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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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  • Soapstone floor

    I have a 4'x4'x 1" piece of soapstone that I plan on rounding and using on the oven floor. Does any one have any comments as to using this. I plan on just setting it on top of the fire brick floor with a small space between the wall for expansion. Any comments or suggestions?

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    Re: Soapstone floor

    You may not have to cut that huge piece of stone. I'd lay an inch or two of wet concrete on top of my insulating layer, to give you some more thermal mass, and then lay the soapstone slab right down onto the wet concrete. You can build your dome directly on top of that, without any problem.

    That's a heavy piece of stone, you are going to need lots of help to move it.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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    • #3
      Re: Soapstone floor

      Soapstone should heat up very quickly too!!...there have been ovens designed with soapstone through the middle of the floor and firebrick on the outer edges to allow faster heat up for pizza but...better heat retention for bread...should be interesting to hear how it cooks
      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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      • #4
        Re: Soapstone floor

        Bumping this thread. How's your soapstone been?

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