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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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    Hello, this is my first post. I have been going over quite a bit of material and have decided to start on a pompeii oven this spring. One idea that I have thought of, which I haven't seen mentioned here, is a potential source for the oven door that I think some may want to look into. What I am thinking of using would be any number of reclaimed cast iron doors, commonly used on furnaces, coal/wood ovens, stoves, etc. Many have a flanged frame as well. You can even find new, inexpensive models used for chimney cleanouts and especially here in the Northeast, old coal chute hatches.

    I realize that these probably do not offer the same insulating effect as many of the very nice home built doors that I have seen on this site, but the cast iron will retain heat good enough for my needs, and it offers a chance to add some great character.

    Just a thought if you're about to begin construction soon.

    I hope to post progress pics once I get underway, I have no masonry experience and I'm sure I will have questions. I'm planning to use a product called Versa-loc for the base, it's a stackable textured block that uses pins and adhesive instead of mortar - a time saver for sure, especially with a novice at the helm.
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