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Finally finished today!! - 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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  • Finally finished today!!

    What a journey, so many new skills learnt..and thats just in the building, so much more to learn in the cooking ( can't wait ) .. thanks again all for the answers to the questions I had.
    This was something I had been thinking of for a few years now , just didn't know enough to get my oven happening. so happy I fell on to this site in my research quest

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    Re: Finally finished today!!


    Good to see another well made oven completed and by a fellow Aussie.
    Well done!
    Now come s the fun bit of cooking and getting it all right.
    You think that you learned a lot in the construction, but you now have a higher learning curve, the pizza base recipes, raising it, the breads, rolls and buns, the sweets and baking, it all starts now, enjoy!!

    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    Neillís kitchen underway


    • #3
      Re: Finally finished today!!

      Now you have to cure the beast! I cured my oven over one weekend and cooked pizzas on the second day. The trick is to keep the heat low to start and build it very slowly. Remember that a flame no matter how small will be at a temp of 750C. You need to avoid any flame touching your dome before the dome has reached 650C that way you will have a greater chance of avoiding cracks. You need to drive the moisture out slowly while at the same time slowly increasing your dome temp. It worked for me but it is up to you which way you go, there will be a lot of different ideas on curing your oven. Take a look at the thread and decide for yourself.



      • #4
        Re: Finally finished today!!


        Looks great, the only thing you forgot is the treadmill to run off all the weight you'll gain form eating too much.....

        Congratulations on finishing