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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #250 on: April 03, 2014, 02:08:01 PM »
Great pie, Steve.  :drool:  Better than my 2 stone pies after a couple years. Overall pizza making experience is a good thing!
 
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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #251 on: April 03, 2014, 03:20:18 PM »
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That is certainly QUITE the pie for the "first ever" NP!!

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #252 on: April 03, 2014, 04:01:38 PM »
Thanks, everyone!

I used TXCraig's recipe for the dough (Caputo "blue" @ 62.5% hydration, salt, and IDY) with a 3 day cold fermentation (yes, I know he frowns upon that, but I made the dough 3 days ahead of time and it would have blown-out at room temperature). Sauce was Escalon 6-in-1 spooned straight out of the can. Cheese was BelGioioso fresh mozzarella from Costco.

I wasn't sure how high to crank the temperature, so I played it safe and heated the stone to 750 degrees F for all three pizzas. Cooking time was exactly 120 seconds for each pie. Damian later told me that I should've heated the stone to 850 degrees F for a 90 second bake, so I plan to try that next time.

All in all, I am VERY happy with the 2stone. It's definitely a no-brainer for a quick pizza dinner after a long day at work.

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #253 on: April 03, 2014, 04:55:02 PM »
Oh, and I forgot to mention, my wife said it was one of the best pizzas that she's ever had... the bright tomato flavor of the 6-in-1s, the cheese was perfect and creamy, the basil was fresh, and the crust was cooked perfectly with lots of flavor and just the right amount of charring.

My wife has endured a LOT of my pizza making, all of which has come out of our electric oven in the kitchen. So getting rave reviews from her means a lot... and she was comparing my pizza to those from Keste and others that she's had recently (both here in Richmond and NYC).  ;D

Also, I just bought an Ischia culture, so I'm going to duplicate TXCraig's recipe to the letter. THAT should knock her socks off!

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #254 on: April 06, 2014, 12:05:44 PM »
I based this one off a Croque Monsieur.

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #255 on: April 06, 2014, 12:27:48 PM »
Beautiful pie dineomite. :chef:

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #256 on: April 06, 2014, 01:18:39 PM »
yes that is beautiful.!!

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #257 on: April 07, 2014, 09:58:36 AM »
Two from last night.  A 24 hour SD dough (slightly over fermented).  Potato again because my wife likes them and a sausage pie.

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #258 on: April 20, 2014, 12:24:03 PM »
After dealing with some broken stones (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=30602.msg310639#msg310639), and burner issues (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=31470.0), i resurrected some dough that was meant to be consumed friday night and got this as my first 2stone attempt.  it was easily the best pie i've ever made
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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #259 on: April 20, 2014, 03:35:35 PM »
Anverc, congrats, you are well on your way ^^^ .


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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #260 on: April 27, 2014, 10:36:05 AM »
2 from last nite. Caputo, 66%, 1.5% starter, 40 hour.. Took a cue from Roberta's & upped my HR%- big difference in taste & texture. Dough almost opens itself.

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #261 on: April 27, 2014, 12:30:19 PM »
Nice. I like the fresh (not dry) look.
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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #262 on: April 27, 2014, 01:26:06 PM »
Corkd,

Really nice looking pies. Do you think you're going to stay at 66%, or are you going to inch up from there?

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #263 on: April 27, 2014, 02:35:13 PM »
Thanks Craig. I use your work flow & SD %. Very helpful.

Dinomite, I think I'll stay here for a while. This HR is a good fit for my modest skill level. It might prove to be more difficult as the temp & humidity increase (as far as sticking )

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #264 on: April 27, 2014, 03:08:33 PM »
Technically, I doubt I've pushed it much further than 66%, and even then it might have just been 65 because I was using more starter for a 24 dough.

I'm typically at 63. I've been on a pretty good streak lately, so right now I'm just trying to nail the consistency for a 24, 48, 72 hour dough. I keep playing with the yeast percentages until I get a dough I like. If I've learned anything it's that you only alter one variable at a time. This pizza thing reminds me a lot of fiddling with a golf swing.

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #265 on: April 27, 2014, 06:57:03 PM »
Not a golfer- but I can relate.. Like perfecting a turn in alpine skiing. Yes, a moving target for sure.

