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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.

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  • do i need a chimney

    might be a daft question but I want to build it in my outside bar and have got just the place for it to go but cant accomodate a chimney on top of it.
    wondered if i could let it vent thru the door
    onve the initial smoke has gone im thinking it will be ok

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    Re: do i need a chimney

    I'm with Mick here. You can get the fire and cooking done with no problem but it will be a nasty job to do it. Smoke in your eyes is not a fun thing...
    Check out my pictures here:

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.


    • #3
      Re: do i need a chimney

      thanks lads, i'll put a chimney out of the side maybe? just ordered the book "your brick oven" so will have a read thru that.


      • #4
        Re: do i need a chimney

        A "beaver tail" design would allow you to put the chimney entrance at the front of the oven and then curve the flue back over the top of the dome and up from the back;

        [ ] <----chimney at the back
        [ ]___
        [___ )_
        (______ <----oven entrance
        oven floor

        The advantage being that you maintain the pompeii design/thermal heat retention (keep heat in the oven where it belongs) and not up and out the chimney which would occur if you put the chimney entrance at the back. Do some research and you'll find a better description of what I am talking about.

        Last edited by ATK406; 02-25-2013, 10:18 PM.