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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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  • New member Canberra Australia

    Just by introduction I have attached a photo of my dodgy oven. I made it from castable cement, still getting hang of it but it is great fun. Survived the Canberra winter and frost minus 3degress Celsius and the 40 degress heat of summer. Cheers

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    Re: New member Canberra Australia

    Gudday and welcome
    Could you tell the forum a little bit more of you construction there are a few in "Aust" and the world that could draw on your experience

    Regards Dave
    Measure twice
    Cut once
    Fit in position with largest hammer

    My Build
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ild-14444.html
    My Door
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...ock-17190.html

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    • #3
      Re: New member Canberra Australia

      Thanks Cobbler Dave, as a master builder I may not meet your professional standards. But in short, the frame is a basic 900mm high, 1000m square, I used Hebel blocks as a heat sink, 50mm solid pavers as a base. I used a polystyrene box and used sand to form the inner cavity of the dome. I then used layers of castable cement mix and 3mm insulation blanket to form the dome. Extra layers of cement and and a 90mm galvanised chimeny. Mistakes many, a few failures but 'ave a look at Workshop Outline Alan is the master!

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      • #4
        Re: New member Canberra Australia

        Welcome mitdav...... It's a bit like a bug that gets you.
        Early days I mocked up a temp fireplace with some hebel blocks to cook better damper
        Then it was wanting better pizza
        So I built a budget oven
        Which made good bread and did a roast
        Now I want to make better breads and roasts so oven number 2 is started.

        I think others might agree...... Our inquisitiveness drives our building and perfection is something discovered along the way
        Or
        Maybe we just want to play with fire
        Cheers
        Damon

        Build #1

        Build #2 (Current)

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        • #5
          Re: New member Canberra Australia

          Gudday mitdav
          sorry to disapoint but you get the title master builder ofter 500 posts so it means Ive hung round after my build and offered encouragemnet and a little advice at times.
          I'm familar with the Watt ovens yes he is awsome but decieded to build forno because of the quality of the plans and the encouragement and advice I recieved. The object of the forum is to encourage the building and use of wood fired ovens not just the forno type. Trust me theres all types brick and cast tunnel and dome built by some real smart cookies....and a lot of these are Master builders.
          I sure that many would like to find out more about your experience thats a good looking pic youv'e posted. I myself love that overhead cover you built how did ya get the pipe bent for that!
          Perhaps you would consider starting up another thread to detail your build in The other ovens section? ( other than forno type) or the Aussie section (where your local knowledge counts) I'm sure you'll get some questions and a lot of "lookers"

          Regards Dave
          PS I have hebel hearth insulation Ala allan Watt
          Measure twice
          Cut once
          Fit in position with largest hammer

          My Build
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ild-14444.html
          My Door
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...ock-17190.html

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          • #6
            Re: New member Canberra Australia

            Thanks gents, I may start a new thread. Good thinking, will keep ya posted. Still finding may way around the forum. As for the pipes. I picked them up by chance from from my brother-in-law who had them made 25mm outside diameter and bent at the metal shop in Canberra (Metalland I think). I had 4 straight sections that I cemented into the ground, inner sleeves 25mm inside diameter, drilled in self tappers, heaps of silicon to keep the water out. The miniorb sheets are screwed down with gal self tappers. Pretty rigid, we get bad spring winds here. The chimney is on it's way out and I am considering a smaller version. Thanks again cheers

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            • #7
              Re: New member Canberra Australia

              Originally posted by cobblerdave View Post
              Gudday mitdav
              sorry to disapoint but you get the title master builder ofter 500 posts so it means Ive hung round after my build and offered encouragemnet and a little advice at times.
              I'm familar with the Watt ovens yes he is awsome but decieded to build forno because of the quality of the plans and the encouragement and advice I recieved. The object of the forum is to encourage the building and use of wood fired ovens not just the forno type. Trust me theres all types brick and cast tunnel and dome built by some real smart cookies....and a lot of these are Master builders.
              I sure that many would like to find out more about your experience thats a good looking pic youv'e posted. I myself love that overhead cover you built how did ya get the pipe bent for that!
              Perhaps you would consider starting up another thread to detail your build in The other ovens section? ( other than forno type) or the Aussie section (where your local knowledge counts) I'm sure you'll get some questions and a lot of "lookers"

              Regards Dave
              PS I have hebel hearth insulation Ala allan Watt
              Dave, i think our OP is actually a master builder, as in buillding homes etc, not a hack pizza oven builder

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