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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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    I feel very lucky to have met and gotten to know Sig. Marcello, the builder of the Forno Bravo Artigiano ovens. Not everyone has heard the story, but when we first started selling his ovens in the states, he was nervous about us, and wouldn't let me see inside his workshop. Rightfully, he didn't want to lose his trade secrets. But now after some time, and a very good response to his ovens in the states, we got together and he let me back there.

    Sig. Marcello has been building brick ovens for over 20 years. He learned the trade from his partner in the business and mentor, who passed away a couple of years ago. They built ovens side by side all those years. Before that, he was a talented mason who worked at the Villa Frescobaldi (the winery) while he was in his 20s.

    The workshop has ovens at various stages of production through the shop floor. His bricks are made in Salerno (in the south).

    The photos below show an arch and vent they have started making, along with a couple of ovens.

    We're lucky to be able to get our hands on them.

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    My oven is starting to look like one of these. Are there any photos available that show how he ties his opening arches into the dome bricks?


    • #3
      Sorry Nick, I don't have those. In fact, I really not supposed to show any pictures of his processes -- it's his trade secret.

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