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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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  • Brick and Mortor products

    My supplier here in Canada is not sure what a light duty fire brick is. The specs they have on the firebricks they sell sound close to what is sugested here on this site but slightly off. 26-30 percent alumina and 60-64 percent silica. My questions are... is the 60-64 percent figure a concern? Would this be classed as a medium duty or at what point is a firebick concidered medium duty? Also the high heat mortor is called "super 3000" good up to quarter inch thickness and for bigger openings the product they sell is called "devils putty". The insulation they sell is called "cerwool". Talking to the sales guy it sounds like similar products to what is recomended here on this site but wanting a confirmation if anyone has used any of these products....thank you ....Wayne
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    Re: Brick and Mortor products

    I just bought 200 hundred bricks for a brickyard. They are a light brownish red but the brickyard said they were low duty firebricks. The yellow bricks they had were high duty . This is a concern for me. I hope I got the right bricks. I just had to trust their opinion on what I needed.


    • #3
      Re: Brick and Mortor products

      Not to worry. The so-called red firebricks (actually sort of reddish) are hard to get in the northeast, and much better looking than the tan ones, in my opinion. I went out of my way to get them. It all has to do with the clay that the alumina is mixed with. I think red clay is fairly common down south. They'll be fine.
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      • #4
        Re: Brick and Mortor products

        Fairly common is an understatement - red is just about all we got!
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