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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 everyone, I am in Lincolnshire, England. About five years ago I read an article on brick ovens. Good, I thought. I got the book, not so good. I know nothing about brick ovens but alot about building, this book told you how to build a dome and that is what you would get, a dome, not an oven. I forgot all about brick ovens untill early this year when I saw a TV programme (Jamie Oliver), and he was using a wood oven. I got on the net and came up with an Austrailian site. Better, barrel rather than dome, but at least it seemed sound building advice. One link led to another and I found Forno Bravo, EUREKA. I downloaded the plans and joined the Forum. The very next day I found 250 fire bricks for sale on eBay. Fate or ??. I put in a bid and by the end of the week I had the bricks in my back garden. I had to make two trips to pick them up (800 miles in total) but they were still cheap. Since then I have coming back to the forum every day and picking up as much information as possible. I have one or two points that I would like to throw in for you all to chew on but enough for now, I will get back. I hope to start work on the oven later this month. rafv
    sigpicNever put off untill tomorrow what you can do today. If you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.

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    Re: Eureka

    Originally posted by rafv View Post
    ... One link led to another and I found Forno Bravo, EUREKA. I downloaded the plans and joined the Forum. The very next day I found 250 fire bricks for sale on eBay. Fate or ??. I put in a bid and by the end of the week I had the bricks in my back garden.rafv
    Welcome aboard Ratv. You just skipped six years of trial and error. :-) Sounds like destiny to me.

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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      Re: Eureka

      WELCOME! Keep us posted as to your progress and as others will say...POST A LOT OF PICTURES

      One last thought - NEVER be afraid to ask. We have a wealth of knowledgeable folks here who are glad to share their knowledge and expertise.

      GOOD LUCK!

      RT

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        Re: Eureka

        Welcome! Sounds like you got a bargain deal now - the price of UK firebricks nearly put me off. Good find with your 250! You can build an oven for surprisingly cheaply if you're prepared to go slow and see what turns up on ebay, freecycle, classified ads and so on. You've come to the right place for advice!

        I saw the same TV programme - think this is Jamie's oven here: Jamie's oven

        Carl
        http://fornoeconomico.blogspot.com/

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