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fire clay between bricks in oven floor...start over? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • fire clay between bricks in oven floor...start over?

    I have been working with a friend on my pompei 110 kit. Yesterday, I wasn't around when he was laying down the oven floor. Not knowing better (which is completely my fault) he filled in the spaces between the bricks with fire clay. Although it is a small amount (less than a 1/8" between bricks and no fire clay on the actual surface of the floor) it is in all the spaces in the floor. I know it is better to leave empty spaces between the oven tiles rather than to fill them in. Any recommendations? Is this bad enough that I should pull up the whole floor and start over? Should I try to scrape out the "grout" that lies between the bricks?
    Any advice is greatly appreciated!