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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2012, 06:42:09 PM »
Bill,

That pie is sure a beauty!  :chef:

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2012, 08:11:28 PM »
thanks all!  the things i can think of that i adjusted after the garage trip included firing the oven for much longer -  i baked bread saturday so i had even more of a headstart.  i also upped my salt from 2.8% to 3% to match craig's dough.  i used oil instead of flour under my doughballs as they proofed, and made the top the top instead of the bottom of the crust.  something worked, 'cause that was some of my best pizza yet.  i tried a brussels sprouts pie too!  dang that is so much better than i ever thought it would be.
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2012, 10:12:59 PM »
Yes! Very nice indeed! :D

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2012, 10:29:15 PM »
Peter, If I had to guess about one of Craig's tricks it would be to use a really good wine :-D
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Funny stuff rite there Don !   ;D
And if we all didn't know Bill any better we could say this concludes your theory....
       " and made the top the top instead of the bottom of the crust"  

Fortunately, we do know exactly what he is saying.... ;D
      
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2012, 03:59:26 PM »
thanks all!  the things i can think of that i adjusted after the garage trip included firing the oven for much longer -  i baked bread saturday so i had even more of a headstart.  i also upped my salt from 2.8% to 3% to match craig's dough.  i used oil instead of flour under my doughballs as they proofed, and made the top the top instead of the bottom of the crust.  something worked, 'cause that was some of my best pizza yet.  i tried a brussels sprouts pie too!  dang that is so much better than i ever thought it would be.
bill

That's a sweet looking pie. How do you prep the brussel sprouts for the pizza?

This challenge is right up my alley as I'm working on a grill mod. Hopefully the parts will arrive this weekend and they make pizza good enough to post.

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2012, 04:18:32 PM »
How do you prep the brussel sprouts for the pizza?

Core them and peel off the leaves. I like the pie best with fresh mozz, pancetta, thinly sliced garlic, some parm, and some evoo. Maybe a pinch of salt.

These pictures are not the same pie, but you'll get the idea. The char on the tips of the leaves gives it a little bit of smoky flavor. It's one of my all-time favorite pies.

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2012, 04:42:05 PM »
I do get it. Brussel sprouts are best when they get a bit of carmelization. No sauce? Interesting.

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2012, 05:55:29 PM »
No sauce.
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2012, 06:54:24 PM »
This is the pizza I made directly on the BBQ grill.  Some of the dressings were grilled vegetables, (that were grilled with Lemon herb olive oil and other ingredients) then after the pizza was baked a lime lowfat sour cream dressing with fennel and chives was added in dollops.  I don’t think I have ever had as many problems as I did with this dough and any pizza I made before, except one.  The dough wasn’t my own dough.  If I make an attempt with another pizza for this challenge, it will be my own dough.  :-D 

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2012, 08:29:42 PM »
Here's a few pics of a pizza I made on the grill the other day. It'd be nice if I could get a little top heat in there, but the pizza was still very good.
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2012, 08:40:43 PM »
Ryan,

Your pictures of the pizza you made on your grill look great!  :)  I bet it sure did taste good.

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2012, 02:23:40 PM »
Pizza on the grill with a double decker stone. Pizza tasted much better than the pics. :)


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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2012, 02:35:09 PM »
Norma, I want to roast some lamb or goat and roll it up in that pizza and eat it like a giant gyro! OMG, that would be good.
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2012, 02:36:08 PM »
Great looking pie Ryan. I had to insulate the top of my grill to get any good color on the top of the pies.

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2012, 02:37:27 PM »
Pizza on the grill with a double decker stone. Pizza tasted much better than the pics. :)



Cool set-up JB. You can close the door all the way with that thing in there? How long do you let it pre-heat? Have you checked the temp of the stones before baking?
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2012, 03:28:32 PM »
Cool set-up JB. You can close the door all the way with that thing in there? How long do you let it pre-heat? Have you checked the temp of the stones before baking?

It closes without touching at all. I think I might be able to cook two pies at once. I wrote a bit more here about temps and times and there are a few more pics.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,20192.0.html

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2012, 03:35:40 PM »
Cool set-up JB. You can close the door all the way with that thing in there? How long do you let it pre-heat? Have you checked the temp of the stones before baking?

Yes, that thing looks awesome. It's exactly what I need. Did you make it or buy it?
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2012, 04:28:36 PM »
Yes, that thing looks awesome. It's exactly what I need. Did you make it or buy it?

I made it. Very simple. Each stone has a 3 inch stainless steel bolt in each corner. The two halves are held together with a coupling. It's very easy to seperate for cleaning. Stones are from Calif pizza stones, 14x26x5/8ths. If I were to do it again I'd buy from Axner, they're cheaper, and I'd go with a 14x18x5/8ths. Mine is a bit heavy and bulky. This setup has a 4 1/2 gap between the stones. I'd like to try 3 1/2 to see if it browns better without making it too hard to get a pizza in there.

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2012, 04:37:05 PM »
Here's a few pics of a pizza I made on the grill the other day. It'd be nice if I could get a little top heat in there, but the pizza was still very good.

That pizza is the exact size of the stone... delicate work done well, my friend.
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2012, 04:45:18 PM »
That pizza is the exact size of the stone... delicate work done well, my friend.

Thanks. I'm glad someone finally noticed that. (That picture has been up on another thread for about a week.)
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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2012, 04:48:37 PM »
That pizza is the exact size of the stone... delicate work done well, my friend.

Oh, I thought everyone could do that! :-D

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2012, 05:24:32 PM »
Thanks. I'm glad someone finally noticed that. (That picture has been up on another thread for about a week.)

That's too funny. I didn't even see it was on a stone. :)

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2012, 05:47:33 PM »
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I'd like to try 3 1/2 to see if it browns better without making it too hard to get a pizza in there.

My 2Stone has 3.5" between the stones and it is easy to launch pies into.  No worries!

Nice grill work everyone. :chef:

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2012, 06:55:11 PM »
Norma, I want to roast some lamb or goat and roll it up in that pizza and eat it like a giant gyro! OMG, that would be good.

Craig,

That sounds like a great idea!  ;D  I love gyro's.  Will be interesting how that turns out.

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Re: August 2012 Monthly Challenge: “Get Fired Up!”
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2012, 06:59:29 PM »
Pizza on the grill with a double decker stone. Pizza tasted much better than the pics. :)



jb,

That is cool looking double decker stone.   8)  The pizza looks very tasty to me.   ;D

Norma