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Pizza on Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan

HeathBarHeathBar Posts: 21
edited April 2013 in EggHead Forum
Previous searches of mine led little information on using the Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan in the BGE.   Tonight we cooked 4 pizzas and though I'm new to BGE's I was thoroughly impressed with the crust that was formed.  

My setup:

XLBGE; platesetter with legs up, 4 inch raised grill (gets the cast iron 6-7 inches from the top of the dome), Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan pre-heated for 25 minutes.

The first pizza was at 650 for 4 minutes, and successive pizzas the temp was increasing a little faster than I expected so the next three were cooked from 700-750 or so and time on the CI was around 2 minutes.
XL BGE 
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Comments

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Nice setup, i have to try that high in the dome !
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    Do you have a pizza stone? Would be interested to hear how the CI pan compares to the stone. I've had good luck with the stone but am up for trying something diffrent.
  • HeathBarHeathBar Posts: 21
    I don't have a stone that I can use in the egg. I had the CI pan which I used in my oven before I got my egg.  Based on my experience in the past, this CI pan will keep it's heat and I didn't see any less browning after successive pizzas like I have experienced with stones in the oven.  
    XL BGE 
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,424
    My best pizza was with the Lodge CI pan. With a Large Egg, can't raise it up due to the size, but at gasket level, still made a great crust.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,543
    edited April 2013
    Heath what did you use for dough? Caputo/other homemade or store bought?
    I have the same CI Piz pan but have not yet tried it on the egg.

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  • HeathBarHeathBar Posts: 21
    All I had was some organic all purpose and used Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza Dough revipe. I do intend to use caputo but where I live no one carries it.



    XL BGE 
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,543
    HeathBar said:
     I do intend to use caputo but where I live no one carries it.
    You need to buy it online. I bought mine from the Brickovenpizza. They raped me on shipping. :)

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,080
    Looks great. Love the the bottom shot of the crust.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,570
    HeathBar said:
    All I had was some organic all purpose and used Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza Dough revipe. I do intend to use caputo but where I live no one carries it.
    Amazon carries it as well as forno bravo. Do you have a whole foods nearby?
  • HeathBarHeathBar Posts: 21
    Yeah, I'll have to get some online.  We are in the suburbs of Dallas and don't have a Whole Foods nearby without driving all the way into the city.  Any brand recommendations?
    XL BGE 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,097
    Looks great- thanks for sharing.  I have a CI griddle that should serve that purpose.  I will have to give this a try. 


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