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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.
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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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  • First Meal in WFO

    Almost done. This project took on a live of it's own. I wanted a WFO, she wanted a fireplace. 12 weeks later we have both plus a water feature, a Loggia (fancy name for pergola) and a wrecked yard. But the oven only lacks one more brown coat and the stucco and last night we cooked our first meal (Copper River Salmon) and it was fantastic. Hope to attempt my first pizza soon. I'm working on a sour dough culture so as soon as that is ready I will be practicing my dough making technique. Below is a link to my build sequence photos. Got carried away with the picture taking.

    I was concerned about several cracks that developed during curing but all is well. Fired it Monday morning at 7:30. At 9 the dome was clear and near 800 degrees. Put the door on and at 5 pm the temp was 350 so I put my Salmon on a cedar plank and slid her in. It was done in about 30 min. At 10:30 the temp was just under 300 and the next morning at 6:30 it was still 200.


    Last edited by PlanoPhil; 05-31-2011, 06:31 PM.

  • #2
    Re: First Meal in WFO

    I wanna see!!

    Can't open the folder. Says "No Public File"

    Looking forward to seeing the pics.

    My 42" WFO/outdoor kitchen build thread:



    • #3
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      Duh! Sorry about that. Try again. It should be public now.


      • #4
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        what a cracker of a backer . wish my wife and life wood let me do something even close to that . its a hole new room to your house . i wood never be in side again even sleep there . if i told her that she might let me build it.. great job .., best of luck with it all...


        • #5
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          Not sure what a "cracker of a backer" means but I'll take it as a complement. Thanks and have a pint of that great beer you have across the pond for me and I'll eat a pizza for you.



          • #6
            Re: First Meal in WFO

            UN Freakin' Believable!!!!.........Really Nice Job!.......

            care to share what a project like that costs?

            That's my dream outdoor kitchen!!......


            • #7
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              hi phill .. cracker is very nice looking .and backer is back garden., and yes. i do enjoy a pint of the black stuff .its a pity it dose not travel ., and also i like a pizza . but only able to make them in my home indoor oven .. well for now that is . hop to have an WFO this summer if the gods of fire allow .