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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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Starting a Wood fired pizza restaurant..Help needed

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  • Starting a Wood fired pizza restaurant..Help needed

    Dear All

    I have been following fornobravo for the last one year and got to know lot of useful information.

    Let me tell about myself. I am techie working in Hyderbad (India).
    I always wanted to start a italian pizza restaurant in Hyderbad and after going through lot of information in forno bravo I decided to install wood fired oven.

    I really thank you all for your great posts. I need your valuable suggestions for the next few weeks.

    I already acquired a property on lease couple of days back. I will get two months rent free period before which I need to furnish my restaurant in every aspect.

    The property is on ground floor and the building consists of 5 floors and 2 basements for car park.

    to begin with I started to explore for firebricks, insulation etc..locally for the 42" build. Here is my find

    I found 40% alumina firebricks that will cost me around 50 cents each. I see insulating blanket measuring 1"X24"X84" priced at 20$.

    Here are my initial set of questions. I need your help in getting the following things clarified

    1. As the property is on first floor do I need to still go with stand construction with rebars inserted into the cement blocks..or Just brick is okay wih out rebars?

    2. I am not sure whether the blanket mentioned in the below link is same as the one desired.

    Superwool Industrial Insulation | Commercial Insulation Products. AES Fiber Fibre

    3. Can I replace vermiculite concrete insulation under the hearth with just calcium silicate boards.

    Thanks in advance. Waiting for your valuable advice.


  • #2
    Re: Starting a Wood fired pizza restaurant..Help needed

    1. Check to make sure the floor is strong enough to take the oven. A 42" is really heavy. I think you should use the rebar.
    2. That's the right stuff. Your prices on refractory materials are great, I wish I could get stuff that cheap.
    3. Calcium silicate board would be much better than vermiculite concrete and quite suitable.

    Check out strivers build, he is also in India with a commercial restaurant.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


    • #3
      Re: Starting a Wood fired pizza restaurant..Help needed

      Thank you David

      I will go with rebars and cal sil boards with out vermiculite concrete for the hearth.

      I will start the build with in two weeks and will upload the photos here.