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Offline Pete-zza

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Re: building my own oven
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2012, 04:45:05 PM »

one last question, when i log in here i know where to go to see if there are new replies but if there arent i cant seem to find things that ive done easily.  do i just have to remember which forum and topic im having conversations in or is there an easy button to show me where ive posted?  thanks everyone. 


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Re: building my own oven
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2012, 09:41:24 PM »

Offline mikeb9550

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Re: building my own oven
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2012, 07:26:43 PM »
I also have a WSM and you are going to have trouble getting it hot enough. Might have to hook up a blower to force air in bottom. What are you thinking about doing, buying another mid section and cutting it down and creating a larger opening in the side to get the pizzas in and out?

I just bought an Green Egg and really like it so far. Man does it hold the temp as well as can reach very very hot temps. I dont have room for a pizza oven so it will have to do. Did some pizzas on it last night and they turned out great.

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Re: building my own oven
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2012, 05:21:07 PM »
The results are in.  after hours of measuring and thinking and talking to all of you I finally decided on a design and gave it a shot today.  Man oh man was I surprised at how good it all turned out. 

- 18.5" diameter weber smoky mountain with water pan removed and burning logs.
- 13" pizza stone on top grate.
- 17" diameter dome lid to capture and circulate heat on top of stone.

i put an oven thermometer in the center of the stone with the dome on and ~10 minutes later it was maxed out.  the thermometer goes to 600 and it was beyond that.  i dont have an IR thermometer so i have no clue what the stone temp was. 

pizza was in there ~4-5 minutes which is longer than ive read is the norm but i couldn't imagine a better cooking result.  the bottom was firm.  the edges puffed up and chewy but all the dough was fully cooked.  this HAS to be beginners luck. 

the only issue i had was sliding the raw pizza off the peel.  there was almost a disaster there. 

thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. 

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Re: building my own oven
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2012, 06:22:44 PM »
Hope you have some hi-re pics buddy!  Results look good, but it's pretty hard to make out at that size.  Try resizing them to 800x600.

Re your difficulty getting it off the peel, try a 50/50 mix of semolina and rice flour.  If you have a coffee grinder, this is easy to make up from raw rice and spaghetti noodles.  Doesn't add that burned-flour taste and adds a little crunch to the bottom.

Definitely get a IR.  You will need this to duplicate your results.

Now we can continue to talking about your dough! What was your recipe? Methodology?

Congrats on a great first bake!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2012, 06:24:20 PM by pizzaneer »
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