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Offline Joe Sr.

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Pizza stones
« on: April 29, 2013, 04:53:18 PM »
It's time to get one.  Round or square?

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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 04:34:04 AM »
I seem to remember some info in this thread.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=149.0
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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 06:42:22 AM »
Thanks.  I'll do my research.
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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 07:50:33 AM »
Square is far more versitile if you ever want to use it for anything besides round pizzas. Whatever size round stone you can get, you can get the same size in square and have more surface area. I'm not aware of a disadvantage to square either. 
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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 09:15:25 AM »
Square is far more versitile if you ever want to use it for anything besides round pizzas. Whatever size round stone you can get, you can get the same size in square and have more surface area. I'm not aware of a disadvantage to square either.

Advantage/Disadvantage: large round is not a great fit on webber style grills, as it can trap the heat underneath.  IMO, If that's what I have, I'll split it in half to get better heat circulation.

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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 10:17:15 AM »
For round vs square I'd say it depends on the shape of the place you are putting it.  In my oven I have a rectangle stone, in my komodo style grill I have a round one.  I actually need to buy a slightly bigger one for my grill, I bake most of my pizzas there now.  It's a beautiful thing throwing a pizza on at 700 degrees

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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 05:43:15 PM »
I use my cast iron skillet for pizza.

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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 07:01:27 AM »
I ordered up a square one.  Not sure I'll get around to doing pizza on the grill, but if I do maybe I'll get a round one, too.

The kids love making them, so the stone will get plenty of use.
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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 10:29:21 PM »
DONT wash it....we got a round and only ever clean with putty knife and perhaps damp dishrag.
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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 07:40:19 AM »
We got a round stone for a wedding present and didn’t use it for probably a year or two.  Once I started using I realized how great it was.  Now I use it all the time.  I just made biscuits on it the other day. I do think a square one would be nice because I could fit more of my non-pizza things on it. and especially my Naan pizzas, which are smaller and I never seem to have enough room to fit them all on.  The stones get hotter than hot and a millisecond of touching it will hurt for quite a while.

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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 07:53:07 AM »
The stone arrived yesterday and will get a test run on Friday night.  Fun!
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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 09:01:13 AM »
I thought I had posted a reply on this thread. Anyway, the four unglazed tiles I use cost less than $5 and have worked extremely well for the last 8-9 years.
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Re: Pizza stones
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 09:15:54 AM »
Love the pizza stone.  My wife makes homemade pizza dough, so we put it to use regularly.
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