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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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  • my fire door

    The oven is 95 percent done and I'm playing with some door ideas.
    Here is a simple 'fire' door I made out of thin aluminum. I wanted
    to keep heat in, but still allow adequate breathing. It also helps direct the smoke into the flue.

    The slat on the bottom is tall and wide enough to slide a pizza
    in. When the fire is going, you can actually see the fire breath in
    from the bottom.

    I have a tapered entry and the door just leans against the entry way.

    I'm also working on a 'insulated' door that is a double wall steel door stuffed with insulation, insulated handles and a thermometer. This will be my overnight heat retaining door.

    Thanks again for everyone advice. I have learned a great deal from these
    forums.

    MV

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    Re: my fire door

    MV,

    This is an interesting door.

    Are you happy with the way it performs?

    What benefits do you get from this door? Is it allowing the oven to maintain higher heat?

    Thanks,

    JED

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