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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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  • Hello From NZ

    Hello, Just looking for some words of wisdom from the more practiced in pizza oven building.

    I want to build a 36" High Vault Oven in the garden. unfortunately fire bricks are ridiculously expensive here where castables are mostly reasonable.

    I plan to using Castable for the Themal mass is 50mm (2") enough???
    I only want to do a few pizzas a loaf of bread or two or a roast or so.
    I don't plan on being the local baker!

    for the insulation Layers I want to use a Perlite and portland cement mix.
    I plan on 100mm (4") for the base and then 200mm (8") for the walls is this too much or about right???

    I have seen mention not to use a concrete mixer for vimiculite cement mix but with no reason i assume this is so the vimiculite doesn't break up ??

    I am looking at a 100mm concrete foundation slab with 12mm(1/2") rebarb and reinforcing mesh for reinforcing. I assume this would be adequate?

    And if any Other Kiwis around here feel free to say hi and share notes.

    Thanks for any answers they will be much appreciated.

    Regards
    Bart
    Last edited by wemme; 12-24-2009, 07:25 PM.
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f2/o...-nz-14012.html
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