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Re: 1st Test Drive Of The Red Headed Pizza Kettle
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2014, 03:49:59 PM »
Not much there to pick anymore :-D Also, I ditched the Kettle Pizza for the Blackstone. If you haven't pulled the trigger yet you may want to rethink the whole thing. The Blackstone is outstanding!!

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From what I've read the Blackstone only has a cooking surface of 16" and with the 22.5" Kettle it seems like the better for me cause I like making big NY style pizza. Is there something like the blackstone that will make bigger stuff? What do you think the max size pie I could get out of a Kettle? I seen the insert thing they have no for the 26" Kettle and I'm even considering that... but I'm not sure how well it would distribute heat...
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Re: 1st Test Drive Of The Red Headed Pizza Kettle
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2014, 06:26:09 PM »
I liked my Kettle Pizza. Problem was the Weber was not up to the extreme heat after a dozen firings. It also took an extraordinary amount of fuel to sustain 800 degrees. About an entire bag of charcoal and another bag of mesquite chunks for three pizzas. Temperature was hard to regulate as well because I could not get additional fuel into the right area of the oven without taking off the lid. But it was cheap and the product was good. I still have mine if any if anyone wants a used version. Moved on to a different solution.

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Re: 1st Test Drive Of The Red Headed Pizza Kettle
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2014, 06:37:33 PM »
. Is there something like the blackstone that will make bigger stuff?

TheRailroadBulls,

I don't know if this will give you some ideas of modding something but Steve (Ev) made a neat BBQ mod that makes great pizzas.  If you are interested in seeing it and the pizzas some of them are at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=20006.msg196256#msg196256  Steve also posted more about his portable oven at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=14444.msg144118#msg144118

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Re: 1st Test Drive Of The Red Headed Pizza Kettle
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2014, 07:22:36 PM »
From what I've read the Blackstone only has a cooking surface of 16" and with the 22.5" Kettle it seems like the better for me cause I like making big NY style pizza. Is there something like the blackstone that will make bigger stuff? What do you think the max size pie I could get out of a Kettle? I seen the insert thing they have no for the 26" Kettle and I'm even considering that... but I'm not sure how well it would distribute heat...

I couldn't make 16 inch pies in my pizza kettle like I can in my Black Stone. Maybe I didn't practice enough but the bigger the pie the more problems I had. I would burn the back end because it was so hot but the front of the pizza wasn't cooked enough to get my peel under and spin the pie. I had to stick with smaller pies for a more even bake. I did get some good pies out of the kettle pizza though.

No regrets in getting rid of it for the Black Stone.