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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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    is northern virginia weather a problem for pizza ovens? Snow-rain in winter and hot and humid ( thunderstorm ) in summer?

    Thanks Francesco

  • #2

    You'll be fine. You can build a brick oven in the cold without any problem. Because the oven is well insulated to keep heat in, you keep cold out. We have photos which I can post of an oven working in the snow. There are brick ovens in the Alps, Rockies, Sierra, northerneast, etc. Also there are cold weather ovens in this user group, which I am sure others will write about. Jim's is in Connecticut, and sees lots of below zero temperatures.

    One thing to think about is making sure your fourndation is freeze-proof. I'm from California, but there are other in the group who know how to make sure your foundation is stable with the ground freezing.

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