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  1. Need advice. During our high-heat cook tonight, around 650F, there was quite a bit of smoke escaping from one side on our Jr. It’s only a couple of months old, and I don’t think it’s done it before, but we usually do indirect and lower temps. Anything I should do? I don’t see anything obvious going on with the gasket.
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    Pizza Stone Where? and Pizza Sticking to stone

    Thank you, thank you! I’m using the CI skillet, actually purchased for the grill, rather than getting another stone. I did use it upside down on the Akorn grill, since the grill needed a burn-off anyway. The pizza was much improved over previous attempts—pretty evenly done top and bottom, without having to do in two stages. I will try the canning rack next time to get it just a bit higer in the dome. Thanks again for all your help. —Heidi
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    Pizza Stone Where? and Pizza Sticking to stone

    THANK YOU! I tried to PM you before, but got a msg to the effect that “this member cannot receive messages,” I do have a smokin’ stone, and a 10” CI dual handle skillet. Do you think it would work to have the smokin’ stone on the tabs as usual and the skillet on top of the canning rack (with the pizza, like yours, in the steel pan)? And, if so, would you have the skilled right side up, or upside down? Someday, I won’t be so ignorant... —Heidi
  4. Thanks! I’ll go find it now.
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    Akorn Jr. Pizza

    K’man —Thought I’d reponded before, but don’t see it here. Please forgive if you’ve already seen this. I just can’t wait to experience similar success... How much charcoal? CI skillet upside down? Resting on what? Canner rack resting on what? Size/mfr/link? Ceramic diffuser on canner rack? Pizza in steel pizza pan on diffuser? Preheat all except pizza in pan to what temp on dome thermometee? Recommendation for vent settings? I’m determined to nail this, and your setup looks perfect. Can’t thank you enough for any help you can provide! —Heidi
  6. Which canning rack is this? Is this the same one you use for pizza? Do you have a link? Inquiring minds...<ggg>
  7. Any chance you’ll make a few for sale?
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    Pizza Stone Where? and Pizza Sticking to stone

    Oops, missed your reply until now! It’s the Jr and I’d love to ask you about your canning rack and CI setup. (I’m not sure what I’m seeing in the pics) How much charcoal? CI skillet upside down? Resting on what? Canner rack resting on what? Ceramic diffuser on canner rack? Pizza in steel pizza pan on diffuser? Preheat all except pizza in pan to what temp on dome thermometee? Recommendation for vent settings? I’m determined to nail this, and your setup looks perfect. Can’t thank you enough for any help you can provide! —Heidi
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    Pizza Stone Where? and Pizza Sticking to stone

    @K’man, when I use your setup, the top doesn’t brown, even using a very thin crust. Any suggestions?
  10. Pizzas look wonderful! I’m curious about why you put the smoking stone on the CI rather than in its usual place under it...
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    Beat the Rain

    I’ve been using a small metal mixing bowl. Works well, no worries about heat.
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    Instant pot

    We’ve had Instant Pots since soon after the came out—first the 6qt Duo, then added the 6qt Ultra. Love it for lots of things, but would have ubg/it if only for rice, risotto, yogurt and hard boiled eggs that peel fantastically easily. We also love it for chicken stock, bean soups and braised dishes. We were keeping the Duo as a spare, but it’s now at our son’s. We’ve used the Ultra for sous vide and it worked well, though the water doesn’t actually circulate. Unless you regularly cook for a large family, the 6qt may be the best choice. You can cook smaller amounts, and it comes up to pressure more quickly than the 8qt. There are usually only two of us, but I think the 3qt would be very limiting on its own.
  13. Thank you all so much! Would there be any point in dropping the pit probe through the top vent?
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