you're gonna hate store/chain pizza from now on. Check this out on amazon for an inexpensive IR thermo, if you want to check hearth temps, etc. : http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Temperature-Infrared-Thermometer-Laser/dp/B002YE3FS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332092111&sr=8-1

Not a necessity, but an inexpensive toy. It goes to 716°F, which is plenty for pizzas.

Golden Toad BBQ
03-18-2012, 01:42 PM
Looks great! :thumb:
I think I need one in the back yard!


03-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Now, that is BOSS!!!

03-18-2012, 06:53 PM
That is awesome, I love it, wish I could weld!!!

03-18-2012, 07:58 PM
10 bears shoot I can't weld either but it sure is fun trying.

03-18-2012, 09:15 PM
10 bears shoot I can't weld either but it sure is fun trying.
Not like you're welding a roll cage to save your life, its a pizza oven:thumb:

I gotta say you gave me an idea after seeing yours and after making pizza on that fire brick lastnight, I now need to make something up.

03-18-2012, 09:25 PM
Sway yeah I understand that I would never do anything structural. I have a Hobart 187 that I just mess around with and have gotten much better but still not great. But I will say welding is fun.