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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.
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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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  • Wood fired sourdough heaven!!!!

    Oh man.
    I just got back from the land, where I spent the afternoon painting the boards for a picnic table. Every set, I threw a log or two on the fire in the oven. It slowed down my firing time, but the oven still got hot - with WAY FEWER COALS!!! ( just hot ashes)

    My first loaf of sourdough using my oven started turning very brown on one side, so I turned it after about 10 minutes. Second loaf did not get so brown because I didn't have a flame going during the bake.

    When I got home, I cut into it.... and WHOA! I do NOT used the expletives with abandon... Oh man! The flavor is something I cannot describe. You can taste the wood, the smoke, etc. but not in a campfiery way, but in an expensive single malt scotch kind of way!

    O-Kay then !

    Wow. ( going now to have another piece....pictures on next post)
    This may not be my last wood oven...

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    Re: Wood fired sourdough heaven!!!!

    Here are the pics.

    I really love my picnic table design. We had eight people around this table. I painted the boards for another table today!
    This may not be my last wood oven...

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    • #3
      Re: Wood fired sourdough heaven!!!!

      Yeah! I know what you mean. I didn't have bread like this in France or Italy, of course I was looking at the sites, not the cuisine. Duh! I can't wait to launch into the ryes.
      Mark

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      • #4
        Re: Wood fired sourdough heaven!!!!

        Lars
        You have to try the bread in a completely clean oven. No fire no coals. Then the oven gets steamy and your bread will spring higher in the oven and you will get incredible textures as well as flavors. It really is a sublime thing though...bread from a wood fired oven that is!
        Best
        Dutch
        "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
        "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch

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