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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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  • build in the winter

    Is it ok to build oven with cold temp. will morter freeze up and not be as strong.. or wait untill spring.

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    Re: build in the winter

    Hey Sumu,

    You can build in the winter, but if any cement or mortar that you place will freeze with in the first three full days (as in 72 hours) you will want to protect it from freezing. There are several ways to protect this stuff from freezing, but the basics are to cover with an insulating blanket, and add a heat source. It doesn't need to be warm, just can't freeze.

    If the cement freezes before the majority of the moisture is cured out of the cement, it will expand, and crack the cement - now turning to concrete - and reduce or eliminate any strength in the concrete. You don't want it to freeze.

    I started my WFO build last spring, and had a few cold nights to deal with, and did cover the fresh concrete to protect from freezing. It can be done, and it adds a little bit of work... Your choice...

    Good luck with your build, and be sure to send in pictures!

    JED

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