Hey guys and gals. Took the pizza plunge last night for the first time. I spent a lot of time the last couple of days reading posts here and even watching some YouTube pizza videos.
I decided that cooking HOT for a short time was the most popular way to achieve that crispy crust. So, I fired up the BGE to roughly 650. I had the PS in with the legs up (I think this was my first mistake), BGE risers under the pizza stone (non BGE stone, which was probably my 2nd mistake).
Put the first pizza in and set the timer for 4 minutes. I opened the lid and the inside of my BGE looked like the depths of hell! Even the pizza was on fire on one side. Flames shooting all over the darn thing. It was actually kinda funny. Got the pizza off without going to the hospital. Cooked the 2nd one at 400 for about 15 minutes on parchment paper, but did not achieve the crust I was hoping for.
So, here I am asking you fine people....what did I do wrong? I think I was suppose to have the PS legs down and not up and I have read that you really need a BGE stone. How could these two changes stop the hellfire and damnation that was going on inside my Egg? I want to cook it at a high temp but don't want to end up burning it again. Any suggestions?
Thanks, as usual!