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Meh Round of Pizzas
« on: January 22, 2017, 07:05:48 AM »
Broke out the kettle pizza last night. It was raining but whatever. Was also making some wings so I pre heated the stone with a chimney of kbb.  Wings went great by the way. After we ate the wings, I went to use the kp to find that the coal basked was basically choked out and so had lost some temp.  I dumped the basket until it only was about half full of coals.  Pay attention to this point because those coals ended up under the stone.  I loaded another chimney of kbb and then got the kettle up to temp.  Things looked pretty good. 

Since this was a last minute Cook, I had to use store bought dough which is much more dense than what I normally make. That meant a bit longer cooking time. Unfortunately for me, I hadn't realized the stone was uber hot from the coals from the basket. Pulled the pizza to find a charcoal black bottom but only medium cooked top despite doming it.  Oops.

Moving this along, on the subsequent pies, I halved the dough and stretched it a bit more to make thinner pies. I ended up doing 5 pies.  I got better with each successive pie with (as usual for me) the final pie being the best. I kept them all pretty simple as is my style.

All in all, it was still fun.  Not my best but not my worst.  Next attempt is expected next weekend.

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Re: Meh Round of Pizzas
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 06:41:46 AM »
Not too shabby!  I always make a few extra pizzas so I have some wiggle room to mess up one or two of them.  My cooks sound a lot like yours with each pizza getting a little better.   My last cook I actually managed to form two fairly round pizzas instead of roundish rectangles.  Were you able to hold temps ok with it raining?  I would think that it might draw a lot of the heat out of the lid.
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Re: Meh Round of Pizzas
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 04:11:37 PM »
Temps sort of sucked which just exacerbated the problems with the stone being too hot.  We ate most of the pies, but they weren't all awesome for sure.