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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.
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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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  • Restoring a Bread Oven

    Hello,

    I have a bread oven that I think was built around 1870, which I would like to restore to working order. We live in Mid-Wales. As the house was originally a drapers and general store it is likely that the bread oven was the main one for the village.

    I have a very rough idea of what I need to do, namely, prove the chimney works, replace a number of fire bricks, repoint with fire cement, replace the door frame and install a new door. Other than that I have no knowledge of how to go about it, nor how much it is likely to cost. Also, my building experience is limited to dry stone walling.

    Can anyone put me in touch with someone who help me with this?

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    Re: Restoring a Bread Oven

    Hello Ian

    Maybe Rick Coleman of Mair's Bakehouse can help. He has an enormous Allan Scott oven. He was fortunate enough to be able to have first-hand advice from Allan when he was still with us. He bakes up to 800 loaves a week and generally trades in markets in the Machynlleth area... more on Rick...
    A Sourdough Baking Journey | Transition Network

    There is also Jay from Bettws-y-coed who has a similar set-up.

    I build wood-fired Pompeii ovens. I am no expert but have experience and a lot of knowledge in this field. I could pop-up from S.Wales to have a look also and pass on any advice I can.

    I shall send you a PM with address/telephone numbers.

    Terry
    Honi soit qui mal y pense

    My 2nd Pompeii build.....

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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