Test Drive: PizzaQue Pizza Stone

I have to say, I was pretty impressed with the results from the Bull PizzaQue Pizza Stone.  Wood fired pizza has been the “it” love child of the culinary world for the past couple years.  I’m sure no matter where you live, there is a specialty/artisan pizza shop somewhere close by.  But, it is hard to replicate these pizzas because of the extremely high temperatures (600- to 800-degrees F) , the wood fire (subtle smokiness), and the price tag of of having  your own backyard pizza oven (a couple thousand bucks).

The PizzaQue Pizza Stone has a raised metal base with an attached thermometer which which I liked for a couple reasons: It raises the stone off the grate and higher into the lid of your grill (remember heat rises), plus the built in thermometer lets you know how hot it is inside your grill – this is important if your grill lid doesn’t have a thermometer – it needs to be HOT, HOT, HOT!

Set it in the center of your grill over indirect heat and the hot air from the fire circulates over the pizza producing a nice crisp thin crust and a well-cooked top of bubbling cheesy deliciousness.  If you want to add a little more artisnal flair to your pizza, throw a couple oak wood chips in your smoke box… you’ll love it!

I’ll definitely be making more pizzas with the PizzaQue Pizza Stone… check back for recipes to come.

Cheers and happy grilling –
J

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4 responses to “Test Drive: PizzaQue Pizza Stone

  1. The PizzaQue is the best stone for any grill! Far superior to any round ceramic stone. Also works great for tortillas and quesadillas.

  2. I just purchased your Urban Islands 4 burner with pizza cooker ( same as your Angus) from Costco. After three hours on with the outer two burners on high, The stone only reach 350 degrees. Outside air temperature was nice and no wind. By the time the crust was cooked, the toppings had dried out. Two burners don’t seem to be enough to heat this stone properly. Any suggestions?

    • Hello Glenn –

      First, CONGRATS on your new grill and island!

      Second, I feel your frustration. Everyone at Bull has used these pizza stones and have had a similar first experience. They do take some patience and effort to find out what works best for you. The stones actually need to “cure”. Which requires using it a couple times. Once they cure they will get hot.

      Here are some suggestions to help you out:

      Preheat your grill – turn on all the burners and get it nice and hot around 450 degrees. Then place the stone without the pizza on it and heat that for about 20 to 30 minutes. It really does take about that long for the stone to heat through. You can then turn down the inner burners to very low, and leave the outside burners on high. Place your pizza on the hot stone and cook until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling around the edges.

      Hopefully it works better for you the second time around. If you want more details feel free to let me know.

      Cheers and Happy Grilling!
      ~ Jeff

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