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Offline meatboy

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1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« on: September 28, 2011, 03:02:06 PM »
Hi,

yesterday I fired up my BBQ-Mod WFO for the very 1st time and made a few pies!
Tipo00 flour, Hydratation 56%, Salt: 2.7%, IDY: 0,08% (24h cold fermentation, 8h @ room temp).

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 03:08:21 PM »
3 final pies

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 03:21:05 PM »
Fantastic job! The first of your three pies looks near perfect IMHO. Your oven is quite the monster.

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 03:25:06 PM »
...the oven is quite small ;) All pies had a diameter of only 9". But it's really hot. The pies were ready within 80 seconds
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 05:19:13 PM by meatboy »

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 03:31:20 PM »
the pizzas baked nicely. that is a really nice mod,can you tell us how you constructed your dome. method and material mix.

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 03:47:23 PM »
Awesome work Meatboy, the pies look delicious!

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 03:53:30 PM »
@thezaman: it's a cement (no refractory) perlite mix (1:1.5). I made a casting mold from hardboard and filled in the cement/perlite mix.

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 04:02:19 PM »
thx John & Jackie

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 04:35:37 PM »
I thought that thing would cook well when I first saw it, and you have proved me right!  ;D Beautiful pies! They all look like they came out of a full fledged WFO. Heck, I've been served lots of WFO pies in restaurants that don't look that good. Seriously. Great photos too. I'm very impressed.

What will you call the oven? It reminds me of the evil robot from The Incredibles.

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 04:40:19 PM »
thx Craig :)

I havn't thought about a name yet cause it's only a 18" prototype ;) The "big brother", a mod based on a 22" weber is still waiting for the first fire...


...my only problem is how to get more than 60% hydratation with the 00 flour. Every time i have tried it the dough was too sticky :(
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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 04:51:32 PM »
...my only problem is how to get more than 60% hydratation with the 00 flour. Every time i have tried it the dough was too sticky :(

What sort of 00? I do 62% all the time with Caputo Pizzeria - sometime with very little kneading - and it's never sticky.

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 05:04:30 PM »
double post... sry
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 05:13:43 PM by meatboy »

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 05:04:30 PM »
I only have access to "Tipo 00" flour.
I'm also waiting for my Ischia cultures, maybe it's working better then ;)

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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 05:09:23 PM »
 try partial mixing you dough let it set 20 minutes then finish it. can you tell me what the ratio mix stands for is it by weight or volume. 1 of cement 1.5 perelite. perelite is very light yes? i am trying to do a 26 inch webber . i an using a product called solid flue. your mix looks like it is stronger. any help would be appreciated

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 05:18:52 PM »
yes, i used 1 part of cement and 1.5 parts of perlite. It was the only "light weight" stuff i was able to find.


It's a pitty that there is no reseller of Caputo flour here in germany although italy is only a few 100 miles away...

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011, 05:38:34 PM »
Good job on the oven! Those pizzas look great!

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2011, 06:00:15 PM »
I only have access to "Tipo 00" flour.
I'm also waiting for my Ischia cultures, maybe it's working better then ;)

I love the caricature on that bag of the sweaty Italian guy with the hairy arms. Looks alot like me!

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 08:10:58 PM »
meat boy,

Your pies made in your BBQ-Mod WFO really look great!  :) Congrats on your mod!

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 09:07:23 AM »
Meatboy, From one DIYer to another, fabulous job on the oven and your pies look wonderful! Wish I could find perlite here in my country.
Don

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Re: 1st attempt in my BBQ-Mod WFO
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 10:28:32 AM »
Meatboy, From one DIYer to another, fabulous job on the oven and your pies look wonderful! Wish I could find perlite here in my country.
Don

Don, is shipping to Mexico typically expensive?  Perhaps a member north of the border can ship you perlite.  I haven't worked with it, but it is pretty light weight stuff, correct?  Hopefully that will minimize some of the shipping cost.

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