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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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    Okay, call me stupid, but where exactly are the step by step istructions for the pompeii oven build?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Hungry
    Okay, call me stupid, but where exactly are the step by step istructions for the pompeii oven build?
    start here
    my site for our pompeii and tandoor ovens
    www.killdawabbit.com

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    • #3
      Yeah,

      Start up there!

      Seriously, a great deal of information in Robert's link. Also, ask many questions..the people here are a great help.

      Bob C.
      Great pizza, a cold beer,a great cigar and great friends...my idea of a great time

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      • #4
        Next question, comparing MOST precast modular ovens, the cost is around 2,000. Minus tools, what is an approx. cost for the pompeii design for most of you? This does not include the finish work, just comparing oven to oven.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hungry
          Next question, comparing MOST precast modular ovens, the cost is around 2,000. Minus tools, what is an approx. cost for the pompeii design for most of you? This does not include the finish work, just comparing oven to oven.
          for the dome itself, less than $500 for the materials and then about $5,000 worth of time and labour. at the time i built mine, money was a consideration, but at some point of affluence the money / time lines cross. certainly now i would give serious consideration to a precast if only to save the additional construction time and avoid several additional weeks of the messiest yard and garage on earth.
          my site for our pompeii and tandoor ovens
          www.killdawabbit.com

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          • #6
            an additional point;

            i think, if money is tight, going with the pompeii allows you to have a larger oven than you might otherwise with the precast.

            one thing to keep in mind when viewing my site is that i was using the old school design and construction methods. you should use the island hearth and the styrofoam vane dome template methods instead.
            my site for our pompeii and tandoor ovens
            www.killdawabbit.com

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            • #7
              Charm of the handmade

              There's always the bragging rights about "I made it myself" Anyone can get out their checkbook.

              Full disclosure: "Charm of the handmade" is a snide remark about something badly done, in my trade. With the help and example of the folks here there's no reason you can't build an oven as good as anyone's.

              Ask lots of questions, read everything before you get started.
              My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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              • #8
                Don't forget that we sell precast ovens. :-) That's our real business.

                Our Casa80 retails for $1950, and includes the vent, door, insulating blanket and the oven tool set. I think it is the best priced prefab oven out there, and it is basically the best one you can find in Italy. It's the top brand there.

                The logic is that while the precast oven costs more than the bricks and mortar that make up the floor, dome and vent, they have you a lot of time, and reduced the risk of something not working right. The rest of the installation, including the hearth, stand and enclosure, are the same. If you you calculte the cost of labor, the precast oven saves money.

                I've always said that we want to bring the market dynamic of the Italian market to the states.

                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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