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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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  • Casa 100 hearth/arch questions

    I've restarted my oven that I started last summer, and I'm at the stage where I need to decide how to finish it. I had some questions...

    Can I lay a slab of granite adjacent to the Casa 100 opening? If I can should I use refrax to mortar between the Casa 100 floor and the granite? My idea was to put a ledge of granite across the front of the oven.

    So if I do that, can I build my brick arch on top of the granite?

    Thanks for any advice,

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    Re: Casa 100 hearth/arch questions

    Can I lay a slab of granite adjacent to the Casa 100 opening?
    Yes, granite is a good material for that surface. Just don't build a fire on it.
    So if I do that, can I build my brick arch on top of the granite?
    Sure, if it's supported from below.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2