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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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  • First time user

    Hi,
    I have a Andiamo 70. I cured the oven (with flies).
    I made my first set of pizza's last week. They came out terrible. The crust wasn't cooked enough. I assume the oven wasn't hot enough. I don't know what I am doing. I have an infrared device. I was somewhat concerned about building a fire of 700-800 degress thinking I would crack the oven or start a fire in the 100 degree weather we had.
    Recommendations?
    Should I put the door on to increase the temperature? Or should the door stay off until cooking is complete.
    THANK YOU!

  • #2
    Re: First time user

    What kind of flies? Fruit or horse? Just kidding. Keep lighting fires and build up to where the entire dome, including the walls are free from soot. At that point, rake the coals over the floor and position the door so that there is an inch gap. After a few minutes, rake the coals where you want them, add a small log to the fire and proceed.

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    • #3
      Re: First time user

      Thanks! I am trying again on Sunday.

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      • #4
        Re: First time user

        I have a Andiamo 70. I cured the oven (with flies).
        I hope this is typo - flies will not cure your oven. And they are pretty disgusting walking on your pizza

        I made my first set of pizza's last week. They came out terrible. The crust wasn't cooked enough. I assume the oven wasn't hot enough. I don't know what I am doing. I have an infrared device. I was somewhat concerned about building a fire of 700-800 degrees thinking I would crack the oven or start a fire in the 100 degree weather we had.
        Recommendations?
        Your hearth needs to be 700 - 750 degree's. That seems to be the consensus
        Should I put the door on to increase the temperature? Or should the door stay off until cooking is complete.
        THANK YOU!
        no - leave the door off
        Check out my pictures here:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

        If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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