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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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  • high heat mortar

    I need some advice on high heat mortar. I’m leaving Monday to go to Albuquerque, New Mexico to pick up the rest of my materials for my oven. The supplier does not stock heat stop 50 he only stocks the heat stop2 which is a premix. For those of you that have completed your WFO with the homebrew would you recommend in if you had to do it over again? And what recipe did you use.
    Last edited by morrishuckeba; 05-30-2010, 04:18 AM.

  • #2
    Re: high heat mortar

    Heat stop and Heat stop 2 are the same thing, HS II is in a one gallon pail instead of a 50# bag. Look for the bag, mucho cheaper.


    • #3
      Re: high heat mortar

      The homebrew works well if you use fine sand. Heat stop is super easy to work with, but it can crack just like anything else.

      Here's a link to the recipe and related discussion:

      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: high heat mortar

        Please don't simply read the recipe found on the FB site without knowing first that the lime is a no-no with Calcium Aluminate cements, not even in trace amounts found on old tubs, tools and such..
        The thread that the above points to eventually brings it up, but only much later way after the recipe is given.
        Trying to learn what I can about flours, fermentation and flames...

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