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cigarman20

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First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« on: March 31, 2018, 05:10:35 PM »
Gents, thank you for all the informative posts on this site. I successfully completed my first wood-fired pizza cook on an old AD mod per the many detailed posts on the WKC.  I opened the lid to fit my bamboo peel, raised the grate for ease of loading onto the pizza stone and most importantly... used the PAC man + 1 to achieve a rolling flame across the top of the pie. The dough was awesome with a nice chewy bite thanks to the  Mighty Pizza Oven online "Bread / Pizza Dough creator."  Pics of the set up and results to follow. Again my thanks to all those who have posted information to make this first cook a success!!




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nolch01

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 06:30:42 PM »
Looks awesome!  Like the set up.  I am waiting for better weather to give pizza a try. 


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Firemunkee

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 07:57:24 PM »
Looks awesome!!

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varekai

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 08:37:23 PM »
@cigarman20 You did an awesome job on your mod.. I realized after I did mine A) i should not have cut the lip off and B) cut the opening opposite the vent, just to be able to hang it. Pies look great too!!
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BertVentures

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 03:03:22 AM »
Great job, I am glad my you found my dough claculator useful.
Bert

cigarman20

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 10:29:33 AM »
Thanks all... it certainly was fun pulling it all together. @BertVentures- the dough calculator is fantastic. How many grams of dough do you usually use to get a 14" pie?


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BertVentures

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 09:30:58 AM »
Thak you @cigarman20, I like thin dough,  I aim for 260g per dough ball.
Bert

PotsieWeber

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 10:44:12 AM »
Thanks for the tip about opposite the vent.  I think it was your post that got me looking into this. 


@cigarman20 You did an awesome job on your mod.. I realized after I did mine A) i should not have cut the lip off and B) cut the opening opposite the vent, just to be able to hang it. Pies look great too!!
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Hal

theduke

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 06:19:52 AM »
If I hadn't scored the KP so cheaply I'd have done that mod in a heartbeat. Looks great! So did you set the basket in the back on top of the edges on the other two? Looks like it's up higher where it belongs. I may have to try that setup. It seems like the openings on the baskets allow the stone to get the right temp without risking burning the bottom of the pie.

addicted-to-smoke

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 06:59:56 AM »
I like it.

1) Is the lid cut with a Dremel, using a cutoff wheel?

2) Does it cook evenly enough so that you don't have to turn the pizza?
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Janthony13

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2018, 02:18:06 PM »
Looks great!!


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cigarman20

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2018, 02:40:23 PM »
Yes, you're correct. I used the two lower baskets PAC man style. Cut an opening in the grate to allow for placement of the third basket. A chimney of KBB split between the bottom baskets with some reserved for the third basket which was loaded with apple chunks.  I did end up rotating during the cook as it was cooler at the opening.  @addicted to smoke-  after drilling round holes at the corners, I did use a dremel with a cut off wheel.


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WMT

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2018, 09:26:47 PM »
I have yet to master the perfect wood fired kettle pizza but it looks like you nailed it. Thats an awesome looking pie and great job on the mod. I like the fact that the cut away lid keeps the heat low and forces it across the top of the pizza. I think thats the ticket right there.

WMT

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Re: First pizza mod and cook. Thanks WKC!!
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2018, 09:28:42 PM »
Thanks all... it certainly was fun pulling it all together. @BertVentures- the dough calculator is fantastic. How many grams of dough do you usually use to get a 14" pie?


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What is this "dough calculator" you speak of........

BertVentures

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