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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.

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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  • chimney

    does fire come out of the chimney when fireing the oven? i have a roof from palm leaves so would be good to know...



  • #2
    Re: chimney

    Well, that would depend on how tall your chimney is, but usually no flames come out... what does come out though is very hot air and maybe some sparks, so a palm leaf roof sounds like a major accident waiting to happen.

    What you need to do is make a taller chimney that goes through the roof and above it, with a really good layer of insulation where the roof and chimney meet.
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)



    • #3
      Re: chimney

      Our building code (with almost always non-combustible roofing materials) calls for a chimney two feet above anything within ten feet. We also have elaborate requirements for clearance to combustibles (two inches from the exterior of the chimney, even thought the exterior of most chimney systems remain cool to the touch.) You are going to want a super spark arrestor on the top of that chimney at the very least.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2