Hi! I just stumbled onto this fascinating site yesterday while I was trolling YouTube for videos demonstrating techniques described in Reinhart's BBA. I've owned my copy of BBA for a year, but I only just got up the courage to attempt my first foray into artisan bread baking last night. The detail and precision in the techniques is rather intimidating, even though-- or maybe because-- I've been baking conventional direct method bread for years. Anyway, someone whose YouTube moniker is Cornycornguy did a couple of videos demonstrating such things as shaping batards, and he hyperlinked this site, which was my introduction to the friendly obsessives of this excellent community. I really hope that some of the people in this community, who have much to teach novices like me, will likewise post YouTube videos demonstrating such things as preparing home ovens for hearth baking, the use of proofing devices and methods, when to use the fold and stretch method, how to get loaves off a couche and onto a stone without destroying them, etc., etc., etc. Thank you!