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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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    I saw a great wood-fired grill in a restaurant the other night, that could be built pretty easily. It consisted of a brick floor and brick walls on the side and back. The back wall contained an iron grate that held the wood fire against the back wall, elevated from the grill floor. As the fire burned, the wood coals fell through to the floor, and were pulled forward as needed.

    The cooking surface itself was two free standing steel rod grills. The chefs pulled the wood coals forward and under the grills. Everyone says that wood coals give great flavor. The bricks walls around the grills kept the areas around the grill warm. You could use the design with charcoal as well.

    The restaurant's specialty was Bistecca Fiorintine -- a thick grilled steak from a locally raised breed of cattle.

    I was thinking of going back with my camera and taking photos. You could build a smaller version which could also work with wood coals from a pizza oven when it was also fired, or with coals from the fire in the back of the grill.

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    I would like to see that grill design, James

    That sounds like something in which I would be very interested. Please see if you can get some pics up ASAP as we are in the process of deciding what our grill will look like.

    Thanks, James.

    And thanks for the whole forum.

    Michael
    aka: PizzaMan

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    • #3
      Great. I was looking for an excuse to go back!

      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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      • #4
        i also am trying to figure out where i can cram a grill into my design, so pictures would be great. thanks!
        -Paul
        overdo it or don't do it at all!

        My 2005 pompeii build

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        • #5
          Wood fired grill photos

          Here is a series of photos of the restaurant grill. I took them around 4PM, so the evening's fire was not lit yet. Still, the bricks were retaining a lot of heat from the night before. As you can see, the grill shows a lot of wear, but hey, we should all look so good after years of 24/7. :-)

          Take a look, and let's see who is first to build one of these.

          James

          http://fornobravo.com/pizza_oven_pho...ce-grill1.html
          Pizza Ovens
          Outdoor Fireplaces

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          • #6
            side columns

            I love those carved limestone side columns. The capitals are really simple angle cuts. Get out your diamond saws.
            My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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            • #7
              i have extra space on my hearth, due to the corner orientation, and was planning to put a grill or barbecue of some sort in. does it seem like a chimney type design like this florence grill would be neccesary outdoors? i was planning to just build a pit with firebrick and fabricate an iron cover, but i could see how having a designated air flow could be better for a grill.
              any thoughts, anyone?
              -Paul
              overdo it or don't do it at all!

              My 2005 pompeii build

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