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Offline Roman

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Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« on: February 27, 2015, 04:07:26 PM »
It occurred to me that the Chauflector in principle was a great idea, but lacked the tuning capability to direct flame exactly where needed, directly at the side of the pizza. I've hacked a $2.50 pizza spat that places the direct amount and precisely allows to tune the volume of the flame. The outstanding upside to this is that shuffling the pizza against the wall of the flame is no longer necessary. Once you drop it on the center sweet spot of the stone, it will accept the tuned flame equally. Rather than connecting the "Roflector" to the top stone , it is clipped to the bottom bracket closest to the flame and can be moved for lesser or greater intensity along the bracket that holds the hood/housing for the top stone. Everything fits back together as normal. The Roflector can be tuned even better as you can pitch the angle to your liking, and amount of flame downdraft as well. I just pulled the first pie and this was without cooked without shuffling. The first test appears evenly baked on edges and top.

The following photos show tuned Roflector, original, and pie. Once the rivets are cut from the spat, the Stainless Steel spat was simply heated over open flame on stove top and bent to a tolerance, snug fit for lower bracket. I also clipped the top of the spat for ease of pie launch.


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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 11:44:19 AM »
Could you post a photo of the Roflector in action? I'm having trouble conceptualizing it.  The pizza looks great, BTW.

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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 03:15:22 PM »
Dough is fermenting  for tomorrow's bake. I'll post a few then.

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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 03:43:34 PM »
Here is the roflector attached to the lower right bracket moved to the furthest point away from the front. This allows the flame to lap more directly to the side and top of the pizza. It can be pulled closer to the front on the bracket to increase flame volume and direct it higher or lower as well. Cooking photos to come.
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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 08:09:19 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 09:44:33 PM »
Roman:

I would love to see pictures of 2 identical pies: one baked With your Roflector, and one Without.

Its for research so sacrifice a pie or two!!

HL

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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 04:45:16 PM »
Can you give dimensions length width....
If you bought it online and have a link please pass that along.

Thanks for your work, don't want to have to do the pizza slide, when I could prep the next one.

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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 05:14:01 PM »
Nice idea  :)  Will give it a go.

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Re: Blackstone Mod "Roflector" possible game changer.
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 05:15:21 PM »
The previously done spatulaflector mod deflects the flame as it shoots up the side and deflects it down precisely onto the cornice of the pie to facility direct heat that way. 

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=25127.msg328219#msg328219