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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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  • 1st fire ??

    I have completed my dome and it has been air drying with a fan in the int for 3 days now the temp has been in 90's and around 70 at night I was wondering how long should the dome air dry before starting to cure either heat lamps , charchol or wood. also can I start to cure the oven without havin the outer arch completed

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    Re: 1st fire ??

    I lit my first wood fire after a week of air drying (no fans or heat lamps).

    I did not complete my outer arch before my first fire.


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      Re: 1st fire ??

      I'm assuming everything went well ?


      • #4
        Re: 1st fire ??

        oh sorry! yeah, I guess I should have mentioned that!

        Yes, absolutely - all went well. I lit a series of increasingly hotter fires every night for about 10 days. I got a few small cracks but nothing to worry about.

        My thread is here: