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Getting XL BGE up to 700 for pizza - help me in Oxnard pls

PathfinderPathfinder Posts: 2
edited October 2011 in EGGtoberfest
I want to do Pizzas in my BGE and have been told that it needs to be 650-700. How do you get it that hot?

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  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Load the lump up 1/2 way up the fire ring, light in 4 places, leave lid open for 5-10 mins, put plate setter and stone in, close lid (no top vent), leave bottom vent wide open till you reach temp.... be careful, it will go nuclear!
    Kent Madison MS
  • pathfinder: You don't need 650-700 to do pizza unless you are doing Neopolitan style pizzas, in which case, you probably want even higher.  Normal pizza is usually done in the 450-550 degree range.  Good luck!
    The Naked Whiz
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    pathfinder: You don't need 650-700 to do pizza unless you are doing Neopolitan style pizzas, in which case, you probably want even higher.  Normal pizza is usually done in the 450-550 degree range.  Good luck!




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    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • Plus you'll risk a early gasket upgrade cooking at those temps. A true Neopolitin Pizza is cooked I a wood fire Io oven. You can really get a true Neo over lump. The genuine article has to be cooked over pure blazing hardwood.
    2x Kamado Joe Big Joes + Cyber Q Wifi + Themapen - Pizza Steel + BGE Paella Pan + BGE Ash Tools + Woo2 + Open Bar Fire Ring
  • Thanks for the feed back. I will try the lower temps.
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