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  1. Exactly what I did.
  2. I like this. Easily trimmed to fit the 23" main grate:
  3. Awesome, thanks! That's EXACTLY the one I was looking at and for the same reason. Smashburgers on the griddle side.
  4. You can cook pizza at 550 (and I do all the time) with the baking stone. Neapolitan style has particular requirements, starting with use of 100% 00 flour. To get a char on the crust requires higher temps or baking steel. I think that's all Dan was saying. That said, I'm definitely interested in a steel for pizza.
  5. I'm sure it would work fine. I have several pans kinda like that. I'll see if I can dig them up. If you can find it, I highly recommend a steel deep dish pizza pan like you'll find in Chicago Deep Dish Restaurants. They aren't easy to find. I think my sister found this one for me in a store in Chicago about 30 years ago. Here's mine: Heres a link to a good discussion on pans: Incidentally, is the real deal if you want authentic Chicago dish dish. Most of what I see people posting as "Chicago style" is far from reality. I tried wading into those waters once and got my hands slapped, so I no longer comment other than to suggest you look there. EDIT: Oh, and I can't tell about the pan you posted, but you want 2" sides. For some odd reason, there are a lot of pans out there with only 1" sides. Probably sold by the same folks who believe there should be cornmeal in deep dish pizza dough. Heretics one and all.
  6. I'm with ya. I'm actually having a hard time keeping up with the guru lately too. Have had to ignore several threads I'd ordinarily be interested in.
  7. Where do you place the steel? Upper grate? What size do you have?
  8. I've got a Wagyu brisket in my freezer I've been dreaming about. I think it's time...
  9. Chicken is a great choice for a first cook. You'll be amazed by how moist it is on your KK.
  10. I don't have a baking steel yet. Plan to buy one, but am waiting to see if Dennis produces one. If it doesn't happen soon, I'll pull the trigger on one from On my KK: Grill shaped baking stone for bread and other baked items, even in pans. Currently for thin crust pizza too. Steel (If I had one) for thin crust pizza For deep dish pizza I have several pans, the best one of which is a decades old very well seasoned steel pan. I'm from Chicago and this pan is the real deal. I don't use cast iron for pizza, but do for desserts. Haven't done a deep dish pizza in the KK yet, but when I do it will be in a steel pan on the baking stone.
  11. Sliced and plated. With roasted beats and cauliflower mash.
  12. APL boneless leg o' lamb. Fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil, chile powder, etc. rubbed on the inside. Then tied up and a paste of Dijon, oil, yada yada yada rubbed on the outside. Smoke with a bit o pecan in the smoke pot. And 2-1/2 hours later, glazed with a mixture of honey, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, more herbs. Now resting on a board sauce of olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt.
  13. I used to frequent the Weber Bullet when I first got a WSM a loooong time ago. It's a great site. Have also dabbled at Smoking Meats, but it seemed a bit basic and leaned toward electric smokers. As for Amazing Ribs...yup! Meathead's stuff isn't bad, but it is a little bit of science mixed with a lot of preference, and the site is for the true believers. Skeptics need not apply. The thing about resting meat in particular is one where I roll my eyes. This is a case where he stands alone against every chef on the planet, has no basis, and is designed for him to stand out as a myth buster.
  14. Love the rotisserie. Great way to flip the bird without anyone getting offended.