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Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« on: December 26, 2012, 07:23:09 PM »
As I learn the art of making pizza, I rigged up my built in Lynx Gas Grill with a bunch of pizza stones, unglazed Mexican tile, and bricks.  (Yeah, I know they aren't fire bricks, but they were cheap and this was for exprimental purposes).

The one thing this grill has that is beneficial for this experiment is a rotisserie burner on the backside of the grill.  The back rotisserie burner sort of acts like a pile of burning coals and helps get the heat a bit higher.

With my infrared pyrometer I can get the bottom pizza stone about 750 degrees, and the top a little over 850.   

This is my 4th pie ever.  (No basil since the wife doesn't care for it).  Just San Marzano tomatoes mixed with some garlic and sea salt, mozzarella, grated romano cheese, some olive oil, and a little more sea salt.

A little over 3 minutes cooking time.   

« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 08:55:13 PM by Qarl »


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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 07:50:36 PM »
Qarl, your pie and oven look good to me. If it tastes good and you are happy then all is well. Happy New Year.

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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 08:15:12 PM »
Thanks.  It's by no means the perfect solution.  It's just something to get my feet wet until such time as I get the guts to go for a real WFO.

Right now it's about experimenting with making dough, and sauce, and playing with heat.

But yes... it's pretty damn good pizza.  Each pie has gotten a little better as I've moved along and I've learned something with each pie that I've applied to the next time around!




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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 09:21:43 PM »
You are definitely in the upper end of grill modifications already, well done. 
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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 09:31:10 PM »
 amazing looking pie. the balance top and bottom is perfect. if you cannot have basil the seasoned sauce is the only way to go!

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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 10:13:34 AM »
Qari,
This is a really nice setup!

How long did it take to get to 750 degrees? I like the bottom stone on the bricks but it must take a while to get the heat to transfer through the bricks to the stone.

Also, if you wouldn't mind, it's not really clear how you constructed your top structure and the two angled side pieces. It would be great to see how you did this. I like the amount of space you have between the bottom and top.

Your pie looks fantastic for a grill modification.

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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 10:39:48 AM »
Very nice. You can't get much better from a grill. Here is how I was baking on my grill years ago: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,9614.0.html
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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 10:47:42 AM »
Thanks TXCraig... now I have MORE ideas... muhahahaha!

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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 11:33:17 AM »
Yeah! Really nice looking pizza!

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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 09:02:11 PM »
Qarl,

I noticed that yor grill is a Lynx. I have a 42 inch I got this summer and I am wondering if you have the searzone on yours. If so, what temp can you get the grates to? Mine only seem to get up to 750 which is OK, but not great.

Anyway, gotta love the blue lights, right???!!!!!

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Re: Neopolitan Style in my modified Grill/Pizza Oven
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 09:10:07 PM »
Nice looking pie, Qarl, and thanks for posting the pics of your grill setup. Now that you've checked out Craig's thread, what do you plan to change?

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