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Blodgett Gas Deck Oven 951

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Blodgett Gas Deck Oven 951

Hey Everyone,

I'm looking into purchasing a Blodgett natural gas deck oven.  After doing some research I've settled on Model #951.  I was wondering if anyone had any experience working with this oven.  I plan on baking crusty hearth style breads batards, boules and baguettes. 

I have two questions in particular:

Has anyone used the direct flue option?

and while the optional steam jets would be ideal, has anyone had success manually steaming the chamber?

I'd appreciate any feedback!  Thanks a bunch!