Over the holidays my friends at Mr. Bar-B-Q offered to send me out one of their grill accessories to use. They also offered to give another set of whatever they sent as a giveaway on the blog. I couldn't pass up a chance to get my readers something nice so I accepted. (Note: This is my way of saying, so I'm in compliance with all stupid laws and rules, that the pizza grilling kit I'm going to talk about here was free to me.) This isn't so much a review of the Mr. Bar-B-Q Grill Stone Pizza Set they sent me, but a review of my pizza making skills, which are somewhat lacking. The pizza stone and giant pizza spatula, I hesitate to call it a pizza peel, worked great. Mrs. Grail bakes an awesome pizza in the oven so I attempted to duplicate her efforts on my 26 inch Weber Kettle. Take a look at how I did it and offer up some suggestions at the end in the comment section for your chance to win your own Mr. Bar-B-Q Grill Stone Pizza Set.
Keep in mind this is a Weber 26 inch Kettle which is considerably larger than the 22 inch most people have in their backyard. The first thing I did was fire up a whole chimney of charcoal and once it was ready form it into a ring around the bowl. Because of the size of the kettle I needed to add some extra charcoal. Once all the charcoal was hot I placed the pizza stone on the grill.
For some reason, I’m not quite sure why, I thought it would be a good idea to have the pizza stone a little higher up into the dome lid so I placed the pizza stone on top of my GrillGrates. I’m not sure if this was a good idea or not. I’ll need to try this again without them to see how the process goes.
The pizzas I cooked seemed to take longer than I would have anticipated, about 15 minutes. I don’t know maybe that’s the right time frame, but it just seemed like a long time.
The flavor was great and Mrs. Grail’s Pizza Dough Recipe was fantastic but for some reason I just wasn’t satisfied with the results. I was hoping for more of that “wood fired pizza” flavor. It just wasn’t there.
Here’s what I would do next time to try to improve.
I think I need a much hotter kettle than I had. I didn’t the get the temperature in the dome over 400 degrees. To do this I need to either use more charcoal or use my smaller 22 inch kettle. Is the ring of charcoal a good idea? Or should I have spread it out?
I’ll probably try using the pizza stone directly on the grate instead of trying to raise it higher. Thoughts?
Want to win a Grill Stone Pizza Set from Mr. Bar-B-Q so you can make great pizza outdoors? Here’s how to get an entry:
- Leave a comment here about cooking pizza outdoors. It can be a comment about how you’d like to do it for the first time, it can be a comment about how I can improve my pizza making skills. Just leave a comment. You can leave multiple comments for multiple entries, but not more than once a day.
- Next if you have a Facebook account you can get an additional entry by “Liking” this post on Mr. Bar-B-Q’s Facebook Page. (You’ll need to “Like” their page first, please do so.)
- You will also get one more entry if you “Reshare” the link on Mr. Bar-B-Q’s Facebook page.
On the morning of January 28th all entries will be transcribed into an Excel spreadsheet. A number will be selected using a random number generator at Random.Org. And that will decide our winner. Winner will be notified that morning via email and/or Facebook! Easy? I sure hope so…
Thanks to Contestgirl for the promotion!