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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:
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  • Vent crack - me too :(

    This developed during the last few weeks.

    It doesn't seem to get bigger when the oven is hot - though I'm not sure if that fact should be a comfort or something to worry about.

    The vent is out of a castable refactory material that was very liquid and black when mixed, and it is supporting a rather heavy chimney. That wall of the vent is actually rather thin, with most of the weight resting on the bricks of the oven entry.

    The last pic is of my arch crack, which ran all along the the concrete covering when the oven was hot. You can't see it because I painted over the top hoping that the paint will fill it up...

    I don't see there's much I can do about it, and I'm not specially worried if it doesn't get bigger, but ...what does everybody think?
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    Re: Vent crack - me too

    Seems like we are a little obsessed with perfection. If my crack was as small an noticeable as yours I would be delighted. Also nice finish on the arch!

    Hang tough, we'll be here for you if things worsen!

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    • #3
      Re: Vent crack - me too

      Thanks talisker. Yep, obsessed about covers it...

      ...and if the vent does colapse, you'll all be the first to hear about it
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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      • #4
        Re: Vent crack - me too

        Don't sweat it Frances.
        Mine has several cracks... Heck even a brick fell out... (still need to repair it), but she cooks like a beauty!

        I'll take a few snapshots this weekend to make you feel better.

        I'm still loving your swirlies!
        My thread:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
        My costs:
        http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
        My pics:
        http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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