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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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  • Curing

    I recently purchased and received the Andiamo 70 oven. It was built in California and shipped fully assembled to my home in Pennsylvania. All of the instructions I have read say that you should let the oven "sit" for a week before you even begin the curing process. I am sure this oven was built several weeks ago and sat somewhere for a week after it was built and shipped across county. Would I need to let it sit yet another week before I start the curing process ?? Thanks. New to all this and want to get started.

  • #2
    Re: Curing

    In a word, yes. Before choosing to countermand the curing instructions, call fornobravo and get some expert guidance.

    I can understand the desire to put that magnificent oven to use ASAP, but, in the scheme of the Cosmos, the seven day delay is not that long
    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.


    • #3
      Re: Curing

      I too will start the curing process in a bout a week following the directions from Bravo. What I would like to know is what is used to create the 1st fire (wood, paper?) in order to obtain 300 degrees and what method is used to maintain that fire (I guess small pieces of wood but just want to be sure)

      Thanks for any input:


      • #4
        Re: Curing

        I contacted Forno Bravo regarding the shipping and curing process. They told me it was ready for curing since I had it shipped and it "sat" for at least 7 days......so I started the process...am in my 5th day....started with a bit of wood (small pieces)...kept it about 300 for two days....then increased.....am up to about 500 now.....still lots of water coming out of it...... am outside next to the oven and keep checking and putting on the wood as needed.....to maintain temperature....seems to be okay.


        • #5
          Re: Curing

          There is plenty of info on the curing thread (oven management,firing your oven) if you have time to read it all.
          Last edited by david s; 04-05-2012, 02:27 PM.
          Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


          • #6
            Re: Curing

            So the oven is finished and will start curing next week. I do have a quesiton though, is the door supposed to fit perfectly? There are small gaps on either side....
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            • #7
              Re: Curing

              furthermore, I see all these ovens eclosed in large amounts of brick. Is that necessary? Will my oven still accomplish my cooking goals?....pizza, breads, roasts etc.....