Can anyone cast some light on the best oven temperatures for different types of cooking, such as pizzas, breads, Tuscan grills, etc. Which require flames and which only require ember. Best floor temp / best oven temp.
so many variable, as the old saying goes, learning by your mistakes is a very costly way of learning (scrooge has spoken).
That chart is a useful guide, thank you. Most WFO's are used on a sliding scale, for example I'm about to fire my oven and will do pizza (450c) this evening for about 15 folk, I'll then put the door on and leave it overnight. In the morning I'll rake out the coals/ash and put in some bread (200-220c) when that's done I'm putting in the Turkey* for a long slow roast (180-150c). After that I may use it to keep the other veg/ plates hot while I carve and prep the table.
I must stress that learning the heat gradient of your oven is a skill you need to acquire, every oven is different in the rate that it cools; but it's very satisfying when you get it right. A cheap infra-red thermometer from eBay is a great aid to this learning.
*For logistical reasons, our family Christmas dinner is tomorrow.