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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!

    Hi,
    I'm new to the forum and to building ovens, as well. My husband and I are building an Alan Scott bread oven with a fireplace underneath. So far we've poured a concrete slab and have a pile of cinderblocks and fire bricks sitting next to it, haha.
    I'm excited to start the next stage of the project, and I've been really inspired by all the great ideas on this forum.
    I'll be sure to post about our progress!
    Thanks,
    Sarah

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    Re: Hello!

    Very cool. What part of Sacramento? I lived in Laguna 20+ years ago.
    Post some pics as you proceed.

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      Re: Hello!

      You might want to download the free plans from Forno Bravo. At the very least do a lot of research before going any further. Alan Scott's designs are not insulated properly. Also, combining a fireplace underneath the oven is a difficult task. There are lots of things to conscider when trying to combine the two .
      Last edited by Gulf; 12-30-2012, 10:22 AM. Reason: adding link
      joe watson

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      • #4
        Re: Hello!

        Welcome to the forum Sarah. Although the Alan Scott book is a great read, as Gulf noted above there have been several improvements to home WFO construction methods and materials since its publication. By all means download and read the Forno Bravo plans-they are very informative/useful, but your best resource is the experience of the WFO builders on this forum. In the newbie forum, Lee Burou put together an awesome resource list for folks beginning to think about a build. Here's the link for your convenience.

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f2/n...res-15133.html

        Although it may seem intimidating (and long) at first, it's well worth the time to read through the threads noted by Lee. (What thing you'll note is that almost everyone ends up advising insulate, insulate, and then insulate!)

        Don't forget that although building your own oven from the ground up is really a fabulous experience, the modular ovens offered by Forno Bravo are really a good value and worth thinking about.
        Mike Stansbury - The Traveling Loafer
        Roseburg, Oregon ( www.sablesprings.com )
        Photo Albums: http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...BForum_Gallery

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