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Toscana finish styles design- which is best - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • Toscana finish styles design- which is best

    I am wondering if there are any recommendations on the finish shape of a pre fab oven?
    I am looking at the Toscano 100 pre fab. The oven will be outside in Pennsylvania.

    Igloo? Hipped? or Gable? would one finish be better to protect the oven from the weather elements - We get rain, snow and wind.

    I really do not want to have to cover it like a grill.


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    Re: Toscana finish styles design- which is best

    Originally posted by tlr-dmd View Post
    I am wondering if there are any recommendations on the finish shape of a pre fab oven?
    Whether it's pre-fab or hand-built really doesn't matter to the enclosure. Your environment is more important. If I were in a rainy area, I'd probably go for a gabled house just because I don't trust stucco in wet climates, and that would eliminate the igloo shape. And I like people trying to stick their head in my oven while it's burning to see whether it's really a dome inside.