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Offline PizzaSuperFreak

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2012, 11:48:54 AM »
Why do you want leoparding?

because the best pizza i ever made had it. a few years ago when i modded my oven to cook on the clean cycle - before i broke it that way. :)

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,1519.msg13850.html#msg13850


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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 08:02:33 PM »
I don't think you will be able to get enough top heat to realize the browning you want without insulation. You just loose too much through the metal top.

Not running the middle burner would go a long way toward solving your bottom heat problem.

Here is what I did years ago: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,9614.0.html

I'm NOT recommending you try this.

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2012, 08:23:09 PM »
I don't think you will be able to get enough top heat to realize the browning you want without insulation. You just loose too much through the metal top.

Not running the middle burner would go a long way toward solving your bottom heat problem.

Here is what I did years ago: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,9614.0.html

I'm NOT recommending you try this.

CL

yeah - i've read that post before. thanks but it seems like a lot of jimmy rigging and stuff that i don't have.

i was thinking i should just bite the bullet and go with the 2stone grill unit.

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2012, 07:34:22 AM »
I agree with you PizzaFreak, if you don't have the tools or means to DIY an oven inside a grill the 2stone is a good investment.
http://2stonepizzagrill.com/  If you compare it to your first picture of your setup you can see the sides are steel, your bricks are sucking off too much heat and not transferring that heat to the top. The 2stone aluminum top holding the upper stone is an excellent conductor of heat. Getting good top heat is important for an even bake.
Don

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2012, 08:06:20 AM »
I agree with you PizzaFreak, if you don't have the tools or means to DIY an oven inside a grill the 2stone is a good investment.
Don

Thx. I am a DIY sort of guy though. However, I haven't seen a really great grill setup on this forum yet. But there is a lot to search through so maybe I just haven't found the right one yet. My thoughts are that I just don't necessarily want to go fooling around with it much more and waste the money when there's something out there (2stone) that's relatively proven itself.

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2012, 05:03:22 PM »
I have built a few ovens including a LBE, this is my latest. I think if you could locate some soft insulating firebricks(ceramic supply house) and find a way to have a stone on top of them , you're gold.  http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,16652.0.html
http://www.traditionaloven.com/articles/81/insulating-fire-bricks
Is there a supplier of thick aluminum plate near you for the top? steel would work also.
Don

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2012, 05:43:31 PM »
I have built a few ovens including a LBE, this is my latest. I think if you could locate some soft insulating firebricks(ceramic supply house) and find a way to have a stone on top of them , you're gold.  http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,16652.0.html
http://www.traditionaloven.com/articles/81/insulating-fire-bricks
Is there a supplier of thick aluminum plate near you for the top? steel would work also.
Don

wow. that is a franken-oven for sure!
i live in south florida so we've got just about everything around as far as supply houses. it's just a matter of locating it!

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2012, 06:13:11 PM »
Thx. I am a DIY sort of guy though. However, I haven't seen a really great grill setup on this forum yet. But there is a lot to search through so maybe I just haven't found the right one yet. My thoughts are that I just don't necessarily want to go fooling around with it much more and waste the money when there's something out there (2stone) that's relatively proven itself.


Keep looking :)   

Hint, LBE, 70 pages. 

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2012, 06:19:11 PM »
Keep looking :)   

Hint, LBE, 70 pages. 

i had always thought they were referring to the little green egg. lol.

i see how many hits there are on the subject now. thx.

what lengths we all have to go through in order to have a decent home pizza contraption! you'd think it wouldn't need to be this difficult!


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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2012, 06:30:07 PM »
I don't think of it as difficult, perhaps challenging. Another fun project:   http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13610.0.html
You can see how the little oven evolved,but it would work better if it was inside a lidded grill.
Don

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Re: trouble with makeshift grill oven
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2012, 06:39:13 PM »
Don,

How did I miss all these topics with cool ovens that you built???

CL
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