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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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  • Grout Stop

    I have seen quite a few posts with questions about how to stop the concrete from going down all the block webs and decided to post this. This is what we use on the job site its very inexpensive (not cheaper than already empty concrete bags or newspaper for that matter) but its an alternative for those who choose to use it.

    Here is the product description, most HD or LWs have it or of course your masonry supply.

    Grout Stop
    Designed to prevent grout from falling through block core while maintaining positive bond in mortar joint.

    Constructed of strong, non-corrosive 1/4" square polypropylene monofilament screening. Available in 2", 4", 6", 8" and 10" widths. Provides improved bonding of masonry anchor in hollow block construction. Available in 100 foot rolls. Sold individually or 50 per case.

    The pic is actually misleading, when this is put in its between 2 courses and not covered with mortar as shown in the pic. The web is put in place then your bed joint goes on it then the block. For the oven construction putting it below the last course would give you (sort of) a bond beam all the way around the top under the hearth and key in the hearth slab to the base. which regardless of where you are building is a good thing...