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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.

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  • Opinions needed on this Firebrick

    Here is the spec shet from the company. Cemex has it locally in stock.
    They are 2 1/4" thick x4 x9. $ 1.75 each

    Specs say low duty I thought medium duty was prefered but that term can be subjective.

    What do you all think?

    http://www.wgpaver.com/firebrick_pdf...20-%20BUFF.pdf

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    Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

    27.6% alumina.....perfect. These will be fine. The duty rating refers to the wear, no need to spend extra $$ on medium duty. Many of us have used light duty (fireplace bricks in my case). You will have a bit of compensating to do because of the dimensions...I think we all have. Don't be concerned with the 2 1/4" thickness, mine are the same and my oven performs perfectly, although I have nothing to compare it to.

    RT

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      Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

      SummerJ,

      These are the same bricks I used in the buff color. I have used the oven a couple dozen times and they're performing great! I don't think I would want something with higher alumina content because I believe you'll burn the bottom of the first few pizzas until it the hearth cools down. I fire my oven up until the dome clears and then spread the coals for about a 30 minutes. Then I'll move the coals/fire to the left side of the oven and mop the floor with a damp mop to remove soot/ash. Then let the hearth cool for 15 minutes and I still slightly burn the bottom of the first couple pizzas before the top completely cooks. So the first few pizzas I let the bottom get close to burning and then hold the top near the dome. The toppings cook immediately near that dome!

      ~Bob
      My Oven Progress: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...uild-7155.html

      If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

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      • #4
        Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

        Those bricks should be just fine!

        @Pizza Bob. Do you have a nice flame going while cooking your pizzas?
        My thread:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
        My costs:
        http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
        My pics:
        http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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          Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

          Originally posted by asudavew View Post

          @Pizza Bob. Do you have a nice flame going while cooking your pizzas?
          I usually keep a flame this size or slightly larger going throughout the pizza cooking. The most pizzas I have done is about 16 and I'm certain I could have kept that going. I never had to pull the coals back over the cooking area - I think it's insulated really well!

          ~Bob
          My Oven Progress: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...uild-7155.html

          If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

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