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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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  • intro

    I'm dave, my partner christine and I are mad keen cooks and have always wanted a wood fired pizza and bread oven, well a wood fired oven to cook many things. We have talked about the prospect of starting a project like this but have no idea where to start. I am very handy with my hands and have always had success at all I atempt, my father being a carpenter cabinet maker and general handy man I learnt from him, but I must admit this project seems daunting I think mainly due to the fact the bricking is not a straight line but a curve.
    Should I spend time doing research or just jump in head first, maybe the research will scare me off..
    Anyways my plan for the new year is to build a wood fired oven so I will be looking for much advice.
    Cheers to all

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    Re: intro


    You came to the right place! There a a bunch of fellow Australians here, with lots of great advice. I would start by downloading the plans from this site. Then start looking for your materials- some are harder to find then others. Once you know where to start and where to find your materials- jump in! Any question you have can be answered here by folks who have already been through the process. Take lots of pictures and post your questions. Some of us have managed to build ovens with no masonry or construction experience at all- you should have no problem!
    Check out my oven progress here: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...dex.php?u=4147

    See ALL of my pictures here: