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Another Central Texas build - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • Another Central Texas build

    Hi guys,
    I've started building a 40" corner-set Pompeii and currently having a blast. I've got my block stand done to 4 courses and from there I'm going to corbel out another 2.5" with brick and aim for a 44.8" floor height (32" concrete block, 4 courses of kingsize brick= 12.8"). I'm going to set my top slab down inside the brick so the oven floor is flush with the table surface.

    I'm planning on stuccoing the exposed block to match the house (cream yellow) and stuccoing the dome igloo-style.

    I'm going to need a bit of help designing my arches, as I'd really like to use tudor/4 centered arches for the wood storage (23" opening) and oven(20"). the wood storage arch will be well-supported laterally by the mouth of the concrete block stand with poured cores on the ends, but I assume I'll need to buttress the oven opening.

    I've already learned a ton of stuff lurking, and of course the wonderful free plans... are wonderful and free?
    I'll start a thread in the pompeii forum tomorrow when I have some more current pictures.
    Time flies like an arrow; Fruit Flies like a banana.

    My oven (thus far): http://www.tinyurl.com/ogorirsoven

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    Re: Another Central Texas build

    I saw your base pictures and thought I'd see how you were progressing, I love the base and can't wait to see more. I hope you post here regularly as you go and good luck!
    My oven album is here



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      Re: Another Central Texas build

      Thanks Xene. I'm taking pictures as I go, at least one at the end of the day, and I'm going to try to keep uploading them daily. I'm hoping to pour my top slab on Saturday, then I really need to find a local source for insulation!
      Time flies like an arrow; Fruit Flies like a banana.

      My oven (thus far): http://www.tinyurl.com/ogorirsoven