During the winter/spring (June to November) of 2011, I built a clay cob oven, from materials mainly sourced from my backyard.
During construction I filmed it, and produced a YouTube video. Please take the time to watch this one. It is something very special. I took over 9 hours of video footage and compressed it into 8 minutes.
Recently I produced a video update about how the oven is holding up after 2½ years of use. It is still going strong, and cooks the best pizza ever!
I have also written an eBook titled “Build Your Own Backyard Clay Oven” which documents the method and measurements and the materials that I utilised during the build. Here are the details;
It seems like just about everyone wants to cook outdoors these days, and what better way to do it than in your very own backyard clay oven.
This book shows how easy it is to make a clay oven from scratch, and includes detailed instructions, with over 60 photographs and illustrations.
It is time for the humble Barbecue or Grill to move over, and for the backyard oven to step into the role of the ‘must build’ outdoor cooking accessory for the 21st century.