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Firing an oven that hasn't been used in 7 years? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

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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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  • Firing an oven that hasn't been used in 7 years?

    Hi - I run a mobile wood-fired pizza company and just was contacted by someone who wants me to come to their house and do a party using their oven. I have done this several times, but this oven has not been fired up in 7 years.

    Would I need to visit this client previous to party and cure this oven? Would I have to do a detailed cure or would one fire up be enough? Party is in August so I will set up a time to go check it out beforehand.

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    Re: Firing an oven that hasn't been used in 7 years?

    Yes, definitely test it out. Check that it is insulated under the floor too. Every oven fires differently. If it's uncovered, hope that you don't get rain on it between your test firing and the function. Good luck.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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