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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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  • Hi from NH

    Hi all:

    I went to a pizza party at an Italian friends house. Best pizza I have ever had and thus my journey to replicate this pizza for my family and pizza parties has began.

    The foundation has been poured. Thanks to this forum I had a Redi-Mix truck come to my house and had a couple of friends waiting with wheelbarrows. I was originally going to buy the bagged stuff from Homedepot. Ended up using almost 1 yard. Priced the two and it was cheaper to do the truck also oddly enough I called several places and received wildly different quotes. The cheapest place was actually further from my house.

    I am now ready to start building the stand. I am glad to move onto the building stage rather than digging. Living in Nh I am concerned about frost heaves so my 6" foundation slab has 5 sorno tube footings. I tried to go 4 feet down on all of them but failed as I hit boulders big enough that I couldn't dig around them and certainly wouldn;t have been able to lift them if I could have dug them loose. So my footings vary from 3 to 4 feet. Needless to say it has been a lot of work just to get to this stage.

    For the record I am building a 36" oven. I hope to have the stand, hearth and insulation layer on the hearth complete before the Winter hits.

    Thank you for such a great site.


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    Re: Hi from NH

    Welcome aboard Julian,
    I agree, it is a great site and great help from very obliging members.
    You have obvoiusly had a good look around the forum and made your decissions. Feel free to ask anything to set your mind straight.
    Enjoy your construction and then the food from it and the social activity that goes with it. It generates a whole new outlook on life.


    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    Neillís kitchen underway