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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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  • forgot to dip my fire brick in water

    Hi everyone,

    I've been lurking here for some time gaining some very useful information...a BIG thanks to FB for hosting these forums!

    I finally need to post a question though, because halfway through the second course of my dome installation I ran out of Heat Stop 50. I remember reading the sticky on FB about homebrew, so I quickly looked it up again (to get the quantities) and mixed my own. Everything went great and I was able to complete my entire oven yesterday. This morning I woke up realizing that I remembered reading I was supposed to dip my fire bricks in water!

    Now I'm very nervous and wanted to know what's going to happen to my oven. I tried searching FB for someone making the same mistake but wasn't able to find anything.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or comments regarding this? I just don't want to worry or move forward on the oven if it's not recommended.

    Thanks again FB and everyone!

    Valerie

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    Re: forgot to dip my fire brick in water

    Thanks you for the post.
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      Re: forgot to dip my fire brick in water

      Dipping the bricks in water is to mitigate the mortar "drying up" before it has a chance to cure. Dry bricks can "suck" the moisture from the mortar. There are lots of variables such as the amount of water in your mortar to begin with and the relative humidity.

      Closely examine the mortar work you have done. If it is solid and not powdery you are OK.

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      • #4
        Re: forgot to dip my fire brick in water

        Thanks Neil. I checked the mortar, and it's solid as a rock...I can't even scratch it with my fingernail. Any chance this will change over time, or am I gonna be okay?

        Thanks,

        Valerie

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        • #5
          Re: forgot to dip my fire brick in water

          No worries, you do not have to dip the bricks, it just makes it a little easier sometimes.

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          • #6
            Re: forgot to dip my fire brick in water

            "Any chance this will change over time, ...?"

            No. You are good to go.

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