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Offline THEBBQMAN

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Kettle Pizza Oven/Baking Steel for Weber Grill:
« on: May 26, 2014, 08:35:11 PM »
I have made a kettle pizza modification for my Weber grill (built my own) so that I can enjoy wood cooked pizza until I can build a permanent wood fired masonry oven once I get moved to a new location closer to my job and I was wondering if anyone had experimented with a steel plate in place of a stone for cooking the pizza on?  My first few test didn't go so well with the stone, pizza burned on the bottom way before the top even started to get heated, that's probably a fire management issue for one and two, I'm modifying it now to place a steel plate above the pizza to lower the celling so I have less air to heat.  Has anyone used a steel plate in place of a stone using the Kettle Pizza modification for the grill?

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Re: Kettle Pizza Oven/Baking Steel for Weber Grill:
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 08:58:36 PM »
If you are burning pie bottoms on a stone, it will be 10X worse (literally) on steel. It's wayyyyy too conductive for use with a bottom heat source.
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Re: Kettle Pizza Oven/Baking Steel for Weber Grill:
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 08:59:27 PM »
You might want to look for something less conductive like a FibramentD stone.
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Re: Kettle Pizza Oven/Baking Steel for Weber Grill:
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 12:17:50 PM »
I've got a (slightly modified) kettle pizza as well, and I use a Fibrament stone for the bottom which I've been very happy with.  You need to make sure you've got the metal plate that comes with the grill version of it though- it acts as a buffer and keeps it from getting too hot (that trick might also work with whatever it is that you're currently using as well).

I've also lowered the ceiling on mine and I've got a 22" round cordierite stone up there to direct the flames and heat right over the pizza.  Works wonderfully.

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Re: Kettle Pizza Oven/Baking Steel for Weber Grill:
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 04:00:29 AM »
How did you attach the 22" round cordierite stone to the top of your kettle? 8)

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Re: Kettle Pizza Oven/Baking Steel for Weber Grill:
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 03:39:15 PM »
How did you attach the 22" round cordierite stone to the top of your kettle? 8)

A second grill that sat on the wing nuts that were already there.

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Re: Kettle Pizza Oven/Baking Steel for Weber Grill:
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 08:42:53 PM »
Build the fire in the back and put something up to block the heat from getting under the steel.

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