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Type of coal and pizza

edited 11:38PM in EggHead Forum
Hi!
I have had my Egg now for two months and haven't had a bad meal yet out of it. I want to try pizza on it and have everything I need. I see in the recipe on the web site that oak lump charcoal is needed. I only have the BGE brand charcoal, and my dealer does not carry the oak lump. So I have two questions: 1) where can I find oak lump charcoal, and 2) if you use the BGE charcoal, does it ruin the pizza by making it taste like smoke?
Thanks for all of your help!

Comments

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    New Eggie,
    I`ve used the BGE lump every time I make pizza..no smokey taste..dont worry..go for it and enjoy[p]Wess

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    New Eggie,[p]The BGE lump will work perfectly, as will Royal Oak and many other brands. Mesquite lump charcoal imparts a slight "bite" to the pie dough. Many here like a slight smoke flavor. I just prefer the cleaner taste.[p]Best of luck with your pizza.[p]Spin

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    New Eggie,[p]
    BGE lump is made from Oak and other hardwoods. It "is" what you want to use for all your cooking and is made for BGE by Royal Oak. I avoid any woods when doing pizza, the lump itself imparts a nice smokey taste - very mild.[p]Tim

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