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Hello from the mile high city and Happy Thanksgiving! - 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 the mile high city and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Planning on building an oven this summer, has anyone put soap stone on the oven floor instead of brick for a smoother surface? I am a General Contractor in Denver and am starting research to ad an oven to my outdoor kitchen.

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    Re: Hello from the mile high city and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hey Big E,
    Welcome to the forum! Let me know if you need help sourcing materials in Denver. I have read that soap stone is suitable for a hearth, but bricks are probably cheaper and easier to replace if you had a crack...
    Smooth is not really a problem. The bricks lay plenty flat and your bread gets some nice brick marks on the bottom...

    My Oven Thread:


    • #3
      Re: Hello from the mile high city and Happy Thanksgiving!

      Hi Big E and welcome. There has been a lot of discussion about soapstone on this site. It's a great alternative as a hearth material. More expensive, but better thermal properties. Suggest you search on soapstone on the forum and see all the discussions.
      Our Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stoneh...60738907277443


      • #4
        Re: Hello from the mile high city and Happy Thanksgiving!

        thanks for the response looking forward to getting started; still gathering materials. I did look up soapstone on the forum just after I posted and there are many discussions. Have a great day!


        • #5
          Re: Hello from the mile high city and Happy Thanksgiving!

          Welcome to the group Big E!

          Be sure to surf the other forums and take time to look at all the differnt builds. Pretty quick you will see that there are some really good builds (Les, Dino and far too many others) and some marginal ones (like mine!) In some of the builds there are diagrams and drawings from folks who used solidworks or autocad (saved in PDF format.)

          Don't forget to share your build in the Pompeii forum (if that is what you are building.)

          Best of luck with your build!
          Jen-Aire 5 burner propane grill/Char Broil Smoker

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