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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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  • building the stand

    Howdy,
    Ok, in the instructions for building the landing, it says to "set your two pieces of 2"X2" angle irons across the opening between the two legs of the U shape..." but in the materials and tools list, it calls for 1 1/2" X1 1/2" angle iron....(that's one and a half inch)
    Will it matter if I use the 1 1/2" (which is what I just purchased!)

    And in the materials and tools list for the foundation it calls for (46) 80lb. bags of Ready-Mix concrete...then in the Insulating Hearth section it calls for 80lb. bags of pre-mixed concrete - can I buy pre-mixed? To me, premixed sounds like it's already mixed - and it comes in 80 lb. bags?

    Thanks,
    Cecelia

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    Re: building the stand

    Inch and a half angle iron should do fine.

    Ready-mix concrete, means the bags of concrete mix they sell at the home centers. It contains portland cement, sand, and crushed rock in the correct proportions, all you do is add water and mix.

    In these quantities, it's better to rent a mixer, that's a lot of hoe work in a masonry tray. Many people just order concrete from a proper concrete company, mixed with water and delivered to the curb. It's not much more expensive, and it's a big savings in the labor of lugging and mixing. I looked into it, and couldn't find a local vendor that would do small quantities, they wouldn't drive up the driveway with the full sized concrete truck. Many areas have concrete companies that will lend you a trailer that you hitch to your truck and pull home, a cubic yard at a time.
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