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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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  • It's my B-Day !!! :)

    Wow, to know another year has gone by. I hope all of you are enjoying yours as they come along.

    An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

    Acoma's Tuscan:

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    Hey Robert~!

    Happy Birthday!

    How's life treating you?
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      Happy birthday, Robert.

      I read and re-read your thread (among others) while I was getting ready to build my oven. It helped me a LOT. So, thanks for that, and I hope you have a wonderful day.



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        I must say, life is way too short! I value my family no matter the economic climate.

        I will tell you this Dave, that great "winter" build will be done again in a few years. Sadly, mine will go to someone else. We are going to sell our house. The economy hit us hard. No big. We are selling because of the big picture. My wife has gone back to school and is currenly doing pre-pharm courses. next year she is to be obsorbed in Pharmacy school. Once done, our financial situation will open up again.

        Remember, a house is a house, it is friends and family that will always matter.

        Now that I think about it, maybe I will build a few ovens for family and friends while I wait for my opportunity again. We'll see.

        An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

        Acoma's Tuscan:


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          Sorry to hear that Robert. The upside is another build. The envelope has been pushed to a new level. The dome construction has remained pretty much the same but the finished products are awesome. A lot of fantastic ideas.

          Take care dude and good luck!

          Check out my pictures here:

          If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.


          • #6
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            Happy birthday Robert and best of luck to you! Keep in touch. We are all looking forward to watching your next build.
            Ken H. - Kentucky
            42" Pompeii

            Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

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              Ditto Ken's comments. Glad to hear you're well and taking the setback in stride. Great to hear that your wife is on track for good things. You can always build another oven. Think how much easier it will be the second time you do it!

              Take care bud. Keep posting when you get a chance.
              Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.



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                Hey Acoma, Happy Birthday, good to hear from you.

                Here's hoping that you will be the proud builder and owner of a WFO again as soon as possible... and the best of luck with all your plans!
                "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)



                • #9
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                  Happy Birthday to you!
                  Seems like you have a great attitude and positive outlook on things.
                  You will be an inspiration to many.

                  Great pizza, a cold beer,a great cigar and great friends...my idea of a great time


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                    Happy belated birthday - it's good to hear from you!
                    I'm sorry to hear your news but with your positive outlook it's bound to be just a matter of time before things are back on track. Sometimes those bumps in the road end up putting us on an even better track in the long term.
                    All the best, and keep in touch.



                    • #11
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                      Happy belated birthday Robert. Great to hear from you. I sure am sorry to hear about your house. I know first hand how much work you did in that backyard...even before the oven! I hope the lucky sap who buys it will appriciate that fine WFO.

                      Fine job keepin' the chin up.

                      Say hi to Deb and the girls for me.


                      PS. I have a Big One coming myself in a few days...ends in a zero...ouch! But at this point, I will take all the birthdays I can get


                      • #12
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                        Hey Robert, I'm also tardy in saying how sorry I am to hear about your house and oven. You did a great job, and I guess we should look on the bright side and see the opportunity it gives you to do it again! We're all looking forward to some brighter days.

                        I also had a B-day recently, but was a boring (pre zero) one. I'm thinking groundhog day, and I can just re-do last year before the big one in 2010.

                        Take care Robert and everyone, and enjoy friends and family and the other important things.
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                          The years fly by, but so long as your bum still points toward the ground, it's not all that bad, eh.
                          (My Dad told me that eh.Silly ole fart. I turn fourteen soon, and the world is my playstation).
                          Play hard, Gramps, play hard.

                          Wannabe Luddite Jeffie, (esq).


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                            Ditto on all that has been said, Robert! Hope you had a good birthday. Your attitude on life is inspiring.

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                              Happy belated birthday, Robert!

                              Sorry about the predicament. I agree with Daren, your attitude is really tremendous. It's all about family. Houses and jobs come and go.

                              As I told you before, watching your build unfold last winter was the WFO that inspired me to attempt building one. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think you'll do differently on the next one (if anything).
                              Mike - Saginaw, MI

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