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MikeRocksTheRed

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Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« on: January 08, 2017, 02:03:51 PM »
Killed some pizzas tonight!!! Added the ProGrate/tombstone option to my kettle pizza and it is awesome.  It makes it so easy to add more fuel not to mention the stone being flush with the opening.  I didn't end up using the basket that came with the prograte.  I just used my Weber baskets in a PacMan layout as if he was chomping towards the opening of the kettle pizza.  One full chimney of KBB plus a little more, let that get going then used pecan wood chunks and added more as needed.   Usually I use mesquite which burns a little hotter but I was out. 

Sauce on the red pizzas is San Marzano while tomatoes pulsed quickly in a blender.   White pizzas are EVOO with ricotta, fresh mozzarella, and mince garlic.  Big meat is dried salami, smaller is pepperoni.  White pizzas will be topped with arugula, a drizzle of EVOO and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Thermo on the kettle pizza was between 650 and pegged for all five pizzas.  Stone was between 540-600 depending on where I aimed the IR Thermo.

Dough was the Bobby Flay pizza dough recipe.  I finally had a break through tonight and was able to make a few round pizzas.  I've been struggling to stretch dough so it's round but seemed to have finally dialed it in on the last two.  Now that I finally think I know how to stretch the dough I might quarter my dough batches instead of cutting it into thirds.  I wouldn't mind a slightly thinner crust.

Just realized I didn't get a finished picture of the last white pizza.  Damn it!





Spongebob square pizza.  Lol




















https://vimeo.com/198605075





Piped the ricotta onto this one with a ziplock bag.  Worked great!  Unfortunately this was the only pizza I didn't get an after picture of. It was the best one too.




https://vimeo.com/198605283






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« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 02:09:35 PM by MikeRocksTheRed »
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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 02:21:02 PM »
The next add on will be the baking steel which I can tell will be another major improvement!


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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 02:38:08 PM »
That's just fantastic! Saw flashing strobes in the video. Cops stop by for a pizza?


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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 03:13:07 PM »

That's just fantastic! Saw flashing strobes in the video. Cops stop by for a pizza?


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lol. I think it was just the way the lighting was in slo-mo.


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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 03:17:23 PM »
Awesome pies! And great pics and vids! Makes a difference with the prograte and tombstone. Once you lower your ceiling, watch out!  8)

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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 03:18:41 PM »
Killed it again!  Awesome cook!  Made some pies today with experimental no knead dough.  They were great but like Bobby Flay recipe better.  Getting better every time I cook.  Yours are looking better every time you post!
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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 03:42:03 PM »
Oh yea...WTG!!!

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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 04:40:10 PM »
Dude... GREAT pies, pics, and fire!! You totally nailed that!

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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 04:46:01 PM »
Wow, those pizzas look bad ass.
Looking for colored 18's and SJ's.

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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 05:03:04 PM »
Those pies look fan-friggin-tastic!  Cool video too.


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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 09:29:46 PM »
Yummy!


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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2017, 05:42:14 AM »
Those look awesome. Question - What was your method of sliding the pizzas off the peel into the KP? Did you use the corn meal trick?
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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2017, 06:41:07 AM »
Those look awesome. Question - What was your method of sliding the pizzas off the peel into the KP? Did you use the corn meal trick?

I usually use a very small amount of flour to rub down my peel then cornmeal for my main nonstick agent.  I have three peels so can make three pizza at once then have them ready to go one after another.  I haven't had one stick in a long time.  I do usually have to use my metal peel between pizzas to clean of the burned cornmeal.  I'll try to get a picture of a prepped peel on my next cook.  I'd guesstimate that I use a tablespoon of cornmeal if not a little bit more.
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Re: Best pizzas yet - first cook with KP ProGrate/Tombstone
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 04:18:03 PM »
Great work on getting great results!  Last time I used my kp it went well.  Honestly,  my switch to a wooden peel made a big difference in reducing stickage.  That and a ton of corn meal.  :-)

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