The wife and I were going to make pizzas on the Egg last night and what a disaster!
I took the advice and got it up to 600 degrees and let the stone sit on it for about 30 minutes. Prior to lighting I filled it up with fresh lump just above the fire box. At 600 degrees there were flames coming up around the the place setter. When I finally got my 1st (and last) pizza on there it sizzled and I thought we were in good shape. I checked on it about 2 minutes later and the crust (fresh from the store) was burnt and STUCK to the stone.
In trying to get the stuck pizza off and not burn my arm off I wound up sending the scalding pie onto the patio and in the process I slid the stone just a hair and it cracked into 3 pieces.
I think I'll stick to ribs, butts, steaks, chicken, etc. and leave the pizza to Pasquali's just down the road.
Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)