Well actually my second pizza, my first one was 3 years ago and it was a complete failure. I didn't burn enough grease off from the hamburger cook the night before and well you know the rest. Soooo, today's pizza was a thin crust, cheese, sausage and pepperoni family size for $8.00. Stabilized the egg at 525 with the plate setter legs up, grate and pizza stone and waited for the egg to burn clean, I didn't time it but I know it was over 30 minutes. The cook took about 18 minutes and it was 98% successful, the only thing I feel I did wrong was putting the pizza stone in to early. There were several hot spots so it was a fine line of over cooking the crust and getting the cheese just right. FYI I did cook the pizza with the cardboard and I would do that again. Turned out great, look forward to my next one.