Using a Pizza Stone

You don’t need to wait at the front door for delicious pizza to be delivered at home. Get out in the backyard and grill it yourself! Grilled pizza is the only way to go and using a pizza stone makes it easy. Grilling pizza provides you with an added smoky flavor that is unmatched by any oven. The stone also is your answer for the crispy crust everyone loves because it absorbs moisture while cooking.  Grilling pizzas is a favorite for those grilling for a crowd because it allows for each guest to have their own personalized creation, ensuring everyone gets exactly what they want.  Watch this video for the fundamentals of using a pizza stone, and get ready to grill your own. You’ll be biting into the perfect piece in no time!

What are your thoughts? (5)

08.02.14

Peter W

Can I use my pizza stone in a conventional oven, too?

08.02.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Peter,

Yes, you may use it in your conventional oven. Just be sure to preheat it for 15-20 minutes before use.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

06.12.14

Gemma M

For how long and what heat would you heat a pizza stone on a gas BBQ.
We have a Summit six burner and I was hoping to have 2 pizza stones on there at the same time. Would this be OK?
Do you use direct or indirect heat, and how hot would you have the burners?

06.12.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Gemma,

Wow! Great questions. First, preheat the stone for 20-25 minutes on a medium direct heat. This should be around 400-425 degrees. Higher temperatures will lead to overcooking the pizza. Also, if you find the cheese is not melting quick enough, try turning on the IR burner for a couple of minutes to help it along. Enjoy!

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

06.09.14

JAG V

Hi, two questions: Do I need the grate with a hole in the middle or can I use the grate that came with the Weber grill?

Secondly, how long to preheat the stone?

Bonus question: What do I need to do different for frozen pizza?

06.09.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Jag,

You can use the grate with the cut out in the middle (the Gourmet BBQ System Grate) or you can use the standard cooking grate. First, create an even layer of charcoal across the whole charcoal grate. This will ensure that you do not burn the dough. You’re aiming for temperatures around 400 degrees inside the kettle, so be sure to also keep an eye out on that. A good rule of thumb is to preheat the stone for about 20 minutes before placing your pizza on it. If you are going to grill a frozen pizza, I would set up the grill using the ring of fire method. Place the pizza directly on the grate and make sure you have no direct heat on the pizza while grilling it. That should provide you with a delicious end result. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin


06.04.14

phil t

Great video. I have two questions: is that really "fresh" mozzarella, packaged in saline water or the slicing type of mozzarella. Also, the cooking time is 4 to 5 minutes, not 45 minutes. Thanks. Looking forward to more of your stuff.

06.04.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Phil,

Thank you for your feedback. If you can get a fresh block of mozzarella cheese and shred it yourself, you’ll get great results when the cheese melts on the pizza. If you are looking to use the soft packaged cheese in saline water, or pre sliced mozzarella, either option will work too. I hope this helps.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

10.02.13

Besflores N

Kevin, great video - what is your opinion on using ready-made dough such as Pillsbury's Pizza Crust?