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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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  • (Another) Vent Question

    I posed these questions under my Oven Progress thread but then realized it might not get noticed there in the same way as a new thread, so ...

    The vent …
    My neighbour Tom came over the other day to see what we’re up to and the vent came up in the conversation. Tom has some kind of engineering job and said he had a sheet metal guy who could put a transition piece together for me in a day or two – all I need to do is provide the specs. It sounds great - if I can just figure out what dimensions! I can’t remember who said that the key to it all is a funnel effect, but how big & how high?

    I have an 8” clay tile flue, which is round so that I can brick around it later in a spiral pattern. If I brick my flat entry around all four sides, the vent opening will be approximately 20” X 9” – can I leave it that big (most vents seem to be much narrower but it seems to me that that’s mainly due to arch construction) and funnel it up to the 8” round in, say, a 10 –inch rise?
    And how would a metal transition attach to the masonry?

    Still lots to figure out!

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    Re: (Another) Vent Question


    The FB Artigiano ovens use just such a vent. Have a look at the pic I just posted in the photo gallery for a sense of how it works.

    "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827


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      Re: (Another) Vent Question

      Thanks Jim! The photo was a perfect example of what's needed.
      My neighbour, Tom, has just left with all the measurements - I'll see in a few days what comes of it .