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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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  • pizza crispy

    So I am having a hard time getting the bottom of the pizza crispy. I let the oven heat up for about an hour (it is not a very large oven). The fire bricks are nice and hot but the top and sides start to burn and the bottom is still doughy. What am I doing wrong

  • #2
    Re: pizza crispy

    Do you have a thermometer? or have you tried to test the floor temperature by casting flour onto the surface?

    I use a laser thermometer but I am told that you can get a good "read" on your floor temperature by tossing some flour on the floor and counting how long it takes to turn black. < 2 seconds is too hot > 4 seconds is too cool.

    It also depends on the material that your hearth is made out of. I understand that Medium and High Duty firebrick will transfer heat more quickly, as will soap stone. But the "flour trick" should give you an idea anyway.



    • #3
      Re: pizza crispy

      Is the pizza cooked and just not crispy, or is it raw? Does the bottom have any color, is it browned of spotted at all?

      Pizza cooked fast at high temperature will not be crispy, it is traditionally light, soft and floppy by design. To achieve a crisp pizza you need to lower the temperature and extended the bake time. In traditional styles Neapolitan is a 60 second bake and will be very soft and pliable. Fast baked New York style pizza is generally around 4-6 minutes and is chewy and foldable, stiffer then Neapolitan but still not crisp. New Haven Style is cooked about 6 minutes and is probably the fastest baked traditional style that you could call crisp. Once you leave traditional style you will find people doing 2-3.5 minute "hybrid" pizzas or Americanized Neapolitan that are crisp.


      • #4
        Re: pizza crispy

        If I saw cooked pizza on top, and less than done pizza on the bottom, I'd conclude the cooking floor needed to be hotter. Fire with a little bigger fire or for 20 or 30 minutes longer with the smaller one. Then, put the fire to the side and let it sit for 20-30 minutes to equalize the heat (I put the door on for that time). 750 F is our preferred cooking floor temperature, its about 3-4 minutes to cook at that temp. Around 800+ F it cooks really fast. We cook with a small flame to the side, it keeps some heat in the floor and dome while you are cooking. HTH
        Lee B.
        DFW area, Texas, USA

        If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
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        I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.