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Re: Pizza Anarchy
« Reply #1020 on: August 24, 2014, 10:22:49 PM »
Craig, I'm curious if you ever make big pizzas. I know you do mostly Neapolitan style which typically aren't that big, but do you ever make like a 16 inch pie or even bigger?  I guess you'd have to cook it at a lower temperature the bigger it got.  I've been making some 15 inch pies lately and I really like the bigger pizzas.

I've never made anything bigger than 13" in the WFO.  It's on the to-do list however.
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« Reply #1021 on: August 24, 2014, 11:10:17 PM »
I made 14" pizzas in Craig's oven at lower, next morning temps, but I do not think you will be able to make a 90 second 16" pizza.

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« Reply #1022 on: August 25, 2014, 09:12:49 AM »
I've been thinking about 16" NY-style (IDY not SD  :-D).
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« Reply #1023 on: August 27, 2014, 05:29:34 PM »
Bakeshack has made some really nice looking large pizzas in his WFO. He probably lets the temperature fall quite a bit before baking NY style.

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« Reply #1024 on: August 27, 2014, 05:52:23 PM »
Yes, and Chau too.

If I do this, I will only take the oven to NY temps. It's not something I'm going to mess with after baking NP. It will be a serious effort or not at all.
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« Reply #1025 on: August 27, 2014, 06:13:12 PM »
I have not been able to to that Craig, you have to ride the downward wave, not try and fight the upward one.  That is, at 700 on the upside, the brick are not saturated, and the temp falls off quickly.  On the downside, the mass is saturated at the desired temp and falls off slowly.

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« Reply #1026 on: August 27, 2014, 06:15:53 PM »
That makes sense.

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« Reply #1027 on: August 27, 2014, 06:23:00 PM »
I have not been able to to that Craig, you have to ride the downward wave, not try and fight the upward one.  That is, at 700 on the upside, the brick are not saturated, and the temp falls off quickly.  On the downside, the mass is saturated at the desired temp and falls off slowly.

Tom,

I agree.  I saw Steve make really good NY style pies in his outside WFO doing about the same thing.

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« Reply #1028 on: September 02, 2014, 04:26:16 PM »
Tom,

I don't know if you noticed, but this thread, thanks to your stellar work and reporting, recently passed 100,000 page views. That is hard to do and puts you in a small group of members who have reached that milestone. Congratulations.

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« Reply #1029 on: September 03, 2014, 11:21:57 AM »
Do I get a cookie?


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« Reply #1030 on: September 03, 2014, 11:29:59 AM »
Do I get a cookie?
Tom,

No, for that, you have to go to Reply 642 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=6758.msg285618#msg285618 :-D.

At least that cookie will be of a size (see below) commensurate with the scope of your achievement in this thread.

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« Reply #1031 on: October 10, 2014, 09:33:10 PM »
Making a little dough for Sunday morning, just a couple of balls and some cooked down sauce.  The sauce is identicalish except that I am trying red wine in one.  I only plan on making 2 cheese type pizzas.  I made the dough a tad drier than normal in hopes that I can squeeze out some 16" without screen sticking.

Dough:
2c Caputo
1-1/4 cup water
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 tsp ADY
3/4 tsp salt

Sauce (base):

14 0z HEB tomato sauce
(Clockwise from the top)

Black pepper
Italian herb blend
Clove powder
Oregano
Sugar
Salt (barely visible)


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Re: Pizza Anarchy
« Reply #1032 on: October 10, 2014, 09:42:29 PM »
Tom,

I wish I could be there to try out those pies!  :'(

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« Reply #1033 on: October 10, 2014, 09:46:06 PM »
I wish you could be there too, Norma, but I know how Real Life is, and I am indeed lucky to be able to make it myself.

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« Reply #1034 on: October 10, 2014, 10:21:09 PM »
I wish you could be there too, Norma, but I know how Real Life is, and I am indeed lucky to be able to make it myself.

Thanks Tom!  Say hi to everyone from me and also eat a slice for me.  It will be a dreadful weekend thinking about all the fun I am missing.

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