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Offline shuboyje

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18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« on: March 30, 2012, 11:48:38 PM »
Tonight is my last night in my 20's so I decided what better way to end that chapter of my life then with a ridiculous amount of pizza.  I fired the oven for neapolitan pizza and baked a few, then pushed the fire to the back ,let it burn to coals and the temperature drop and then I cooked my first 18" New York style pizzas.  They were nothing short of incredible, it was an all around great night with the Neapolitans also turning out great, but for a first shot at this style and this size I couldn't be happier with the results.  Excuse the photo quality.  Last photo is a Neapolitan that may be the best pizza I've ever eaten.
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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 11:59:05 PM »
Congratulations all the way around, Jeff.

I couldn't even get that 18" in my oven.

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 11:59:49 PM »
That looks really good, especially the neo.

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 12:12:30 AM »
Yup I built the door specifically so that I could do an 18" pie.  It was actually more like 17.75", lol.  I even custom made a peel to squeeze into the door.

Another point worth noting I used new Tomatoes today.  Flora Foods DOP San Marzano's my Costco just started carrying.  $8.99 for 3 28oz. cans.  These were the best store bought canned tomatoes I've tried to date for my taste. 
-Jeff

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 07:21:34 AM »
Jeff,

Congrats on the 18 NY style pizza in your WFO!  Sure looks good.b :)

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 08:15:24 AM »
Happy Birthday! Your pizzas look awesome!
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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 08:40:05 AM »
I have been doing oven shopping myself, and one criteria is that it HAS to have an 18 inch opening. At the same time I want a low dome for neapolitan etc.    16's just never feel like a real NY to me.    Way to go Jeff!   Time to go find the end of that oven build thread.  Last time I looked it was barely started so its going to be a fun catch up for me.       

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 09:29:28 AM »
That 18" NY pizza looks so good.  The Neo too, very nice baking.
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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 09:35:54 AM »
Yummy, Great NY pie!


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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 09:51:34 AM »
Very nice, I can only do 16" in the WFO, wish I could go bigger.

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 10:22:38 AM »
WOW  They look great, I don't know which I am more jealous of: your pizza or being young.
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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 11:19:04 AM »
Thanks for all the comments.  First thing I did this morning was eat a slice cold, lol. 
-Jeff

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 04:08:13 PM »
Wow, those look great!!  I can't imagine launching an 18" pizza and keeping it round!  That seems like quite a trick.  Happy birthday!!

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 04:13:51 PM »
awesome pizza night!  happy birthday.
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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 10:22:45 PM »
Did a few more tonight.  Here's a pic of what I feel is my best yet.  These are getting addicting.
-Jeff

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Re: 18" New York Style in a wood fired oven
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 10:27:53 PM »
That's a beauty alright! :D