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Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« on: December 18, 2015, 01:07:07 AM »
Yesterday I was overjoyed to see a large box sitting in my driveway when I got home.

It contained my pizza party pizzone oven

I quickly assembled it on my back porch and lit a curing fire.

I was immediately impressed by the quality of the oven, the care taken in packing it, and the ease of assembly.

The oven contained both a glass door and a standard door, the andiron like spartefama, The chimney, and a little stand for lighting The wood. 

And tonight I finally got to live my dream of cooking pizza in a woodfired oven. It was a thrill. And I found that all of my prior experience cooking in my modified Home oven came in handy.

My Dough was a 24 hour preparation, with 64% hydration, 4% ischia sourdough, 2.8 salt, 1% EVOO, bulk fermented for 12 hours and proofed in ball form for another 12 hours.
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 04:36:52 AM »
Bravo Ponzu  :pizza:
very good! you did a great job. Cooking the pizzas with the new oven is coming good. I always recommend to take a picture of the "ledge" to verify the proper leavening.

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 05:04:30 AM »
The problem of hanging in pizza forums is that you're hungry 24H  :drool:

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 05:55:59 AM »
Congratulations ponzu.....looks excellent!!   :drool:
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 08:31:53 AM »
Good times!

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 11:32:05 AM »

Bravo Ponzu  :pizza:
very good! you did a great job. Cooking the pizzas with the new oven is coming good. I always recommend to take a picture of the "ledge" to verify the proper leavening.
By "ledge" do you mean the crumb of the cornicone?

If so, I can do that next bake!

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015, 11:39:47 AM »
Excellent job, most especially or a first outing!

Looks to me like you have no need for a different floor tile, your bottoms/tops looked great.  What temperature did you bake at and how long was the bake?
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 03:38:56 PM »
Word up, ponzu!
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2015, 06:07:57 PM »
Ponzu, great pies especially considering it was your first bake with the oven!
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2015, 09:59:10 PM »
Thanks guys. Coming from the likes of you all that is high praise indeed.

Mitch, some of the pies were darker than others!  I definitely understood why a less conductive floor would take some pressure off of the bake.

These were baked at 300-415 on the front thermometer. Bakes timed at 60 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds.

Sadly my laser thermometer decided to die so I do not have accurate floor temps to report.

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2015, 10:49:51 PM »
Thanks guys. Coming from the likes of you all that is high praise indeed.

Mitch, some of the pies were darker than others!  I definitely understood why a less conductive floor would take some pressure off of the bake.

These were baked at 300-415 on the front thermometer. Bakes timed at 60 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds.

Sadly my laser thermometer decided to die so I do not have accurate floor temps to report.

Sorry about the thermometer.  Welcome to the temp fluctuation challenge.  FYI: The 60 seconds was somewhere in the vicinity of 900 while the 2:30 was in the vicinity of 700.
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2015, 06:15:48 AM »
By "ledge" do you mean the crumb of the cornicone?

If so, I can do that next bake!

Hi  , I wanted to say that if you make a picture of the section of the ledge you can control the dough  . :pizza:

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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2015, 06:24:09 AM »
Hi  , I wanted to say that if you make a picture of the section of the ledge you can control the dough  . :pizza:

What is the "ledge?"

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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2015, 01:54:10 PM »
Got it thanks!  Will do.

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2015, 03:57:06 AM »
Great start up!! very nice pizza  :drool: :drool:
Good Pizzone party  ;D
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2015, 02:21:38 AM »
Second bake tonight.

It was actually more like 2 bakes.

The first bake was more Neapolitan. I had all of the wood on the Side of the oven and I baked at floor temperatures of 800 to 950°F. Bake times were 1 to 2 minutes. I used a 64% hydration sourdough for this portion of the bake.

For the second bake I moved all of the wood to the back of the oven and let it cool down to floor temperatures of 650 to 775°F. Bake times 3 to 5 minutes. Crust was crunchier.

I am having a ball cooking pizzas in this little woodfired oven.
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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2015, 08:45:22 AM »
ponzu,

Since the forum's software is unable to fix misoriented photos, and with no fix in sight, I fixed your photos. In the future, you might upload your photos to a desktop computer to be sure they are properly oriented before posting, or you can use the photo test website at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=33199.msg328718#msg328718  to orient your photos correctly.

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2015, 09:36:46 AM »
Congrats on the new oven!  Good to see you're still at it.  Pizza looks good.  8)

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Re: Ponzu's Pizza Party Pizzone Pies
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2015, 01:42:08 PM »

ponzu,

Since the forum's software is unable to fix misoriented photos, and with no fix in sight, I fixed your photos. In the future, you might upload your photos to a desktop computer to be sure they are properly oriented before posting, or you can use the photo test website at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=33199.msg328718#msg328718  to orient your photos correctly.

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Thank you Norma!  You are too nice.

I have really been struggling with the forum software.

It has erased multiple posts of mine and the photo orientation thing is a total mystery.

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