The Big Green Egg is a great way to cook outside to smoke, grill, charcoal, and bake. If you are an outdoor cooking enthusiast, then the Big Green Egg is definitely for you. It is a very versatile cooking tool, and you won't be disappointed. You can make anything from appetizers to desserts on this grill and can even cook pizza to perfection. See below for tips on how to cook a pizza on your Big Green Egg.
Clean Your Grill
Before beginning, you'll want to clean up your grill a bit. If it's brand new, you can skip this step, but if you've used it a time or two before, you should clean it. Remove the fire ring and fire box (plus any other items you have inside such as the grate or plate server). Anything inside the egg should be removed so you can get to the ashes inside. Take out the ashes using either a shop vacuum or an ash tool and dustpan. Failing to clean out the ashes can result in lower cooking temperatures — in order to cook a pizza, you need higher temperatures.
Put Your Grill Back Together
Replace the fire box, being sure that the air intake opening is aligned properly. Then fill the fire box with lump charcoal. If you aren't sure what type of charcoal to use, you can read through your Big Green Egg owner's manual to see what type of charcoal is best.
Light The Grill
Light the grill to get it started and heated to the proper temperature so you can begin cooking your delicious pizza. Use a charcoal or fire starter to light your grill. You can find these items on the Big Green Egg web-site or wherever the grill is sold.
Add Cooking Tools
Add the place-setter plate on top of the fire box with the legs up. Put the cooking grate on top of the place-setter. On top of the cooking grate, add three fire bricks, placing them in close formation. Then use three spacers - big green egg feet, small cans of tuna, or even balls of aluminum foil can all be used as spacers - align the three spacers on top of the bricks, then finally put your pizza stone on top of the spacers. Allow the grill to heat up to about 450 - 475 degrees Fahrenheit — this may take about 30–45 minutes.
Make Your Pizza
Make your dough, or you can purchase your dough already made. Roll it out onto parchment paper, and add any topping you like. Then slide it onto the pizza stone. Cook the pizza until the dough is browned or crispy the way you like it. Remove the pizza stone from the grill using heat resistant gloves, or remove the pizza from the grill using a pizza peel.
Making pizza on your Big Green Egg is just one of the many things you can make using this versatile grill. Enjoy your freshly grilled pizza! To learn more about the Big Green Egg, contact a company like Eastgate Pools.