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For My "Next" Build... - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • For My "Next" Build...

    Having just completed my first, possibly last WFO, here are my afterthoughts. I think of it as "If I had it to do over."
    I would build my pavilion roof first, after marking off the pad.
    I would leave an opening in the back as well as the front of the wood storage area, and put an air vent in the doors. Somewhat less crawling around during wood handling, and better air flow. Essentially, I would build two "C" shapes instead of a "U."
    I recommend using lintels. Inexpensive, and nicer to work with. Just a better job.
    When it's time for the arch for your oven opening, I would recommend building a flat opening where the chimney is going, and then creating the arch. This makes for a much easier and more stable chimney install.
    When building the dome, definitely wedge-cut your bricks after the first or second course, as the tighter fit will conserve expensive refractory mortar. Harbor Freight has an inexpensive electric water-cooled cutter that will give you a nice job.

    Good luck to all: It's a lot of work, but worth it!