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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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  • refractory floors motar

    I want to cast my pizza oven floor what material should I use for a precast refractory floors . Can I use the mix of portland cement, lime , fire clay with small river gravel ?

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    Re: refractory floors motar

    OK, I will take the bait, just for s**ts and giggles sake.

    segalano, I think you have folks on this forum a bit confused. First you ask about casting your oven hearth on an oven that I assume you have not yet built.
    Your second post mentions you have just completed a brick oven build, and in your third post you ask what to use to cast the dome on the oven you WANT to build and use a gas burner. All of you posts in the same day.
    If this is legitimate, then you obviously just completed a 'brick oven', realize that you have made a lot of mistakes, and are thinking of trying something different.

    Best advice for you is to go to the Forno Bravo store, download the FREE Pompeii oven plans, read them thoroughly several times to see what you should have done, then venture into the MANY threads on this forum that show the detailed chronicles of dozens of successful oven builds.....incuding many that involve casting the dome out of CASTABLE refractory cement.
    I apologize for seeming a bit harsh, but none of us can give you any guidance with your very brief, one line questions and absolutely zero details as to what you have built, if in fact you have aready built an oven. The best thing for you to do is start with the Pompeii plans.......or give us a lot more details. Better yet, do both and you will see a lot more helpful responses to your threads.
    One last thought, ditch the gas burner before you blow yourself up. If you do not have any previous experience (make that PROFESSIONAL experience) in plumbing an oven, you are going to have a disaster at some point. As dmun mentioned in your other thread, gas fired ovens are professionally designed and built with proper regulators and safety devices.