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pizza on the egg

apollo140140apollo140140 Posts: 74
edited 5:10PM in EggHead Forum
Tried doing pizza on the egg for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
Cooked Papa Murphy's (local Take n Bake) as I didn't have time to make up my own dough and everything

Had the egg at about 450 with Plate Setter legs down

Turned out pretty good except that my crust got pretty dark by the time the toppings were done.

Any suggestions?
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,106
    did you use just the platesetter, platesetter and stone, platesetter stone and a gap between the two. i dont cook pizza at those temps but those three setups have different results
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  • just the plate setter, as the pizza stone i thought i had was pretty thin and was worried it would break in the egg.

    pizza set on top of plate setter. 450 dome temp. That is what pizza instructions said to cook at in oven.
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  • Nole EggerNole Egger Posts: 18
    I would bet that a 450 dome temp is significantly different than the actual temp directly on the platesetter. if you are placing it directly on the platesetter, you are not having any air under and I would be the platesetter is much hotter than the dome temp.

    Just my guess, I'm new and haven't even thought about doing pizza yet. ;)
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,106
    the platesetter alone gets really hot, i think at 450 platesetter and stone would work and as you go hotter add a space, most use the feet. you need a bge stone, most others break. pizza setups need to be experimented with different styles of pizza, thin light toppings can be cooked at nuclear temps, deep dishes at lower temps say 350. easiest thing to do is when you see a pie thats your style thats cooked right, ask the poster what he did, setup, temps etc
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,772
    As fishlessman said.
    If you cooked platesetter feet down and put the pizza direct on the platesetter it's going to be a struggle not to burn the bottom of the pizza. You really need a buffer space and then a pizza stone.
    Also important to let the pizza stone come up to temp with your Egg.
    If you don't want to buy a pizza stone buy a couple fire bricks or a cheap wok ring to use as spacers and put your pizza on a pizzas pan resting on the wok ring or some other spacer. The platesetter will get to hot to cook on direct but might be ok with a pizza pan.
    I pulled the parchment paper ater cooking less than 60 seconds.


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    Stainless wok ring as spacer.
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    This is an old grate from a gas stove as spacer.
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    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
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  • SquirtleSquirtle Posts: 15
    I usually cook pizza at around 650. The first three or four turn out great. Then the stone keeps heating up and starts to over cook the crust for the rest of the pizzas (I cook around 8 pizzas for people at work). What I do for the last few pizzas is check the bottom of the pizza after about five minutes, when it's right where I want it, I slip a rimless insulated cookie sheet under the pizza until the top is done. This keeps the bottom from burning.
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  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    I did three tonight and the first was the best. wife said cook it a little longer so the second I added two minute and it was well done. Burned on the edges. My fiends wanted to eat the middle but we tossed it. The third was ok. I remember someone saying to wipe the stone with a damp rag now and I forgot to do that. I use my local pizza guys dough at 600. Ten minutes is perfect.
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  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    I cook mine for 10 minutes and pull the paper after 5. I will try pulling sooner.
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,772
    Wow was that a hot mess of a day. I will never try that again in the summer. Now Plano might be the place...
    Thanks for the photos.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
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  • Thanks for all the tips. What is the purpose of the parchment paper? just so it doesn't stick?
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,772
    I use the parchment paper as a prep pad.
    This way it will slide off the pizza peel onto the pizza stone and will not stick to the peel or the counter top. Many use a bunch of flour or corn meal to help with sticking. This makes a big mess and will burn at higher temps. Really don't like the corn meal taste.
    This is just the way I like to do it, not saying it's the right way. The parchment paper will slide out from under the pizza after a very short time.
    The dough will also stick to the parchment a little as you form it and it will not snap back to a smaller size as easy.
    After you cook a few you will find your style.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,106
    not a fan of cornmeal, i use the flour lightly. 1200 dome temp, no burnt flour
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Give this a go. ;) It's from one of our pizza masters here. (Zippylip)


    http://s330.photobucket.com/albums/l406/schwansonlip/Pizza/?action=view&current=229404c7.pbw
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,772
    Your right. My wording should have been more specific to corn meal burning and flour making a mess.
    But again, this is just the way I have made my last few.
    I do use a wet, sticky dough.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,772
    Adam, Zippy's pizza is a great low cost formula.
    Pizza is like all other food, we all like it different so it might not be for everyone but I'm glad he put forth the time and energy to post. I like it.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
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  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,613
    Regarding using flour vs. cornmeal on your peel...don't use either. Use semolina, which acts like little ball bearings and the dough slides around on it!
    Judy in San Diego
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