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What size pizza stone in a medium Egg

timekpr1timekpr1 Posts: 151
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
I am wondering what size pizza stone (if you use one vs. the plate-setter) are people using in their medium Egg.
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  • This is the one I use for my Med. 

    Pizza / Baking Stone – BSM
    (Diameter 12″ / 30.5 cm, fits the XLarge, Large, Medium and Small EGGs)


    Nice stone But this user needs some work to get the Pizza right :)
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  • I'm using the one from BGE.  I wanted to use the Primo stone as it's 1" wider in diameter (13 inches), but they do not warranty it.  So I went with the 12" BGE stone. 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,048
    miscjames said:
    This is the one I use for my Med. 

    Pizza / Baking Stone – BSM
    (Diameter 12″ / 30.5 cm, fits the XLarge, Large, Medium and Small EGGs)


    Nice stone But this user needs some work to get the Pizza right :)
    + 1. I looked at other brands of stones that were 12", but none of them had the thickness of the BGE stone. 
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    From tonight's pizza cook on my 14" BGE stone...

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  • A 13" stone is ideal for the medium, IMHO. it is my understanding that a minimum of 1" around the edge of the stone is required to maintain airflow. The MBGE is just under 16" at the felt line so a 14" stone would fit. The trending advice is to get the pie above the felt line by 2 or 3 inches, so a 13" or 13-1/2" is ideal, providing the most flexibility.
    I use a 13", bought at Kitchen Collection for $9.99 and it has cooked well over 40 pies. it is not as thick as the BGE stone but it works. I do use it sitting right on the plate setter, legs down, providing a thermal mass much like the thicker stones. I have tried raising the stone above the felt line, but found the best results at the felt line (at least for the way I make pizza).
    Dome temp is anywhere between 475-575, with around 525 the target. 
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