Attention all 2stone owners - I am looking for any help/observations/wisdom you have to share.
I finally have my 2stone up and running. No pics but tonight was the first cook. Initial observations - this thing is built to last forever. Cannot be compared to the Blackstone from a build perspective. Lots has been said but I will re-state some high level observations.
Body construction - stainless vs. painted cheap chinese steel - no contest. Much heavier stones - have to assume this will result in more stable temperature. Way more firepower. That's a mean burner. I had it set to what I thought was very low for an even pre-heat (no roar from the burner) while I did some other stuff. IR gun reported 850. I can't imagine what this thing could get to flat out.
The rotisserie motor is also much more robust. The Blackstone rotisserie is flimsy by any standard. However, it has worked fine so far and I believe it is a standard mount so can be replaced at any time. Williard makes a super product that's built to last.
The only thing that's the Blackstone has (besides price obviously) is the much larger opening. Makes it easier for a rookie like me to launch. There's no doing a Dylan shuffle with the 2stone. No room but on the other hand you can move the burner - not sure yet how to best use this capability. I'm sure I will improve my launch skills as a result (going to have to). I pre-heated with the burner set about mid way and then moved it to the back (so it is similar to Blackstone position on the side as far as the circle of stone goes) and cranked it.
I have been launching on the Blackstone about 725. This has worked for me so far. Tonight I launched the first pie at 850. More pronounced char for sure but in a good way. Bottom was still nice and soft where I find when I launch at 850 on the blackstone I get a crisper crust (which I don't personally like). Tried dialling the 2stone down to around 725 for the second pizza and found the bottom to be underdone in the middle at the point where I got the cornicione to a point where I like it. This is the first time I've seen this so I'm attributing it to temperature because I don't know any better but it looks like 850 is the right number for the 2stone and I just lucked into it
I have a few more weeks of going the the lake house (where the Blackstone lives) so I will be posting results from both for a bit then it's 2stone for the winter here in the Great White North.
Going to have to get busy building a stand. 2stone comes without a stand and launching from my knees not the best position...
I am very, very happy with my new toy. Always wanted a WFO but I live in the city and I just don't have anywhere I can put one. 2stone gets a place of honour on my deck next to my BGE.