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« Reply #550 on: October 08, 2012, 01:51:32 PM »
That's crazy you bring 55 balls for 55 people. I would be so scared one or two would have a problem and I would be short. Impressive you never worry about messing one up.


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« Reply #551 on: October 08, 2012, 02:04:50 PM »
The last time I ate at UPN in NYC - a couple months before he closed and moved to SF - Anthony was not there, and the guy making the pies didn't like something about the first two pies he made me because he dumped them in the trash before they even went into the oven.
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« Reply #552 on: October 08, 2012, 02:31:19 PM »
It almost looks as though that concrete pad and driveway were custom made just to perfectly fit your setup.  Looks great and professional as usual.  

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« Reply #553 on: October 09, 2012, 01:26:32 PM »
The last time I ate at UPN in NYC - a couple months before he closed and moved to SF - Anthony was not there, and the guy making the pies didn't like something about the first two pies he made me because he dumped them in the trash before they even went into the oven.

Seems that would take a lot of extra dough prep and amount of it in the daily planning if your doing that a lot. Costly too if your using a really good flour and olive oil in a dough.
More is better..... and too much is just right.

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« Reply #554 on: October 09, 2012, 08:16:36 PM »
I dump em if I don't like the way it looks  for sure ! If bottom is too dark Nope ,out! Its always hard starting out when floor is 900 first few are generally toast and crew food  :P
Most parties never require 1 per person they are grazing on everything around and grab a slice here and there 1 per person is where I started have found that's way too much.

Oh , olive oil in dough ? AhH,  say it ain't so

That's for the winter home oven blends
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« Reply #555 on: October 10, 2012, 05:07:31 PM »
This could be the greatest thread ever!  Very inspiring. I'm thinking of doing something similiar except with a deck oven on propane.
So are you still determined to keep your day job? ;)

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« Reply #556 on: October 10, 2012, 10:45:14 PM »
Yep for now  ??? Benifits of doing what I love dont quite match the dental, health Pension, 401 ( now 201) K and weekly check 52 weeks a year, and as mentioned I  value the tine with my family as well.
Yes there are some cool gas deck oven set ups out there as well as a few impinger ovens (yeck) just search and you shall find or I will send you a few links but dont want to contaminate this WFO thread
Just kidding I love a gas deck ny pie but as scott123 always  says you better hit 650 with that bad boy to find the magic  ;D
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« Reply #557 on: November 16, 2012, 11:23:43 AM »
Is FWF surviving alright in the wake of sandy? Any unwanted effects on the business (or wanted, for that matter)? have you hung your oven tools up for the winter yet? The silence is deafening, John ;)
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« Reply #558 on: November 16, 2012, 11:28:52 AM »
Is FWF surviving alright in the wake of sandy? Any unwanted effects on the business (or wanted, for that matter)? have you hung your oven tools up for the winter yet? The silence is deafening, John ;)

You're not looking in the right place: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,5130.msg223772.html#msg223772
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« Reply #559 on: November 16, 2012, 12:39:23 PM »
nice, thanks!
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« Reply #560 on: November 16, 2012, 04:23:48 PM »
Hey Nick
Pulled thru Sandy ok No Power for 7 days but the earthstone oven pulled thru BIG time! Love that girl.
Never Hang up the tools. Or allways hang em up!  Everytime I say enough for this year and start packing, I  get a call ! yes this sunday 54 degrees twin 18 YO  girls birthday party ! Then I Got another call from Exec. at BMW whichis headquartered 10 min from Me she wants a small house Party could be huge $500 minimum for 12 -18 people  ;D sure why not!
If they want it I'lll be there -jacket, gloves, whatever !!  :chef: hat too!
Last year I wished I never stopped as it was constantly hitting like 50-60 til Feb. Ready to roll this winter. !!
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« Reply #561 on: November 16, 2012, 04:28:09 PM »
Good to hear! I, too, am pushing through the winter months. Not nearly as busy as you, but saying yes to everything I can. Gotta love the outside temps being refrigerator temps  :-D Makes things easy for us without refrigeration prep tables.

