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Troy

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Crust preferences
« on: April 10, 2018, 07:36:46 PM »
I am almost always shooting for a thin crust with a mix of crisp and chew, but lately a few guests "strongly preferred thick crust" pies.

Clearly I need to learn some new techniques this summer.

How do YOU like your crust?

Are you able to achieve the results you're looking for at home?

pbe gummi bear

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 07:52:43 PM »
I always like my pizza to have a crispy bottom. Sicilian style is the best- thicker crust, golden brown crispy at the bottom but doughy in the middle. Soggy NY style pizza sucks. Fight me. I've made sicilian style pizza a few times but had to parbake the crust. Otherwise it gets soggy.
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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 07:55:32 PM »
Deep dish Chicago style is best and I still havenít tried it at home. Itís way overdue.


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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 08:14:00 PM »
Deep dish Chicago style is best and I still havenít tried it at home. Itís way overdue.


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I really like the thick, doughy but crispy crust of Chicago style pizza but there are differences in how the different chains make their crust. I like the flakier and crispier Giordano's crust. The drawback to Chicago style pizza is that the crust gets so soggy from all the stuff on it.
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HoosierKettle

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Crust preferences
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 08:17:09 PM »
Detroit style is my favorite Iíve made.


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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 08:53:09 PM »
Deep dish Chicago style is best and I still havenít tried it at home. Itís way overdue.


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I really like the thick, doughy but crispy crust of Chicago style pizza but there are differences in how the different chains make their crust. I like the flakier and crispier Giordano's crust. The drawback to Chicago style pizza is that the crust gets so soggy from all the stuff on it.

Giordanoís is amazing stuff.


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Troy

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 11:30:53 PM »
I always like my pizza to have a crispy bottom. Sicilian style is the best- thicker crust, golden brown crispy at the bottom but doughy in the middle. Soggy NY style pizza sucks. Fight me. I've made sicilian style pizza a few times but had to parbake the crust. Otherwise it gets soggy.

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Troy

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 11:32:16 PM »
Detroit style is my favorite Iíve made.


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I really liked the detroit style when little caesars had it!
Hmmmmm

Schaefd2

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 03:26:04 AM »
I guess my favorite is Columbus style. Thin, crispy crust with toppings piled edge to edge. But I agree, doughy, squishy crust sucks (Ahem.....Papa Johns!)

But, Pizza is like sex. Even when it is bad, it is still pretty good!


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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 03:28:19 AM »

Detroit style is my favorite Iíve made.


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I really liked the detroit style when little caesars had it!
Hmmmmm
i google Detroit style. First, I thought I had to steal it, but I learned that it is just what Jetís Pizza serves. This style is really tasty too! And even though it is thick crust, the exterior of the crust is crispy and the interior is fluffy. I approve of this style.


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Kneab

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 04:42:40 AM »
In Chicago, deep dish Due's or Lou Malnati's.
I have tried to make neither of these at home in an oven or kettle. It would be too difficult to match the combination of crust, sausage patty and sauce. Much better just to go there.[emoji487][emoji39]
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pbe gummi bear

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 09:21:57 PM »
I always like my pizza to have a crispy bottom. Sicilian style is the best- thicker crust, golden brown crispy at the bottom but doughy in the middle. Soggy NY style pizza sucks. Fight me. I've made sicilian style pizza a few times but had to parbake the crust. Otherwise it gets soggy.

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I havenít recreated this cook below on a Weber but oven parbake works just fine.



This pizza was delicious. My wife did a good job. She made a simple sauce from canned tomatoes and covered the crust with mozzarella, basil, 2 kinds of pepperoni, and parmigiano reggiano. The cooking pan was a think aluminum griddle pan we bought from the restaurant supply store.  Grill setup was 2 full chimneys on the sides of the 26, Dough Joe pizza stones elevated via charcoal baskets. Temp was ~500F at the lid thermometer.

The pizza crisped up nicely over 20+ minutes. I think it would have been better to partially bake the crust and let the whole thing rise. The middle crust was a little flat but still tasty and crispy.

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 04:13:38 AM »
My preference is thin crust when I make it, I did make deep dish few times on my gas grill, which I enjoyed too.

@pbe gummi bear that Sicilian pizza looks awesome.

 
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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 03:20:11 PM »
Lou Malnatiís is the best Iíve ever had.   


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Darko

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Re: Crust preferences
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 06:48:20 PM »
I've always preferred thin and crispy. But, having said that, I've never said no to any other style of pizza. It is pizza after all.