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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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  • covering your oven?

    Do you try and cover your oven when not in use? Mine is outdoors and I'm thinking about something to cover the chimney....but do you cover your oven when not in use to "keep it dry"? Mine is coated with cement so I'm just wondering...Jim
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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    Re: covering your oven?

    Jim,

    I built my oven as a freestanding building with a house-like roof and a portico. It's really necessary to keep the masonry as dry as possible, so I'd cover it in some way, perhaps with a shed roof. I haven't found it necessary to cover my chimney opening at the top, but that would depend entirely on the type of oven you have.

    Jim
    "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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      Re: covering your oven?

      Thanks....my oven is nestled into the corner of a patio area outside between two concrete walls. I covered it with a double cement layer to shed the water. The only place water can enter the oven is the chimney or door area. If I cover the chimney I can keep the water out there. The small hearth area should not be too much of a problem since it's in the sun all the time but now I'm thining about something there as well to shed the water and keep it dry.
      sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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