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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.
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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!

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  • year old portland

    I purchased portland to make home brew last August, and I'm just now getting to the point where I need to use it. The bag was in my garage over the winter, and it's still mostly powdery, with lots of 1-3mm granules. I made a batch with it, and the bricks stuck well. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use it after sitting for so long?
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    If it's powdery it's ok. If it's lumpy it's not. Moisture from the air can make it go off if it has ben sitting for ages.
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      Re: year old portland

      For the sake of $10 go buy a new bag.
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        Re: year old portland

        Originally posted by jimkramer View Post
        I purchased portland to make home brew last August, and I'm just now getting to the point where I need to use it. The bag was in my garage over the winter, and it's still mostly powdery, with lots of 1-3mm granules. I made a batch with it, and the bricks stuck well. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use it after sitting for so long?
        I took one of those tile laying for dummies classes a few years back. The instructor implied that grout and pretty much all portland based products have a shelve life. I don't know how true that was as I have used really old grout and it seemed to work just fine. But... if you have any lumps in the cement - just toss it. The cost is squat.
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          Re: year old portland

          Portland cement is hygroscopic. Even if it is still powder it may be no good. Trash it, especially if it has been sitting on the floor.

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            Re: year old portland

            What about the lyme? Any shelf life on that? I kept them both on a plastic sheet in my garage in NY.
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              Re: year old portland

              Unless the lime was in an air tight container trash that too. The only good lime that old is lime putty sitting under water...but we won't go down that road in here right, T?
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