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #266 on: April 28, 2014, 11:55:42 PM »
i tried a different opening technique and ripped this one, but it turned out amazing anyway:

100% caputo pizzaria (1% is technically KAAP)
2% starter
63% hydration
2.9% salt (a portion was smoked salt)

32hour bulk at 64F
balled, 75 hours at 35F
8 hours at 78F
the last hour it was sitting in the flour, on the counter, uncovered... we had a little accident i had to deal with  :-D
90 seconds ~800F

best crust flavor award goes to this one.  we have two others from this batch that are still at 35F.  I'll be warming them slightly less tomorrow.
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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #267 on: April 29, 2014, 08:00:49 AM »
Looks good-- from your SD % and fermentation length I would guess you got pronounced SD favors ?
My most recent 52hr total@65 , 1.5% French starter, were just a little too pronounced for me.
I find that these SD Doughs degrade quickly in the fridge.

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #268 on: April 29, 2014, 11:08:33 AM »
Looks good-- from your SD % and fermentation length I would guess you got pronounced SD favors ?
My most recent 52hr total@65 , 1.5% French starter, were just a little too pronounced for me.
I find that these SD Doughs degrade quickly in the fridge.

I'd call the flavor perfect, but I tend to like dough that's a bit on the sour side. The starters I have do great in the fridge.  Once out of the fridge I normally let mine warm a little longer than I originally expected to get good spring.  I've done 1.3% for 48hrs @ 65F and it's not enough flavor for me.  I have friends coming over thursday and some coming over saturday - so i'll target saturday for the 52hr and let you know the difference.  I think I'm SOL for thursday (making that dough tonight)

I don't know if the photo above is Camaldoli or Ischia - I lost track of which was which a while ago.  One of the two is a little bit faster than the other, that's the one in this photo - it is currently in the jar marked Camaldoli ;)  If you're ever in Albany let me know and I'll jar them for you.

edit/note: I also have 35F up there because that's what my app (which get's it's data from txCraig's chart) limits it to, and i was copying my recipe and results from there.  We have our fridge running closer to 33-34.
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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #269 on: April 29, 2014, 06:55:06 PM »
I'd call the flavor perfect, but I tend to like dough that's a bit on the sour side. The starters I have do great in the fridge......

Actually, I meant the dough balls themselves, degrading quickly in fridge. Sorry to not be more clear. Thank you for the offer -- I have had both Italian cultures in the past, but am happy with the French version I currently use. I found that having too many starters was not for me.
Which 2 stone do you have? I use the grill model, plus I modified the weber burner to get more BTU's...

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #270 on: April 29, 2014, 07:51:06 PM »
Actually, I meant the dough balls themselves, degrading quickly in fridge. Sorry to not be more clear. Thank you for the offer -- I have had both Italian cultures in the past, but am happy with the French version I currently use. I found that having too many starters was not for me.
Which 2 stone do you have? I use the grill model, plus I modified the weber burner to get more BTU's...

I was also talking about the balls. Do you mean the shape? I have never have a ball shape left after just a few hours of sitting. Here is what today's look like.

I have the inferno. I just started using it last weekend. Before then I was on cheap stones in a gas oven and I was addin oil and sugar
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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #271 on: April 29, 2014, 08:17:34 PM »
Outcome of the extra day. First attempt at bread was a failure. Flavor was better than yesterday!
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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #272 on: April 30, 2014, 11:16:10 AM »
Nice looking pie. I have left SD dough balls past the 48 hour window in the fridge-- maybe  to 4 extra days. The SD  takes over, & they get slack & tear easily. ADY dough balls seem to last longer.

The inferno looks like a good oven. My grill model is rusting badly.. Not sure I will replace it when it finally
Goes....

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #273 on: May 01, 2014, 06:45:13 PM »
Tonight was slightly wetter but otherwise the same. I worked the pizza for the last 30sec which resulted in far less burning than I was getting

This was my daughters first pizza :)

Corkd which idy recipe are you using? Just flour water salt and Craig's chart?
« Last Edit: May 01, 2014, 06:49:56 PM by anverc »
i'm making a pizza utility app (currently "sourdough timer" and "ingredient quantity calculator").  works on smartphones, tablets and computers. check it out and give suggestions!
http://pizzautility.makebendrink.com/

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Re: 2Stone pizza pics
« Reply #274 on: May 03, 2014, 08:35:19 PM »
I had a close to 56hr 1.3 ferment. I really liked it.  We launched 8 pies tonight this is the only one I remembered to photo (people were freaking out and a friend demanded a photo)
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