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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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  • Introduction

    HI, I'm introducing my husband and myself, both new to this forum.
    We live in SW Michigan and operate a small organic fruit farm and bake in a 52"x60" Mugnaini oven. We are looking for plans and/or a mason to build a white or Gueulard oven that is a bit larger than what we are currently using.
    Can anyone recommend a mason or share plans ?

  • #2
    Re: Introduction

    Hi Michigan,
    Not much here on Gueulard ovens. There are plans in the Forno Brovo store for free. Just go through the check-out process and you will be charged $0. As I understand a Gueulard oven is an oven with the heat source outside the oven, like in a separate fire-box. The dimensions for the FB design are for the fire inside the oven. Don't know if they translate well to the external fire-box. good luck.
    Our Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stoneh...60738907277443

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    • #3
      Re: Introduction

      There is very little actual experience with modern "white" ovens. We've seen some illustrations from old books posted, but I don't remember any actual builds. The only real white ovens being built that I know of are accessories to masonry heaters. MHA has more. These ovens are tiny, and not suited to commercial use.
      One more link from ALF who used to be associated with FB in the UK. Maybe James would have a contact.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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      • #4
        Re: Introduction

        I would suggest contacting Albie Barden owner of Mainewoodheat.com. He specializes in masonry heaters. He may know a mason in the mid-west that might be able to help.

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        • #5
          Re: Introduction

          Thanks everyone for your suggestions.. ill check out the FB plans and ask around via your leads. Ive been asking all the old people i know in my town..looking for wisdom. But with the funny looks i get, I'm waiting for the Freemasons to show up at my home.
          Ha ..I'll let you all know if i find what I'm looking for.
          -Mari

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          • #6
            Re: Introduction

            HI, i went looking for the plans on the FB site. i couldn't locate them can you point me in the right direction??

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            • #7
              Re: Introduction

              MB,

              Welcome to the site. You can find the Pompeii oven plans in the FB store. Click on Order, e-books and cd rom's and you're there. Place your Pompeii oven plan order and you will not be charged.

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