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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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  • G'day From Oz

    G'day guys & gals, another Australian here to either raise, or lower the standard. Take your pick.

    Anyway, came across this excellent site in my travels to try and work out how to build the WFO - Pizza Oven. Have just built (February 2013) a new home and part of the grand scheme is to have an outdoor BBQ & WFO area.

    Currently I'm just finishing off a brick letterbox, well, lets call it a gun emplacement, because it's definitely over engineered. I needed the excuse so I've got some sorta 'brickie' skills for when I tackle the WFO brickwork. Work should begin sometime soon(ish). Gotta finish the letterbox, put up a shed, pour concrete for the base of the BBQ area....pwhew....hard work, best I have a beer I reckon.

    I'll be the one asking all the dumb questions

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    Re: G'day From Oz

    Hi mate, I'm just starting extensions, my oven's been built for a few years now so in effect I've done things arse about! Never mind, we have to eat while we're building! Good luck with the build!
    Boom Shanker! (Neil - The Young Ones)


    • #3
      Re: G'day From Oz

      Yeah, cheers mate.

      Looking forward to 'the build'. Plenty of inspiration in this forum, as well as support especially when I get 'stuck' on something. Seeing that I intend to do the dome Pompei style I reckon the last few courses seem to be the 'tricky' bit.


      • #4
        Re: G'day From Oz

        Welcome Reccymech - You will find all of the inspiration for perspiration here. Plenty of good advice and honest critique delivered in good faith provided you seek it. I have nearly finished my 36" version and am down to choosing the finish material for the dome, tiles for the flat surfaces and making doors.

        All the best with your build and for what it is worth, I would not hesitate to build another with my newly developed skills and the information this forum contains. Given that I had not used a trowel before I am very happy with what can be done with an open ear and some care and determination.

        Cheers ...... Steve
        Cheers ......... Steve

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          Re: G'day From Oz

          Cheers 'Greenie'.

          I'm reading through heaps of threads and as stated there are a few notable subscribers who have built excellent WFO (first timers) and freely pass on their knowledge base. Great to read about and learn.

          I see that there are a number of us Aussies 'onboard', bit of a Gum Tree Mafia so to speak.