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Offline jeff v

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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2013, 04:19:36 PM »
A couple more parties this past weekend. The first one was an interesting setup-we were on the side of the house with the oven and prep table next to the house with the buffet table across the sidewalk! I'll get better w the pizza pics someday I promise, but it gets frantic pretty quickly. I did get a pic of our first ever calzone though :-[

Got a new van too. A 2005 w only 20k miles! It was used at a local airport so it drove the same 2-3 miles lots of times. Hopefully it holds up because so far it's the only part of the biz I have a payment on.

I've also been roasting mushrooms at the event which people really seem to like.
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2013, 05:39:11 PM »
Looks good Jeff! I'm keeping an eye out for a van similar to what you picked up. I know they're tough to come by in decent shape and a decent price. Do you keep your dough, toppings etc..in coolers or do you have a refrigerated prep table? Keep up the good work!
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2013, 08:15:03 PM »
Chaz- Yes the van took way longer to find than I thought. I use a refrigerated prep table. I also have a couple of cooler bags for larger parties.
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2013, 10:35:09 PM »
Nice Find ! 20K my 03 has 112 K but veryreasonable and so far runs great. and I know all too well about the "gets crazy quick" but gotta get some pie pictures from that FGM please  ;D
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2013, 04:25:08 PM »
Hi Jeff, thanks for sharing.
I am still looking for a prep table and a van, very hard to get a decent one at a decent price.
I used my oven 2 times and in both occasions the bottoms cooked much faster than the top, so I am trying to learn how to control the oven better. I will send you pictures of the jacks my trailer has so you can do something similar to be able to lift it.
keep the good work man!
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2013, 04:56:55 PM »
Hi Jeff, thanks for sharing.
I am still looking for a prep table and a van, very hard to get a decent one at a decent price.
I used my oven 2 times and in both occasions the bottoms cooked much faster than the top, so I am trying to learn how to control the oven better. I will send you pictures of the jacks my trailer has so you can do something similar to be able to lift it.
keep the good work man!
nico   

Maybe you are overfiring the oven? I'm not usually baking at Neapolitam temps, but this last party the owner had us wait 30 min longer than we planned to cook. I kept the fire going and by the time I moved the coals the floor was super hot. The first few pizzas were hammered on the bottom, so we had to cook off the deck for the next few while the floor cooled a bit.
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2013, 04:52:36 PM »
Jeff, what temps are you running and what's your bake time?
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2013, 05:40:36 PM »
Jeff, what temps are you running and what's your bake time?

You know I'm terrible at that right? Mostly because I'm changing it often. I've baked less than 500 pizzas and try one event at 750 and one at 850 etc. just to learn the oven.
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2013, 05:07:57 PM »
what a nice mwfo   :drool:

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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2013, 09:32:12 PM »
So this past weekend was my first festival. Wow. Probably could've  used a third person but with margins being tight on these I erred on the side of caution. It was ok most of the day but a late lunch rush had me in he weeds big time. Trying to make and cook was a bit much or that many people. At one time we were at a 25 minute wait for a pizza. Still the feedback was really good. Best pizza ever, where's your shop, etc etc. that's always fun to hear! :chef:

One thing I noticed during the rush is that the oven seemed to get really hot and I burnt 3-4 pizzas. The dough would fuse to the floor and burn. This was about 4 hours into some steady cooking but I was not running a huge fire. I ended up cooking most of the time off the floor but that put me further behind. Any ideas?

And I did get some pics! Remember I am not making Neapolitan pizzas. :D

Mozz, pickled cherry peppers and crispy prosciutto.
Mozz, fontina, wood roasted mushroom and lemon zest
Sausage
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2013, 11:24:29 PM »
Very nice looking pies! Today I also finished most of the pies on the peel and my floor was 785

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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2013, 05:45:25 PM »
Pies look good Jeff! I know they are not Neapolitan style, so are you calling them NY or a breed of NY/Neo?
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2013, 07:12:08 PM »
Pies look good Jeff! I know they are not Neapolitan style, so are you calling them NY or a breed of NY/Neo?

Thanks. I'm calling them wood fired pizza! It's funny how many people come up asking if I'm using 00 flour etc. The awareness on Neo pizza is pretty high. I explain that it's more inspired by the old coal fired pizzas but I really try to have a unique crust.
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2013, 09:05:08 PM »
Only one pic from today's event and it's Mushroom and fontina again. I'm liking the way my crust is coming out.
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Re: Pizzeria Valentino -mobile wood fired pizza
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2013, 11:50:10 PM »
Me Too!!!  ;D
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