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Pizza at 825F?

Frozen ChosenFrozen Chosen Posts: 131
edited 1:10PM in EggHead Forum
Anyone who wants to take their pizza skills to the far right side of the curve should check out this site: [p][p]I'm working on a sourdough starter now, then on to tackling the high temp issue. Lucky for the BGE crew that we can dial up such temperatures. This will probably cost me some arm hair.....


  • Frozen Chosen,
    I am in no way discounting or discrediting the site you mentioned. I can only speak from experience. When temps go much above 550, the dough and toppings are not cooked to an equal doneness. i.e. if the dough may be just right but the toppings are torched and visa-versa.[p]There could be other variable that give me the results I have seen (perhaps a thicker dough that requires a little longer cook time).[p]Banker John

  • Banker John,
    READ this guys site. He's the real deal, and carefully explains his technique, while addressing concerns such as yours. Funny we should get so exacting about Q (Turbinado sugar?), but not appreciate the nuances which may surround an exceptional pizza.....

  • I believe the guy also hangs out in the PizzaMaking forum. Those people are serious about their pizzas. :)
  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,160
    Frozen Chosen,[p]
    Jeff makes a pretty good pizza...He is all over the Pizza forums...[p]As for me...I have been making different types of pizza..I have three different has been in the family for over 50 years....[p]I always cook my pizzas on the egg and I keep the top and bottom vents wide cooks in about 5 mins..[p]I use a plate setter ...legs down..copper pipe elbows..4 of them and the pizza stone on top of that..[p]I do pizzas all the time...once a week. I just have different recipes for dough.[p]Sometimes I like the neapolitan pizza like on Jeff's page and other times I like a Chicago style...

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Frozen Chosen,
    wife and i did two thin-crusted pizzas at 800 or so. damn good.[p]chopped clams, garlic, parsley, olive oil, etc.[p]best ever. we did them on the platesetter on a perforated metal screen.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
    Frozen Chosen,
    I checked out the link it looks pretty cool. Please, post a follow-up when you cook your pie. I have got do my home work/reading now :=)[p]Best regards, Pharmeggist

  • EdFEdF Posts: 121
    I've done this once, and managed to overcook the crust a bit, but the pizza was awesome (I did use Varsano's recipe). Post-mortem is that I needed to get the pizza stone a bit higher into the dome, along the lines icemncmth uses.

    - Ed
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