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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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  • Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

    Just a quick note to say hello and thank you for making the plans and this forum available to us all. I've got ZERO masonry/building experience, but am constantly striving to expand my cooking horizons.

    I cant wait for the snow to melt here in Michigan to start my first oven!!!


    Thanks!!!

    Windknot

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    Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

    windknot,
    Where in Michigan. I'm in Dearborn.
    fb66

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      Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

      I agree, enough of the snow already. I'm in Saginaw. I also have zero masonry skills. Looks like we are in the same boat together this spring! I've been looking at this forum all winter. The members of this forum have been putting out some amazing ovens!
      Mike - Saginaw, MI

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        Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

        Hey Windknot,
        Welcome. Winter's a great time to read up, plan your build, find local suppliers, and if necessary, get a building permit. Look forward to seeing your progress.

        Don't forget to buy or cut wood now so that its ready when you need it.
        GJBingham
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        Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

        -

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          Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

          Fullback - I'm west of Saginaw in Thomas Twp. - It appears as though mfiore and I are neighbors.

          mfiore - how far into the process have you gone? I had not ever considered an outdoor pizza oven till I read an article in the Detroit Free Press about Mario Batali - he owns a home up in Leland on Grand Traverse Bay - they mentioned that he had a pizza oven outside and that he was cooking on it all the time when he was up there.....and I just couldnt get the thing out of my mind - two steps later and i'm on the Forno Bravo website. I've never been a big pizza chef, nor a baker, but sure would be neat to have.

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            Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

            What a great forum to pull people out of the woodwork! It seems Windknot and myself are within 10 miles of each other!

            Windknot, I have not started my oven yet. Still a great deal to plan and consider. I hope to start after the spring thaw. I have a pizza passion, and have been frustrated with the lack of quality pizza in our area. Looks like you and I will soon have the best pizza in town!!
            Mike - Saginaw, MI

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              Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

              I say screw al gore, Here in rockford michigan we can use all of the global warming we can get (and if I get my hands on punksatony phil I will stuff him in the oven with fava beans and a nice chiante (Im sure misspelled) Anyway good to hear from fellow michiganders (michiganians?) Good luck with the project, I tend to loose interest in projects quite quickly, but planned my oven for 2 years, and have been using it weekly for 2 more, so I guess its stuck.
              Sincerely
              Eddie Schmidt

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              • #8
                Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

                Yes, small world sometimes...particularly with the internet.

                Welcome neighbors! There's plenty of information and inspirations here at FB. Start reading and asking questions. Masonry work can be intimidating but it's not bad once you get going. Same with the cooking

                Start planning and collecting stuff for your ovens.....

                Hmmm....maybe a friendly competition on who can get from zero to pizza first?

                good luck
                Jim
                sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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                  Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA

                  Hello in Michigan

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