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  • Best of the Month May 08

    Spring is in full bloom, and we have many beautiful ovens to nominate, along with new recipes, techniques and photos.

    Enjoy the warm and sunny season, unless you are from the Southern Hemisphere or Britain (hah hah) -- and keep firing those ovens.

    We are open for Best of the Month nominations for May 08.

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    Re: Best of the Month May 08

    James

    Don't knock the British weather - we've had 6 straight days of sun, with temperatures in the 70's !!

    But I'm sure it wont last !

    Peter

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    • #3
      Re: Best of the Month May 08

      I couldn't help that one. Memories of a July BBQ in pouring rain. :-)
      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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      • #4
        Re: Best of the Month May 08

        I was impressed with the ferrocement work and related stuff by craig.

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f36/...html#post29530

        Anybody who makes 16 pizza parties on the spur of the moment can't be too bad!

        .....and I like pyrotechnics too!
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f36/...html#post29530
        Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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        • #5
          Re: BOTM April 08 Voting

          Well, it might be premature, since it isn't completed yet, but I'm going to nominate Frances for that phenomenal blue swirled mosaic dome
          Mike - Saginaw, MI

          Picasa Web Album
          My oven build thread

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          • #6
            Re: BOTM April 08 Voting

            Originally posted by mfiore View Post
            Well, it might be premature, since it isn't completed yet, but I'm going to nominate Frances for that phenomenal blue swirled mosaic dome
            Wow, thanks! ...but wouldn't you prefer to wait until its finished...?

            My nomination for this month is mmmmmmmmhumous' cool witchy brick oven http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/h...work-3666.html

            I'd nominate James' outdoor kitchen, too. It certainly deserves it, but I don't know if its allowed.... and sending yourself a five-pack of caputo flour wouldn't be very much fun either. What do others think, can we nominate James or not?
            "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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            • #7
              Re: Best of the Month May 08

              How about nominating Les' innovative contribution to global geography?
              "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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              • #8
                Re: Best of the Month May 08

                Here's a nomination in the technical category. cvdukes has developed a new method of mixing vermiculite concrete that involves making a slurry of the portland and concrete, then mixing it with the vermiculite or perlite. This provides much better distribution of the portland with the aggregate, to the extent that less portland can be used. I nominate not with the intention of getting a winner, although that would be cool too, but to bring attention to this important innovation that might otherwise get lost in the rush of spring builds.

                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...rete-3793.html
                My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                • #9
                  Re: Best of the Month May 08

                  Originally posted by Frances View Post
                  How about nominating Les' innovative contribution to global geography?
                  Too funny! The laughter this month is astounding!

                  I don't know if it was put up before but, can we nominate Hendo's dome gauge...that idea was right on in my book...and given the posthumous nature of the award the flour would go to the party that christens his dream!
                  Just a thought!
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: BOTM April 08 Voting

                    Originally posted by Frances View Post
                    I'd nominate James' outdoor kitchen, too. It certainly deserves it, but I don't know if its allowed.... and sending yourself a five-pack of caputo flour wouldn't be very much fun either. What do others think, can we nominate James or not?
                    Probably not. Don't forget -- as site administrator, I can change the vote counting. :-)

                    If only I could do that for the upcoming presidential election. Sorry, no politics allowed.

                    James
                    Pizza Ovens
                    Outdoor Fireplaces

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best of the Month May 08

                      James, when is the poll to begin? I look foreward to the results. Are we to create a new category as discussed previously? Links with photos of the contestants involved work or contributions? It would be sad to see this fun idea die from stagnation. Let's get this to a new level
                      An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

                      Acoma's Tuscan:
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/a...scan-2862.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Best of the Month May 08

                        Perhaps he saw it my way Robert. Let the May postings happen then vote at the end of the month. Makes more sense - at least to me.
                        GJBingham
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                        Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

                        -

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                        • #13
                          Re: Best of the Month May 08

                          Oh ya, I remember that discussion now. Thanks George. He did not answer that topic, therefore I thought we were still "Status Quo". Hope all is well up North. We are have been a happy 90's
                          An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

                          Acoma's Tuscan:
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/a...scan-2862.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Best of the Month May 08

                            my vote is for DMUN
                            he is always on top of very difficult questions, he is very precise in his answers, very professional...he is like the "professor" of this forum...if he knows he answer otherwise hides in the dark! Thanks DMUN I used many many of your suggestions!
                            Ciao Carlo

                            Cost spreadsheet updated 4/22/08

                            Pictures updated 5/28/08

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                            • #15
                              Re: Best of the Month May 08

                              Yeah, I would second for DMUN. I think he has forgotten more than I will ever know about any topic.
                              "Pizza, the world's most perfect food."

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