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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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    We recently moved from TN to VA, and we want to build a pizza oven. Our home in TN, which we built, had a bread oven built in (Alan Scott plans).

    Our new place is quite a bit smaller, and we plan to add on to the home once our other house sells (anyone want to buy a big, gorgeous, modern log home on 22 acres just outside Johnson City TN???), and part of the long term plan is an outdoor kitchen with a 36" Casa 2G90 oven. The kitchen area will be enclosed on 2 sides by walls of the existing home, and a third wall will be from the future addition, and then open on the 4th side. Hope that makes sense...

    Unfortunately, the TN house will likely be on the market for a while, and we would like to build the oven within the next year, but the rest of the kitchen will either have to be done bit by bit or wait until we are only paying one mortgage.

    Is there a way to do this so the oven could be moved if need be? In one of the other posts, I saw someone post about using a concrete manhole cover for a foundation. Might this be an option as a temporary solution? Maybe in conjunction with the metal stand that you can purchase for the oven?

    We have pretty thin topsoil here, with hard red clay underneath. Foundations in this area tend to be concrete block.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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