First pizza on my big green egg

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slimc, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. slimc

    slimc Smoke Blower

    Third cook on my BGE. Made pizza from scratch

    Turned out awesome

    28oz can crushed tomatoes , strained to remove excess water
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1 minced garlic clove
    1 tsp dry oregano

    Recipe from big green eggs website

    Let dough rise for 1 1/2 hrs, cut in half and stretch out with flour on counter.

    Sprinkle a little corn meal on upside down baking sheet to prevent the dough from sticking and allows easy transfer to grill

    Move dough to baking sheet

    Add sauce with ladle in circular motion, no too much
    Add cheese and toppings

    I let BGE get above 600 degrees with pizza stone in it so the stone gradually comes up to temp

    My first pizza cooked too long (9 mins) so bottom was too stiff

    My second pizza was perfect after cooking for 5 mins

  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking pizza!
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty Thumbs Up
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a good looking pizza!

    Just can't beat homemade from scratch!

  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That pizza looks great!  I just got an Akorn and I was wondering what your charcoal lighting procedure for a high heat cook like this would be?  Was there a diffuser in place or just the pizza stone on the grate?  Sorry to go off topic, just can't wait to make delicious looking pizza like that!
  6. Looks great! How long did you cook it for? I might try to cook one in my smoker once it warms up outside
  7. I also have an Akorn, as well as my Big Joe and for Pizza I will light 5 spots, one in the middle and then 4 spots around that one. Let it get up to around 600° and don't use the deflector stone in the bottom position for Pizza, it will make the bottom of the grill way to hot by trapping all the heat and probably crack the stone also. I put mine on the upper grate and then use some spacers between it and the pizza stone. Works great this way. I also have a small pizza stone the just fits in the extension arm and works great for personal size Pizza's.
  8. slimc

    slimc Smoke Blower

    for hot cooking a light in 2 to 3 places with weber starter cubes and leave everything wide open, lid open for 15 minutes


    fill with lump and light a full chimney and spread lit chimney all over lump and let it go for 15 mins

    Next I put in my plate setter and pizza stone and close the lid with top open until it reaches 600 or above, my letting the stone heat up with the grill you are less likely to crack the ceramic stone.

    I used corn meal to slide the raw pizza onto the stone but it definitely stays on the bottom of the pizza a little bit , if you can get it to slide off with just flour I would do that

    The pizza should take anywhere from 5 to 8 minutes if you are cooking above 600 

    I rotate it 3/4 way through cook
  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow... Thanks everyone for the tips and again I apologize for hijacking the thread.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016
  10. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome pizza! I love home made pizza. You've got your BGE cooking great.

  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific 'Za!


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