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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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  • help! rain

    tried to make pizza last night in the pouring rain. the oven floor wouldn't get hot enough. the top browned way before the bottoms were ready. any tips for cooking in the wet months of the year? live in seattle area and so far haven't put a roof on either. thank you!

  • #2
    Re: help! rain

    MLyon,
    Can you describe how much insulation the oven has where, how long you burned your fire before starting your pizzas and how successful pizza making has been in this oven before the rain.

    As always, pictures and details will help us to help you.

    Chris

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    • #3
      Re: help! rain

      We recommend oven owners do a "mini" cure after rainy weather for about three days. This way, you can eliminate excess moisture.

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      • #4
        Re: help! rain

        We built the igloo oven from here. It has 3inches of the vermiculite/cement insulation, stucco, and sealed. We had an awesome summer of pizza-no glitches at all. I'm thinking we didn't start the fire early enough-it was only 3 hours-we went off what worked before in dry weather and it has been super wet here.
        how long is a mini-curing?
        thank you for the ideas!!!

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