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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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  • Newbie in SW Washington

    Hello to all of you: I have really enjoyed and benefited from reading your posts about building and operating your ovens. I would like to thank Jim and his staff who make this all possible as I never would have started a project like this without this type of support.

    I have actually been working on my oven since August. I have benefitted from a mild fall in the NW and have really enjoyed my time in the backyard working on the oven. I have completed the dome and vent and am now building the chimney (two 8.5" x 8.5" X 12" flue liners stacked on top of each other surrounded by bricks). I am pretty slow, but once the chimney is complete, it will be on to insulating the dome.

    Attached (I hope) is a picture of my progress as of early December 2008. In the near future, I will post additional pictures that detail some of the history of my build. It doesn't always look great but has been loads of fun so far (except for throwing out my back with improper lifting techniques... not so much fun there, but have also learned to lift properly).

    Best Regards, Mike G.

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    Re: Newbie in SW Washington

    Mike,

    Your dome looks great!

    And it appears you have a cover over the work area to keep it dry as you proceed, and that is good.

    Glad to see you are inside today, the weather reports from your side of the mountains are bleak! We have a bit of snow, and pretty cold, but not the ice problems ya'll have on the west side...

    Glad to see you posting to the forum, there is a growing number of WFO users in the Northwest, and it is great to see your project and compare notes.

    Keep the pictures coming!

    JED

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