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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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  • kevin

    hello does anyone know were to source fire bricks in scotland/ uk

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    Re: kevin

    Hey Kevin!

    Welcome to the group.

    There have been a couple of postings on where to find fire bricks in the uk. You can find them using the search window.

    I think one guy has used brick from old heaters to build an oven as well.

    Its amazing how expensive firebricks seem to be in the UK.

    Best of luck,

    christo
    My oven progress -
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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    • #3
      Re: kevin

      Hi Kevin,

      Welcome! After seeing so much about the trouble to locate firebrick in the UK and hearing how expensive it can be, I was intrigued enough to do a bit of 'net research and here are some starting points, at least (unless someone from the UK has better suggestions):

      Handsworth Refractories - new refractory fire bricks, refractory recycling, redundant stock, refractory services, refractory site clearance & wrecking services

      DUDLEY DESIGNS

      Handsworth, in Sheffield, as well as selling new firebrick, also has a quantity of 'redundant firebrick for immediate sale', whatever that means - possibly a deal! They may just sell wholesale but could likely provide you with the name of a supplier nearest you.

      Dudley (with a bunch of interesting products) sells a wide range of sizes and their 2.5 ' thick bricks are sold in lots of 10 or of 50. The larger quantity breaks down to 1.58 pounds per brick - expensive by North American standards but perhaps not so for the UK. Seems you can have them delivered or pick them up somewhere in the Midlands - not sure what kind of drive that would be for you - there must be somewhere in Scotland that sells them!


      A bit of an aside - nothing seemed to turn up specifically for Scotland but what was interesting is that manufacture of firebrick seems to have been HUGE in Scotland, up to the middle of the 20th century. There were some sites showing some old ones with stamped-in names that I'd love to get my hands on! Sadly, the industry seems to have died right out.

      BTW, James, if you're reading this, "Firebrick Sources" might be a worthwhile category addition to the forum since it's often one of the first questions posted by people just getting started. Separate threads within the category could address specific countries, states or regions.

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      • #4
        Re: kevin

        Also, a forum search for "firebrick UK, or fire brick UK" is less than useful because the search function doesn't work with two letter words.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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        • #5
          Re: kevin

          Originally posted by christo View Post
          Hey Kevin!

          Welcome to the group.

          There have been a couple of postings on where to find fire bricks in the uk. You can find them using the search window.

          I think one guy has used brick from old heaters to build an oven as well.

          Its amazing how expensive firebricks seem to be in the UK.

          Best of luck,

          christo
          thanks cristo never though of storage heater bricks people throw them away here. they are a funny size though about 1 1/2x6x6 but definatly cheeper than $4 per brick.

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          • #6
            Re: kevin

            thanks to all replys can get as many storage heater brick as i want free only problem is they are 1 1/2 x6 x6. cutting is no problem as i have a dimmond blade still saw. cheepest new bricks have found atŁ2 /$4 may use these for base.used ones are expensive to ship in small quantitys.thanks again kev

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