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#11 Thu 28 Feb 08 6:04am

ports18

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From Australia
Member since Wed 02 Jan 08

Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

Geoff I agree with you completely.

For at least 5 months I have been looking into WoodFire BBQ's.  I consider myself to be a "what would Jamie do" bloke, love charcoal, grow own herbs and vegies, a lot like yourself perhaps?  But spending $4 per fire brick for a wood fire oven is a bit rich for me.  If I could make it out of everyday bricks I would as I love the idea of having one.

I do cook my steaks over a coal fired Hibachi (awesome flavour) but the GAS BBQ is as you say a quick and simple option and you get great results after coming home from a tough day at work with little time on your hands. 

I guess this thread was just a heads up for all those people trying to perfect a crispy pizza base with no luck, but not knowning that something most likely in their backyard can do the job **** well.

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#12 Fri 29 Feb 08 7:37pm

DominicNoBe

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Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

GeoffP wrote:

Gas BBQs rather miss the point of barbecuing - the enhanced flavour which comes from cooking over wood. (And no, I would not count "briquettes" or "beads" as real charcoal).

I suppose gas BBQs are ok if you want "quick and easy", but you can't beat the real thing - just ask yourself "What Would Jamie Do?" smile

I could not agree with you more...in Brasil there is a beautiful red brick charcoal grill built into the patio where my fiancee's grandparents live...YES!

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#13 Sat 01 Mar 08 11:56am

frizz1974

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From Wallerawang, Oz
Member since Wed 29 Jun 05

Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

Ports18, Im not 100% certain of this, but if you mean that modern housebricks would be no good for building a BBQ or wood oven, your probably right.
I havent heard of special bricks for fires but I had a light bulb moment when I read your post (I think... beer 7 isnt the best thought processor whistle )

My sis in law has just pulled down an old brick chimney... this thing is at least 120 years old (had to come down, very unsafe)  but I bet those old bricks would be great for building a wood oven. We are going to use them to build her a BBQ.

If you keep an eye out in the Trading Post or other such places you might score a heap of old bricks quite cheaply... they may even give them away, just to get rid of them.

GeoffP, I was looking at my neices webber last weekend, Im thinking about getting one.. we have almost constant high fire danger most summers, so this seems like the answer... Im completely over my gas BBQ. Grew up having proper BBQ's made over fire pits on the ground...  have been thinking about making foil wood chip pouches for the gas BBQ but Im not really sure how to do this safely.

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#14 Sun 02 Mar 08 4:30pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

Geoff, one ofd the reasons Aussies use gas bbqs is because of the high fire danger with charcoal of wood-burning bbqs. This hasn't been a problem this year- we missed Summer.

Normally, there are days when the fire danger is so high, all outside cooking is banned.

We just have to "make do"- be it the oven with a pizza stone or one of those electric pizza makers with an in built pizza stone.

I *so* want a wood-fired oven in the garden for bread, pizza, you name it. But as the house is about to go on the market, it is a waste of time and money.


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
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#15 Sun 02 Mar 08 5:24pm

JennyR

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From Whitby, North Yorkshire
Member since Thu 29 Jul 04

Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

GeoffP wrote:

Gas BBQs rather miss the point of barbecuing - the enhanced flavour which comes from cooking over wood. (And no, I would not count "briquettes" or "beads" as real charcoal).

I suppose gas BBQs are ok if you want "quick and easy", but you can't beat the real thing - just ask yourself "What Would Jamie Do?" smile

I learned that the expensive way by getting one. evil  , getting a brick built in one built over the next few weeks hopefully.   crossed

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#16 Tue 13 Oct 09 2:13pm

liveprimetime

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Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

Hi Ports18,

Just bought a pizza stone and am trying to emulate what a friend does which is cook great pizza's off his 6 burner.

Did you by any chance write the same recipe for BBQ Galore or did they nick your method? It's almost identical...

barbequesgalore.com.au/bbq-expert/bbq-recipes-details.aspx?id=19       Just add the www

One thing my friend has troubles with is the rear of the BBQ is much hotter than the front but man do they come out nice. Can't wait to give it a crack this weekend.

Anyone have any other suggestions through experience? I've been told it's difficult to get them even edible the first time round.

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#17 Tue 13 Oct 09 3:39pm

DrSweetsmoke

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From Wiltshire
Member since Tue 06 Oct 09

Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

liveprimetime wrote:

Hi Ports18,

Just bought a pizza stone and am trying to emulate what a friend does which is cook great pizza's off his 6 burner.

Did you by any chance write the same recipe for BBQ Galore or did they nick your method? It's almost identical...

barbequesgalore.com.au/bbq-expert/bbq-recipes-details.aspx?id=19       Just add the www

One thing my friend has troubles with is the rear of the BBQ is much hotter than the front but man do they come out nice. Can't wait to give it a crack this weekend.

Anyone have any other suggestions through experience? I've been told it's difficult to get them even edible the first time round.

Hey  there I  do  Pizza on the BBQ, gasser  or in  a smoker quite often. Hints and tips others have shared are  great  leads to  fallow.  I  have  transformed  my gas grills  to  run without lava rocks and all the other diffusers and instead have always  opted to  cut  a steel plate and use in it's place. The plate covers the burners so  there is  no flare-up when cooking fatty  foods plus  it  gives an even cooking surface as far as heat  distribution. The plate  can be slid to  the front or rear of the grill about  1/4 of an inch  so that  the heat  can either be from the front or rear of the grill.

For  a pizza I  would  want the temps well above 300.
Set  the stone on the grill rack, let come to  temp then dust with  corn meal and slide the pizza on. It's that  easy.  wink

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#18 Thu 03 Jan 13 2:28pm

mark_sharp

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Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

Weber sell a lot of cool pizza accessories for their Weber Gas BBQs and the Weber Charcoal BBQs.

Pizza stones, pizza paddles, pizza cutters etc all sorts! smile

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#19 Thu 03 Jan 13 6:29pm

mummza

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From The land of song.
Member since Tue 04 Oct 05

Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

Welcome to the forum mark_sharp  smile

It's always nice to have a new person  around the forum but I am a bit concerned about the posts you have made since  you have joined the forum . For this reason ..
3 out of the 4 posts you have made have mentioned Weber BBQ's .
I am hoping that you have joined the forum to take part in many of the threads but sadly at the moment it looks more like you have joined to spam the forum about weber BBQ's .
Spam is not tolerated here on the forum.

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#20 Thu 03 Jan 13 8:55pm

Pakman

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From Estonia
Member since Tue 06 Oct 09

Re: Perfect Pizza Technique - 4 GAS BBQ

I own a Weber kettle, I bought my brother in law the same. My sister just bought a Weber gas grill that I installed in July for natural gas. All work great. It would be great to have a Weber specialist in the group BUT...... not one that just spams Weber.

If you have something other to contribute that would be great. thumbsup

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