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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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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:
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  • Never Say No To Free Brick

    Picked up about 200 of these tapered regular red bricks...I think I will use them for some arches when I build the permanent oven.Any way they were free and free is good on my book.I had not seen tapered red bricks before,so I will try and be creative with them...I wish they had been fire bricks but beggars can't be choosy.

  • #2
    Re: Never Say No To Free Brick

    Well done matey :-)
    Nothing better than scoring stuff for free ! Goodluck with creating something out of them .
    Cheers Lee
    Cheers Lee


    • #3
      Re: Never Say No To Free Brick

      they look fine for cutting and building your dome.
      And you have enough to build a 40" Pompeii to boot, especially as they look look they are fired clay bricks.
      I personally would build one with them.
      Check out Russell Jeavon's book as his ovens are built with them without problems!

      Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

      The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

      Neillís Pompeiii #1
      Neillís kitchen underway


      • #4
        Re: Never Say No To Free Brick

        I have a refactory close to where I live and aquired about 400 of those firebrick. Mine are a spotted yellowish and new. I got to know the forman of the yard and he has set me up with tons of brick in various shapes. (All the brick are not sold or used anymore) I built my pompei with the arched brick, cut into 3 equal pieces. It worked great. I didn't have to use any mortar for the first few rows because they were a good tapered fit.


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          Re: Never Say No To Free Brick

          Where did you get the brick?


          Member WFOAMBA Wood Fired Oven Amatueur Masons Builders America

          My thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...oven-8181.html


          • #6
            Re: Never Say No To Free Brick

            Joe I had to use my wifes log in , having trouble with mine again. I got the brick at a local refactory about 25 miles from where I live. I have found out that it seems to work fine for the walls and dome but not for the floor, It can't take the thermal shock or I am not firing my oven right. I also got some large flat pieces about 20x22 and used this for the floor and everywhere I moved the fire itcracked the floor big time. I am now trying some fire place brick to go over these pieces.