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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:
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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.

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  • Newbie Stupid Question

    I'm new and in the very early planning stages. One question I have is "How is there enough light to see inside the oven when you're baking bread"?
    "All in all you're just another brick in the wall." ~Pink Floyd

  • #2
    Re: Newbie Stupid Question

    It's easy, you build lights into your arch entry outside your oven and aimed into it.
    Do a search, "oven illumination" see what comes up, there are numerous ideas put foreward which are very effective. If you seaerch for oven lights, you will get a lot of unwanted posts, but try it!

    Last edited by Rastys; 06-04-2009, 12:28 AM.
    If you don't succeed the first time, try again and again until you get it right!


    • #3
      Re: Newbie Stupid Question

      Or you can do without oven lights and just have some sort of exterior lighting. If you're baking in daylight its not a problem anyway, the light coming in through the doorway is ample to check on bread.
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)



      • #4
        Re: Newbie Stupid Question

        i havent had a problem yet, i have a motion sensor spotlight nearby, I also bought at harbor freight a "head Light" runs on 2 AA batteries and sraps on your head, i pop riveted mine to a hat brim.. its fairly bright, but really wasnt necessary as i thought as the additional outside lighting was more than enough



        • #5
          Re: Newbie Stupid Question

          I use a head lamp or a flashlight as I always seem to be baking bread until well after dark and I don't have any good outdoor lighting setup (yet).

          My Oven Thread:


          • #6
            Re: Newbie Stupid Question

            Flashlight for breads, flames and coals for pizza! Although I am jealous of those folks who added interior lighting.
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            Oven-building thread


            • #7
              Re: Newbie Stupid Question

              My husband bought me a hat with two leds in the brim. Looks dumb, but it works great. I don't have to move it out of the way and it always lights up what I'm looking at!



              • #8
                Re: Newbie Stupid Question

                "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"

                ...quipped by Warren Buffett after I installed 15 watt bulbs in their hallway to test out some new fixtures.
                This may not be my last wood oven...


                • #9
                  Re: Newbie Stupid Question

                  I've been wondering about the lights installed in the archway. I'm assuming people are running electrical service to their ovens, which would mean they need an inspection, right? I would think a hiking headlamp would be ample enough, as some others have suggested.