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al_cajun
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What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Last night I used a new pizza oven I have and it was up to 960 to 1000 degrees. It was too hot to cook pizza on, the crust was trying to burn before the pizza could cook thru. Luckily I was able to recognize this and save the pizza by turning down the temp. So it got me thinking what temp is too hot and whats the correct temp to cook a pizza at?

It is the Green Mountain Grills pizza oven attachment. Honestly the front of it was 960+, I am sure the back of the pizza oven was well over 1000 degrees.

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BlackenedOut
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Can I ask exactly what fire breathing hell demon you used to cook pizzas at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit presumable in a residential setting?

I cook mine in my oven using a high preheat for an hour
(about 500 degrees) and then under the broiler with a baking steel.

I think the temperature you used is very high for pizzas. Maybe Neapolitan style cooks that high, but that is a very specific dough/toppings combo that can work in an extreme high heat. Though it does produce a soupy middle, as sort of its trademark.


al_cajun
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Updated it with some pictures for you.


BugAC
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
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Last night I used a new pizza oven I have and it was up to 960 to 1000 degrees. It was too hot to cook pizza on


ya think?

I cook my pizza anywhere between 500 and 550 on my Kamado Joe. 6 minutes or so and it is done.



BlackenedOut
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Jesus, that is quite the machine.

Any way to dial it back or is it zero to hero?

ETA:

Would recommend under 700 degrees and keep playing with it until you find the sweet spot.
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al_cajun
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
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ya think?

I mean blaze and MOD say their pizza ovens are 900 degrees so I figured whats an additional 70 degrees


hashtag
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
if there is any sugar in the dough, it will start to burn at 600 degrees. If there is oil, it can cause burning past the oil's smoke point. You need to get/make a Neapolitan style dough that is only water, yeast, and flour (maybe a small amount of salt). That will allow you to cook it hot and fast.
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al_cajun
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
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Any way to dial it back or is it zero to hero?

Yeah I can definitely dial it back because this is a temperature controlled pellet grill and thanks I think this will be a good starting point. I am looking to cook a pizza like blaze and MOD where it cooks in about 90 seconds not 25


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al_cajun
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
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if there is any sugar in the dough, it will start to burn at 600 degrees. Maybe that's the issue?

Honestly I don't know I bought premade dough from central market. I will have to check and see.


hashtag
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
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Honestly I don't know I bought premade dough from central market. I will have to check and see.

check my edit. You need a dough designed to cook hot and fast or it will burn every time. You're going to have to make your own, most likely. I've never seen a pre-made dough without oil and sugar.
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BlackenedOut
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Make your own dough. I am not an evangelical about a lot of things when it comes to cooking. But I do adhere that in about 5-10 minutes of active work, and lots of hours of dough sitting on a counter or in a fridge, you can make a superior dough to anything you can buy.

I like the Peter Reinhart My Pizza, Ken Forkish, or Pizza Camp recipes. Simple ratios, foolproof instructions, and clear direction on how to do it.

If you have a Whole Foods near you, they sell (and others may) a bag of Delallo tipo 00 flour specially built for pizza. Its one bag of flour, some water, salt, and yeast. Ready in about 2-4 hours and makes very good, thin, crispy crust. Its in the flour aisle.


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hungryone
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
What sort of crust recipe are you using? Not all are suited for quick, high-temp cooking. Traditional Neapolitan doughs are cooked around 700 degrees.


LSUlefty
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
1000 degrees? Holy shit! lol
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Treacherous Cretin
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
A coal fired oven will get up to 1200 F. The results are amazing.


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NOFOX
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
I launch my first pie at a deck temp of ~800-850 and an air temp of ~1000. They cook for 60-90 seconds.

The correct temperature to cook with depends on several factors, but most importantly your dough and the thermal conductivity of the stone you are cooking on.

If the dough has any sugar or oil in it, you are going to burn above 500. If you are using a cordereite pizza stone, the bottom is going to burn above 650-700.
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OldHickory
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
This thread reminds me of The Burbs when they find that incinerator in the Klopek’s basement.


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Epic Cajun
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Where'd you get your pizza oven insert? I just received my GMG recently, haven't cooked on it yet though.


gumbo2176
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
I just preheat my oven to 450 degrees F and use a pizza stone to cook the pizza. Let the stone heat up with the oven and slide the pizza on it and in 12-15 minutes-----done. Crispy crust, nice cheese melt with a bit of browning, perfect.


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jkylejohnson
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Forget the mitt one time and you'll lose a hand.


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al_cajun
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re: What temperature is too hot to cook pizza?
Not sure it was a present. I am sure she got it from Texas Star Grill Shop in Houston.


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