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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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  • Fire Pit/Oven Combo

    Great site! I would like your thoughts on an idea I have.

    i'm planning to build a fire pit in my backyard for bonfires (pit would be about 3ft high and 3ft in diameter) and I'm wondering if there is a way to make a removable lid/cover so that I can use the pit as an oven too. I can put a slot in the front of the pit which would act as an air/breather hole and double as an oven opening when the lid is on (so that I can stoke the fire and insert/remove bread or pizza or whatever. Does anyone have any thoughts on how I could construct a removable over lid?

    Thanks!
    Ben

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    Re: Fire Pit/Oven Combo

    I had a client make a cover out of diamond plate for the pit I built him. Of course, I also built an oven for him too, so no need to use it that way.

    A firepit will make a lousy oven, unless you insulate all around it, and the cover is insulated too. Also, you would have to kneel down to use it. A 3' diameter is tiny and a 3' high wall will look aesthetically weird...either a like deep hole or a sawed off chimney.
    Old World Stone & Garden

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    John Ruskin

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    • #3
      Re: Fire Pit/Oven Combo

      It would make a good barbecue spit, but somewhat inconvenient.

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