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First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« on: March 31, 2013, 08:34:07 PM »
So, I guess this is going to take more than one day to get really good at. :P

I was testing two different flours and baking on a 700-750 floor.

Al things considered it went well. It was really windy and in the 40s today which presented its own challenges along with learning the oven, peel etc. I've cooked in a WFO less than a dozen times most recently 2-3 yrs ago. One burnt pretty bad due to my excited doming, one accidental calzone and a couple of decent ones. Here are a few.


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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 08:38:25 PM »
Wine and a good time was had by all.

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 08:46:31 PM »
Nothing wrong with that first bake.

Dome before you think it is time to dome.
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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 09:03:34 PM »

Dome before you think it is time to dome.

Good advice. I also think I need a bigger fire on the side.

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 09:29:08 PM »
Nice work Jeff I would say you will have this oven mastered in about 2 more hours !!  ;D
any gig booked yet ?
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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 09:34:45 PM »
Nice work Jeff I would say you will have this oven mastered in about 2 more hours !!  ;D
any gig booked yet ?
John

Yea, 2 hrs give or take. ;D

One so far in May and one other potential.

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 09:55:00 PM »
Nice first post! Would love to see the trailer with the oven and flame next time. Can't wait to follow along with your journey!

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 09:55:04 PM »
Well heck...those don't look bad 'atall jeff, nice work man!  :chef:
And yes, I have heard it can take a coupla tries to get this down......  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 10:33:53 PM »
Nice first post! Would love to see the trailer with the oven and flame next time. Can't wait to follow along with your journey!

Thanks-I will include some next time.

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 10:51:36 PM »
Dome before you think it is time to dome.

Craig,

I love reading your truisms! They are very helpful!
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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 11:03:17 PM »
Jeff,

Those pizza look great  :drool:

I look forward to more pictures.

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2013, 11:11:36 PM »
Jeff -  Bread flour or 00
care to post your recipe ?
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 11:29:15 PM »
These are Artisan and Ultimate Performer from Giustos. I'm still deciding but will probably use some type of bread flour instead of 00. The UP get sort of chewy after it cools, but I like it when it comes out of the oven. The dough was just a 68% hydration that spent 36 hrs in the fridge.

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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 08:39:21 AM »
Beautiful pies Jeff!  I'm envious!  Think I can come over and play with your oven some time?  ;)
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 09:44:35 AM »
Beautiful pies Jeff!  I'm envious!  Think I can come over and play with your oven some time?  ;)

Sure thing.

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 11:53:56 AM »

Dome before you think it is time to dome.

That comment was a big help last night.  Thanks!

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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2013, 07:20:36 PM »
Ok, maybe two more hours then I'll have it. 8)

12 more pizzas today and am learning lots. Like turning, launching, doming-nothing like doing I suppose. The weather was nice today and I noticed the oven heated up quicker without being hammered by a cold wind all day. I cooked hotter than I wanted with the floor being upper 7's - 8 and 900+ in the dome. Question-Do you normally have a big rolling fire going across the dome? It seemed instead of doming for say 3 seconds I was doing 5-7 and then rotating to get the other side. The temps seem right as far as heat balance and with this oven having such a low dome I didn't think I would née to cook off the floor for so long. As I'm typing this it occurred to me maybe it's as simple as cooking further away from the fire? Any ideas? This is unmalted BF.

 The dough was really tasty but a tad over fermented. It was super extensible and at 70% hydration I can see I need to dial it back...at least while I'm learning. Still got good oven spring and kept it tender too.

Anyway here are some pics. The black flecks you see are semola rimacinata that I was using on the (wooden) launching peel. It would come off the peel when I launched the pizza and end up on the floor of the oven where it burned. When I went in with the turning peel I would blow it back on the crust.

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Re: First pizzas in my FGM Mobile
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2013, 07:23:17 PM »
That burnt semola was really getting on my nerves, so I did one with only a tiny tiny bit of flour on the peel. It's a new specialty-strombolizone. :-[ I only made one of them though.

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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2013, 08:08:41 PM »
Very tasty looking pie's Jeff...I think you're right, maybe just another hour or 2.  :chef:
Do you have one of those fancy perforated metal peels....those babies don't seem to look like they need much flour to get a nice quick release.
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2013, 08:15:24 PM »
Very tasty looking pie's Jeff...I think you're right, maybe just another hour or 2.  :chef:
Do you have one of those fancy perforated metal peels....those babies don't seem to look like they need much flour to get a nice quick release.
No, I wanted to build and launch on wooden peels.


 

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