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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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  • Can you spot the mistake?

    O.k. after finishing up my 3rd course yesterday, I saw a small problem- not so much in function, but in asthetics. I now realize that the hip bone is connected to the leg bone, the log bone is connected to the knee bone etc etc. If your hip is crooked, your feet aren't going to work so well.

    Take a look at the attached pic, paying special attention to the place where the soldier course meets the arch towers. See the problem? Not the best pic, but you should be able to spot it.

    I'll be the first to admit that going into this project I knew I'd never be able to get it absolutly perfect on my first attempt at masonry. Plus I have this incredible pressure to finish it now...so rather than do a whole lot of exact measuring- I've been doing a whole lot of eyeballing. I plan to build a gable house around everything, so only the inside of the dome needs to be presentable.

    If you didn't spot the mistake, here it is. When I layed out the soldier course, the first thing I did was put the arch towers exactly where I wanted them, with the right opening width. As I dry fit the soldier course around and came to the point where it joins the tower, rather than cutting the final soldier course brick to fit, I cut the tower bricks. Seemed fine at the time. Now that I'm on my 3rd course, the bricks are starting to meet up with the arch- and they're not even. One side is dipping into the view from the arch opening. Guess I'll fix that with with a grinder. Anyway, shouldn't be a problem with function- but a good lesson for the other novices out there to avoid that and have a cleaner joint when the course meets the arch.
    Check out my oven progress here: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...dex.php?u=4147

    See ALL of my pictures here:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/Brevenc/...OutdoorKitchen

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    Re: Can you spot the mistake?

    I noticed the different height of the soldier bricks either side of your oven entrance.
    Look, at the end of the day, it won't affect the 'cookability' of the oven at all.
    If that is the only mistake, then take it as a blessing as no oven is 'perfect' otherwise we would not be able to make improvements!
    Looks like you are well organised and doing a fine job.
    Keep up the good work.

    Neill
    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
    Neillís kitchen underway
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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    • #3
      Re: Can you spot the mistake?

      Thanks...overall I'm happy with it. It is funny about the little things you notice as you go along. Can't tell you how many times I've said "If I did it again, I do this part different"
      Check out my oven progress here: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...dex.php?u=4147

      See ALL of my pictures here:
      http://picasaweb.google.com/Brevenc/...OutdoorKitchen

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      • #4
        Re: Can you spot the mistake?

        That's why an oven or in fact anything that we do or build is never perfect.
        Just great feeling of what we achieve when we and our family and friends enjoy the fruits of our labours.

        Neill
        Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

        The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


        Neillís Pompeiii #1
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
        Neillís kitchen underway
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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        • #5
          Re: Can you spot the mistake?

          I'm not sure that it will be noticeable at all when you'll finish.

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          • #6
            Re: Can you spot the mistake?

            dang - who has the byline - hide your mistakes?

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