Keep on rockin, John! Don't be afraid to update the thread. Us small fish learn a lot from it!
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« Reply #562 on: November 19, 2012, 09:05:14 PM »
Up date - Fall Parties ! Yes been going a bit but not posting for fear of Ignore button  :-[
Yes its nice to have the cooler temps too some point (about 58 degrees) but does make the dough harder to spread and work with. I did a nice party for about 35 people and it was close to 57 degrees my helper had a tee shirt on! I love the leaves around and the chill. People love the flames more thats for sure! Here was the last quicky
may have a few more but weather pemitting. I actually had to keep the dough in the van to keep it workable, did 1 rack at a time even the Nutella and the Oils were a bit slow. Stilll greatto keep going and keep the dream alive.
Did the regulars and a few seasonal a la Amano  Butternut , Guyere carmelized onions and a spiced apple with cinnimon and real whipped cream OMG!  sorry didnt even get a shot of that 1!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 09:09:11 PM by JConk007 »
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« Reply #563 on: November 19, 2012, 09:12:03 PM »
The Ingredients Rack and topping/ oils I have been aquiring. allways up for something to mix it up !  
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 09:14:02 PM by JConk007 »
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« Reply #564 on: November 19, 2012, 09:16:25 PM »
Didn't even move the van Back in fire up and PIZZA! also nice to spread out beyond the 10X10 tent and not worry about cookin (Literally) in the sun !
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 09:39:43 PM by JConk007 »
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« Reply #565 on: November 20, 2012, 06:47:15 AM »
Good looking pizza as usual John. Are you going to bring all that nice set-up when you try the 1500 :-D ?

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Re: FLIRTING WITH FIRE !
« Reply #566 on: November 20, 2012, 09:56:08 AM »
fancy! love the spread of oils and such.
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« Reply #567 on: November 20, 2012, 11:34:57 AM »
 where is that ignore button :-D damn john it is so inviting to see the wood fired kitchen set up in a fall setting. the pies look great as always.you creativity on toppings and choices is amazing. do you create your pies at the event or are the choices pre planned? please keep pictures coming.

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Re: FLIRTING WITH FIRE !
« Reply #568 on: November 28, 2012, 05:21:35 PM »
very nice set up! I love lemon on my pizza. Did you try blue cheese with fire roasted red peppers and olives? mmmmmmm

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« Reply #569 on: November 28, 2012, 08:22:11 PM »
I'll try anything - once  ;)
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« Reply #570 on: November 28, 2012, 08:33:48 PM »
Every time I think I can't possibly get more impressed with what you are doing, I get more impressed with what you are doing!
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« Reply #571 on: November 28, 2012, 09:01:56 PM »
Thank you Craig! means alot coming from you ! There are several new Neapolitan  joints popping up so your next NY trip give me a shout for sure !
PS - if I hit the Power ball $500 million!  I may open one myself ? matter o fact prob one in Texas for you to mess with also, and what the hell, 1 in mass for John D too! Larry you have your place already  :-D

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« Reply #572 on: November 28, 2012, 09:06:08 PM »
Thank you Craig! means alot coming from you ! There are several new Neapolitan  joints popping up so your next NY trip give me a shout for sure !
PS - if I hit the Power ball $500 million!  I may open one myself ? matter o fact prob one in Texas for you to mess with also, and what the hell, 1 in mass for John D too! Larry you have your place already  :-D

John

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« Reply #573 on: November 28, 2012, 09:46:22 PM »


Keep on rockin, John! Don't be afraid to update the thread. Us small fish learn a lot from it!
Boy...you sure got that right Nick. And the great thing is that John will prolly never consider himself a "big fish"...just awesome man.  8)
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« Reply #574 on: November 28, 2012, 11:00:18 PM »
Boy...you sure got that right Nick. And the great thing is that John will prolly never consider himself a "big fish"...just awesome man.  8)

I've met him a couple times. He's big.  :-D Nicest guy you'll ever meet.
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