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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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  • using chimmney bricks

    I have a bunch of the I guess soft red bricks. I'm wanting to use them for building a brick oven. any ideas. thanks mark

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    Re: using chimmney bricks

    Hello and welcome.

    Common bricks make excellent exterior and decorative bricks. Although some people have made their oven domes out of them, they have a problem with spalling (surface chipping) and cracking.

    Here is the US, firebricks are cheap and readily available. It's a false economy not to use them. It's a LOT of work to build an oven: you want it to last.

    That said, a red brick dome is better than no oven at all.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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      Re: using chimmney bricks

      in my area in northern missouri firebrick are not the plentiful. I have a few about 10 that I've had for 20 years or so. I can buy 6 at a time at a farm store but they are only about 1 1/4" thick and 4 X9 and cost about 14 bucks for 6 of them. that ain't cheap.
      what did they do years ago? clay. I've thought about using clay or kitty litter for making one (the unscented kind). used it for making my forge and it works good. I just can't be spending the 6 or 8 hundred plus bucks on making one. thanks mark