I have learned so much from this group thanks for all the contributions.
I will be starting my oven in the next few days.
My question concerns the use of veneer. Is there an advantage to using full dimension brick of the veneer? I guess in my mind full dimension brick creates a larger or thicker thermal mass for better long term heat retention?
Then of course I then think am I over thinking it. The veneer gives you so many possibilities to cover the barrel.