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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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  • hello from brisbane

    hi im a new membor from downunder

    im building a barrel vault style oven (and before you ask why not a igloo style i was already commited before finding the forum)

    im hoping to have it finished in the next few weeks

    ill post some pictures when i work out how

  • #2
    Re: hello from brisbane

    Sounds interesting - look forward to seeing pics of the build.

    Did you get it in kit form or are you building from scratch?
    / Rossco


    • #3
      Re: hello from brisbane

      Hi bris-pizza-oven and welcome.
      No matter what oven you choose to build, you will enjoy it.
      You will however, be able to compare the pros and cons of the two build but before you complete your build, ensure that you have insulated what you can thoroughly to get the very best performance from it that you can. This is the absolute critical characteristic of a 'good oven' over shape and materials.

      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


      • #4
        Re: hello from brisbane

        Gidday Brisvegas oven builder, hope you sourced your materials locally. Total Refractory Managment is a good starting point @ Slacks Ck


        • #5
          Re: hello from brisbane

          Originally posted by Johnny the oven man View Post
          Gidday Brisvegas oven builder, hope you sourced your materials locally. Total Refractory Managment is a good starting point @ Slacks Ck
          i got all the refractory items from claypave at dinmore qld ie; the fire bricks and fireclay for the morter i also got a calicium silicate board and blanket from bellis australia in coopers plains qld

          all the items are seconds but i got my bricks as arch bricks instead off straight bricks because they had a sale on at $1 each

          my oven is a tad on the larger size in being 42" long and 36" wide but my father was a baker for nearly 40 years and he did he trade on a wood oven in the 60's

          i have to fix a crack or two in the mortor (im no bricklayer but im getting there)then i will be finishing off and building an attached bbq area once the ovens done.

          its been a project thats been ongoing for nearly 2 years since the pad was cut (ive had a few other projects to get on with) and i realy cant wait to use it

          i have been given a heap off old bakers bread tins that will come in handy


          • #6
            Re: hello from brisbane

            Hello bpo,
            I've recently finished mine. Gee, you got a better deal from Claypave than I did. I remember the day I drove home from there with a car and trailer full of firebricks - really underestimated the weight of them!

            I had a big baking day planned for today, but all this rain killed that off.

            Best wishes for your oven.

            Last edited by glen; 02-09-2010, 02:44 AM. Reason: grammar


            • #7
              Re: hello from brisbane

              thanks glen does anyone have any idea if i would need a blanket style insulation or a foil style

              i just got a quote from bellis australia for a 15mm blanket rated for 1200 degrees and it came in at $12 a meter.

              should i use thicker say 25 mm or will the 15 mm be enough


              • #8
                Re: hello from brisbane

                25mm would be the absolute minimum, may be look at 50mm. We sell 25 and 50mm blanket @ $ 75/roll. The 25mm is 7.2m long and the 50mm is 3.6m long/Make sure of the roll length.


                • #9
                  Re: hello from brisbane

                  I did three layers of blanket (75mm tot)


                  • #10
                    Re: hello from brisbane

                    does anyone have any idea if i would need a blanket style insulation or a foil style
                    Aluminum foil is useless as insulation.
                    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


                    • #11
                      Re: hello from brisbane

                      thanks heaps guys i will fit the insulation this weekend.

                      im now building a new attached deck for preparing the meals on the side its going to be a brick base with a polished timber slab with 10mm stainless strips in it and a beer keg style bbq set in it

                      i will post some pictures off it soon