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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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  • Log Poem

    I have noticed a bit of discussion on the merits of using various types of wood for heating ovens, and thought I'd like to share this old log poem which hold true for all of us...

    Logs to burn
    Logs to burn
    Logs to give the coal a turn
    Here’s the words to make you wise
    When you hear the woodsman’s cries
    Never heed his usual tale
    When he has good logs for sale
    But read these words and really learn
    The proper kind of logs to burn

    Oak logs will warm you well
    If they’re old and dry
    Larch logs of pinewood smell
    But the sparks will fly
    Beech logs for Christmas time
    Yew logs heat as well
    Scotch logs it is a crime
    For anyone to sell
    Birch logs will burn too fast
    Chestnut scarce at all
    Hawthorn logs are good to last
    If you cut them in the fall
    Holly logs will burn like wax
    You should burn them in the green
    Elm logs like smouldering flax
    With no flames to be seen
    Pear logs and apple logs
    They will scent your room
    Cherry logs across the dogs
    Smell like flowers in bloom
    But ash logs all smooth and grey
    Burn them green or old
    Buy up all that come your way
    They’re worth their weight in gold
    My rustic oven;