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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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  • Trying to decide

    Hi Everyone!

    I have been lurking for a while. I have been researching wood ovens for almost a year. In a few weeks I am getting a 12 x 14' concrete patio poured so I can have a wood fired oven. I love to cook and have a Big Green Egg as well as a cabinet smoker. The Egg makes ok pizza, but it is tight and the 750 - 800 degree temps regularly kill my gasket.

    My back yard does not have access for large machines. Ideally, I would buy a finished set it up and cook oven. The trouble is to get a decent size oven I would need some machinery to get it in place.

    I noticed Forn Bravo has a really nice 70 size oven that is on casters, I could probably manage to get that in the back yard with help (I do not have a level lot going front to back). I am concerned that a 70 size oven will be too small.

    I will not be throwing huge parties, I wantr to cook mainly pizza, but I also want to do things like breads, Prime Rib, Wings or whatever. From what I can tell a 90 size oven is probably perfect size wise.

    The Casa2G90 seems to fit the bill, I am just concrened that it may be one of those projects that is just a little too much and never quite gets finished. I have no real mason skills but have built stuff around the house like shelves, walls and so on.

    I really will not have much help building this and budget says I can't hire this job out - the opven and patio are already taking up my budget.

    If it were you would you just buy the completed portable 70 size or suck it up and push through and build the 90?

    Any suggestions are appreciated

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    Re: Trying to decide

    You are the only one who can decide that question. The oven in your other post will do what you need if you can get it back there. The advantage is that you can take that oven on wheels with you when you move out.
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

    If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
    Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
    An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.