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My New Casa2G90 - Curing - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • My New Casa2G90 - Curing

    This is my first post and I'm beyond excited. Attached is a photo of my new oven being cured. It has since finished the curing process and tonight is the official kickoff! Thank you FB for a wonderful oven. I can't believe how well it holds heat. I had no clue!! I'll be surprised if my indoor kitchen gets used much going forward.

    Keep the posts coming on tips and advise. It has been very useful and informative.

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    Re: My New Casa2G90 - Curing

    ok this is my first post, first pizza oven and I like you am over the top!! The oven was completed on the 4th of July. I know that it needs to sit for one week, then I start a series of low temp fires and leave each one burning as long as possible. My question: How do you keep the temp low? How many pieces of wood? Do I only use twigs? Leave the door closed? I don't want to get the fire too hot as I understand it could be too radical and cause problems. I am anxious and would like more than anything not to screw up this incredible addition into my life....


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      Re: My New Casa2G90 - Curing

      Many of us used charcoal brickets for a few fires, no flames, which are a cause of temp spikes, can move around pretty easy and you can get temps in the 300 F range. No combustion air if you close the door.
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        Re: My New Casa2G90 - Curing


        I'm sorry, but I was out of the Country and just returned. Congrats on your new oven!! I too was apprehensive about maintaining a consistent curing heat. I started with just a couple of small pieces of wood and just monitored it for the first few days constantly. I would get temperature swings and would pull the fire apart to separate the fuel and cool it down. After the first couple of days, it got easier to manage as the overall temp requirement went up.

        I did read the post about using charcoal, but I thought I had read somewhere that charcoal is not suppose to be used.

        One more suggestion I have in regards to starting your fire, get a torch. I was using a creme brulee torch, but just purchased a BernzOMatic propane torch from the hardware store. Makes it very easy to start the oven. Tim the Tool Man would be proud!!

        By now, you have probably already starting cooking. How was your first pizza?


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          Re: My New Casa2G90 - Curing

          Sid, thanks for the thoughts and input on the butane torch....I so love to use the big girl tools! I am still curing-tomorrow I plan on doing some type of cooking in it-no pizza though-pizza party Friday- thanks for asking!