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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #125 on: October 09, 2007, 07:21:54 PM »
Bravo!
Philip and Willard, great interview!  I hope it brings you many sales, Willard!

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #126 on: October 09, 2007, 08:23:23 PM »
thanks flagpull,

and thankyou sd, girl

THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE ORDERS

All of them have been shipped, until I got
two more this afternoon, they will go out tomarrow.

I put inn a free screen as a token of my appreciation to all
of you "early adopters" However when counting the screens,
there was one box that didn't get one. Whoever you are, just
let me know, and I will ups it out to you.

regards,
willard



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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #127 on: October 09, 2007, 11:04:38 PM »
Damn it. Now I really just need to have money to afford to  order one  :(

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #128 on: October 09, 2007, 11:17:53 PM »
Me too, Philip!  :(

Someday... someday... pizza nirvana will be mine!!    ;D

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #129 on: October 11, 2007, 05:56:57 PM »
My 2stone is arriving tomorrow and I can't wait :chef:
I'm preping my dough now so I'll be ready to go..
I'll give everyone a report..
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #130 on: October 11, 2007, 06:18:36 PM »
I'll be getting mine tomorrow as well!  I won't be able to bake on it until Sunday, but you can expect a full report to follow.  I'm making my dough tonight too.

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #131 on: October 11, 2007, 08:35:38 PM »
I'm really envious guys.

How I would love to try that new magic pizza machine out here.

If anyone is coming to Canada, maybe you can bring it over to my house
and we can give it a whirl !  :P
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #132 on: October 12, 2007, 12:23:06 PM »
Well I need to confess,

I'm the type of guy who reads instructions after I'm
done putting something togeather.
I hope all of you who will be setting up your 2stone pg's
are not like me.
There are some very important instructions (some just as annoying as
fully charging your battery before you use your new cell phone.)

just a few tips:

1. I will be selling modified thermometers soon. You can pick one up at
    Walmart or your favorite store. Get the 100-600 and clip off the top
    with a pair of snips, then bend it back to fit in the 2stone.
2. With gas, position the 2stone over the burners to pick up the most
    heat. If you haven't cleaned out the burners for a while. You can get
    a tip cleaner from your local welding supply house.
3. The FibraMent stone takes a little while longer to heat up. Let it get good
    and hot before you start baking.
4.  As with anything, there is a learning curve. You will get the hang of it!!


Please post pics of your pies. I cant wait to see them.

regards,
willard
   
 

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #133 on: October 12, 2007, 02:54:19 PM »
Hey Willard..
I just unpacked my 2stone and am drying out the stones in my oven according to the instructions..
later I'll Degas the metal assembly on my propane weber..
I'm stoked ;D
I'll try my first pizza in about 5 hours..
I can't downsize pics from my camera..I might have to do the avatar thing
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #134 on: October 12, 2007, 03:10:51 PM »
If you upload them to flickr they will get resized and you can link from there.

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #135 on: October 13, 2007, 02:13:33 AM »
I have some accessories just for the 2stone pg
The thermometer and the mini-peel/turner are real nice
you can find them at: www.2stonepg.com

willard
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #136 on: October 13, 2007, 02:47:06 AM »
A M A Z I N G !

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #137 on: October 13, 2007, 04:55:52 AM »
Thank you abatardi but I've tried 2 pic downloading sites and have givin up..

I just wanted to let everyone know that the 2stone exceded my expectations on just my first try..
it's been what I've been looking for in making a great pizza..
high heat and perfect crust..at first when I opened the package I wasn't that sure but this baby is amazing..on my first pizza it turned out perfect..in 3 minutes the crust was perfectly full of air bubbles and charred crust from the Lehmann recipe that I have tried about 100 times in my oven to no avail..
I didn't have a temp but I bet you it was up to 700 or 800 degrees on my weber propane which only gets up to 450..
2 warning signs..
when you have the lid open of your gas weber don't grab the handle..I burned my hand something fearst..I just didn't think that the Weber handle would be so hot from the heat coming out of the 2stone..
second is to keep the wheel a spinnin..back part got slightly burnt on the bottom..like Willard said it takes some fine tuning but over all it's perfection..

