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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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  • color of firebricks

    Hopefully someone can help me with the following questions:
    - except the landing area, is it true that the firebricks eventually become black after using it for a while ?
    - Do firebricks with a black color have any performance issue compared to lighter colors ? ( I have read that a light color have a better reflection, but I doubt this is true because I think the light colors eventually become black after using it ..)

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    Re: color of firebricks

    The answer would have to be no.

    Once the oven is cured, a big fire will get it so hot that the soot burns off the inside of the oven - that's how you can tell its the right temperature for pizzas. So the bricks keep their original colour.
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    • #3
      Re: color of firebricks

      The only persistent soot will be in your entry and around your vent. as Frances says, the dome burns clean with every use.

      I went to great trouble to get "red" firebricks, and after a couple of years of use, the red tint has faded, and you can hardly tell they are different from the beige ones.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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