Hi all... My name is Michael, I like in San Diego, CA. I worked at a local pizza joint back in High School in the 90's in upstate NY. Being a local joint we made everything from scratch (i.e. no pre-fab dough, etc). After going to college, I didn't make a single pizza for probably 10 years. After moving to the mid-west and not having access to what I considered good pizza, I decided to fend for myself and try my hand a making pizza again. To main challenges arose. 1) It was 10 years ago that I made pizza and I don't remember a lot of things. I have no idea what the ingredients or recipes were that we used. 2) Cooking vast quantities of dough using commercial equipment and baking in a commercial pizza oven is a far cry from trying to make 1 or 2 pies at home.
So really, I am just learning and relearning. I have had some successes, with many compliments on the pizza I make, but still haven't been able to really recreate what I remember from my youth. That journey is still ongoing.
So here I am.