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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.

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.

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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  • fireclay

    Can anyone tell me what would be better: 35 mesh fireclay or 50 mesh fireclay? I can get 100# of 50 mesh for $26 or 35 mesh for $22, from a pottery supply place - Brackers in Lawrence, Kansas.

    I guess I'll go ahead with the homebrew mortar stuff for building the dome...



  • #2
    Re: fireclay

    It's a rare question we've never been asked, but this is one. I simply don't know. If I had to guess, I'd say the finer stuff would be better, but again, brickyards just have bags labeled "fireclay". There's no body of experience on clay meshes here. Maybe you could explain your application to the pottery supply and ask them.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: fireclay

      Well, I found the Alsey refractories co. online - they carry a product called Flue-set - non water soluble refractory mortar. Capital Concrete in Topeka carries Alsey products - that's the brand of fireclay I got - a 15# bucket for $30 !!!! -
      Probably, if they do carry it, it'll be way more expensive than making my own from the fireclay from the pottery supply place!

      And what about lime - I hope I'll be able to go into lowes or home depot and have it right there!