I saw on another thread that you just found out about the Blackstone grill. There is also another BS "Challenge" thread....for anyone in any oven to recreate the look of a Craig pie wins a free BS oven from Mr. Chau!
There have been a couple really decent pies posted over there and I think it would be fun if you would include that latest beauty of yours to show that there is yet another person out there that is knock'in on the door; you are getting real close....I think your pie was most excellent dude!
Thanks for the compliment, Bob! Actually, since finding out about those threads, I am having quite the nice read. Very fun concept! Unfortunately, while I can, and have achieved leoparding that would qualify as in the same neighborhood as one of Craig's pies, that takes a lot of attention to keeping my dough cooler and almost cold before baking. Living in Japan, one constant problem is finding storage space for things. I finally got a second refrigerator, which is unheard of here, and getting and keeping a temp controlled compartment of any kind just for pizza dough is just not possible.
The other hurdle to making a Craig clone, for me anyway, is that the largest sized pie I can(and do) make is 12". Craig's are 13". Visually, that one inch makes a huge difference. My cornice may be the same in basic volume and height, but the overall visual
balance is completely different.
In any case, I will drop in that thread and post my video. Fun is fun and it's all for fun, right?!