Originally Posted by bbqbull
Outstanding looking pies IMHO.
Being a newbie at pizza I precook my crust before applying the toppings?
Not sure if you were asking a question, but I will answer.
Precooking the crust will allow you to add toppings and not worry about the crust sticking to the surface where you are making the pizza, such as a peel. Another thing about par cooking the crust, is that it will get the middle and top of the crust done before adding sauce. The mistake people make when topping a pizza, is that they put too much sauce and toppings on the pizza and that does not allow for the crust to cook. Good luck.
To the original post, great looking pies. Have you tried putting the stone on the lower rack? I cooked pizza on the lower rack with a larger stone and they turned out great.