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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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Building a Wood Fire stove in Mexico

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  • Building a Wood Fire stove in Mexico

    Hola, we have moved to Merida Mexico to open up our first Wood Fire Mediterranen Bistro and are going to need some helpful info on buildng our stove. We already have the Forno bravo plans and we want to build it inside of a large old cement water sistern, I have posted a photo of it. We would love to hear if any one has done this before.It already has a solid cement base of about 1 foot thick. The diameter of the sistern is about 7 feet and 9 feet tall. We want to use the sistern as the outer facade and build a 42 inch stove inside it.Any helpful hints, tips or suggestions mucho gracias!Name:  bdbd36f28a6be37883896bcf0e142155.jpg
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    Re: Building a Wood Fire stove in Mexico

    One suggestion, if you haven't done it already... line it with firebrick; concrete will crack and explode sometimes when it is heated because of air pockets. Hope I helped.

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