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Hello everyone, I just got an Akorn for Father's day. The kids really want pizza. I ordered the Chargriller heat diffuser and a pizza stone. Is this correct? Set the diffuser up and place the stone on the cast iron rack above the diffuser? Or does the diffuser pull double duty and I should return the stone?

I saw video of people without diffusers setting their stones on bricks which is why I thought both would be a good idea.  We got the Akorn for $120.00 from a classified ad with 40 lbs of lump charcoal, a cover and a looftlighter so I had a bit of folding money left over for accessories.

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Keep it all. Diffuser in position and stone on grate. There are other setups on here in various threads that get the diffuser up higher, a inch or so gap/spacers then the stone. Look around the Akorn and pizza section, you'll find plenty of information about setups. 

 

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Also whatever dough you use cook it at the recommended temperature or maybe 50* hotter. Not all dough can be cooked with screaming hot temperatures. 

 

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I use exactly that setup quite often. 350 - 400F, dough appropriate for that temp (although my wife often makes the dough). Around 8 mins per pizza. Just remember to let everything heat soak first. My biggest mistake is throwing the first pizza on too soon. Also, allow the stone to recover between each pizza when doing multiples.

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