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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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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  • cracked

    I know that small cracks are ok but well

    So I can see the light throught the crack so how to fix??

    1. So do I fill the crack with mortar and go on
    2. Do I crack out some more and then fill
    3. I plan to put two layers of refractory cement for insulation do I just fill then with the cement?
    thanks for any help....

  • #2
    Re: cracked

    Originally posted by Cypress View Post

    1. So do I fill the crack with mortar and go on
    I plan to put two layers of refractory cement for insulation....
    I have seen worse. Probably no point in adding mortar, it will just crack again. The blanket can cover a multitude of sins - I think you are safe to wrap and go. In regard to two more layers of cement for insulation - cement doesn't insulate, you need to use the blanket, vermiculite, etc...

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    • #3
      Re: cracked

      So last night I got it up to 1024 F and look what roared its ugly head...
      There is smoke coming out of the crack should I worry or just cover and go on still??


      • #4
        Re: cracked

        The guy who held the course I did in WFO said to paint the crack with fire cement that has been watered down a little, as it drys almost instantly you paint on more, just keep brushing.

        It gets to a point where the crack fills up, you may have to do a follow up on the next firing.
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