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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.
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- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

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.

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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  • Just a thought

    OK I know this is not a WFO question. I am also planning a true BBQ pit next to the WFO. Would you use vermiculite morter mix to fill the masonry block cavity of the oven walls or is that overkill.

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    Re: Just a thought

    Mikeye15,
    Vermiculite is an insulator and your cement blocks are a heat absorber (although cement is not recommended to get too hot as it will break up and self destruct over a short time).
    You will be gaining little using vermiculite apart from a little weight. It is also not as strong as Portland concrete.

    Neill
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    • #3
      Re: Just a thought

      I get it. I would actually be hurting myself because I would insulate at the first half of the block. It is a low heat pit probably stay at around 250 F. I want it to hold the heat.
      Thanks for the input

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      • #4
        Re: Just a thought

        Mikeye:

        We built a BBQ pit next to our WFO for the floor of the pit we used refactory cement. Just as an FYI make a cover for the BBQ so the cement does not get wet, after the sprinkler system wet ours and we used the BBQ the cement would "steam" so we now keep it dry with a wood cover.
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