Welcome, Guest

Shop Amazon.com and support the WKC | WKC T-Shirts

Author Topic: ~Pizza Spinners??~  (Read 4852 times)

swamprb

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 2267
~Pizza Spinners??~
« on: July 09, 2016, 10:53:11 AM »
Anyone using these?

http://www.kettlepizza.com/KettlePizza-Spinner-Set-p/kps-10.htm

I made a set of my own-



Cut at the bend and - we're spinnin'!

I cook on: Backwoods Gater, Lang 36, Hunsaker Smokers, Pellet Pro 22" WSM, BGE's, WSM's, Cajun Bandits, PK Grills, Drum Smokers, Genesis Silver C, Weber Q's, Cookshack 008, Little Chief, La Caja China #2, Lodge Sportsman...oh yeah! Weber Kettles! Kamado restoration and pit modification hack!

Troy

  • Statesman
  • Posts: 9401
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 11:57:50 AM »
Definitely buying some cheap tongs for this.   

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk


Nate

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 998
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 06:27:21 PM »
Nope. I don't use spinners. I use a small peel for turning the pizza.

Troy

  • Statesman
  • Posts: 9401
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 10:35:36 PM »
i've been using the peel, but for those pies that cook in 90 seconds, i need all 90 seconds of that crust on the stone. i'm making some spinners

varekai

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1932
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 03:00:51 PM »
I didn't want to pay for the spinners from KP so I made my own, but YOURS are definitely the way to go... Thanks for the idea.
CGA,GGA, jumbo joe, 3-18" kettles,22" blue,green,yellow and 2 reds, 1-22" lid mod for pizza, a genesis silver,2 Red SS Performers,2 26ers,1 red, 1 chief and a Ranch Kettle.

MacEggs

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 3416
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 05:02:43 PM »
I just did some pizza a few hours ago in the KP.  I use these screens for the pies.
Easy to load and unload using an aluminum peel.  Also very easy to spin on the stone using tongs.  Not expensive, either.  $3-4 a piece.
With a nicely pre-heated stone, I can still get golden brown crust underneath.  I highly recommend them.

Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me
Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me...What a long, strange trip it's been

varekai

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1932
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2016, 07:29:32 PM »
I just did some pizza a few hours ago in the KP.  I use these screens for the pies.
Easy to load and unload using an aluminum peel.  Also very easy to spin on the stone using tongs.  Not expensive, either.  $3-4 a piece.
With a nicely pre-heated stone, I can still get golden brown crust underneath.  I highly recommend them.



Something I'll look in to.. was curious about those. Thanks.
CGA,GGA, jumbo joe, 3-18" kettles,22" blue,green,yellow and 2 reds, 1-22" lid mod for pizza, a genesis silver,2 Red SS Performers,2 26ers,1 red, 1 chief and a Ranch Kettle.

swamprb

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 2267
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 03:14:55 AM »
I just did some pizza a few hours ago in the KP.  I use these screens for the pies.
Easy to load and unload using an aluminum peel.  Also very easy to spin on the stone using tongs.  Not expensive, either.  $3-4 a piece.
With a nicely pre-heated stone, I can still get golden brown crust underneath.  I highly recommend them.




My BBQ (and pizza mentor) always had us build the pies on the peels with a little corn meal to act like "ball bearings" to slide in and out effortlessly. The pies were set on the cooling screens after cooking to set the crust.








Either way, the screens are a good item to have.
I cook on: Backwoods Gater, Lang 36, Hunsaker Smokers, Pellet Pro 22" WSM, BGE's, WSM's, Cajun Bandits, PK Grills, Drum Smokers, Genesis Silver C, Weber Q's, Cookshack 008, Little Chief, La Caja China #2, Lodge Sportsman...oh yeah! Weber Kettles! Kamado restoration and pit modification hack!

Troy

  • Statesman
  • Posts: 9401
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 08:27:06 AM »
are these screens strong enough to cut pizza on?

varekai

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1932
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 09:27:37 AM »
are these screens strong enough to cut pizza on?

I think that would just ruin your pizza cutter.. But I do see the reason to put them on the screens AFTER the cook, reduces chance of "sweating" and making the crust soggy. Everybody with good ideas!!
CGA,GGA, jumbo joe, 3-18" kettles,22" blue,green,yellow and 2 reds, 1-22" lid mod for pizza, a genesis silver,2 Red SS Performers,2 26ers,1 red, 1 chief and a Ranch Kettle.

MikeRocksTheRed

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 3329
    • The Kettle Cookers (facebook group)
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2016, 09:41:11 AM »
I love my pizza spinners.  I got a set that look identical to what Kettle Pizza sells but they are some other brand off of amazon.  It makes a huge difference to be able to leave the pizza totally in the grill and be able to rotate the pie throughout the cook.  I do something similar to the cooling screens, but I just use cookie cooling racks.   They only need a few minutes on there, then they go to a cutting board for slicing. It really does help prevent your crusts from getting soggy.
62-68 Avocado BAR-B-Q Kettle, Red ER SS Performer, Green DA SS Performer, Black EE three wheeler, 1 SJS, 1 Homer Simpson SJS,  AT Black 26er, 82 Kettle Gasser Deluxe, "A" code 18.5 MBH, M Code Tuck-n-Carry, P Code Go Anywhere, 2015 RANCH FREAKING KETTLE!!!!!!

MacEggs

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 3416
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2016, 01:38:21 PM »
are these screens strong enough to cut pizza on?

@Troy , I do not cut the pizza on the screens.  Prior to laying the PD on the screen, I spray it, then lay the PD on it.  Build the pizza.

When the pie is done, it slides right off the screen on to a cutting board.
Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me
Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me...What a long, strange trip it's been

Troy

  • Statesman
  • Posts: 9401
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2016, 02:01:04 PM »
are these screens strong enough to cut pizza on?

@Troy , I do not cut the pizza on the screens.  Prior to laying the PD on the screen, I spray it, then lay the PD on it.  Build the pizza.

When the pie is done, it slides right off the screen on to a cutting board.

makes sense
i don't want to cook on the screens, but i like the thought of the crust not getting soft after they're cooked

mike.stavlund

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 2564
    • MikeStavlund.com
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2016, 06:49:07 PM »
+1 for setting hot pizzas on cooling racks for a few minutes before cutting them.  The crusts stay nice and crispy, and the pizza is still plenty warm. 

Also that pizza screen will fit perfectly inside the Lodge CI pizza pan.  It's a great combination. 
One of the charcoal people.

pdubss

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 57
Re: ~Pizza Spinners??~
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2016, 02:12:19 PM »
That spinner mod is really a wonderful idea.  I'm for sure going to be on the lookout for some cheapo tongs