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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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    Hi all - just starting to finalise plans for my first outdoor pizza/bread oven and have come across this wonderful site. I spent some time going through the site and was wondering if there is an easy way to print off the building plans and guidelines? I read somewhere that there is a pdf version that I could access, but have not come across that yet. I am currently living in New Zealand and would love to know if there are any other members based here and who have built their ovens in NZ. Would be interested in getting a better cost indication and ideas on materials found locally.

    many more questions to follow I'm sure!!

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    Welcome aboard. Look for posts by KiwiPete.

    The plans are currently under revision but some of the mods have been included in the on-line section. Go to the main FornoBravo page and on the far left column near the bottom will be the on-line plans for the Pompeii oven. The biggest change is tin the hearth that is laid upon the block wall. We now recommend putting in reinforced concrete, although you could go withe a welded platform and then put in a sheet of mild steel. Then your put down an insulating layer of vermiculite or perlite concrete or SuperIsol. Then you start building your dome.

    If you would like the plans that are on the website in a Word File drop me a line and I will send it to you. Note that this does not have the modification that I just mentioned. Use the Forum for questions before you start building.

    je aka patrick
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      Adobe Reader

      Hi there,

      Adobe Reader is available free, now in version 8, and prints out the instruction sheets just fine on my machine/s

      cheers from Down Under

      "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"