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Hello From Sydney - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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 From Sydney

    Hi just thought I would say hello I am building a Pompeii oven in the back yard and came across Fronobravo when doing some research.

    At this stage all I have is a big hole in the backyard waiting for the slab to be pored.

  • #2
    Re: Hello From Sydney

    Welcome aboard
    another Aussie to be added to the ever growing list
    it sounds like you found the best web site in time before you made same fatal mistakes in your oven build.
    Enjoy, ask questions and post heaps of pictures.


    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    Neillís kitchen underway


    • #3
      Re: Hello From Sydney

      Fatal mistakes sounds a bit daunting.

      Now I am getting worried.


      • #4
        Re: Hello From Sydney

        Naw, don't worry JDO7. The only fatal mistakes we have were all in our heads until we found this website and forum. As Neill said, you can ask any questions and the planning stage is a lot fun and surprisingly informative. .

        I think the best things you can find on this site that will aid you is:
        A proper dome height for your oven inner arch entry height and width
        A proper vent opening (in the correct location no less) and size
        The right kind/amount of insulation UNDER the oven floor and over the oven.
        Putting a 1" reveal around the entire inner arch opening to accept a tight door.
        And you get the latest info on the current controversy (or non-controversy) about using a full height soldier course (your 1st course) or just using 2 rows of the half bricks instead of a vertical soldier course.

        It's definitely a project anyone can do and lot's of us "non-contractor-desk-types" have proved, can be built by anyone. So good luck, ask lots of questions. Here is a new web album I just made of my entire build in 100 pics
        Picasa Web Albums - Dino - Oven in 100 pics that might be helpful but it's more fun to check out everyone elses too.

        Cheers, Dino
        "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." -Auntie Mame

        View My Picasa Web Album UPDATED oct

        My Oven Costs Spreadsheet

        My Oven Thread


        • #5
          Re: Hello From Sydney

          Cool that is reassuring. I am buying the oven as a kit of Firebricks which I have to cut too size from Field Furnace here in Sydney. They provide a DVD for dummies so I am hoping it shouldn't be too bad.


          • #6
            Re: Hello From Sydney

            Any respectable Australian pizza oven kit should include at least one pallet of beer as part of the price.


            • #7
              Re: Hello From Sydney

              Originally posted by Tscarborough View Post
              Any respectable Australian pizza oven kit should include at least one pallet of beer as part of the price.
              Would the beer arrive before the build or after? gene


              • #8
                Re: Hello From Sydney

                Hey hey slab has been layed.


                • #9
                  Re: Hello From Sydney

                  Does anyone know where the indespensible tool can be purchased from? I am going to have issued with the build without a boubt and this thing looks like a great help.