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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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  • Fireclay

    Wondering what kind of supplier carries this stuff Fudugazi

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    Fire clay

    Fire clay is a clay made up of aluminate and silica. You can buy it in a 50lb bag from your local brick supplier, but probably not Home Depot. It has many of the characteristics of a true refractory mortar, such as its ability to withstand high heat. That is why you add it to a traditional mortar to withstand heat. When you mix fire clay with portland cement, you get a mortar that is more heat resistant than concrete (portland cement with a sand and gravel aggretate), but much less resiliant or thermally conductive than a true aluminate mortar. Don't forget that portland cement burns out at a relatively low temperature.

    Here in Sonoma county, you can get fire clay from our big, local masonry supply company, SBI -- who is also a Forno Bravo oven dealer .

    For an easy to work with (but less resilient) mortar:

    1 part portland
    3 parts sand
    1 part lime
    1 part fire clay

    For a more permanent, but harder to work with mortar:

    1 part calcium aluminate
    3 parts sand
    1 part lime
    1 part fire clay

    For an easy to use, long lasting mortar (but a little more $), you can buy Refrax from Forno Bravo.

    http://fornobravo.com/installation-e...cessories.html

    It's a real, pre-mixed refractory mortar.

    -J
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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