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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Kitchen scales

    I found these at a flea market on Corsica years ago.

    Electric scales may be all very well, but these are soooo much cooler to use! Its great how you can see that they're working properly. I love that one copper bowl is slightly heavier than the other, so it only balances out if you get them the right way round. Thats true individual workmanship for you...
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    Re: Kitchen scales

    I gotta agree with ya Frances!

    Now I just have to find one.........
    My thread:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
    My costs:
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
    My pics:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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    • #3
      Re: Kitchen scales

      I used to use one like that in High School Chemistry. At the time, I never imagined I would find them cool years later!
      Mike - Saginaw, MI

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      • #4
        Re: Kitchen scales

        Originally posted by asudavew View Post
        I gotta agree with ya Frances!

        Now I just have to find one.........

        You would not believe what they charge for these things at flea markets around here! IF you can find them...
        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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        • #5
          Re: Kitchen scales

          Drop the weights off at your local National Bureau of Standards to get the weights calibrated. Otherwise your measurements will be off and who knows your 60% poolish may be 61%..... :-)

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          • #6
            Re: Kitchen scales

            Nah, that's the beauty of it... you can measure the weights against each other! I reckon if two different sized 100 g weights ballance out they should be ok - its unlikely they'd both be off by the same amount. No 61 % poolish of me!
            "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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            • #7
              Re: Kitchen scales

              We visited the Swiss National museum outside Geneva last year -- and putting together a national system for weights and measures, postage, etc. was one of the big parts of putting the different regions together into a single country. My memory is that it was a pre-cursor to the metric system.

              Switzerland at the cutting edge; just like Frances' very cool kitchen scale. :-)

              James
              Pizza Ovens
              Outdoor Fireplaces

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              • #8
                Re: Kitchen scales

                ....and that is still an ongoing process....

                In Switzerland each of the 26 Kantons has a different school system, with different books, different subjects, different number of school years at each stage etc. Makes it really difficult for children if they have to move house.

                And each village has its own seperate regional building code. And its own tax system.

                They're trying to simplify things, but its a SLOW process...

                Still, as James said, we have a single currency and postage system, so lets be thankful for small mercies.
                "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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