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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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  • yo, that dome is HOT

    Has anyone noticed that the dome clearing--the soot burning off and the bricks getting white hot--has a smell? It's not like any other part of the fire smell, but when it happens, it sets off my internal timer that tells me 45 minutes to pizza!

  • #2
    Re: yo, that dome is HOT

    Sorry - there is no way I am sticking my head into the oven to see if there is a smell.
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    • #3
      Re: yo, that dome is HOT

      yea, I know, It's officially arm hair and eyebrow makeover season.

      Really though, it comes out of the chimney, and it's the signal to get my prep in order!


      • #4
        Re: yo, that dome is HOT

        That SMELL...That gasoline smell.........it smells like....Victory.


        • #5
          Re: yo, that dome is HOT

          Being the old steam train buff from my youth that I am, the smell reminds me of all the old trains that I used to enjoy watching.
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          • #6
            Re: yo, that dome is HOT

            It is the "creosote' smell from the burning off of the soot layer.


            • #7
              Re: yo, that dome is HOT

              yea. I think it smells like diesel fuel or a house fire. Which might be why it freaked me out the first couple of times I noticed it. Now---ahhh. I am sickly addicted to the whole WFO aroma. And the food, of course. But really, just the smell of some WFO action makes me so happy.


              • #8
                Re: yo, that dome is HOT

                The "creosote" smell will go away very quickly and indicates you have reached a high enough temperature to burn the oven "white".