My method for NP is as follows…
Make sure the motor is running.
Preheat for 15-20 minutes with tank valve fully open, the red regulator one full-turn back from fully open and the front dial set just below the half-way setting.
Check lower stone temp and plan to launch in the 810-840 range.
Adjust temp with front dial to attain this range if needed.
Turn front dial up to about 3/4
Launch with table turning. One quick fluid motion. Based on the diameter of your pie, you should be able to figure how much open stone space will be surrounding the pie for a PERFECT launch and aim for that border.
Most launches are not perfect.
After the skin sets up a bit, reach in with a smaller peel and center the pie.
Keep your eye on the pie. It bakes FAST!
Remove when it looks (top and bottom) like you want it to.
JimOh yeah, I should add that I have 1/8" thick washers under the lower stone, the gap between turntable and shelf is 5/8" and I have the "saw-tooth" style chauflector installed.