Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • John Setzler

      Site TOS/Guidelines Updated 9/7/2017   05/02/2017

      The rules here are simple.  You must behave like an adult.  You may not use profanity.  If 'behaving like and adult' needs specific details in your eyes, then this forum is not for you.  Failure to behave like an adult may result in your loss of access to the site.     YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal information provided to the Kamado Guru website is NOT shared with any third party for any reason. EVER.    THE REST OF THE STUFF:

      Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

      The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.

      You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.

      You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.

      Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a personalised experience when you browse this site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our cookie policy (link at the footer of each page).   Thanks!
Sign in to follow this  
HarryLeg

First Pizza or "Engine Room, we need more power!"

Recommended Posts

Tonight was my first pizza cook on the kamado. I had a few hiccups with temperature but got past them. I was shooting for 500° and had everything (so I thought) wide open but the temperature stalled at 400° and wouldn't climb. I have the Vision pro S. I had all vents open top and bottom. I opened the electric starter door and was able to get the ventilation I needed. I knew the problem was the smaller lump from the bottom of the bag. I put larger chunks around the vents but there was too much small stuff on top of that. I was able to reach and hold 500° at the dome for 45 minutes. That was good enough so the pizzas went on. First was the ricotta, artichoke, and shallot for my wife and next the red sauce with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, and onion. The last was a half and half. They were well liked by the family.  The crust was John Setzlers from the "This is why your pizza bombed" post ( Thanks John! ). I gleaned other knowledge from other posts on this board. I gained enough confidence in this cook to want to experiment more with pizza. 

IMG_1481.JPG

IMG_1483.JPG

IMG_1486.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good first pizzas. 

 

Here's a trick. Keep the vents wide open until you have a nice roaring bed of coals. Then start closing down the top vent. You want to trap the heat inside not let it all blow out the top vent. Your temperature will climb with the trapped heat. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×