Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 09-08-2004, 07:20 PM
Zed Rafi
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?

Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks






  #2 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 09-08-2004, 09:12 PM
Dick Wiegand
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?



Zed Rafi wrote:

Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks


I think some people are missing the point, althought I haven't followed the
complete thread.

The purpose of the tiles is to provide a mass to store heat. A modren pizza
oven has a very heavy plate on which pizzas are cooked on, while there are also
ceramic (stone/brick) etc. ovens fired from below. Most are totally lined.

Old bread baking ovens were actually stone/bric/clay, and you built a fire in
them to heat up the mass of stone/brick/clay, and then swept out remains of
fire, and bake until too cold.

I have a friend who lined his oven with mexican pavers (unglazed), and there is
a commercial product out now, that covers bottom, sides and back of ovens and
fits together by interlocking.

Best bet is to go to a masonery supply store - you don't want bricks that could
contain any lead or other harmful things that may be released when they are
heated -- same thing applied to glaze - gotta watch out for heavy metals.

Dick


  #3 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 09-08-2004, 09:12 PM
Dick Wiegand
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?



Zed Rafi wrote:

Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks


I think some people are missing the point, althought I haven't followed the
complete thread.

The purpose of the tiles is to provide a mass to store heat. A modren pizza
oven has a very heavy plate on which pizzas are cooked on, while there are also
ceramic (stone/brick) etc. ovens fired from below. Most are totally lined.

Old bread baking ovens were actually stone/bric/clay, and you built a fire in
them to heat up the mass of stone/brick/clay, and then swept out remains of
fire, and bake until too cold.

I have a friend who lined his oven with mexican pavers (unglazed), and there is
a commercial product out now, that covers bottom, sides and back of ovens and
fits together by interlocking.

Best bet is to go to a masonery supply store - you don't want bricks that could
contain any lead or other harmful things that may be released when they are
heated -- same thing applied to glaze - gotta watch out for heavy metals.

Dick


  #4 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 09-08-2004, 09:12 PM
Dick Wiegand
 
Posts: n/a
Default



Zed Rafi wrote:

Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks


I think some people are missing the point, althought I haven't followed the
complete thread.

The purpose of the tiles is to provide a mass to store heat. A modren pizza
oven has a very heavy plate on which pizzas are cooked on, while there are also
ceramic (stone/brick) etc. ovens fired from below. Most are totally lined.

Old bread baking ovens were actually stone/bric/clay, and you built a fire in
them to heat up the mass of stone/brick/clay, and then swept out remains of
fire, and bake until too cold.

I have a friend who lined his oven with mexican pavers (unglazed), and there is
a commercial product out now, that covers bottom, sides and back of ovens and
fits together by interlocking.

Best bet is to go to a masonery supply store - you don't want bricks that could
contain any lead or other harmful things that may be released when they are
heated -- same thing applied to glaze - gotta watch out for heavy metals.

Dick


  #5 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 10-08-2004, 02:01 AM
Kevin Ross
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?

"Zed Rafi" wrote...
Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks


They work great. I've been using them for a couple years now, since I
first saw it on Good Eats. I use the Mexican saltillo tiles at Home
Depot, $.98/ea.

The really nice thing about these versus a "real" pizza stone, is they
are so cheap, you don't care if you crack them or whatever. I buy
them by the box. I use them on the grill, in the oven, etc.

The only downside is, I've only been able to find them in 12" x 12"
sizes, nothing bigger. This is fine for personal pizzas, but you
can't go much bigger. You can always put several tiles together. The
pizza crust doesn't mind the "cracks" between the tiles.

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin


  #6 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 10-08-2004, 02:01 AM
Kevin Ross
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?

"Zed Rafi" wrote...
Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks


They work great. I've been using them for a couple years now, since I
first saw it on Good Eats. I use the Mexican saltillo tiles at Home
Depot, $.98/ea.

The really nice thing about these versus a "real" pizza stone, is they
are so cheap, you don't care if you crack them or whatever. I buy
them by the box. I use them on the grill, in the oven, etc.

The only downside is, I've only been able to find them in 12" x 12"
sizes, nothing bigger. This is fine for personal pizzas, but you
can't go much bigger. You can always put several tiles together. The
pizza crust doesn't mind the "cracks" between the tiles.

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin
  #7 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 10-08-2004, 06:17 AM
Kent H.
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?

I agree with Kevin's comments. I would have trouble with the small tile
size. If you want to make a "pizza" in the "normal" size it wont' work.
Kent

Zed Rafi wrote:

Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks

  #8 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 10-08-2004, 06:17 AM
Kent H.
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I agree with Kevin's comments. I would have trouble with the small tile
size. If you want to make a "pizza" in the "normal" size it wont' work.
Kent

Zed Rafi wrote:

Hello,

I've been lurking around this group for a while now.
I was very interested by the message posted earlier saying it was possible
to bake pizza ion the BBQ using unglazed quarry tiles instead of a pizza
stone.

Are these tiles any good??? No one gave testimonials as to whether it worked
fine or not... Woogeroo, did you try it? If so, how did it go?

thanks

  #9 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 12-08-2004, 01:33 AM
Woogeroo
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?



I have an old style big green egg - so I don't think the smoker will
get up hot enough.

