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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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  • My turn...finally

    Well as many of us do I have been lurking around sucking up as much information as I could before starting my own WFO. I have been a shameless pack rat collecting cinder block from around the college campus I work on; the college kids leave them behind every year and I have collected enough to build my stand. I have been surfing craigslist and have gotten my first 125 firebrick ( brand new ) for a buck apiece and I am in contact with a guy who is taking down a chimney to hopefully secure the rest of my firebrick. The wife has finally approved the placement in "her" yard and I have it staked out. I am going to start digging today as long as the rain holds off. Pictures and more to come soon. Glad to be here....finally

    Peter
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    Congrats, Peter! Sounds like a great way to collect blocks, and nice find on the firebrick.
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      Congratulations! Start up some pictures showing us the yard and where the oven will be!
      Drake
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      • #4
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        I will get some taken later today and get them posted. Thanks for the encouragement

        Peter
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        • #5
          Re: My turn...finally

          one of the best parts of building your own WFO is looking at all the pics as your going and when your done.... i posted mine here and on facebook, so many people, even non builders seem to really enjoy watching the oven preogress....

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          • #6
            Re: My turn...finally

            Here are a few photos of the intended location...notice the lovely tower of fire brick in the back.
            Last edited by KraemerBAC; 06-17-2009, 05:59 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: My turn...finally

              A rototiller, an axe, a couple shovels, a wheelbarrow, a friend and 5 hrs...Even in Wisconsin working in the sun is hot thirsty work. We almost have it finished though. On a separate note, I have secured what I hope will be the remainder of my firebrick. I found a guy on craigslist who is taking out a wood stove and he had used dry stacked firebrick for the backing. Approx 80 full bricks and 100 half bricks plus as many red bricks as I can carry for $125 I just need to head to west Chicago and they are mine. I keep getting closer.

              Peter
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              • #8
                Re: My turn...finally

                Boy did it rain yesterday and the night before. Now I either need to make sure to tarp the hole or get a pig. What a mess it is going to need a day to dry out and then I can continue on my merry way.
                Last edited by KraemerBAC; 06-22-2009, 01:55 PM. Reason: typo
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                • #9
                  Re: My turn...finally

                  Turns out the wet hole was a good thing...It seemed to stratify the soil somewhat and layered out the clay that was in the soil so I was able to skim off the topcoat of clay leaving behind a nice gravel/sand soil; mix which will drain well.

                  Peter
                  Last edited by KraemerBAC; 06-22-2009, 06:55 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: My turn...finally

                    Looking forward to seen you WFO progress. Good Luck!
                    Cheers,

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                    • #11
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                      Well, the hole is dug!!!! Going for gravel and sand on Thursday and I hope to have it framed up and ready for concrete over the weekend. Concrete sometime next week. Look for more photos to come soon.
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                      • #12
                        Re: My turn...finally

                        Great job. Keep us posted!
                        Mike - Saginaw, MI

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                        • #13
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                          I have made some progress... not as much as I had anticipated. I have roughly 14" of gravel down in the hole and I have ringed it with block. Going to fill the ring with 8" of tamped sand, frame it in add rebar and pour. Hopefully by next week some time. It gets hard trying to balance work kids and a large project such as this.

                          Peter
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                          • #14
                            Re: My turn...finally

                            Originally posted by KraemerBAC View Post
                            It gets hard trying to balance work kids and a large project such as this.

                            Peter
                            I'm right there with you, Peter! Hang in there!
                            Mike - Saginaw, MI

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                              Thanks Mike...
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