Okay so I got my kettle pizza in the mail and set it up. I had also ordered 2 new stones, a 16" Fibrament for cooking on (http://www.bakingstone.com/order.php
) and a 21" Cordierite Shelf (http://www.axner.com/cordierite-shelf-21roundx34.aspx
) for above to hold the heat down. When I did these first pizza's in the pics I was going with the basic setup of the kettle pizza and using my old stone (don't know what kind it is)
I totally burnt these pizzas inedible, the amazing thing was that it took under 2 minutes, my stopwatch was at 1:50 when I pulled the first pizza. The top wasn't finished, just a total failure. The second pizza I took off the brick after 1:30, it was still burnt, but not quite as bad, still nothing I was proud to serve. The top wasn't close to being finished after 90 seconds so I held it on the peel off the stone to try and cook the top some more.
All in all it wasn't good, but I was cooking at insane temps, I'm guessing this thing was close to 1000 degrees.
I had way to much wood, I'm going to severely cut back on the amount I use. The brick was way to close to the flames and the type of brick may have been wrong. It was in direct contact with the flames which I think super heated it. I didn't have a top brick when I did the first pizzas which I have now which I hope will help cook the top a bit quicker. I have a new brick for the bottom to cook on, it has a metal tray it will sit in which I hope helps prevent it from super heating and burning it inedible in such a short time.
Making some doughs tonight, will report back later this week with results from the new setup and fuel.
Here are the pics from the first go.http://imgur.com/a/oTepD