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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.

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  • castable oven...the igloo dog house?

    I am nearing completion and I was just wondering about casting

    Why couldn't you just buy a couple of those igloo style doghouses
    flip em upside down
    Put one inside the other
    seal off the doors
    Leave about a 4" gap between the units and
    Pour castable to the top
    The result would be a pompei style cast unit....seems like it would work
    and no fuss cutting bricks
    the doorway would serve as the chimney location and entrance

    Thoughts anyone


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    Re: castable oven...the igloo dog house?

    I know I've read about that idea somewhere on the site, back when I first joined and just read and read past threads. I don't think anyone ever tried it, though.


    • #3
      Re: castable oven...the igloo dog house?

      Someone has done this - not with the dog house, but forms he built. (I believe he was in the Santa Cruz area) I recall that you needed to add stainless steel needles (they do sell them) to keep the cast together. The only obvious issue I see, is that you will be 4 inches at the top and some what thinner at the bottom of the cast - should work. In my opinion though - If you built to that level - just get er done.

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      • #4
        Re: castable oven...the igloo dog house?

        You'll find some detailed discussion here


        If you search the forum for Dogloo you'll come up with about 3 threads discussing it. I am not sure if anyone has actually followed thru.

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