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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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  • fire bricks

    I'm having trouble obtaining fire bricks in my area at a resonable cost. Has anyone had success with kiln fired clay pavers or bricks for the cooking floor?

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    Re: fire bricks

    Hi sigmatim and welcome
    there are many builders here in SA who have built their ovens with other than firebricks, some on the forum and numerous others mentioned by Neill and Tim.
    Where abouts in this wonderful land are you located? as there are many ufacturers of ideal bricks and paving that will suit your build.
    Littlehampton bricks in the Adelaide hills for example, sell a lot of 4" solid pavers for ovens and I recall reading in Russell Jeavons book on wood fired oven building that he used 2 layers of 2" fired clay pavers for his hearths. Chech with your local brick makers as to the temperatures that they fire their pavers and you should find that they will exceed 1000 -1200˚centigrade which is way above double your expected oven temperatures.

    Rastys
    If you don't succeed the first time, try again and again until you get it right!

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