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Here goes nothin'
« on: May 01, 2015, 03:37:28 PM »
Tomorrow night is my very first gig! I'll be setting up my mobile operation at the grand opening of a local art gallery! I made the dough this morning; enough for about 60 pies.

Wish me luck.



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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 09:22:34 PM »
Break a leg!

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 09:39:49 PM »
What does the mobile setup look like?

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 10:28:15 PM »
What is your time frame?  How many people you got? Pictures of your set up.  Good luck.

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 08:17:02 AM »
I'm using a blackstone oven to cook the pizzas. I'm going to be set up as a vendor at some local farmers market throughout the summer. So it's basically a canopy, the oven, a couple of folding tables and some coolers for dough and toppings. Tonight is a bit of a dress rehearsal. The gallery has a kitchen that I can use, so I won't be setting up the full operation as I would be at a market. I'll try to get some pics of the action tonight if I can.

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 09:58:24 PM »
What a great night. Everything went better than expected. Managed to snap a couple of pics too.

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2015, 10:22:21 PM »
That's great!  And with a Blackstone to boot. How many pies did you end up selling?

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 10:36:18 PM »
And what do you charge for a pie?  Setup looks great.

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2015, 12:27:02 AM »
Well done! Remember to make some money on drinks!


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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 08:41:26 AM »
i love that setup. tell me how many pies were you able to sell out of your blackstone? how long can you cook with a tank of gas? 

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 11:10:26 AM »
We pushed out over 20 pies in the first hour. It slowed down after that, but for a first event I was pretty happy with the turn out and how everything went. To be honest, I didn't expect I'd be able to do that many pies in an hour!

I ran the oven for a couple of hours that night and then had it going for another three the next day for a little party in my back yard and the tank isn't empty yet, but I'm sure it's close.

For the event on Saturday I was selling margheritas for $8 or salami for $10. The margherita was by far the best seller.

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 02:49:44 PM »
What is your dough ball weight?

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2015, 03:19:20 PM »
A little under 200 grams for a 9 inch pizza

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Re: Here goes nothin'
« Reply #13 on: Today at 12:41:58 PM »
Congrats!!
An average of a pie every 3 mins is awesome!
I find the BS recovery time is a bit of a challenge, given how thin the stone is.

And your set up looks strangely familiar, even down to the checkered papers!   ;)
« Last Edit: Today at 12:53:04 PM by Gags »
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