After months of eager anticipation, the Solo Stove Pi has finally arrived! If you’re one of the pizza lovers that already purchased this fantastic portable oven, then you’re probably eager to get cooking. But you still need one thing: the wood.
You spent a lot on your new pizza maker, so you don’t want to waste just any wood on it. No, you want the best possible wood for your Solo Stove pizza oven, and we don’t blame you.
We can also help you find that wood!
Keep reading to learn about the ideal wood for the Solo Stove Pi and how to get that wood as quickly as possible.
The Solo Stove Pi Demands Quality Wood
Before you choose your wood, stop and ask yourself, what wood does my Solo Stove Pi want?
This may seem like a strange question but think about it. The good people at Solo Stove designed this oven with the goal of making the best possible wood-fired pizzas. Therefore, it stands to reason that they created it to handle a specific type of firewood.
So, let’s take a closer look at the Pi to see if we can get a sense of what it’s hungry for. Two clear hints are the oven’s size and the way it heats pizza.
The Pi’s Size Matters
First, let’s consider the size of the oven. The Solo Stove Pi is a tiny pizza oven with an even tinier opening for pizza and wood placement. So, it stands to reason that such a cramped space demands tiny wood.
Sure, you could try to cram a full-size piece of firewood in there, but you likely won’t have room for the pizza. Moreover, even if you manage to fit a large piece of wood in there along with your pizza, it probably won’t cook it well. Keep in mind that you ideally want to have about six inches of space between the wood and your pizza. Any closer and you risk burning your pie!
So, to avoid overcrowding your Solo Stove Pi, you’ll want to make sure your wood is small enough to fit comfortably.
Designed for Premium Wood
As is the case with all its products, Solo Stove has equipped the Pi with cutting-edge airflow technology. This design harnesses the air that enters the oven for two distinct purposes.
Some of the air goes directly to the wood and flames to assist with the initial combustion.
The rest of the air flows between the double steel walls of the oven where the heat warms it. Then this air is released through strategically placed holes to interact with the top of the flames. A secondary combustion occurs as a result, which increases the flames’ heat and decreases the amount of smoke. This is how Solo Stove products like the Pi produce such hot and clean flames.
This innovative design deserves wood that will help make it even more effective. To accomplish this, Solo Stove recommends using dry hardwoods, such as oak or maple because they will burn hotter and cleaner. This type of wood works great for Solo Stove firepits and makes sense for the Pi since it employs the same airflow technology.
Here’s The Best Wood for a Solo Stove Pizza Oven
What have we learned so far from getting to know the Solo Stove Pi? Two things:
- It can’t handle wood that is too big.
- Its design works best with dry hardwood that burns well.
These are your oven’s demands, and it’s not budging.
The good news is cooking wood exists that not only meets those demands but exceeds them.
We’re talking about our 6” extra split pizza oven wood.
What makes our product the best wood for Solo Stove pizza ovens? Here are the qualities that make it worthy:
- 6-inch extra split wood is the perfect size for the Pi.
- The wood is kiln-dried for the optimal cooking experience.
- It also comes in a variety of premium hardwood species.
- You can get it fast with free two-day shipping.
Not convinced yet? Let us elaborate a little further on each point.
6-Inch Extra Split is the Perfect Size
The urge to start our business came when we noticed a problem: We couldn’t find any firewood small enough for portable pizza ovens. Sure, we could cut up larger pieces or use pellets, but neither option made the pizza cooking experience as enjoyable as it should be.
What pizza oven aficionados deserve is wood that comes perfectly sized for those tiny openings.
So, we set to work designing that wood, and what we came up with is 6-inch extra split wood. The 6-inch length fits in those narrow oven mouths with plenty of room to spare. And each piece is extra split for a diameter of 1-2-inches. This width leaves plenty of space for the flames to get the oven nice and hot.
Our customers love this size for their Ooni, Bertello, Gozney Roccbox and Cru pizza ovens. The same satisfying fit can be yours for your Solo Stove Pi!
Kiln-Dried Wood Makes the Optimal Cooking Experience
We only kiln-dry our wood. No other drying method will do. Why? Because it’s the only method that can get the wood as dry as it needs to be for easy cooking.
How dry does it need to be? Scientific studies reveal that wood with less than 20% moisture is the easiest to start and burns the hottest and cleanest. And putting our wood in a dry kiln for two days gets it down below 20% every time.
Try to let freshly cut wood air dry for two months and see if you can get it even close to 20%, we dare you! This drying method is called seasoning. Many firewood manufacturers use it, and it rarely ever gets the wood dry enough.
As we mentioned above, Solo Stove recommends dry wood for its products. Well, you can’t get dryer than kiln-dried wood. And our 6-inch extra split wood comes kiln-dried every time.
Our Premium Hardwood Flavors Will Enhance Your Pizza
Solo Stove also recommends that the wood be hardwood. Not only does our 6-inch pizza oven wood meet this requirement, but it also comes in some of the best hardwood species for making wood-fired pizzas. These flavors include:
- Ash – The wood of choice for Italian pizza chefs because of its neutral smoky taste
- Cherry – Quality hardwood that produces a mild, sweet and fruity flavor
- Oak – An extremely hot burning wood with a classic smoky taste
- Sugar Maple – Delightful wood that delivers a subtle maple syrup flavor
We also offer a blended box of oak, cherry and sugar maple for those who want an incredible flavor combination.
We provide this variety for the pizza pioneers out there who refuse to settle for average pizza. By experimenting with different hardwood species, you can unlock flavor possibilities you never knew were possible for wood-fired pizzas. That’s what luxury ovens like the Solo Stove Pi were made for!
Enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping Anywhere
Our 6-inch wood also comes with free two-day shipping anywhere you live in the United States (yes, Alaska and Hawaii too). Need we say more?
Well, we will anyway.
We’re guessing you’re itching to use your new Solo Stove Pi. So, we don’t want to make you wait any longer than necessary to get the best wood for it. Unfortunately, even getting wood from some local firewood companies can take three days or more. Let us make your wait a short and sweet two days.
Plus, we offer competitive pricing to make our wood especially affordable. While other companies charge over $70 for pizza cut wood, our boxes start at only $49.95 and can cook as many as 20 pizzas per box!
Two days after your order processes, the wood will arrive at your door in a handsome box that is both resealable and recyclable. It’s as simple as that.
You Can Get Good Wood for Other Solo Stove Products Too
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that we also offer the same quality of kiln-dried hardwood for other Solo Stove products.
Our 8-inch kiln-dried logs are optimally sized to fit in the Solo Stove Ranger, Bonfire and Yukon firepits. These logs come in a wide variety of species, including Birch, Cedar, Cherry, Hickory, Oak, Piñon and Sugar Maple.
You can also order them with free two-day shipping throughout the country!
Ready to Get Good Wood for Your Solo Stove Pi?
This new pizza oven from Solo Stove is yet another example of the exciting innovation going on in the portable pizza oven industry. And we’re glad to offer wood designed to work perfectly in these ovens. It would be our pleasure to send you a box of 6-inch kiln-dried goodness today!