The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 09-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
Moose
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Moose's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-12-08
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Lightbulb Just Finished My FrankenWeber Pizza Kettle

I will post lots more pics and instructions when I take this for a trial run later this week, but here she is, ready to go:





I had reconsidered using this particular kettle for the pizza oven because of its color and vintage, but upon closer inspection, it had SO many dings and chips in it, it wasn't really a restoration candidate...

If you want to see one of these in action, you can check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXTMufUMh0

With these mods, you can get the stone and oven in the 700-800 temp range, which takes pizza making to a whole new level.
__________________
Moose
The Fun Never Stops at the BBQ Brethren Throwdowns
Custom Avatars by Grillman
Frankenweber Pizza Kettle/Big Red UDS/Pit Barrel Cooker/Vision Kamado/Purebred American Rat Terrier Whisperer
www.mooseonfire.com
Food*BBQ*Delicious

Moose is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-20-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
deguerre
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
deguerre's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-15-09
Location: Memphis, TN...Formerly of Decatur, AL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Farking COOL!
__________________
Guerry >^..^< Pit Beeatch for Team Munchkin
Avatar by Northwest BBQ
"If more people would just open their minds, more people would learn things." Wampus
deguerre is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
Carbon
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 08-24-08
Location: Los Angeles
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nice mod! Love to see pies from this oven.
__________________
....UDS....Mini-WSM....Midi-WSM....Mod-ECB....22.5-OTG....34"wood fired pizza oven....
Carbon is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
Smiter Q
is One Chatty Farker
 
Smiter Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-05-10
Location: Austin - TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Waiting for the cook pics.
__________________
Brian: Weber: OTG + Lime Performer - - Keeping the Armor On - Eph. 6:11
Smiter Q is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 12:33 PM   #5
Saiko
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Saiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-24-03
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Looking forward to the results, I have an old kettle waiting for the same transformation!
__________________
“If you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.”


For links to all my BBQ Brethren recipe posts, click http://markandteri.com/recipes.htm
Saiko is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
Smokey Al Gold
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Smokey Al Gold's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-13-08
Location: San Antonio TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Can't wait to see the results
__________________
22.5 OTG, 18.5 SJP (modded), 14.5 SJS, Weber Q 100, TX Longhorn Camper grill TL 21
[URL="http://www.elcapoteranch.com"]www.elcapoteranch.com[/URL]
[URL="http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/group.php?groupid=39"]ZERO[/URL] Club Member (2)

Creator of:
"The Great Chicken Sammich Debacle of 2010"
Smokey Al Gold is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 12:42 PM   #7
landarc
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
landarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-26-09
Location: San Leandro, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I am with Saiko, I been watching the Pizza Hacker and his Frankenweber for over a year, can't wait to hear how it goes.
__________________
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA

Whip It Off, Chambers!

"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."
landarc is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 03:46 PM   #8
bob80001
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 07-06-10
Location: Germantown, Wisconsin
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
I will post lots more pics and instructions when I take this for a trial run later this week, but here she is, ready to go:





I had reconsidered using this particular kettle for the pizza oven because of its color and vintage, but upon closer inspection, it had SO many dings and chips in it, it wasn't really a restoration candidate...

If you want to see one of these in action, you can check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXTMufUMh0

With these mods, you can get the stone and oven in the 700-800 temp range, which takes pizza making to a whole new level.
Nicely done! In your research on building, have you come across anyone who has made the opening large enough to load and unload without opening the lid? Or is that too large/too much heat escapes?

Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see the food!
__________________
Don - UDS | Weber Kettles rescued from craigslist
bob80001 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #9
Moose
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Moose's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-12-08
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Good question. Yes, too large an opening allows way too much heat to escape, so I made mine a bit smaller on purpose. The purpose of the opening is to create a pathway for the heat to flow OVER the pizza, which helps the top of the pie to cook as evenly as the bottom.

The Pizza Hacker's (Google it) kettle has a larger opening so he can keep the lid on, but his build is different and he's also using wood as his fuel source. In principal, both kettles work similarly, but I prefer a simpler approach.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob80001 View Post
Nicely done! In your research on building, have you come across anyone who has made the opening large enough to load and unload without opening the lid? Or is that too large/too much heat escapes?

Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see the food!
__________________
Moose
The Fun Never Stops at the BBQ Brethren Throwdowns
Custom Avatars by Grillman
Frankenweber Pizza Kettle/Big Red UDS/Pit Barrel Cooker/Vision Kamado/Purebred American Rat Terrier Whisperer
www.mooseonfire.com
Food*BBQ*Delicious

Moose is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-20-2010, 04:36 PM   #10
bob80001
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 07-06-10
Location: Germantown, Wisconsin
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
The Pizza Hacker's (Google it) kettle has a larger opening so he can keep the lid on, but his build is different and he's also using wood as his fuel source. In principal, both kettles work similarly, but I prefer a simpler approach.
Seeing the Pizza Hacker's setup is what made me ask the question in the first place. But of course, his rig is a much different build than the LBE's. I'd really love to just build an oven, but since that's not happening, I am probably going to follow in your footsteps and do a similar build. I have an 18.5" and a 22.5" available as donors. It looks like you have used the larger, is that right?
__________________
Don - UDS | Weber Kettles rescued from craigslist
bob80001 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
Moose
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Moose's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-12-08
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob80001 View Post
I am probably going to follow in your footsteps and do a similar build. I have an 18.5" and a 22.5" available as donors. It looks like you have used the larger, is that right?
Yes, mine is a 22.5 inch. Most of the builds I have seen have been for 18.5 inch Webers, which has me a bit concerned in that the larger kettle might not get hot enough, but I'll find out soon enough how well it works. My rationale for using the larger kettle was simply motivated by the need to cook larger pizzas.

Also, there is the issue of heat deflection - I know some have used these over the burner, but not sure I will go that route as I am using a 3/4 inch thick granite stone as my cooking surface...

__________________
Moose
The Fun Never Stops at the BBQ Brethren Throwdowns
Custom Avatars by Grillman
Frankenweber Pizza Kettle/Big Red UDS/Pit Barrel Cooker/Vision Kamado/Purebred American Rat Terrier Whisperer
www.mooseonfire.com
Food*BBQ*Delicious

Moose is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 06:44 PM   #12
Philly-QueMaster
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 06-09-09
Location: Willow Grove, PA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Do you have a link to any build instructions? Looks like a nice setup. Is it just the cut lid and the propane on the bottom?
Philly-QueMaster is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 07:13 PM   #13
Saiko
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Saiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-24-03
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I believe this is the link that he used for his build, he can correct me if I'm wrong:
http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?...e-one-at-home/
__________________
“If you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.”


For links to all my BBQ Brethren recipe posts, click http://markandteri.com/recipes.htm
Saiko is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 07:35 PM   #14
Brauma
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Brauma's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-04-05
Location: Goochland, VA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Outstanding. Looking forward to seeing results.
__________________
Mark - part of Cat Sass BBQ Team. Community Development VP - Secret Squirrel Society (but we don't exist)
Member: Mid Atlantic BBQ Association. Member: KCBS. CBJ # 31818

"Life's too short to drink cheap beer or eat crotchpot BBQ"

NB Bandera - refurbished; Two Big Green Eggs: Poncho - Large, and Lefty - Small; Weber Kettles; 6' fire pit; Super fast Blue Thermapen
Brauma is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-20-2010, 08:02 PM   #15
Grillman
is One Chatty Farker

 
Grillman's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-05-09
Location: Aurora, Colo.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

It could be the fastest Pizza in the Universe!


Grillman is online now   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saucy Meatball Pizza on The FrankenWeber Pizza Kettle Moose Q-talk 30 01-19-2012 10:46 AM
Italian Three Meat Pizza in the FrankenWeber Pizza Kettle Moose Q-talk 19 10-03-2011 02:53 PM
FrankenWeber Pizza Kettle Maiden Voyage: Major Pizza Pron! Moose Q-talk 32 06-06-2011 05:47 PM
2.5 Minute Pizzas From the FrankenWeber Pizza Kettle Moose Q-talk 17 01-27-2011 09:36 PM
Goodness from the FrankenWeber Pizza Kettle: First Pizza Cook of 2011 Moose Q-talk 21 01-19-2011 06:56 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts