Old 03-31-2010, 09:25 AM
Il Pizzaiolo
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Location: So. Orange County, CA. USA
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Default Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

Look at the book "Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way" by Francis Mallmann, to get a feel for top and bottom fires. If you have a spare head of cattle and you're ever in need of a way to cook it, he's got your recipe.

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:30 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Dexter, Oregon
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Default Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

Greetings to Germany, bb870!
Yes, I do love my big green egg! I use it at least 4 times every week. It is so easy, and gets to whatever temperature that I want, so fast.
I have discovered (through the wonderful Big Green Egg Forum, at the company's website)
that a way to "cheat", to get to a high temp even faster, is to use a propane or MAP gas powered torch or weed burner...
I have been using one I bought very cheaply, and can easily get the oven to 700 degrees in about 15 minutes, though I do wait another 20 minutes, just so the mass of ceramic, the pizza stone, etc. all soak up all that heat...
Trust me, the cheese (and everything else, melts JUST fine!)

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Old 06-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
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Default Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

I just came across this thread and had to comment on my experience with cooking pizza on the Big Green Egg. About ten years ago, I fell in love with pizza cooked in a WFO and very quickly decided that I had to have my own WFO. This was well before the FB forum was available to offer insight and guidance. I used the resources available at the time and built a very versatile and efficient oven. It has served me well over the years and provided the setting for many fine pizza parties. About two years ago I got my first ceramic cooker, a BGE. It did not take me long to start cooking pizza in the egg. I have to tell you that the quality is fabulous. I can cook a pie in less than 2 minutes and it tastes just as good as the ones I cook in the WFO. However, it just is not as sexy to cook in the BGE. There is nothing like the atmosphere around cooking for a crowd in a WFO. As a result, if I am cooking for my wife and myself, I use the egg. If I am cooking for a crowd, I use the WFO. Both pizza are great.
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