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Hello Everyone! First question - 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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  • Hello Everyone! First question

    I'm Alejandro and i'm from Paraguay but i'm currently living in Italy.
    I've worked as a pizzaiolo in my country and in Argentina but i came to Italy to learn from the bests and hopefully open my own place in a few months.
    I have a question and i hope you can help me, i've seen some of the plans that you've posted on the forum (and i'm really gratefull to you guys for doing the work youve done) BUT i haven't really found a plan for the design of oven i'd like to build.
    It looks something like the photos i'm ataching to the thread, basically the difference is that the wood doesnt burn inside the main oven but in a smaller compartment right next to it, that has an individual door.
    Is there an old thread where someone has allready posted about this? if not:
    Do you think a standard design with a hole on the side conducting to a smaller "chamber" with the wood burning would work?
    Thank you very much and thanks again for all the knowledge you're sharing

  • #2
    Re: Hello Everyone! First question

    Hi Sforza,

    What's the advantage of having the wood burn next to the main oven?

    I expect this would make it difficult (impossible?) to cook pizza with an open flame. Also a smaller chamber would have less draw (of air/oxygen), so harder to get a fire going with any vigour and longer to heat the oven?

    I'm very curious though!



    • #3
      Re: Hello Everyone! First question

      Are the pictures you attached for real ovens? What are they used for?
      Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
      I forgot who said that.


      • #4
        Re: Hello Everyone! First question

        They are normal WFO's except that the floor rotates. The OP is describing either a white oven or a bake oven, not a pizza oven.