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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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  • new oven

    I have built a new oven and heard that the inside dome should turn white once fired up. I have had a couple of fires and it remains black? Is that normal?

    Thank you

  • #2
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    Just means you need to build a bigger, hotter, longer fire. Post some pics of your oven too!

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    • #3
      Re: new oven

      Is it okay to cook in with the black soot?

      Thanks again

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      • #4
        Re: new oven

        But during the curing process your low temp burns will keep the dome black for the most part.
        George

        My 34" WFO build

        Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

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        • #5
          Re: new oven

          Just uploaded a picture!

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          • #6
            Re: new oven

            sorry I am new to all of this. I don't understand what you mean by curing process?
            Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: new oven

              The oven looks good. I linked the image to this post so it is easier for people to reference.

              Refer to the pompeii oven plans for the curing process. In brief it is the process of a series of fires increasing in intensity over the course of a week or so to force moisture out of the oven dome.

              Last edited by Nic The Landscaper; 08-18-2010, 10:53 AM. Reason: grammar error

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              • #8
                Re: new oven

                Can you cook during the curing process?

                You guys are really helpful

                Thank you

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                • #9
                  Re: new oven

                  Yes you can!! Pizza temps usually dont occur until close to the end of the process but roasting is great in the mid temp ranges.

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                  • #10
                    Re: new oven

                    Originally posted by rmisale View Post
                    Is it okay to cook in with the black soot?
                    Sure thing. In many instances you will not fire the oven to high temps so you will be cooking in the black dome.

                    Here's a pic of spareribs I did during one of the low temp curing fires:
                    George

                    My 34" WFO build

                    Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

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                    • #11
                      Re: new oven

                      wow.................

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                      • #12
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                        How do you limit the smoke when firing up the oven. I had a lot of smoke come out of the oven. Don't want to upset the neighbors??

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Re: new oven

                          Smoke mostly comes from wet or wettish wood until it drys enough to fully combust. Once your fire is in full swing you should have very little smoke. Most likely you will get some smoke when you first light up

                          Peter
                          Member WFO-AMB=WW

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