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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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    Hi All,
    I have an opportunity to buy an old pizzeria oven for $ 50.00 My thought is using the stone from the oven as my oven floor. I am unfamiliar as to what its actually made of. Does anyone know if this would be a good base for the oven, and if it would take the heat from having a wood fire burning directly on it ? Im pretty sure it would heat up well as they heat it with a gas burner from the bottom. I would also place this over the top of the firebrick base. All thoughts, comment or suggestions are appreciated and welcomed...
    Thanks Mark

  • #2
    Re: Old Pizza Oven

    That's interesting, I don't know the answer, but I know there's a value to the scrap stainless steel, which might reduce your cost still further. The folks over at PMQ might know more about what the specific floor material is.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Old Pizza Oven

      Thanks D. I have posted over there and will post any answers they come up with.
      Last edited by ThisOldGarageNJ; 03-27-2009, 05:10 AM.


      • #4
        Re: Old Pizza Oven

        as of now, this is the relevant part of the only response i received from the PMQ website,

        I've taken a broken stone from one of my ovens home to do kinda the same thing. I use mine in a gas grill to bake bread at home. I cut it with an angle grinder to fit my grill, it works really well. The theory behind what you want to do is sound, but without knowing the specifics it's hard to say definitively

        will keep you posted, i am gonna try and call or look up BLOGGET, (i think thats right) they make pizza ovens and see if they are willing to share any information
        thanks again the PMQ website has some interisting info


        • #5
          Re: Old Pizza Oven

          Blodgett claims on their deck oven brochure to have an "Ultra Rokite deck supported by an angle iron frame", whatever that is. It may be a refractory ceramic slab with their proprietary formula and name. A test cut with your diamond blade angle grinder should disclose if it looks like firebrick inside.

          A google search for "ultra rokite" only returns refrences to Blodgett ovens.
          My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2