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Achieving 700 degrees F. - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Achieving 700 degrees F.

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  • Achieving 700 degrees F.

    I am in the process of curing our newly installed Tuscan oven located on our porch. I have maintained fires of up to 5 pieces of oak and ash wood @ 4" by 16" for up to 3 hours but have not been able to get above 500 degrees measured by a laser oven thermometer aimed at one wall. I have a 15 ' chimney. The oven draws well. Should I simply build a bigger fire for a longer period or is there another issue?

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    Re: Achieving 700 degrees F.

    I have moved this to Oven Management -- seems just right.

    It is very typical for a new oven to not come up to heat with the initial fires -- as you are baking out all the retained water.

    Take your time and try to follow our curing schedule (attached). Don't push it, or you will convert the retained water to steam, which can cause cracks and compromise how long your oven, or mortars, will last.

    Keep going and let us know how it goes.

    Do you have any photos?
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