Anything you would normally cook in a gas or electric oven in your kitchen can be cooked just as well outside, in a wood-burning oven you make with your own hands. Here are a few tips on how to build your own outdoor oven.
Types of Outdoor Ovens
You can purchase a ready-made outdoor oven at various places, but part of the fun of having one is to make it yourself. The oven can be constructed by using cement blocks or made of adobe, which is becoming more popular. The major difference between a grill and the oven is that your outdoor oven is enclosed to retain the heat instead of letting it escape.
Check Zoning Laws
Before you begin making your outdoor oven, it would be a good idea to check with your local government to make sure there are no zoning laws that prohibit building the oven the way you’d like to. If there are, you may have to get a variance or change your plans.
After you’ve determined where your oven is going to be located, preferably on a flat surface a sufficient distance from anything that is combustible, you will have to gather the material you’ll need to build the (Read more....)