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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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  • Crispier crustier pizzas?

    I am trying to satisfy some people with frozen pizza palates. People want what they want. my dough has a 60 % hydration level and i try to keep my oven at about 260-265 C The problem i am having is with consistency. i am curious if cutting down the hydration level or adjusting the yeast may alleviate some of that the fresh mozzarella i am using is from Calabro of conneticut and of the highest quality and although it sweats i don'tt think that is the biggest problem or that another product would solve my problem. any thoughts are welcome

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    Re: Crispier crustier pizzas?

    I found that my crust was tough and chewy @ 60% hydration. I am now using 65% hydration and getting a much crispier crust. I also found a difference in flours. I am currently using 50% bread floud and 50% King Arthur all purpose flour. I tried some variations with cake flour etc. I have also brushed the outside edges of the pizza with EVO.
    Have some fun and experiment - as long as you can eat your failures that are'nt really failures

    ( of course the FB forum standard answer is Caputo!! )
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