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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:
- 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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Southern Californian Contacts to Construct Oven or Vacation Trade

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  • Southern Californian Contacts to Construct Oven or Vacation Trade

    Hi Everyone,

    I am looking for someone I can pay to construct a wood fired oven for me.
    I live in Ventura California. Does anyone know anyone in my area that is possibly available to do this?

    I live a mile from the ocean in a beautiful canyon location with ocean view and a alvocado orchard. I would be willing to trade a couple of guest rooms for someone wanting to vacation here for the right person or persons...

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Southern Californian Contacts to Construct Oven or Vacation Trade

    I would recommend building it yourself. It sounds like a daunting task but once you start you really get into it.

    WARNING: It can be annoying to those around you because soon all you will want to talk about is the optimal mixture you have discovered for portland cement, lime, sand and fireclay. Or you will go to the beach and instead of enjoying the surf and looking at waves you will examine the sand to see if it is better than the sand you are currently using for mortar. Every brick edifice will take on new significance as you appreciate or critique the bricklaying. Of course to those around you it will seem as if you have lost your mind. And this is just the building phase. Once its done your newly discovered, previously long dormant obsessive streak will turn towards all thing flour, yeast and proofing time related, and on and on and on.

    I finished my oven about 5 months ago having never laid a brick beforehand and now fire it up almost every weekend. It means so much more to me that my son and I built it together. If you can, take the plunge...