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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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  • Small brick oven

    Hello All.. just joined and looking forward to some ideas/help from the experienced people on the forum.
    Am trying to find plans/ideas on building a brick oven with a seperate fire chamber as am limited in width and depth. Is it possible to have a fire chamber under the oven and also keep the oven clean from the burning embers. Have about 1 sq yard for the build site. Thanks in advance for any help/ideas

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    "White" oven

    The so-called "white" oven, where the combustion happens in a firebox outside the baking chamber, is commercially produced, mostly in conjunction with a home heating scheme. This is one example:


    If you must have a "white" oven, you might want to consider one of the thousands of cast iron wood kitchen stoves that were produced in this country in the 19th century. A lot of those fireboxes are in bad shape, but could be rebuilt with some firebrick and home welding. But at the end of the day, how much do these things differ from putting some bricks in the bottom of your kitchen gas oven?

    A lot of folks here would advocate using a traditional "fire in the hole" traditional bake oven. They come in really small sizes. here's an 18 incher made by superior clay:


    Again, the common wisdom about ovens that small is that they are not worth the trouble. The reason: To have room for a fire, and a pizza, and room to turn it around, 3 feet is about the minimum.

    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2