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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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  • Greetings

    Hello all
    My name is John, and I am researching what is involved in building my own wood burning oven.
    I came across the plans here at Forno Bravo, and am amazed.All the detail required, and for free.
    In my research I did come across someone who seems to have pinched the plans and put them on their commercial site . Wood Fire Oven - The Pizza Bistro .Not even any credits. Pretty bad form.

    Anyway, just thought I would introduce myself.
    Cheers, and thanks for the forums/info

    John

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    Welcome John, and thanks for the info....

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      John,

      Welcome, and you have come to the right place to research your oven-building plans. Before you put pencil to paper (or a CAD program like Sketchup), my advice is to decide what you plan to cook and how often. This simple exercise will largely determine what style and size oven will suit you/your family best. Of course, the costs involved (construction materials, time and fuel) will play a part, but spend some time and read through a number of threads (lots) to get a feel for where builders have incorporated design improvements to the basic FB plans. Even if you have never laid a single brick, the entire process and skills are quickly learned and begging for your ideas and imagination.

      Oh, and promise to take lots of pics and share your frustrations and triumphs. They keep us all engaged.
      John

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        Wecome John. It's a great site with lots of info. There's also a UK based site which is similar to FB although not as big. Good info there as well.

        Don't be afraid to jump in and do it. I had no masonry experience whatsoever before starting my build and am in the middle of things and doing fine. No one with any expertise will ever think a master mason built it, but it will look nice to most, and will undoubtedly do a great job cooking pizza, baking bread, and doing just about anything an oven should.

        I agree with John's advice about trying to decide what you want your primary use for it to be as there are different construction techniques to employ for differnt uses. Peruse the various pages and look at the builds to see what looks good to you. Then take your time, avail yourself of the advice and expertise which is available here, and have fun.

        Bill

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