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MacEggs

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Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« on: September 07, 2016, 02:52:25 PM »
I have a dedicated KettlePizza-only redhead (M code).

Did up some pies on Labour Day .

The colour change is awesome!!



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Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me...What a long, strange trip it's been

Travis

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 02:54:38 PM »
Damn, that's friggin cool!


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MikeRocksTheRed

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 03:04:01 PM »
Oh yeah!!!!!!  Mine Red SS Performer does the same exact thing!!!
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Craig

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 03:55:44 PM »
That's a killer color change!

haeffb

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 04:24:34 PM »
Ho Lee Sheet!

MacEggs

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2016, 04:31:39 PM »
I used to use aluminum foil, with firebrick on top of that But, I found that the foil degrades rather quickly and becomes paper-like.

Just recently, I cut a piece of aluminum sheet (16 gauge, I think) for the top, plus the fire brick.  This was my 2nd time using this set-up.

Pretty sure it reached close to 1000℉, but cannot verify Never seen the needle buried so far .
And, have never seen the entire bowl get this dark.  Usually just the back where the charcoal and wood is concentrated.



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Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me...What a long, strange trip it's been

DarrenC

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2016, 07:50:25 AM »
Hot Damn!  Beautiful setup!
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theduke

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2016, 08:17:15 AM »
Probably a silly question since the KP itself is aluminum, but are you worried at all about that top sheet leaching chemicals at those temps? I considered doing that same thing but thought maybe SS would be the better option. Love that rig though!

Cellar2ful

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2016, 12:58:27 PM »

That color change is amazing.  You could use it as a kiln and fire pottery in that thing.
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Jason

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2016, 02:40:15 PM »
Just recently, I cut a piece of aluminum sheet (16 gauge, I think) for the top, plus the fire brick.  This was my 2nd time using this set-up.





Nice work! @MacEggs 

jaynik

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2016, 05:10:50 PM »
I have a dedicated KettlePizza-only redhead (M code).

Did up some pies on Labour Day .

The colour change is awesome!!




Whoa. Maybe I need a redhead for my kp.

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smokster

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2016, 04:59:34 PM »
Here's mine:
Cold---


Hot---


I have seen the yellow change color, but I did not get a picture (and it was not even close to pizza cooking temp).

Cheers

Troy

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2016, 10:25:53 PM »
WHOOO
I'd love to see a gif of the transition

i can make it if you can do it again and get a bunch of transition shots from the same angle

MacEggs

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2016, 05:07:52 AM »
@smokster , that is AWESOME !!!
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Other times, I can barely see
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swamprb

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Re: Why I Use a Redhead with the KP
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2016, 12:23:59 PM »
Here is my Chop Top double insulated lid.

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