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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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  • A few questions

    Thanks for the plans in a PDF format. It is making my life much easier. I do have a couple questions though. I have finished filling every other block in the stand to prepare for the hearth pour but I can't seem to find any explanation of how to cap the bottom of the bricks that rest on the angle iron to fill them. Is it fine to run a 2X8 braced underneath until the concrete sets?
    Also when you talk of the 4to1 ratio of vermilucite to cement for the refractory layer of the hearth is that weight or volume?

    Thanks again and I will post pics as share my experience soon.
    antibacterial soap...just say no!

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    Re: A few questions

    I just braced a scrap piece of 1x8 in place, worked fine.
    The vermiculite mix is by volume, some guys do it in shovel fulls; I used a 1 gallon bucket to measure. Vermiculite and its counterpart perlite are extremely light weight. If you were to mix by weight you would probably have so little cement in the mix it wouldn't hold together.

    RT

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      Re: A few questions

      Thanks, I assumed it was volume but I have gotten into trouble assuming before.
      antibacterial soap...just say no!

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