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How long to heat a pizza stone?

h20eggh20egg Posts: 168
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
How long does it take for a stone to reach temp, using a large bge and platesetter, with about a 3/4" gap between stone and setter? My last two attempts lead me to think it's longer than the 20-30 minutes I've been waiting (at 450 or so)
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  • rzrrobrzrrob Posts: 162
    If you want a crispy pizza using the stone get dome temp up to 500 to 550 the stone will not take long at all to heat up
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  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    One night with nothing better to do I decided to find out for myself how long it takes... I had finished cooking all the meat and veggies for the pizza (indirect) so I dropped the pizza stone on and ran the temp up to 500 at dome... using my a infrared thermometer to read through the open Egg top the temp of the pizza store - I found it took almost 45 minutes for it to come to 475 and stabilize ... what was interesting was the plate setter was over 650 while the air gap using Egg feet made almost a 200 degree difference...
    Kent Madison MS
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    I'm glad to see someone finally document the difference in the temp using even a small air gap...this is the exact reason you shouldn't place your stone directly on the PS...to maintain a 500° dome there is some "serious" heat being generated down in that firebox..
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  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Wess,
    Isn't it amazing we know "what" works and when we figure it out - we have to say to ourself - DUH?!?!
    Kent Madison MS
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Had to slap myself on the forehead more than once in my egg learning...LOL
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  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    OH, so that's why my forehead it flat... :woohoo:
    Kent Madison MS
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  • h20eggh20egg Posts: 168
    Thanks BBQMaven! Your science based answer was just what I craved! I had a feeling it took a good bit, and while a cool toy I have not sought out an IR thermo. Yet. Again, thanks!
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  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Your welcome and I've learned so much from this site... It's good to give a little back...
    Kent Madison MS
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  • Did you repeat an measure the pizza stone temp when it was directly on the plate setter?
    The Naked Whiz
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  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    No, not brave enough to attempt handling a hot stone :whistle: ... but, looks like you've just made me curious enough to figure it out.... sounds like Pizza night this Saturday :laugh:
    Kent Madison MS
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