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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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  • Hello from Michigan

    My name is Jeff and I'm researching wood fired brick ovens, to build one myself. I've read The Bread Builders, and then got onto this site and am leaning more toward the quicker-heating dome-shaped pizza style oven. I want to bake bread more than just pizzas, but want to use as little wood as possible to do it, since I also heat the house with wood. No commercial-sized venture, just a few loaves a week. Living in the great, often white, north, I'd like to be able to use it in the winter without clearing a ton of snow to get to and fire it up. So I'm looking at various ways to make at least the landing area an indoor feature. Don't think I'm ready to remodel the house for it, but I could incorporate it into the wood shop addition I'm planning for my wood shed, or a free-standing unit close to the house. I've got lots of construction experience and pretty good masonry skills. Just looking for a cost-effective way to build a multipurpose oven. From what I've read, this is a great forum with many helpful members. Glad to be a part of it.

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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Welcome Bread-Fruit........you should be able to find any info you need on here....just not from me..as I'm a newbie myself....I only have the base poured so far....but LOVE Michigan, and would live there if it didn't get so Freakin' cold in the winter....Good Luck on your build......


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      Re: Hello from Michigan

      Thanks buckeye. Though this winter has been unusually mild, I'm planning to build for the worst, or at least a normal winter. Where in Ohio? My lovely bride is from the Akron area. Look forward to seeing pics of your project.