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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.

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  • Soldiers on the bricks or around them?

    Hello All,

    I am getting ready to start my oven and have a couple of questions to get started.

    1. Can I substitute FB board for the vermiculite isolator on top of a 6 inch slab?

    2.Should I start the first course (soldiers) around the brick floor or on top to allow for the different expansion/contraction rates between the floor and the dome?

    Thank you

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    Re: Soldiers on the bricks or around them?

    Hi johnny63
    The adventure begins. You can use vermeculite in place of the Forno Bravo boards for insulation under your oven. The standard recommendation is to use 6 inches of V Crete as an equivalent to the 2 inch boards. You can put your dome on the oven floor but you won't be able to replace those bricks should the need arise. I placed my floor inside the dome and left a quarter inch gap for expansion which has since filled in with ash.
    dvm

    My road to pizza is documented here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ome-17755.html
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    • #3
      Re: Soldiers on the bricks or around them?

      I meant using the FB Board instead of vermiculite on top of the 6" slab.

      Thanks for the quick reply

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      • #4
        Re: Soldiers on the bricks or around them?

        I use the Forno Bravo board underneath my oven. You'll need four sheets of it. I'm very satisfied with the performance.
        dvm

        My road to pizza is documented here:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ome-17755.html
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          Re: Soldiers on the bricks or around them?

          Johnny,

          The answer to your question, is yes.

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          • #6
            Re: Soldiers on the bricks or around them?

            Just got my Thermal board today.

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