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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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  • Long time eater, first time builder!!

    hi guys, im from Sydney Australia. Great site btw..

    Ive been wanting to build one of these things for a while now and have finally got around to doing so.

    Ive decided to go for a barrel shaped oven with a flue arch and a door and roughly 1mSq cooking area. Threw down the foundation slab 5 days ago and plan to build on it tomorrow. Il be using refractory bricks for the oven floor and high grade clay solids for the dome.

    il be using high temp mortar($35/20kg bag) for the dome bricks. im planning on putting an inch of fireclay/portland mix over the bricks, then fire blanket(one layer) and concrete render finish. should this be enough insulation? im not keen on using vermiculite.

    and also ive read abit about the curing/firing process. Should i do this before the fire blanket and final render is put on? or do it once everything is complete?

    any advice/comments will be appreciated..
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