Well, I got the oven assembled, bought a propane tank yesterday, and tested the oven out today!
It is amazing. I started it relatively low -- I would guess, looking at the flame, about 50% of it's output and the stones went to 600 and 550 degrees (top and bottom respectively) within about 15 minutes! Wow!
I plan on making some dough tomorrow and refrigerating it until Saturday and then make the family guinea pigs!
Unless someone tells me that I am making a serious error, my plan is to - after the oven warms -- turn down the flame, stop the stone, launce the pizza with a Superpeel, restart the turntable, and turn the heat back up. Any advice/suggestions/comments from folks who have been using the oven for a while would be appreciated.
BTW, I emailed Blackstone customer support about the broken stone and jagged edge top and had a reply within 24 hours. They said that they probably wouldn't have replacement stones available for about two weeks but that I could use the cracked one in the meantime.
Can't wait to "Feed the Beast" (meaning, of course, the oven, not my wife