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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.
- 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.

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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  • New to Pizza ovens, mould problem after 1st use

    Hello all,

    I am new to Pizza ovens and we bought one on a trolly from a guy in Western Australia. We did that so we could move it around, or so we thought until we got it and realised how heavy it was and how difficult it was to move around.

    On the first use of it we made some pizza but I didn't have the oven temperature hot enough. A bit of cheese was spilt on the oven floor that I didn't realise. When I looked in a couple of days later I found a nice bit of mould growing on the bottom of the oven. I scrapped it away, cleaned it with a bit of vinegar (not wanting to use anything toxic) and went away for a couple of weeks. On returning home I find that the mould has grown back and with avengence.

    Can anybody help me on how to get rid of this mould? The floor of the oven is bricks resting on what looks like fibrous cement (or something like it I am not a builder or a person who is a handyman, that's why I bought a ready made oven!!!!) so I don't want to flood the floor of the oven with fluid of any kind.

    I did a Google search on the problem and didn't come up with anything much just some one who had a pizza stone with mould on it and the solution was to soak it in bleach. One site I looked at basically said anything can be cleaned off the floor by burning it off. Any help you can give will be appreciated.


  • #2
    Re: New to Pizza ovens, mould problem after 1st use

    I say fire it up again...nothing can survive pizza oven temps...
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    • #3
      Re: New to Pizza ovens, mould problem after 1st use

      Yep, that's a self cleaning oven you've got there. Go with the scary big fire and no mold can survive. Once the oven burns white (and you may have some moisture in there if it's wet enough to grow mold) the problem shouldn't reoccur.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: New to Pizza ovens, mould problem after 1st use

        I totally concur with Drake and David. As you start to get some coals - pull them forward into the entry and cover the floor. NOTHING cleans as good as fire.

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        If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.