web analytics
New Vent Instruction Page - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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!

Forno Bravo
See more
See less

New Vent Instruction Page

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New Vent Instruction Page

    I have updated the vent page, with descriptions of the three primary vent design methods (metal, brick and cast), and some new photos. It should be helpful, and I will make this posting sticky.

    The page is part of the regular on-line instructions, and is located here:

    Pompeii Oven | Brick Oven Vent

    Last edited by james; 03-25-2007, 08:01 AM.
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

  • #2
    The pictures are a great addition . I wonder if any discussion of the engineering involved in supporting a brick chimney might also be included? Not that I have great insight into this. I buttressed the sides of my vent as much as I could to support a brick chimney, but I imagine others who have done this might have insights into what is needed to be sure the support is adequate.


    • #3
      suspended vent

      The new vent section is awesome. Came just as I was discussing vents with my build brothers. I think our vent is going to be suspended by a large pole which bends to forty five degrees from the back of the oven, and couples with the one piece chimney and vent. I'm thinking it will slot into two bars which will be cemented into the oven opening arch. We're thinking this will allow us more work area in front of the oven, but are worried about people burning themselves on the vent.. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?


      • #4

        Those pictures are a lot better detail thanks. I started laying out the stand and floor I am getting my material list together so I am hoping to get started friday. Does any one have any thoughts on a trap in the oven floor for ash removel.


        • #5
          ash dump

          An ash dump is not thought to be helpful by people, like James, who have built one. It's easier to remove the ashes with your peal.
          My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


          • #6
            Suspended vent


            You can make a "wall-less" vent without having to suspend it by poles or rods. You can attach it to the enclosure walls, just above the oven door. There are some examples of that design on the oven photos pages.

            Now, if you want to suspend the vent for a specific look -- go for it. It could look cool.

            The basic issue is that a vent without any side walls can look nice, leaves the whole area in front of the oven open, and still draws well.

            Be free....
            Pizza Ovens
            Outdoor Fireplaces


            • #7
              Ash dump-less

              I think there is consensus on that one. The ash dump isn't necessary, is a hassle to install -- and with pizzas flying in and out of your oven, it can even get in the way.
              Pizza Ovens
              Outdoor Fireplaces