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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 oven was wrong.

    Hi there,

    I am Daniel from Brazil and I am new here. I hope learn a lot with you guys!

    Ok, here is my story.
    Two years ago, I left Brazil and came to Thailand. Now here, I am
    thinking in open my own pizzeria, since the pizzas here are so
    different the one I made at Brazil :-) . But here I have a lot of issues
    to fix first, from ingredients to wood. But my worry now is about
    the wood fired oven. I remember that when I built my oven in Brazil,
    the consume of wood was high. Was necessary to burned a lot of
    wood to keep a high temperature inside. I am pretty sure my oven was
    wrong in some way, so I don't want to do the same mistake here,
    since the wood here is expensive. So, here the question. What can
    I do to have my oven tweaked to keep high temperature and to use less


  • #2
    Re: My oven was wrong.

    how thick were your walls? Too much "thermal mass" will require a lot of wood for the oven to reach a high temperature. On the other hand, plenty of thermal mass will keep the oven hot for long.

    Above all - make sure you put plenty of insulation and then some more. Did you read the ebook here? It will give you excellent guidelines. Beleza?
    my own Quest for Fire:


    • #3
      Re: My oven was wrong.

      thanks for the inputs.



      • #4
        Re: My oven was wrong.

        Read the ebook CAREFULLY. Like Leckig said, INSULATE; especially underneath the oven.

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        • #5
          Re: My oven was wrong.

          Thanks guys!


          • #6
            Re: My oven was wrong.

            Having a bit more mass is good in a commercial oven for it keeps it hotter overnight so you have less heating to do tomorrow. And it WILL heat load if it is used every day. However, it MUST be insulated to the max. You basically can't overinsulate!

            Good Luck!