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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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  • Fire Clay in Perth

    Hi Guys

    Any ideas where I can find this? Ive rang around the refractories and no luck...potters market are out of it for 4 weeks...

    Is builders clay a similar product?


  • #2
    Re: Fire Clay in Perth

    Builders clay or brickies clay can be used. It gives the mortar its plasticity and makes it easy to work with. WFO do not get to the temps where the refractive properties of fireclay are fired so its not really required.
    Regards dave
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    • #3
      Re: Fire Clay in Perth

      Cheers. However apparently we can't get it over here in WA. Brickies sand here has 22% clay so they reckon that is enough and don't need it.

      is 22% clay content in the sand enough for the homebrew?


      • #4
        Re: Fire Clay in Perth

        That's a lot so it should be enough. Too much clay leads to shrinkage cracks so probably don't add any more.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


        • #5
          Re: Fire Clay in Perth

          interesting. so with that amount of clay, I am thinking 1 part portland, 1 part lime, 3 parts brickies sand...and that should suffice for a home brew mortar. no need to add additional fire clay or use any refractory mortars...?


          • #6
            Re: Fire Clay in Perth

            If you used 4 parts sand (with about one quarter of it being clay) it would be near enough to 3 parts sand, 1 part clay, would it not?