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #138 on: October 13, 2007, 09:45:23 AM »
here's another pizza grill that looks interesting
http://www.villaware.com/store_item.aspx?pid=2763

It doesn't have the cover part that Willard's model has, so I think this isn't going
to give as much heat on the top perhaps.

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #139 on: October 13, 2007, 09:55:05 AM »
Mark,

That product has been around for a long time, as noted by this geriatric post: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,259.msg4364.html#msg4364 (Reply 3). For a more recent discourse, see http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,4948.msg41881.html#msg41881.

Peter
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #140 on: October 13, 2007, 10:23:38 AM »
Thanks for the links Pete, some interesting reading material there.

I have done a few pizzas on the gas bbq ( although my bbq is natural gas ) ( it doesn't seem to be as hot as my
old propane bbq )

When I did mine, I put down some tiles first, ( the unglazed quarry tiles ) then my pizza stone on top of those.
Results were ok, but I found it dried out my pizza, because too much heat was leaving the bbq, so I found the dough
to be a tad dry, ( and it took more around the 12 min mark to do a pizza I usually get done in 8 mins in the oven ),
having said that, what does elevating the stone off the rack of the bbq do ?, I'm not really understanding the concept.

I'm guessing there is an airflow of hot "convection" type hot air that is coming into play here, but without the top piece that Willard
had added to this pizza machine, I don't see how this other "topless" version would work that well.  I am beginning to see that Willard's version is basically capturing the hot air, and it is being reflected down onto the pizza,  but the model in your links does not have that capability.

Thoughts ?


Mark,

That product has been around for a long time, as noted by this geriatric post: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,259.msg4364.html#msg4364 (Reply 3). For a more recent discourse, see http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,4948.msg41881.html#msg41881.

Peter
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #141 on: October 13, 2007, 12:15:49 PM »
Have tried my first Pizza's on the 2Stone - with great results. The first one had a crust not quite cooked enough on the bottom. I let the stone heat up a bit more and tried again with much better results.


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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #142 on: October 13, 2007, 12:16:34 PM »
Pics of the Crust this time

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #143 on: October 13, 2007, 12:31:14 PM »
FVG,

wow, that looks amazing.... thanks for posting a pic.

Do you have one of the actual unit with the pizza in it by chance ?
please post if you do.

It's the closest thing to being there  >:D

I love your dough edges... nice and doughy and huge, the way I love my crust.

P.S. - Willard's top pizza stone really works well - I can see the nice browning it does on the cheese,
I'm impressed.


Have tried my first Pizza's on the 2Stone - with great results. The first one had a crust not quite cooked enough on the bottom. I let the stone heat up a bit more and tried again with much better results.
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #144 on: October 13, 2007, 03:35:49 PM »
Picture of the 2Stone on the Grill cooking a Pizza

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #145 on: October 13, 2007, 03:50:03 PM »
Nice Pizza FVG, beautiful crust.

Sorry I can't see yours Bolabola, but it sounded good.

Just noticed the flame deflectors are missing on my grill.
If your grill has big ones, try taking them off for more heat.

regards,
willard

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #146 on: October 13, 2007, 04:54:36 PM »
oh I'm going to say it....... holy cow !

I did NOT know the pizza stone was SO THICK.

My stone at home is about 1/4 that thickness !

that's pretty nice !

Picture of the 2Stone on the Grill cooking a Pizza
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2007, 06:43:29 PM »
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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #148 on: October 13, 2007, 07:32:40 PM »
FVG... man is that a good looking pie
too bad I didn't get a slice of it!!

willard

by the way... Santa got a hold of me
he said he wants a 2stone for himself.

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Re: Reverse engineered coal fired brick oven
« Reply #149 on: October 14, 2007, 02:14:51 PM »
Question about the setup of the grill.  I noticed that in the documentation for the fibrament stone that the baking surface is the wider diameter, rough face rather than the narrow one.  Any reason/benefit to installing them 'upside down' as pictured on the 2stone site and in FVG's pics?  Just an observation...

I'll be giving mine it's maiden voyage in about 7 hours, cooking 4 pies.  Pics to follow.

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