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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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  • dual fuel oven?

    Okay.....before you guys kill me.....hear me out. The question I have is can the pomei oven be adapted burn both gas and wood? I understand that the W in WFO stands for wood.....but can the oven burn natural gas?

    Here is my issue. My wife has asthma and burning wood can be tough on her. Sometimes she is okay but other times it triggers an attack. So before I build my enclosure I want to contemplate the idea of adding gas to the dome. But I don't know if this is possible or even downright dangerous. I am concerned about gasses gathering in the dome and causing a problem.

    Any thoughts?


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    Re: dual fuel oven?

    This topic is pretty much forbidden on the forum for the obvious reason - the average backyard pizza chef and forum member does not have the knowledge, training, experience and licensing to safely to do it. Commercial gas fired or dual fuel ovens are tested, UL approved, and have the proper safety devices to prevent a catastrophy.
    This may sound harsh but the bottom line - it is downright dangerous and asthma could very well be the least of your worries if you proceed. The last line in your post says it all, I would restate it to say "DEADLY problem".

    I am sure you will shortly see a post from the moderator telling you this topic is not open for discussion due to the safety concerns.

    Good luck, I know the troubles of asthma pretty well, watching my daughter suffer since she were a toddler (now 28). My only suggestion would be to have your wife stay indoors during the initial fireup when the chance for smoke is greatest. Once you get a good fire going with well seasoned (dry) hardwood, the smoke goes away and the wood burns really clean. Pizza only takes on a small amount of smokey taste & aroma once the temp is brought up 750-800. Most people expect thse ovens to smoke like a bullet smoker, but they don't, unless you want it to.



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      Re: dual fuel oven?

      Wow...... Thanks RTflorida. I found your response very informative. I too was actually considering a dual fuel pizza oven. Never thought of the danger element.