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Heating the room? - 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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  • Heating the room?

    We would love to have a small pizza oven but be able to start a small fire and just put some heat in the room on those cold winter days. We will be putting on a small addition (ourselves, we built our own house, not a problem).

    Is this realistic? Only enough room for one thing oven or wood stove. Not gonna rely on it but was wondering about if it would put out heat.

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    Re: Heating the room?

    Our pizza oven (a Forno Bravo Casa model) is in our kitchen. It does throw radiant heat when you have the fire blazing during preheating, but because of the placement of the flue and the insulation around the oven it is not an efficient room heating device. Once the fire dies down to coals it does not add significant heat to the room.

    To match the heat output of our wood stove would require an enormous amount of wood in the oven.


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      Re: Heating the room?

      Just to add on to the previous post by tschaefges, pizza ovens are designed to retain heat, not radiate heat. A really well designed and built pizza oven won't heat your room at all.
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        Re: Heating the room?

        Unless you leave the door off
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