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zavod44

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Pizza on the Performer
« on: July 28, 2012, 05:53:36 PM »
Okay, so there was a thread on another site which is now down for repairs, and some of you were giving me shit for having and using my kettle pizza oven.  First I got it for my birthday, second the pizza is freaking awesome.  So those non believers can suck it.....That being said I figured out the secret to use it and I do get really good results.  You can get okay results using it out of the box, but I think you need to do some adjustments to get it to work. 

The key to getting it to work is to put something on the top of the kettle pizza oven.  I use my cast iron griddle on the top.  I have used another pizza stone on the top and that works as well.  SO I get a load of coshell going on the two sides and the back in baskets, and I toss in two small chunks of oak.  I assemble the oven with my cast iron on top and let the iron get really hot.  Then I put in the Weber pizza stone and let that warm up.  I bought pizza dough from my local pizzeria, and rolled it really thin and built it on a pizza pan, and slid the whole thing in the ove pan and all. It's too thin to get off the peel at first.  Once it cooks for a few minutes I slide it off the peel so the crust gets crispy.

The first one was just cheese, here it is going in...


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coming out about 10 min later


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Then a half mushroom,


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then a margherita


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Crust perfect


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Brian
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Heyjude

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 07:06:03 PM »
Where exactly do you put the cast iron pan?
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ramcharger1979

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 07:18:42 PM »
Looks awesome.  I need to try some more pizza on the Weber.

zavod44

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 07:29:09 PM »
It's on the top of the pizza oven.  Right under the lid.  It's made to hold a grate at the top of the oven.  So you could put the grate on the top and put a pizza stone on it, or put a cast iron grate on top.  I just so happen to have the big cast iron griddle which works awesome,

Brian
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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 09:00:20 PM »
Dammit Brian, if that isn't a perfect looking pie!  :o I think you have it dialed in perfectly. I definitly want one of thise KP's. Please show us more of the inner workings.

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 04:10:52 AM »
Hell yeah!  Nice pies!! 
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zavod44

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 12:48:08 PM »
Okay here's the setup..

First the basket setup, they would be full to the brim with coshell, then I would toss in two fist size pieces of oak, until the temp gets up to 700 degrees you might need to add a third piece but you should be at 700 by now,


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Then the Kettle Pizza Oven goes on, and the grate goes inside the oven itself.  It needs to sit up higher right on the lip of the oven.


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Then I put on the Weber cast iron griddle.  If you don't have a griddle you could put another grate and a pizza stone on top of that,


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I let the cast iron get real hot, then the lid


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Once everything is hot I slide in the pizza stone and let that heat up


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Now your ready to cook some pies that will come out awesome. 

Brian

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Vermin99

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 12:50:58 PM »
Fantastic looking pizzas!!

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 12:53:29 PM »
Nice set up!
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zavod44

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012, 01:38:58 PM »
The heat radiating back down is the key to cooking these.  We roll the dough real thin, then they really only have to cook for about 8 min.

Brian
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bamboleo

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 02:15:23 PM »
Man, I wish I could get my pizzas looking like that.  Awesome. 

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 07:35:18 AM »
Bravo!!!!!
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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 05:01:56 PM »
Yep! Your pies are the bomb! 8)

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 08:22:23 PM »
Yep! Your pies are the bomb! 8)

Agreed!

reillyranch

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Re: Pizza on the Performer
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013, 09:13:45 PM »
Awesome pizza.

Awesome griddle.

And seeing two sets of flip flops in the back ground not snow shoes, Awesome date night in the hot tub.?!
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