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In my early Kamado days, the only pizza cooks I would attempt were of the Papa Murphy variety. It’s probably been a year or two since I did one and something about ending a wretched month end week at work had me feeling nostalgic for something easy.

 

I never had great results with the Papa Murphys on a pizza stone - so I went with what was my preferred setup. Indirect direct on rack - no stone. 

 

Sent my husband to fetch the pizzas.  He texted me “set oven 425”.  He should have known better.  I texted back “Kamado”.  Lol. 

 

Fired up the Big Joe with some of the Western lump I got at Walmart. This is my last bag of 3. And it is by far the sparkliest.  (Autocorrect changed sparkiest, but I think sparkliest is better.)  It took well over an hour for this stuff to simmer down and behave. It was like the 4th of July every time I opened the dome. Super annoying. 

 

Not many pics. Almost all my pictures are turning out extremely blurry. Perhaps the ancient iPhone is on its last leg. 

 

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Extender rack barely fits on deflectors. 

 

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Veggie Pizza on for the older daughter and I. The younger one refers to this as “salad” pizza and won’t have anything to do with it. 

 

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Pulled the tray after about 10 minutes.

 

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Nice and crisp crust. Held up great to all the veggies. We only ever do the thin crust option. 

 

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And my husbands pizza. No salvageable pics from my phone on his. So just the one finished shot. This one was really good. He did the chicken bacon Alfredo, but subbed sausage instead of chicken. 

 

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I really enjoy doing the no knead artisan dough for made from scratch pizza. But every now and then ultra easy over regular easy wins out. It was fun to do a couple of these pizzas again. And a tasty, although rather late dinner. And definitely best to wait for the lump to settle and eat a bit later... a not clean fire and pizza is a bad combo.  

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Nice! When I got the Akorn my first few cooks were frozen pizzas for easy cheap tests that the temps were as indicated and consistent. 

 

Is Papa Murphy's made to order but not cooked? We have nothing like that were I live but it seems like a nice idea.

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7 hours ago, KismetKamado said:

 

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Looks like pizza on the go.:P it may be a Papa Murphy Pizza. But it definitely looks very appetizing. I've never seen that before. And I agree with you. Ultra-easy is very nice from time to time.

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2 hours ago, gotzero said:

Nice! When I got the Akorn my first few cooks were frozen pizzas for easy cheap tests that the temps were as indicated and consistent. 

 

Is Papa Murphy's made to order but not cooked? We have nothing like that were I live but it seems like a nice idea.

 

Yep. Made to order “take and bake”.   Not bad and very fresh tasting. Sometimes I like to take one and fold it over on itself to make a calzone. Those usually turn out fantastic. 

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11 minutes ago, KismetKamado said:

 

Yep. Made to order “take and bake”.   Not bad and very fresh tasting. Sometimes I like to take one and fold it over on itself to make a calzone. Those usually turn out fantastic. 

 

Cool! Shockingly, there are none of these in my commuting state. Also no franchise availability. They are incorporated here (thank you!) with no current or future retail presence. I wonder if we have a regulation that makes it hard to do.

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4 minutes ago, gotzero said:

 

Cool! Shockingly, there are none of these in my commuting state. Also no franchise availability. They are incorporated here (thank you!) with no current or future retail presence. I wonder if we have a regulation that makes it hard to do.

 

Just because I have archive footage and apparently won’t be able to photograph tonight’s cook (since my phone hates me)... here’s a calzone on the Blackstone. Top got just a little dark due to how tall it was sitting (should have smushed it more), but super crisp and held its shape and structure well.... even with moist veggies. 

 

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Before the pizza challenge, the pizzas I made on the grill used pre-made crust from Kroger that we just added the toppings to.

 

I'm thinking of doing another pizza soon, but I'm not ready to jump into making my own dough. I will probably purchase a ball of dough from the local pizzeria.

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