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First time Pizza. Advice?

First time doing pizza on my egg. I have the plate setter, grid, woo and pizza stone. I’m thinking it’s plate setter feet up, grid, woo and stone in that order? Or do I leave the plate setter out. Also I’ve seen temps from 500-700, what is the recommended temp? Especially for a newbie. Thanks!
Nor Cal
XL BGE

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,563
    You want the PS in for sure.  I go legs down but opinions on that vary.  I'm not sure it makes a huge difference.

    Are you using store bought dough? Most of those have sugar in them, so it's not advisable to go much over 500 for the temp, because the sugar will burn and that's no bueno.  

    So I'd go with around 500 for your first one.  Plan for a 7-10 minute cook.  Don't forget to rotate it a few times as the back of the Egg tends to run hotter than the front. 
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,464
    You want the PS in for sure.  I go legs down but opinions on that vary.  I'm not sure it makes a huge difference.

    Are you using store bought dough? Most of those have sugar in them, so it's not advisable to go much over 500 for the temp, because the sugar will burn and that's no bueno.  

    So I'd go with around 500 for your first one.  Plan for a 7-10 minute cook.  Don't forget to rotate it a few times as the back of the Egg tends to run hotter than the front. 
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  • @JohnInCarolina using homemade dough recipe found on this forum actually. Thanks for the heads up on the plate setter and temp. I was thinking 500 might be more forgiving then 700.
    Nor Cal
    XL BGE
  • bikesAndBBQbikesAndBBQ Posts: 162
    Take notes so you can compare what you liked and didn't like. When you make another one, you can go back and start tweaking until you get the results you want. 
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  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 363
    edited February 6
    Put some cornmeal down on your pizza peel before you put down the dough. Helps you launch the pie. Work fast once the dough hits the peel. Try to get it onto the Egg in 2 mins or less.

    Go light on the toppings, nothing with any water in it besides the sauce.
    Mountain View, CA
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    dmourati said:
    Put some cornmeal down on your pizza peel before you put down the dough. Helps you launch the pie. Work fast once the dough hits the peel. Try to get it onto the Egg in 2 mins or less.

    Go light on the toppings, nothing with any water in it besides the sauce.
    Have doors open so you don't put the pie on the floor.  Don't work fast but do have a plan.  Cornmeal or semolina on the peel.  Alternatively you can use parchment paper.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 1,909
    I have not tried semolina, but did not care for corn meal because of the texture it adds. I'm not a pizza expert by any means, which is why I recommend parchment paper (you can remove halfway through). Feel like it is the easiest way to transfer the pizza and still leaves you with a good crust. Good luck.
    Stillwater, MN
  • The pepperoni one is my son and daughters, the pesto is mine and the wife’s (minus spinach that we added on after it came out). Overall very pleased with the first attempt, crust was too thick IMO, but not bad. Good call on the 500, I was dancing the whole time making sure it didn’t burn at that temp. Cornmeal was a life saver and no issues with sticking. Thanks for the input, impromptu pizza dinner was saved!
    Nor Cal
    XL BGE
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 1,909
    Looks outstanding from here!
    Stillwater, MN
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,238
    Great post all the way through and excellent presentation. Our neighborhood does a Thursday night clean out your fridge pizza thing. Parchment paper seems to be the way to go. 
    Starving here.
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    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,563
    Those look great, first try or not!

    One thing I really do like about pizza on the Egg is the fact that the dough does pick up some genuine smoke in the flavor.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • XC242XC242 Posts: 1,102
    Nicely done :clap:!
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  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 363
    Check out this book: http://make.pizza/
    Mountain View, CA
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,017
    Very nice. Pizza kicked my @ss for about the first 10 cooks before I dialed in all in. I reckon i am a slow learner.
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    Nice pies there.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
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