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Offline chrisgraff

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Long time lurker here...here's my best NYC elite to date.
« on: February 27, 2011, 05:54:17 PM »
Hello everyone,
ChrisGraff here...hailing from Nashville, TN.  I'm a long time fan of these boards; started reading back when PFTaylor was perfecting his Raquel dough (2007).  It is fun to come back to a see whole new crew of folks working on their craft!

I've been honing in on my NYC elite pie.  Revived an old Patsy's/Varsano yeast sample (although I suspect it's actually a local variety).  I like it...about as much as the Camoldi sample I used years ago.  I did just receive a new batch from sourdo.com.  May have to try Ischia next.

Here's my latest/best effort.  Somewhere between a Varsano & Raquel recipe, fermented in the fridge for four days.  Mix of KABR and Mulino 00 (75/25).

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/nashguitar1/pie27jan11.jpg)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/nashguitar1/Slice27jan11.jpg)


Offline chrisgraff

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Re: Long time lurker here...here's my best NYC elite to date.
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 06:04:41 PM »
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Offline Jackie Tran

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Re: Long time lurker here...here's my best NYC elite to date.
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 06:07:39 PM »
Very Nice Chrisgraff.  Sounds like you still have the touch.  Welcome back!  :-D (even though I wasn't around in 2007). 

Chau

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Re: Long time lurker here...here's my best NYC elite to date.
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 06:30:07 PM »
I went back and read through those old threads about Patsy's clone and Varasano and Taylor and Marco etc, fasinating reading. Names change but the quest for pizza perfection always remains.

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Re: Long time lurker here...here's my best NYC elite to date.
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 10:27:32 PM »
ChrisGraff, those are awesome looking.
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Offline chickenparm

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Re: Long time lurker here...here's my best NYC elite to date.
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 11:14:37 PM »
The Pizza looks Great!
 :pizza:

I can tell you have Kids...I have 4...they are the best critics too,if you cook for them.
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Re: Long time lurker here...here's my best NYC elite to date.
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 11:43:44 PM »
Chris,

Welcome back. I must have joined shortly after you left, taking a hiatus.

Good to see you haven't lost your touch, to echo Chau's sentiment.  ;)
Mike

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 12:31:30 AM »
Thanks guys!  I'm still getting my game together on this new oven.  Never been able to cook on the cleaning cycle; changed everything for me.  Today, I learned that despite my using the "short" oven, the pie will withstand the broiler (cleaning cycle switches to the bottom element after 30 minutes).  Now I just need to remember to turn the pizza for equal charring's sake.

I think the best part of this renewed effort is how my kids love it.  My four year old son putting a skin up on his knuckles... gets me every time.   :'(  THAT'S MY BOY!!