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pizza stone

mpoundstonmpoundston Posts: 1
edited December 2011 in Forum Feedback
any recommendations for a good pizza stone? William Sanoma has one for $38.
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  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Stick with the BGE stone... others are too thin and will crack at high temps
    Kent Madison MS
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  • BrimoBrimo Posts: 51
    Check with CGS (Ceramic Grill Store) for great stones. ceramicgrillstore.com
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  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 544
    Stone is stone.  I bought 4 fire bricks 2 x 4 x 9 for less than $7.00 at a brick supply.  I put them between the fire and my plate setter with the stone on top.  Those $40 stones are way over priced because they can get whatever they want for them.  See the pix, this works great for pizza and bread or a spactchcocked chicken.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
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  • Lodge makes a cast iron pizza pan that u have been loving ever since my pizza stone shattered during normal (high temp) use.

    If you are going to use a stone only buy BGE our else you'll buy twice.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,560
    What is the benefit of the bricks under the platesetter? That is a lot of mass to heat up.

    I understand using that instead of the platesetter but not in addition to.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • Lodge makes a cast iron pizza pan that u have been loving ever since my pizza stone shattered during normal (high temp) use.

    If you are going to use a stone only buy BGE our else you'll buy twice.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
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  • AZbgeAZbge Posts: 90
    I bought mine from a restaraunt supply store for about $15. Definitely not as thick as the BGE one but never have had a problem and we cook pizza a lot.
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  • I have this one: 

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000E19MW/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0000E1FDA&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0SHXKQVKEJNPZ61SZBYG">16"_PIZZA_STONE</a>

    and have been completely satisfied w/ it!!  I like it because it's 16" in diameter, which perfectly fits my 16" Costco pizzas!!  :D
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I have this one: 

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000E19MW/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0000E1FDA&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0SHXKQVKEJNPZ61SZBYG">16"_PIZZA_STONE</a>

    and have been completely satisfied w/ it!!  I like it because it's 16" in diameter, which perfectly fits my 16" Costco pizzas!!  :D
    I have the same one, and it is thick, heavy, and gives nice surface area. So far it only has a handful of cooks, but it did go over  800 f.  
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,039
    What is the benefit of the bricks under the platesetter? That is a lot of mass to heat up.

    I understand using that instead of the platesetter but not in addition to.

    Yeah seems like this would take an eternity to heat up. BGE pizza stone on grate over platesetter works for me.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    What is the benefit of the bricks under the platesetter? That is a lot of mass to heat up.

    I understand using that instead of the platesetter but not in addition to.

    Yeah seems like this would take an eternity to heat up. BGE pizza stone on grate over platesetter works for me.
    This is my setup as well.  Platesetter, legs up, then stone on grate.  We have pizza every Friday night and I get the BGE to around 700.
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  • RichardBronoskyRichardBronosky Posts: 213
    edited April 2012
    What is the benefit of the bricks under the platesetter? That is a lot of mass to heat up.

    I understand using that instead of the platesetter but not in addition to.

    Yeah seems like this would take an eternity to heat up. BGE pizza stone on grate over platesetter works for me.
    This is my setup as well.  Platesetter, legs up, then stone on grate.  We have pizza every Friday night and I get the BGE to around 700.

    This is my setup also, but I put 3 regular old 3 hole red clay bricks ($0.58 each at Home Depot) under my "stone" to get the cheese higher into the dome where it can melt/brown.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,560
    Good idea Richard. I may give that a try.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • I have the 17.5 inch stone from ceramicgrillstore.com which I use on my XL.  @ $42.99 the price isn't horrible.  I have heard of people using stones from discount stores or pampered chef and the stones explode because the cannot take the high temps.  The stone from ceramicgrillstore.com can also be paired with their XL spider to be used in place of the platesetter for in direct cooks.  My normal set up for pizzas is platesetter feet down and then my XL spider feet down with the stone on top of the spider.  That gives me a little gap between the stone and the platesetter as I found that when I put the stone directly on the platesetter I was getting too much heat to the bottom of my pizza and it would burn before the top was done.
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