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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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    No where can i find mixing instructions on the Forno Bravo mortar. It would be nice to have at least a starting point on mix ratio. Data sheet?

    Can someone help out?

    Tried FB customer service but no response. Not that impressed with their customer service, unimpressed actually.
    Last edited by Rogerbown; 12-29-2013, 07:53 PM.

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    Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

    Originally posted by Rogerbown View Post
    No where can i find mixing instructions on the Forno Bravo mortar. It would be nice to have at least a starting point on mix ratio. Data sheet?

    Can someone help out?

    Tried FB customer service but no response. Not that impressed with their customer service, unimpressed actually.
    Roger, FB sells a refractory mortar ( it's either Heat stop or ref mix, don't recall which one). If you are referring to the "self made" mortar mix, you can find it here.

    High Heat Mortar Primer

    Oh yea, be impressed - this is a great community...
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    • #3
      Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

      i was referring to the FB brand refractory mortar, mortar that comes with their modular kits.

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      • #4
        Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

        The directions for mixing is on the bag - if not, got to the manufactures web site. FB does not make mortar mix.
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        • #5
          Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

          the only thing on the bag is a big barely readable 50. i know they don't make mortar :-), it's a repackaged product. I'd go to mfg site but how would i know who the mfg?

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          • #6
            Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

            Probably heatstop 50
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            • #7
              Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

              Originally posted by Rogerbown View Post
              the only thing on the bag is a big barely readable 50. i know they don't make mortar :-), it's a repackaged product. I'd go to mfg site but how would i know who the mfg?
              Just mix it w/ water. It's kinda like pancake mix, mix it like you want. If it's made for mason's - it's pretty forgiving.
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              • #8
                Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

                Roger,

                I can't recall there being a specific mixing directions tag on the mortar when it came with my kit. Everything that I read on the forum and private help lead me to mix mine by sight and feel much like pizza dough. Not to wet not to dry. We used a mixing blade attached to a power drill added some water, mixed. Added a little more water, mixed. You want the consistency to be thick but not runny. Have you ever seen concrete poured from a truck and how wet it is? You want your mix to be a little drier than that or at least that is the consistency we shot for. Just mix a little at a time and spread that amount before mixing more because it sets up fairly quick.

                Best,

                Kenny

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                • #9
                  Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

                  You add water until it is right for your conditions. There is no one answer. If you are working in 100 degree heat and it is windy it is more water than if it is 80 and still.

                  Place an amount that can be used in 15-20 minutes into a mixing container and add water until it is sticky and creamy, wetter for high temps, drier for cool temps.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar

                    Thanks for the replies! I know it varies a lot (I've mixed mortar before but I am not a mason) but it's nice to have a starting point...

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