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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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  • The Incredible Arch

    I thought I'd do a post on Arches and some photos I've taken in different places.....hopefully inspirational. It is the basic structure of a dome too, but that can be a different post!

    There is a nice discussion of examples on Wickipedia... Arch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Spain has some lovely ones from it's Moorish/Jewish/Christian background, not to mention those Romans. It's interesting to note that some civillizations never found it, like the Mayan builders of Tulum in Mexico versus the Romans who really brought it into an impressive above ground practice.

    It is an extremely strong structure...but I'm a geologist, not an engineer so I'll leave that to the JE Patrick.

    James mentioned that they are very common throughout europe and they support some amazing structures like Roman Aqueducts, bridges and cathedrals.....here are a few pics.

    The first one is from a Knights Templar castle being rebuilt...not old and new sides......second is of bricks....third note the double arch.....and fourth would make a nice oven entry design!
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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    Church, monastary, cathedral, stair passageway and a through street...
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!


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      I think I need to move to Europe now.


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        This is an interesting study.....Arch and Lintel entrance to an old roman storeroom.

        Can't say if the stone lintel was original or refurbished some time in the last 2000 years....but to me clearly shows that the arch is the stronger structure.

        I thought the clay storage jars were neat too....what was left of them in the ground.
        Last edited by Xabia Jim; 04-08-2007, 11:18 PM.
        sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!


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          Incredible domes too! Looks like some of our ovens but these are stonework.

          first two a church, then the dome at Santiago...with the eye!
          sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!