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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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  • Cinco de Mayo report

    Hi All,

    I'm still recovering from last Wednesday! We had around 42 people with cars lined up street. Word of mouth spread and the party got pretty big pretty fast. I had gazpacho, manchego, chips, and a large chicken/sausage paella ready when people started getting there. The little Primavera oven was fully fired in about 40 minutes, and pizza making started outside at about 6:30.

    It was frustratingly slow at first. The dough was too sticky, and nobody wanted to touch anything. I would cook one pizza while stretching/making another. Once people realized that they could do it too, things took off. I had three people stretching dough/making pizzas while I loaded, cooked, and unloaded. We averaged 3 minutes from dough ball to fully cooked pizza, and easily made 40 pies in around 2 hours. The Primavera was the "little oven that could," and it cooked them as fast as I could get them in there.

    Lessons learned:
    1. Have designated deputies to help get people into the swing of making their own pizzas.

    2. More beer outside for the cook! Oven-cooking is hot work.


    A great time was had by all and the cops weren't called. I'd call that a successful evening.

    Stan

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    Re: Cinco de Mayo report

    Sounds like you all had a lot of fun!
    I think you should also get a designated deputy to take pictures of the event.
    George

    My 34" WFO build

    Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

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    • #3
      Re: Cinco de Mayo report

      Good call! Alas, I was so busy and everyone else was drinking so much vino that no pictures were had

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      • #4
        Re: Cinco de Mayo report

        Hot work indeed
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