I wanted one to cook a pork shoulder(boston butt) to prevent flare
ups. Put the stone ont he grill, the rack with the pork on top of
that.

-W

-Woogeroo

------------------------------------------------
- remove NOBS to send email.
------------------------------------------------

Woogeroo's Simple Smoking Page:

http://woogeroo.home.mindspring.com/wsp/

smokin' along with an old style Big Green Egg...
  #10 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 12-08-2004, 01:33 AM
Woogeroo
 
Posts: n/a
Default



I have an old style big green egg - so I don't think the smoker will
get up hot enough.

I wanted one to cook a pork shoulder(boston butt) to prevent flare
ups. Put the stone ont he grill, the rack with the pork on top of
that.

-W

-Woogeroo

------------------------------------------------
- remove NOBS to send email.
------------------------------------------------

Woogeroo's Simple Smoking Page:

http://woogeroo.home.mindspring.com/wsp/

smokin' along with an old style Big Green Egg...


  #11 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 12-08-2004, 02:21 PM
Zed Rafi
 
Posts: n/a
Default quarry stone = pizza stone : continued?

the hell with quarry tiles. was walking in the malkl and came across a pizza
stone on special for 10$ canadian.
man, is that the bomb!!!!! it makes italian-restaurant-style pizza!!!!!!

"Woogeroo" a écrit dans le message de
...


I have an old style big green egg - so I don't think the smoker will
get up hot enough.

I wanted one to cook a pork shoulder(boston butt) to prevent flare
ups. Put the stone ont he grill, the rack with the pork on top of
that.

-W

-Woogeroo

------------------------------------------------
- remove NOBS to send email.
------------------------------------------------

Woogeroo's Simple Smoking Page:

http://woogeroo.home.mindspring.com/wsp/

smokin' along with an old style Big Green Egg...



  #12 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 17-08-2004, 07:13 PM
KK
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Has anyone used these quarry stones in place of the lava rock on gas grills?
I'm thinking the 6 inch tiles would fit perfectly on the bottom of my
ducane... I've usually had to replace mine every year so figure this could
save me quite a little at .37 cents each.


"Woogeroo" wrote in message
...


I have an old style big green egg - so I don't think the smoker will
get up hot enough.

I wanted one to cook a pork shoulder(boston butt) to prevent flare
ups. Put the stone ont he grill, the rack with the pork on top of
that.

-W

-Woogeroo

------------------------------------------------
- remove NOBS to send email.
------------------------------------------------

Woogeroo's Simple Smoking Page:

http://woogeroo.home.mindspring.com/wsp/

smokin' along with an old style Big Green Egg...



  #13 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 19-08-2004, 08:56 PM
D. Klement
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"KK" wrote in message ...
Has anyone used these quarry stones in place of the lava rock on gas

grills?
I'm thinking the 6 inch tiles would fit perfectly on the bottom of my
ducane... I've usually had to replace mine every year so figure this could
save me quite a little at .37 cents each.

I just picked up a dozen 6" square tiles yesterday, haven't tried them out
yet.
I'll post when I do. Can't see why they wouldn't work. My wife wants to use
some for a pizza / bread stone set-up in the oven.

Darryl in Ontario.


  #14 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 19-08-2004, 08:56 PM
D. Klement
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"KK" wrote in message ...
Has anyone used these quarry stones in place of the lava rock on gas

grills?
I'm thinking the 6 inch tiles would fit perfectly on the bottom of my
ducane... I've usually had to replace mine every year so figure this could
save me quite a little at .37 cents each.

I just picked up a dozen 6" square tiles yesterday, haven't tried them out
yet.
I'll post when I do. Can't see why they wouldn't work. My wife wants to use
some for a pizza / bread stone set-up in the oven.

Darryl in Ontario.


  #15 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 19-08-2004, 09:00 PM
Kevin S. Wilson
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 15:56:10 -0400, "D. Klement"
wrote:

I just picked up a dozen 6" square tiles yesterday, haven't tried them out
yet.
I'll post when I do. Can't see why they wouldn't work. My wife wants to use
some for a pizza / bread stone set-up in the oven.


I don't see how 6" tiles will work, except for very small personal
pizzas or little tiny loaves of bread. If you set 4 of them so they
form a square, then plop the dough onto them, won't the dough ooze
into the cracks between tiles, resulting in a pizza crust with a
bake-on tile surface?

--
Kevin S. Wilson
Tech Writer at a University Somewhere in Idaho
"Anything, when cooked in large enough batches, will be vile."
--Dag Right-square-bracket-gren, in alt.religion.kibology


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My head spins trying to find the right type of quarry stone to beused as baking stone Manda Ruby General Cooking 5 26-08-2009 04:56 PM
No luck in finding unglazed quarry stone; which Pizza stone should Ibuy out of this 3 Manda Ruby General Cooking 0 26-08-2009 07:47 AM
Pizza stone versus Pizza pan to make Naan in oven Manda Ruby General Cooking 28 24-08-2009 08:26 AM
pizza stone = quarry stone Woogeroo Barbecue 11 05-08-2004 12:13 AM
pizza stone [email protected] Sourdough 2 03-12-2003 10:50 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2022 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017