Pete B. Did you build your own brick oven? That is a project I've always wanted to do.
Yes. Its actually an earth oven as opposed to a brick oven. Its mainly made of clay and sand. I built a fieldstone base, the floor of the oven (where pizza , bread etc. get cooked) is made of fire bricks, and regular bricks are used to make the arched opening. It is very thick and heavily insulated, the middle layers that provide the insulation are made of clay mixed with perlite. It gets at least 700F after a couple hours then the fire is removed and the oven floor is cleaned with a wet cloth on a stick. The first couple pizzas cook in about 90 seconds. Its so well insulated that it is 200F the next day.