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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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- 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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  • I decided to build it different

    on a recent trip to Italy I spoted a Hardware store that sold Pizza Ovens and had to have one. I was getting ready to put in an outdoor kitchen and thought this would be a great addition. The best food I ate in Italy came from wood fired ovens.
    When it came time to build it I was amazed at the complicated building instructions I was finding around the internet as well as with my oven ( a Cametti Bertini) I decided not to follow any of them and to build a steel frame on castering extra heavy duty wheels, cover it in Hardy Backer, insulate with kiln style material ( spun ceramic boards for under the oven two 2" spun ceramic blankets over the oven shell totaling 4" and fill the cavity with vermiculite) then cover it all in natural stone and porcelain tile and keep the whole thing light enough to roll on the heavy duty casters. It's all done now, I have photos posted up the point of the roof tiles ready to be installed. I put those on today and stained the wood trim. burning the small break in fire now. It took 4 full weekends and a couple of extra weekdays to complete. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/piomik...9vkwCBbBI.DCgi
    Click this address for start to finish photos and take a look, let me know what you think. I'll post the final pictures in the next day or so.
    Last edited by piomike; 04-01-2005, 10:42 AM. Reason: bad link to pictures

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    way to go

    very nice job. where did you get the handpainted tiles you used on the landing?
    my site for our pompeii and tandoor ovens


    • #3

      I bought the tile at Lowes, including the hand painted ones. The slate was home depot.


      • #4
        Steel frame

        does anyone have any or know of any simular style ovens with a steel frame and some what portable? How about the spun ceramic board under the oven?(you can see it in the pics). I could not find anything on that anywhere. I did find a supplier in southern California that sells small quantity refractory insulation. E-mail me if anyone would like to have the info.