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New here! - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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    Hello all!

    I'm Frank, just call me Frank for short.

    My parents (old school Italians) have always wanted to build an outdoor pizza oven.

    My question to you all is how. I know there is probably invaluable information on this forum, but I have a few questions in regards to the construction of the oven.

    My parents being the loving people that they are love to entertain. So they wanted a oven/firepit/fireplace combo that could fuel one another. (IE: Firepit heats oven type deal).

    Can anyone just answer a few questions for me:

    1.) Does anyone know of or have any designs for such a build?

    2.) Are there any special bricks that need to be used when building the "support" structure of the oven/fireplace? (Cinder blocks? Red bricks? Anything but wood?)

    3.) When building the oven, I've heard that the oven walls are lined with fire bricks? Now are these safe to place food on? If not is there a special sealant that can be placed on them prior to installation?

    4.) Is there any special sizing things I should be aware of (Flue size? Does size matter *rimshot*)

    I know building these things is an art, so I appreciate any help that you all can give me.

    Thank you!