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Brand New and Intimidated! - 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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  • Brand New and Intimidated!

    This is Chef Paul from Ocean Pines, MD, USA. I have been compiling bricks and blocks in my driveway for about six months from fellow recyclers, and I am learning how to do this along with my four kids.

    We are hopefully going to lay a foundation in a week or two, and I will go pick up firebricks in about three weeks. Other than that, I have no idea what in the heck i am doing, except for that I am excited to go even further back in cooking history than with the Aga!

    Any tips and pointers would be greatly appreciated!


    Chef Paul & Family

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    Re: Brand New and Intimidated!

    welcome! Inexperienced, but with an adventuresome spirit and willingness to take the time to get the resources needed - sounds like you fit in well here!



    • #3
      Re: Brand New and Intimidated!


      Tips..... pointers.... sounds like you already got the best tip when someone pointed you to this site....Lots of good guys and gals on this site ready and willing to help.


      • #4
        Re: Brand New and Intimidated!

        Thanks for the response! One question. I keep reading about the 'free' plans for the Pompeii. I have been glancing over the general plans extensively on the site for months.

        Is there an actual set of detailed plans that I am not seeing, or is the online guide detailed enough and I'm just not getting it yet?



        • #5
          Re: Brand New and Intimidated!

          DISREGARD previous entry. Found the manual and downloaded it.

          Cool stuff! Now the mrs. is really getting worried.


          • #6
            Re: Brand New and Intimidated!

            Yeah! Aga! I think an Aga or Rayburn solid fuel cooker would be way cool.

            Brick ovens are great too.

            Did anyone tell you you have to be a bit of a pyromaniac to fit in here?
            My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2