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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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  • Lack of thermometer

    Any one guys has an inherent way to estimate the approximate temperature of the oven with lack of a thermometer? Namely, How can one know when the oven reaches 400 C using inhome simple techniques?
    Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
    I forgot who said that.

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    Re: Lack of thermometer

    Originally posted by v12spirit View Post
    Any one guys has an inherent way to estimate the approximate temperature of the oven with lack of a thermometer? Namely, How can one know when the oven reaches 400 C using inhome simple techniques?
    The ancient Romans cooked for thousands of years without thermometers. One method they used was to place a fist into the centre of the oven and count how long you can hold it there. Eg 2 secs = baking or roasting temp. The semolina test on the floor is another good one. Cast a little into the centre and it should go black in 3 secs for correct pizza temp.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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