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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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    Hi to all, and thank so far for this wonderful forum and website. I was wondering does anyone have a step by step guide in the building process of
    a backyard Pizza Oven? I am new to the website just joined today and although there is an amazing amount of information, I was just wondering if someone could stream line my efforts or point me in the right direction. I will thankful for any and all insight.

    I will be posting pictures of my backyard and the proposed pizza oven sight, as well as documenting my step by step process.

    I am not a mason at all I am a chef, willing to trade expertise if anyone can help.

    Thank you,


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    Re: Need Help...

    Hey Jeff


    Plans are in pdf on the forno bravo site. Here is the link. The plans are really good and combined with this forum will make you dangerous. Good luck and enjoy the ride!

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      Re: Need Help...

      Also, Jeff, check out the where to get building materials forum - I'm almost done the building of my oven and list where to find everything in Toronto. What part of the city are you in?


      • #4
        Re: Need Help...

        Hi chef Jeff,
        Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on starting the process.

        Other than the downloadable pdf (very helpful) you really just need to start looking at the Pompeii threads and you will get all the info you need. I was like you (definitely more the cook than the contractor) but the folks here make it look so simple (well, do-able at least ).

        I tried to take lots of photos to actually 'explain' pictorally what was happening on my 42" diameter, enclosed, stone-house style oven. This link goes to pics of my ground breaking, base building and oven floor construction:
        Picasa Web Albums - Dino - Pizza Oven Co...

        Also, besides the pics of your building area, let us know what size oven you are planing on, will it be 'igloo' style or enclosed and roofed? Will it be free standing or built into an outdoor kitchen area? Also, for example, if it's free-standing, you can start on the base, the blocks etc... and not even have decided for sure if it will be igloo style or not OR how much if any counter overhang your going to have. A lot of this stuff can change or be altered along the way. Although a definite plan and idea is best, I'm amazed at how others changed things along the way with perfect results.

        Good luck, you're going to really enjoy cooking in wfo. Cheers, Dino
        "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." -Auntie Mame

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