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Pizza Stone and Setter Learnings

Ever notice that the the most obvious things become evident later... :> I used the place setter and pizza stone...let the BGE get to 400...for about 5-6 minutes ...put the pizza on and waited and waited and waited...what a mess getting it off. I hadn't let the stone and setter get to 400 before I put it on...so I scraped off the stone with a spatula and since it should be at temp now ,I did another and the crust was unbelievably good. Oh well live and learn.
I have one question though, after prep of the pizza in the kitchen, what do you fix it on that allows for an easy transfer to the stone. Both that I made, stuck to the nonstick cookie sheet. Thanks for the help and the ear.[p]Dr. H.

Comments

  • Dr. H,[p]I had the same issue. I just acquired a 14" pizza peal at my local restaurant supply store. It's a big wooden spatula with a very long handle that's designed to use your forearm for leverage.[p]CC

  • Trout BumTrout Bum Posts: 343
    Dr. H
    Sprinkle the peel with corn meal and build the pizza right on it. However, I suggest not making the pizza until ready to transfer it to the egg. The longer it is on the peel the more tendency it has to stick.
    B D

  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    Dr. H,
    Just like Big Daddy said, corn meal will make thing go real smooth when it comes to removing your pizza. Just don't use to much or you will have a gritty coating on the bottom of the pizza.[p]Earl

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
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    <p />Dr. H,[p]I use two peels - one has the next pie on it. The picture shows my home made peel but www.katom.com has them for under $10. There are many more pics on my website -- under PIZZA.[p]Tim
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  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    Dr. H,
    Since I don't have a peel, I simply use a round metal 14" pizza pan like you see at some of the pizza shops. This isn't the deep dish kind, rather a slightly raised and rounded edge. The crust comes out beautifully and is on and off the Egg very easily.
    JimW

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Dr. H,[p]A pizza pan (screened bottom pan) works well. A pizza peel is authentic for making hearth baked pies. I roll the dough out on a wooden cutting board, forming the pie, and then fold in half to transfer to the lightly dusted peel (cornmeal or rice flour) to build the pizza. You could even build the pie on the cutting board and scoop it up with the peel for a quick trip to your Egg.[p]Congratulations![p]Spin
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