Just helped my friend set up his new gas grill... he bought the Sam's Club top-of-the-line stainless steel unit... what a grill!
While we were testing the unit, I noticed that the integrated thermometer went all the way up to 600 degrees F.
That got me thinking... 600 degrees F. is right up there with those coal-fired ovens used to make NY style pizza.
When I got home, I opened up my Weber Genesis 1000 grill and measured the cooking surface for size... to my amazement, my pizza stone will fit perfectly on the surface. Next, I popped in my oven thermometer to see what temperature I could acheive. To my surprise, my grill got up to an astonishing 650 degrees F. !!!
Now I'm REALLY starting to get excited about this. If I put my pizza stone inside and let it preheat for an hour, we're talking "profesional oven" temperatures.
I figure if I open the lid just crack, just enough to get the pizza off the peel and onto the hot stone, the temperature should not drop too much. And the preheated stone should maintain its temperature without any problems.
So.... next weekend I may try my hand at "grilling" a pizza.