Big Green Egg Pizza Review (by Hubby)

Here is the review of the three pizzas I cooked on the Big Green Egg (AKA:BGE or as my kids call it the “Big Green GolfBall”)
 
I will confess that the first pizza I tried could have been mistakenly identified as a piece of the lump charcoal. I failed to use the pizza stone and set it directly on the plate setter and it cooked fast and quickly became blackened….
 
After realizing my mistake I was encouraged to try again (i was told by my wife that we had company coming over and they were told I would cook pizza on the BGE). I purchased two more pizzas from Papa Murphy's (if you have one near by and have not tried their pizza, you should. We love it…)
 
I heated the BGE up to 475 (with the plate setter, the cooking grate in place and the pizza stone on top of the grate). After the BGE temperature stablized I put on the first pizza (with the tray it came with) on the pizza stone and checked it about every six minutes. I had to turn it a quarter of a turn every time to keep it heating even. After about 18 minutes I slid it off the tray and directly on the stone and let it cook just a few more minutes then off it came. It was pefect and tasted great! I was very proud of my accomplishment…
 
The second one was cooked in the same manner but apparently the pizza stone was a little hotter. This pizza cooked in about 12 minutes and the crust was a litte more done on the bottom, not burnt but more golden brown. It actually was better tasting than the first, according to our guests.
 
 
I will allow the pizza stone to heat up about 15 minutes longer next time and will try to keep the temp down between 425 and 450. I will let you know how that works when we do it.
The pictures were a little tough to take due to the setting sun shining down casting shadows. Again I gotta say, If you have not tried Papa Murphy's pizza (and their salads) you are missing out.
 
 
 
 
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So far the BGE has not let me down. I'm glad my wife made me buy it.
 
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