Top 5 Best Woods to Use in a Pizza Oven

Top 5 Best Woods to Use in a Pizza Oven

You’ve dove in! You’ve chosen to avoid the child steps and get right to the serious weapons of owning a pizza stove – A WOOD FIRED OVEN! This is seemingly the best choice for unadulterated legitimacy of old world Italian appeal distinctive ecstasy, but on the other hand the one requires the most space, care, exertion, time and cash! 

On the off chance that that is insufficient to stop you, at that point you’re my legend! 

How about we get at it. Much is said web based regarding how to make an extraordinary pizza, including elements for good batter and hotspots for the various fixings, stove temperatures, etc. It appears there is extremely little data about which sorts of wood are ideal and in what condition they ought to be in for ideal productivity and adequacy. I plan to address a considerable lot of those worries here.

Beside picking the ideal outside wood-terminated stove (which we can assist you with!), probably the greatest issue is picking the correct kind of wood to consume. It may not be as basic as you would expect or trust. How about we investigate a couple of significant issues;

Most wood-terminated broilers are developed so that you slap your pie directly into the chamber where the fire and coals are consuming. The catch, obviously, is to be certain the warmth influences the pizza equally, yet that is a point for one more day. 

Since the wood itself is consuming in a similar chamber as your nourishment, you’ll need to deliberately consider what that fire is really adding to your pizza.


While it might be enticing (in light of the fact that it’s simple and modest), if you don’t mind avoid prepared woods. I mean weight treated, covered, painted, recolored or stuck woods like compressed wood or molecule board. 

Actually, on the off chance that you presume any synthetic compounds include come inside ten feet of it, don’t utilize it! Those synthetic concoctions get sucked into your pie quickly when it’s preparing, so I feel that settles that! Besides, who needs those synthetic substances drifting around noticeable all around so we can suck it into our lungs AND into our pizza? YUCK! OK, so you get that, yet here’s a harder sell; Don’t utilize softwoods! Why?

 For a certain something, it won’t consume as hot, and it will surely not consume as long, which implies you’ll have an underlying inferno, at that point it’ll all go to grimy debris and ash rapidly. 

Furthermore, it’ll most likely have sap (like pine or cedar) which makes a messy ash and creosote. Beside the reality you may have the option to get it for nothing, there’s actually no advantage to utilizing delicate wood. Having said that, on the off chance that you slash up some perfect pine for beginning fuel, that might be alright. 

Wood chips and pellets are additionally alright for fuel, however except if your pizza stove is explicitly intended for wood pellets (which implies it is extremely little and convenient), at that point pellets and chips won’t give the warmth important to heat a pizza in a broiler that doesn’t have an entryway!

I would likewise avoid charcoal as primary warmth source. So as to appropriately complete a pizza, there should be an immediate fire to dissolve the garnishes on your pizza and dark colored/fresh the top mixture. 

Charcoal doesn’t deliver a supported direct fire (ordinarily no fire by any means), so you’ll wind up with a not exactly fulfilling pizza which won’t be done on top, and unquestionably won’t be equitably heated.

There is one more kind of wood to NOT use in your wood terminated pizza broiler (at any rate for the present) and that is wood that isn’t completely dried or relieved. Regardless of whether it’s the correct kind of wood, it won’t function admirably if it’s not flawlessly dry. You may not have the option to kick it off, and you’ll absolutely have bunches of smoke! 

Contingent upon how enormous or thick your bits of wood are, it could take well longer than a year to dry adequately. Following 2 years it will most likely be as dry as it will ever get. Wood is best dried either in an oven made for drying wood (costly alternative) or in a shed or carport with great ventilation and a weatherproof rooftop/dividers/floor. In the event that you purchase your wood in lines, it ought to be a great idea to go.


On the off chance that you haven’t made sense of it yet, HARDWOOD is unquestionably the fuel of decision for your wood-terminated pizza stove. 

There are a TON of hardwoods that would do the stunt pleasantly, however the explanation we have a main 5 depends on variables, for example, availability, cost, proficiency, and flavor.

Oak – this is likely one of the simpler ones to discover, and to purchase at a fairly sensible cost. It additionally happens to be among the top contenders of hot consuming woods, so it’s an extraordinary decision.

Apple – this one arrives in a nearby second since it additionally consumes hot, and has the additional bit of leeway of a magnificent scent and flavor. It would have made it to number one notwithstanding the generally significant expense and it’s likewise more barely accessible than numerous different hardwoods.

Cherry – this wood is a lot of like the apple so it’s a nearby third. You can escape on Amazon, however you can likewise source it out locally, however it might be a test to discover.

Maple – this is an exemplary wood that is incredible for such huge numbers of utilizations. It’s additionally entirely open and accessible through the majority of the nation. You can see some here.

Debris – however debris is a marginally milder wood than maple, it’s despite everything considered a hardwood and it is significantly increasingly accessible (and more affordable) than Maple, so it makes it into our best five rundown.

Different hardwoods offer a magnificent alternative on the off chance that you can discover them. Some extraordinary woods are almond, hickory, pear, walnut, peach, plum, pecan, mesquite, beech and birch.

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