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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.
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- 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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  • Crack resistant concrete

    Can I use crack resistant concrete for the hearth slab? I have a bunch of bags on hand ( Product Information Error Page ), but I'm not sure if its ok or not. I don't plan on using a percrete layer above it, but rather the superisol instead.

    If it is ok to use, can I mix it with standard concrete? The reason I ask is b/c I only have half the amount needed for the hearth slab, so i was thinking about mixing the crack resistant and regular in a one to one ratio.

    Thanks for any help!
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    Re: Crack resistant concrete

    Crack resistant Concrete. whats that? We recently added a legal disclaimer to the contracts addressing cracks because we have had so much trouble with the quality of redi mix..Even the concrete company we use has one for their pea gravel mix. Pretty scary hu?
    Anyway if you are talking about fiber mix this will be fine and can be used just the same as the other stuff and it will mix together fine with no "reaction" the only thing you may get is some fibers sticking out of the finished slab which is no biggy if they really bother you you can use a propane torch to melt them away. Being that you will be only using this for half the mix you probably will never see them...