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Offline Iyor

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What size stone for LBE
« on: July 09, 2010, 02:54:26 PM »
I'm getting a piece of soapstone for my LBE, and I wanted to know what is the max size that would work. I'm using the 22.5" weber. I was thinking 20", but will it be too big to allow air flow? Or should I just get a 19"?
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Offline scott123

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Re: What size stone for LBE
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 03:22:21 PM »
Iyor, are you getting a round piece of soapstone?
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Offline Iyor

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Re: What size stone for LBE
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 03:24:12 PM »
22.5

Offline scott123

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Re: What size stone for LBE
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 03:25:47 PM »
 :-D We keep cross posting

Offline Iyor

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Re: What size stone for LBE
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 03:29:20 PM »
Yeah, I'm getting a round for the LBE, and a rectangle for the oven.

Offline Jackie Tran

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Re: What size stone for LBE
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2010, 03:55:04 PM »
Iyor I made a 14.5" MBE and the stone diameter I use is 12".  Seems to work fine but I don't have experience with the 22.5" LBE.  20" should be sufficient.   I'm wondering how big your pies will be.  If the stone is 20", the max size pie you will want to make is 19" as landing a round 20" pie on a 20" stone is nearly impossible unless you build the pie on a pan.  So whatever size pie you want, allow 1-2" extra for the stone and then 2" extra for sufficient airflow.

If my goal was to make 16-18" pies, then I may try a stone size of 19 or 20".  Which one is better and does 1" make a difference when it comes to airflow I do not know.  Hopefully one of the LBE guys can chime in. 

Goodluck and we would love to see pics of the set up and the pies.

JT

Offline gtsum2

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Re: What size stone for LBE
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 08:59:06 PM »
I built a 22.5 LBE and am going to order a 19 inch stone I think


 

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