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Getting ready to build an oven - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • Getting ready to build an oven

    I am getting ready to build an oven in a backyard terrace, so I will
    not be building a block base, the 1st concrete slab will be directly
    on the ground then I will be adding the thermo layer slab on top of
    it, then the cooking floor. The rest of the oven will be like any
    other. I have included my parts list below and want to insure I have
    not gone to overkill mode with materials. I chose the arch fire
    bricks for ease of setting though most plans I have seen use the
    straight fire brick. By using the arch brick I will get a 71/2" rise
    in 3'3" which seems to be the goal of all the plans. Let me know what
    you think as this is my first attempt.

    Item Quantity
    Hearth Plates Square Edge Fire Brick Tiles 12x18x3 6
    # 1 Arch Fire Brick 54
    Straight Fire Brick 9 x 4 x 2 100
    Refractory Concrete (Kastolite 22) 3
    Castable Refractory Concrete (Mizzou Castable Plus) 3
    Fire Clay 2
    Hi Temp Mortar (Heat Stop II) 1
    Sand 2
    Wire 2
    Stucco Mesh 2
    Stucco Mix 2
    Cool Tile for Decoration 10
    Hearth Tiles 8
    Chimney parts 1

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    Re: Getting ready to build an oven

    I built my on the hillside also