Ariane and Bob began curing the oven today. Curing is a process which requires the oven be maintained at low but gradually increasing temperatures over a period of five days. Maintaining low temperatures in an oven that is designed to conduct heat naturally can be a tricky task but Bob and Ariane were able to figure out how to manage the fire to keep the oven temperature at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It will be a few more late nights and early mornings for Pizza Carrello, but in the end, pizza will be baking.
Once the oven is cured, there are only a few finishing details until Pizza Carrello is ready to serve pizza! Last week, Bob and Ariane were able to build landings for the oven and make table. They also began construction of the herb boxes that will adorn the trailer. This is where we will grow some of our fresh herbs, like basil, to put on the Pizza Carrello pizzas!
Additionally, the trailer will be fitted with an aluminum skin to help add to the artistry of the business and the oven will be covered with hand-made ceramic tile. However, we're so excited to share our pizza with you that we might be on the streets before these details are finished.
More curing updates to come...
Pizza Carrello is building a trailer on which to build a wood-fired pizza oven. This blog documents the progress, struggles and successes of the construction project.