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I thought carbon burnt off at 300C? - 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:
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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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I thought carbon burnt off at 300C?

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  • I thought carbon burnt off at 300C?

    I refired my oven today to make some bread, scraped out the coals and made the bread.
    I then refired the oven later on to do chook wings.
    The oven ceiling was 450C with the new fire yet carbon formed, I thought carbon burnt off at 300C?
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    Re: I thought carbon burnt off at 300C?

    If you had just cooked a load of bread then presumably your oven bricks had dropped in temp. When you refired and took another reading on the dome it would have been the surface temp. The bricks probably had not had sufficient time to respond to the flame. I think this is something you have to be aware of when using an infrared thermo. For baking and roasting I prefer the cheap bimetal thermometers you place directly inside the oven.
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