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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.

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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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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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  • stucco finish question

    Ok so I got my oven insulated last night and ready to mesh and stucco it now just wondering what mix to use or more to the point should I use a lime mix or just an ordinary Portland mix? I'm going to mix it about 4 to 1 with some sharp sand in the first coat for extra strength.

    I'm unsure as I know the lime will let it breath but as I understand it will let water in as well as out but will have better strength and probably crack less than just cement. Any thoughts? Being in England I want the most water tight finish I can get as there won't be a roof over the oven so I may take some hammer in winter!

    Keith
    my build,
    http://ukwoodfiredovenforum.proboards.com/thread/1209

    my door,
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f17/...oor-21345.html

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    Re: stucco finish question

    Being in England, you have access to hydraulic lime, use that and you are GTG.

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      Re: stucco finish question

      Keith,
      If doing a few coats of stucco/render each subsequent coat should be leaner than the previous one. Ie more lime less cement. The brew I use is 4:1:1 silica sand, cement, lime.
      Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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