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Not BGE but the pizza curve

jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 334
Looking for temp tips on wood fired pizza.

Laser thermometer Oven floor temp recommendations vs oven dome temp on standard thermometer like that comes
with BGE.  

Cant seem to get bottom  crispness vs not burning rhe top crust down too good.  

Columbus, Ohio


  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 3,485
    What is the floor temp? I don’t have a pizza oven but I would think you might want to cook with something closer to coals than a big flame fire.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • kdinkkdink Posts: 296
    What type dough are you using?  Might want to get the fire down on the floor to heat it up higher depending on dough type. 
    2 Xl's, MM and Forno Bello
    Pizza Oven in Bergen County, NJ
  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,414
    How long are you preheating your oven before adding the pie(s)?  
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  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 334
    About an hour.6 logs.  3 then 3
    Columbus, Ohio
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  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,834
    I don't use the eggs for pizza anymore, but favor the blackstone pizza oven.  Its not the sweet piece of machinery you have there, but I have to measure the floor temp to get it right.  For my dough, I aim for about 600-650 floor temp measured by the IR.  I don't worry about dome too much as I can always "dome" the pizza at the end to ensure I get top doneness once the bottom is the way I like it.  Without floor temp, you may not know if the floor is "charged" enough to cook the bottom at the same rate as the top.  But to answer your question, the thermometer on the side I would consider useless, just like the one on my blackstone.  I am not cooking by air temp, but stone temp.

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  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 5,768
    @cookingdude555 gave good advice. You have to soak the floor with thermal energy. I usually pile the coals on the oven floor to make sure it is saturated with heat. As you have learned it’s easy to get the top of the pizza done with a rolling flame. 
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