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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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G'day all from Perth, Australia.

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  • G'day all from Perth, Australia.

    Hello everyone,

    Well, I can't believe my luck finding this forum.

    I have been planning on building a pizza oven for some time now, but never quite got around to it. Well, I have decided that I am definitely going to build one now, in time for our Aussie summer.

    I'm looking forward to reading the posts and gaining some usefull knowledge.



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    Re: G'day all from Perth, Australia.

    Howdy Mike and welcome aboard,
    great to see another from down under, we keep increasing our numbers and will outrank the others soon. It goes to show our competiveness/determination I guess.
    There is a whole host of info here but you are going to have dig (search) deep and long to find it. You might like to read my build which was just over a year ago at:


    and follow the threads.
    I also have a host of postings which you can find by clicking on my title block and viwing my Public profile.
    My current build is my outdoor kitchen whick leads on after you oven build.

    Good luck in your build.

    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


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      Re: G'day all from Perth, Australia.

      G'day Neil

      Thanks for your welcome mate.

      I have followed your entire build, and I must say, you have made an absolutely sterling job there mate. I know what you mean about the outdoor kitchen scenario. My wife agreed to me undertaking this project, as long as I also build in the barbie, and provide an outdoor sink, and space for a built in fridge etc, etc.

      I have spent this weekend grinding pavers and pouring footings for the project, so there's no going back now......................I have started!!!

      I don't plan anything as grand as your oven, I don't have the space for it anyway. I am building the oven underneath a covered patio, and flueing the oven out through the roof. I have studied this forum, but the original idea was to follow a plan that was broadcast on Cannel 7's "Better Homes and gardens" for a very simple "Lo-Tech" clay oven.

      Here is the link: au.video.yahoo.com/watch/2972929/8334268 - 64k

      I'd be very interested to hear if any other fellow Aussies (although I'm originally a Pom) have built this oven. I like the sound of a clay oven over a brick one. Apparently they heat up quicker, and there is no chance of cement fragments dropping into the food that you will consume?? Also, and this is a big plus for me............the oven can double up as a tandoor, for cooking tandoori style food. As my two favourite foods are pizza, and tandoori.........well, it has to be clay for me.

      Thanks again for the welcome. I think I have done enough today to go off to bed now. It's almost midnight here. It's father's day, and I've been hard at it for most of the day. I think this oven will become an obsession for me. I intend to have the oven up and running for my birthday on 5th October!!

      Watch this space.................................