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Offline kickz28

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First time with Blackstone w/ pics... Any tips?
« on: Yesterday at 07:17:59 PM »
Hi!

I just assembled my new Blackstone oven. So far I am quite impressed with it. It heats up super fast and I'm happy with the results.

I did the washer mod, put 4 stainless washers between the metal plate and stone.

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how to use it consistently. My previous oven was a Little Black Egg, and with that one, I would preheat it with a very low setting, and then when it came time to cook, I would max it out. With the Blackstone, I'm not sure what I should be doing. Tonight, I preheated on a low setting, then increased to about medium. I put the first pie in when the bottom stone was at about 675, then the second one maybe 725, and third one at about 800. All pizzas were quite good and nice, but does it always keep increasing? The top stone was at over 1000 at some point. It's hard to measure the temps because they're different depending on where you point the IR thermometer.

Here are some pics:
This was the third and last pie of the night. It cooked in about 2:10. Recipe was 62.5% hydration, 0.25% IDY, 3% salt, caputo flour, was in the fridge for almost 72 hours. The pizza was about 11 inches, and dough ball was about 225-240g.

http://i.imgur.com/FOcVL6G.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NkNMLis.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/cddTD4B.jpg

Thanks!


Offline moose13

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Re: First time with Blackstone w/ pics... Any tips?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 07:29:17 PM »
First try?
Looks great.
I turn mine full blast to heat, launch pie at 650-700 stone temp.
Turn down to low for launch. I usually turn off the turntable while launching.
Once i see a couple char spots on the bottom i crank it full blast again.
Works for me.

Offline kickz28

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Re: First time with Blackstone w/ pics... Any tips?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 08:07:48 PM »
First try?
Looks great.
I turn mine full blast to heat, launch pie at 650-700 stone temp.
Turn down to low for launch. I usually turn off the turntable while launching.
Once i see a couple char spots on the bottom i crank it full blast again.
Works for me.

Thanks for the tip. Full blast? How long does it take to heat up? Full blast sounds like a jet engine on mine...

Offline moose13

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Re: First time with Blackstone w/ pics... Any tips?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 08:25:20 PM »
I only have the 5psi regulator so ours may be different.
Does your regulator have a tag saying psi?
If it's 5psi blast away!

Offline kickz28

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Re: First time with Blackstone w/ pics... Any tips?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:55:11 PM »
I only have the 5psi regulator so ours may be different.
Does your regulator have a tag saying psi?
If it's 5psi blast away!

Yep it's 5psi

Offline moose13

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Re: First time with Blackstone w/ pics... Any tips?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:05:42 PM »
What kind of flour are you using?
Your pie looks awesome to me.
I think the BS takes a little tweaking to your own style.
I think i have dialed mine in currently, but it's sure to change with experimentation.