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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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    Hello All! I recently had an oven built for me in my back yard, and wanted to show you guys the pictures. My wife wanted the oven to look old and worn to match the style of our house, so we chose for mainly freehand work including a free hand door opening.

    The interior diameter is 32 x 30 with an interior height of 24 inches. Door is 18 x 10 inches.

    I did a full coarse of curing, and when I finally got it up to full temp today, I got some pretty significant exterior cracking. Not too worried though as I've never seen true stucco that did NOT crack...and it adds to the worn look my wife was looking for. The inside has a small crack at the door tile, but the oven itself is crack free...and I can't see it getting any hotter than it did today! Let's just say my wife got a little crazy adding wood while I was at work! I got pretty much an inferno going in her today, with the walls up to 850 F and floor "hi" on my laser which goes up to 963 F.

    The gentleman who did my oven has built around 50 ovens in the last 10 years and seemed very knowledgable. I would recommend him to anyone. Anyway, will post as the progress continues. First pizzas will be day after tomorrow! Dough is made and maturing a bit for flavor...

    Ducane 5 Burner Stainless / 34 Inch WFO