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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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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena
For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.
I have been happy with the performance of the Cen tech laser, but my expectations are low anyway. I only used it to get a general feel of the temps. So much of cooking is done by experience, feel, and on the fly adjustments that the thermometer becomes obsolete fairly quickly. I would get one just for the initial phase of learning to cook and not worry if it is a few degrees off. Search the forum for thermocouple and you will see a lot of the same thing. Some people put in a lot of thermocouples but end up only 1 or 2 ( if that).
As a quick test of my HF Cen Tech infrared thermometer I just boiled a pan of water. As we all know water boils at 212 F at sea level and I live and the test conducted at an elevation just under 200 ft. I had about one inch of boiling water in the pan and after I had a good boil, I turned off the heat and the instant the water surface calmed I took it's temp from a distance of approximately 8 inches. The test was repeated five times (bringing the water back to a boil each time) and the results were: 213.8; 208.6; 210.1; 210.5; and 211.4. The reason (for those curious) I allowed the water surface to calm (bubbles popping on the surface... this took but just a moment) was I wanted to read the temp of the water and not have the reading influenced by the water vapor/steam from the exploding bubbles which is at a higher temperature.
It would be interesting if someone with another brand of infrared thermometer conducted the same test and reported their results.
It is also to be noted that most measuring instruments have a "sweet spot" or range where they are most accurate and the accuracy decreasing outside this range. However, since we would be measuring the same thing in the same range using the same type of measuring device perhaps this is of less importance.