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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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  • Hello from Kenya

    Hi All,

    My wife and I live in Nanyuki, Kenya (right next to Mount Kenya and pretty much on the equator). Nanyuki has exactly zero good pizza resteraunts and I've been craving good pizza for a few years now.

    I've been lurking on the site since November last year. It's very informative and often quite entertaining.

    I've downloaded the plans and built a 42 inch Pompei oven. Surprisingly enough, most items were readily available in Kenya. Fire bricks (extras left over from a large Comercial kiln project) and vermiculite were the easiest to find.

    As soon as I get the photos in order I'll post a selection showing the construction process.

    Tom T

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    Re: Hello from Kenya

    Hooray! It's often hard to find refractory materials in tropical climates: a lot of us here in the states shop at places that sell to masons building masonry fireplaces, and those are scarce in hot areas.

    We look forward to your pictures.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2