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View Poll Results: What is most important for great Pizza
Dome Temperature 8 27.59%
Hearth Temperature 13 44.83%
Overall Oven Temperature 10 34.48%
Fire Flames licking over the Dome 9 31.03%
Retained Heat Oven, No Fire 2 6.90%
Dough Recipe 15 51.72%
Toppings 4 13.79%
Other - post what you believe. 0 0%
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:13 AM
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Which of these is most important to you in terms of making an excellent pizza?

Dome Temperature
Hearth Temperature
Overall Oven Temperature
Fire Flames Licking over the Dome
Retained Heat Oven, no fire
Dough Recipe
Toppings
Other
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:18 AM
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Multiple choice poll, you can pick more than one....
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:30 AM
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Since i don't have my oven built; I'll refrain from voting. However i think you left one thing out Jim. A love for cooking
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:14 AM
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Vincent, I think that's the ingredient that get's you through those other pizzas that are uncooked on the bottom or charcoal burnt offerings.....you need those to compare to the good ones!


...like fishermen say... the only thing better than fishing is catching fish....

....for the WFO cook it's probably ....the only thing better than the cookin' is having good friends enjoy your wares with you...
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:23 PM
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If you have great dough, and the oven is 500F, you're toast. If you have so-so dough, and a perfectly tuned 800F dome and 800F hearth, you can make a pretty darn good pizza. :-)

I have a friend who has had one of ovens for years, and still uses Trader Joe's dough. :-)

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:14 PM
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I wholeheartedly concur...when I voted I went in that order...dome temp, hearth temp and then dough...same goes for bread baking...IMHO...there is something about the atmosphere in a WFO that is impossible to create elsewhere...I had an old acquaintance who owned first a small bakery with a WF brick oven and then later he expanded to a very large operation and had to lose the WFO...he said his bread and rolls were NEVER the same again...great oven, right temp equals great pizza and bread!
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If you have great dough, and the oven is 500F, you're toast. If you have so-so dough, and a perfectly tuned 800F dome and 800F hearth, you can make a pretty darn good pizza. :-)

I have a friend who has had one of ovens for years, and still uses Trader Joe's dough. :-)

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Old 03-27-2008, 01:18 AM
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We used that trader joes dough last year ... did it on a small gas BBQ grill ... it was actually pretty good pizza when camping ...some day I'll post pics!
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:31 AM
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I agree Jim. Good food, good drink and good friends make for a good life.
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Overall temps!

Just my opinion, but!

Low dome temps...and high floor temps= burnt bottom

High dome temps and .. low floor temps= underdone bottom & burnt top!

Experience with the oven, is the key to good cooking !

And hot chicks are important too!!!!!
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:16 PM
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I will second the hot chicks

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