After breaking a couple cheap stones from Target/Bed Bay&Beyond, I finally upgraded (or so I am hoping) to a Fibrament stone after reading reviews on this forum and elsewhere. I have typically made pizza with dough from Trader Joe's and have had solid results using the cheap stones. Last night was the first time I made pizza using the TJ dough and the Fibrament stone. As I have worked with the TJ dough numerous times before, I feel like I have a good idea of how it should turn out.
First, I turned my oven up to 550 and let the Fibrament stone heat up for a little over an hour on the bottom rack. I prepared the pizzas like I normally do and tossed it on the stone for about 6 minutes. Typically, I get some good puffing action around the edge of the pizza. This time, the pizza did not puff up at all and the dough did not cook all the way through. It appeared to me that the stone must not have been hot enough. I wait for another 20-30 minutes before making my next pizza to let the stone heat up some more and the second pizza had similar results. The crust was flat with no airy holes like it usually has. Anyone have any thoughts? The only thing I can think of is that I just need to let the stone heat up more, although I had it in there for about an hour.