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Flies!!! - 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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  • Flies!!!

    I just finished building my oven from scratch. I was curing it this weekend & noticed a lot of flies hanging out on the hearth. I have not started cooking yet so there is no food there. What is causing this problem & how can I keep the flies away.

  • #2
    Re: Flies!!!

    they may be "cluster flies", do a Google search on them?


    • #3
      Re: Flies!!!

      They are probably keeping warm.
      The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

      My Build.



      • #4
        Re: Flies!!!

        I just finished building my oven and i noticed a lot of flies and mud daubers hanging around. They seem to like heatstop mortar for some reason.

        I think the mud daubers decided they would gather my motor to build themselves a fire proof home.


        • #5
          Re: Flies!!!

          Just wait until you start preparing, assembling, cooking and eating your pizzas and the smell permiates the surrounding area. Then you will really experience some flies.
          If you think you have "flies", come to outback Australia to really experience them!
          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