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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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  • Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

    My husband and I recently bought an old colonial home built c. 1760. There are 7 fireplaces but the one in our (now) dining room would have been the original kitchen. There is a large cooking hearth and much to my delight a beehive oven! The new lining of the chimney should be completed on Saturday and I'd like to try it out on Sunday - Any advice for an old oven like this?

    The door is a little over a foot wide and the oven goes back about 3 feet there is a black cast iron door

  • #2
    Re: Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

    Fire it very slowly to begin, it should be fine, though.


    • #3
      Re: Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

      I have restored several of those when I lived in New England and would love to see pictures of yours.
      Old World Stone & Garden

      Current WFO build - Dry Stone Base & Gothic Vault

      When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
      John Ruskin


      • #4
        Re: Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

        I don't have the greatest photos but I'll try to take some nicer ones this weekend