How to Make Your Own Fire Pit Pizza Oven

Pizza is nearly difficult to hate.
Sure, you may not enjoy how it burns the roof of your mouth immediately out of the oven or the globs of cheese and/or oil that dangle perilously over your favorite T-shirt.
But what about a fresh pizza baked in your very own DIY Fire Pit Pizza Oven?
Such a feat may appear tough and costly, but it actually only takes a few items that you most likely already have in your home.
Isn’t it fascinating?
You can learn how to build an outdoor fire pit pizza oven here.

Follow these steps to make your own fire pit pizza oven:

Step 1: You’ll need a fire pit before baking your pizza

Fire Pit for Pizza Oven

In this case, the fire pit, which should be powered by charcoal, serves as a temporary grill.

Step 2: A grill grate

Grill Grate for Fire Pit Pizza Ovem

The grill grate allows you to place the pie over the fire pit’s flames, producing a beautiful cooking surface.

Step 3: Get a flower pot

Flower Pot for DIY Fire Pit Pizza Oven

The saucepan holds the heat above the pie, transforming it into a stone oven.

Step 3: Make sure you have the means to raise the pot without ruining the pizza.

A hole on the bottom can be used to attach a chain (as seen above) or other lifting devices.

Step 4: Grab a pizza stone

Pizza stone

Before you begin cooking, gather your pizza ingredients, which should include sauce, dough, cheese, and any other vegetables you choose.

How to make a minimalist pizza on your DIY fire pit pizza oven

This is where you can be creative. Tired of plain red sauce pizza? Alter it with vodka or pesto sauce.

Don’t like cheese? You don’t require it!

If you’re a vegan, you can even top your pie with some Daiya shreds.

Roll out the dough and arrange your toppings as desired.

When you’re finished with the preliminary work, it’s time to place your pizza in the “oven.”

Cook the delectable pie till it reaches your desired crispiness.

Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes once it has finished cooking.

Then slice and serve!

With these ideas, you can turn your backyard into the perfect entertaining area.

How do you use a fire pit pizza oven?

Can you use a pizza stone on a fire pit?

Yes. Place your pizza stone directly over the wood fire on the grill. If the flames are too high, you may need to start by spreading out the wood. 

Can a pizza oven be used as a fireplace?

You can use a fireplace to make pizza; however, it is not wise to use your pizza oven as a fireplace. It is not efficient and costworthy.

Can you use a chimenea as a pizza oven?

The Chiminea is an alternative to traditional outdoor oven cooking. However, there are a few factors to bear in mind.

Chimineas heat up rapidly, so put the food inside as soon as it begins to heat up.

This is due to the difficulty in controlling the temperature within the Chiminea, and you must ensure that your food cooks in tandem with the growth temperature.

Always have a skewer or a pizza stone on hand to serve as a surface on which to place your food to cook in the Chiminea.

The last thing you want on your pizza is chunks of wood char adhering to the bottom. 

How many fire bricks do I need for a pizza oven?

Materials needed include 100 to 250 clay bricks, 36″ to 48″ angle iron, 2 pieces of 4’x4′ concrete board, and 20 to 25 8″ concrete blocks (depending on the size of the oven). 

How much does it cost to build a fire pit pizza oven?

Pizza ovens are distinct from the fireplace but designed to complement it.

They will cost you between $1,500 and $4,500. High-end prefabricated parts, such as the Unilock Tuscany Brick Pizza Oven, cost more than $10,000.

Final thoughts on DIY Fire Pit Pizza Oven

We’re sure your mouth is watering and your stomach is grumbling after reading this. For the time being, you may purchase pizza online, but the next time you desire it, bake it in your outdoor pizza oven!! Later, thank us for inspiring you to construct an outdoor pizza oven.

So, what are you holding out for?

Start cooking right away! 

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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