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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.
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- 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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  • isalation layer

    if the brick dome is on a layer of fire bricks do i need a insalation layer below the fire bricks

  • #2
    Re: isalation layer

    Yes, insulation under the floor bricks is critical to a successful oven. The free plans offer a lot of good information on this topic; have you found and downloaded them yet?
    Nikki

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    • #3
      Re: isalation layer

      yes i downloaded them but is there a cheaper insalation then perulite and vermiculite because i cant afford it

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      • #4
        Re: isalation layer

        unfortunately, perlite/vermiculite is the cheaper option... but the cost definitely balances out in the long run if you weigh it against the cost of wood in an uninsulated oven.
        -jamie

        My oven build is finally complete!

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        • #5
          Re: isalation layer

          maybe you should build an earthen oven, or is it called a cob oven ? do a forum search, i bet thats the cheapest way you can go

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          • #6
            Re: isalation layer

            how much vermerculit do i need for a 48 by 56 by 3.5 insalation layer

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            • #7
              Re: isalation layer

              (48 x 56 x 3.5) / 1728 in per cu foot = 5.4444 cubic feet. The portland doesn't much change the volume of the vermiculite.
              My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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              • #8
                Re: isalation layer

                so 5 cubic feet of vermiculite sorry new at this so iam a litle mixed up

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                • #9
                  Re: isalation layer

                  will one bag of 90lb portland cement be anuff

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