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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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    I might as well admit right now, I dont have a brick oven yet. I am a Canadian living in Spain. We own a restaurant here and are ready to try a new venture.... AND - there isnt a really excellent pizza to be had anywhere near us.
    Ive been reading about Forno Bravo ovens during my internet research and seem to keep coming back to the site.
    Im hoping to find out more about everything really, what all I can do with it on a commercial scale, resources for learning/training, you know, everything.
    I never have much luck with the search feature on these things, but Ill certainly try it before bugging everyone with dumb questions.
    Thanks, and again,

  • #2
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    Welcome Cardinal. I have a feeling anything you need to know is already posted somewhere on this site, but if you can't find the answer, my feeling is that there are no "dumb questions." Everyone here is very helpful.
    "Pizza, the world's most perfect food."


    • #3
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      Welcome to the forum. Its an honor to have you here. If its information you need you have come to the right place. Browse the threads and see what you can find. If you dont find it then ask away. There are some really helpful folks here so have at it.
      Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
      like chicken...

      My 44" oven in progress...


      • #4
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        Ok, this also a first poster from Down Under, working for a refractory sales company and been in the industry for 25 years gives me plenty of info for you guys to capitalize on. Hit me with your probs or questions and I will try to help. Cheers JC


        • #5
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          Hey Johnny, Welcome, sourcing refractory insulation and firebrick is a chronic problem for Australian builders. Glad to have you on board.
          My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


          • #6
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            Plenty of stock including floor tiles, v'lite, castables, insulating castables, mortars, ins. bricks, etc. All at wholesale prices for oven builders.


            • #7
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              G'day Jonny,

              Can you give me some details of the company you work for and some prices for your products? PM me when you have a chance.


              Mark CH


              • #8
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                Johnny, hi there, I am an Australian just about to begin construction of my first oven. I'm a bit confused about all the different materials so it will be great to have your expertise on tap for the project.

                One question: if I opt for a dome oven it will involve a lot of firebrick cutting (angles etc to shape the bricks) - do you supply pre-shaped bricks? If not, how hard are they to cut? my only experience with concrete and brick cutting has been with an angle grinder but precision is not part of that experience!