This morning we lit a small fire on the new slab to allow it to heat slowly as the inside floor slab has only had about 12hours to cure. We should probably have left it for a week or so but the oven is scheduled for use later tonight.
During the inital fire lighting we put a thermometer on the top of the chimney and it reached 200 degrees celcius before we decided to take the thermometer as the temperature reading was still climbing.
In order to take full advantage of the ovens potential it was used to cook breakfast.
Last weekend we watched a few videos on youtube and then decided that we had the knowledge required to build our own brick pizza oven in the backyard. This process took about 8 hours with 2-3 people working, we still need to render the outside and tile the inside floor but here is the progress so far.