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!
 

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What are your thoughts? (20)

08.12.16

Julie S

I am having very bad luck with the transfer to the pizza stone. I have a metal paddle that I have put corn meal or Pam spray on and each time I attempt to transfer to the preheated stone, the dough will not slide off. Please help.

08.12.16

Kevin Kolman

Julie,
This is something I have had problems with too. Now depending on how cold the dough is this can cause a problem with metal. I have actually gone away with metal because wood seems to do a better job and the dough sticks much less. One thing you can do is olive oil the metal paddle. This works like pam except I find it to work better. Also you can form the pizza using parchment paper and then place that on the metal paddle. Transfer to the grill using the parchment paper and slide the dough right off the paper. This is one of my go to methods. Understand when doing this I would try it a few times without any ingredients just to get the process down. I would hate for you to try it and ruin a full pizza. Keep me posted on what works and if you need anything else you can find me here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

07.02.16

Mary C

Just bought new Weber Spirit E210. Purchased the Weber pizza stone in rack. My grates do not have the circular whole for pizza stone. Can I place pizza stone& rack directly on the grates? Thanks.

07.02.16

Kevin Kolman

Mary,
Congrats on the new Weber Spirit E-210 and welcome to the Weber family. Yes you can place a pizza stone directly on the grates. Preheating it will take 35-40 minutes and you will want to grill them at 450 degrees or less. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions you can find me here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s Backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

06.16.16

Ekan T

Question? I have a Weber Spirit 210 with a 3-part grate. I have the pizza insert, but would like to use a larger pizza stone. The grill size is about 20 1/2 inches by 17 1/2 inches. What is the largest pizza stone I could use without problems. How much room around the edges is necessary for hot air circulation, if any?

06.16.16

Kevin Kolman

Ekan
You can use a larger pizza stone. I am not aware of any that would directly cover the entire cooking grate. It would be a safety issue using a stone that completely covered the entire cooking area. Anything bigger then the insert just place the stone on top of the grates. If you need any more help you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s backyard and always Happy Grilling!

05.29.16

Jor D

To get a New York pizzeria style crust I roll my dough (or stretch it) thin. I then fire up my Genesis and a thick pizza stone to close to 600 degrees. Put a generous amount of corn meal on the pizza peel for transfer. Cook with top down for only a minute and a half. Check bottom of crust for doneness. Be careful though. If leave on more than 2 minutes bottom may burn.

03.24.16

Amol P

above comment says this will work in any weber grill. Please note it does not work on Q1200. The stone is too big. I was fortunate to find somebody that cut it

03.24.16

Kevin Kolman

You're right! Thanks for catching that! We appreciate the feedback and have updated the blog. Hopefully you are enjoying your pizza stone. If you need any tips and tricks we are always here to help and always Happy Grilling!!

01.28.16

Louw v

Hi Kevin

I am a Weber Q convert. Cannot live without it. Just moved from Australia to San Jose. Chose an apartment that allowed a Weber Q on the balcony. Weber Q 3200 was on my first shopping list.

Question:
Can I use the Weber Stone on the Q?

01.28.16

Jennie Lussow

Hi Louw! Yes, you can use the Weber pizza stone on the Q3200. I hope you're enjoying your Q 3200!

12.10.15

Jim L

How about us ion a spirit 2 burner grill?

12.09.15

Kevin Kolman

Jim,
Using a two burner gas grill is no problem. The key to using the stone is preheating it correctly. Place the stone directly in the center of the grill. Preheat and away you go!! Hope this helps and if you need any more advice, you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s Backyard. Happy Grilling!!

07.22.15

Barry F

It's still not cear. On a gas BBQ do I use the pizza stone over direct heat or indirect?

07.22.15

Kevin Kolman

Barry,
Over direct medium heat. Preheat for at least 25-30 minutes. What I have done is raise the heat on the outside burners and keep the heat directly under the pizza stone a little lower. This has helped with not overcooking the bottom of the pizza. Keep me posted and grate question. If you have any others you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

07.21.15

Barry F

Doesn't actually answer the question 'direct or indirect heat?'

07.21.15

Kevin Kolman

HI Barry! You will want to cook over direct medium heat. Preheat for at least 25-30 minutes. What I have done is raise the heat on the outside burners and keep the heat directly under the pizza stone a little lower. This has helped with not overcooking the bottom of the pizza. Keep me posted and grate question. If you have any others you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

06.07.15

Mark B

Kevin,
Was wandering if you have a dough recipe you would like to share. Thanks

06.07.15

Kevin Kolman

Here you go!

1 package of active dry yeast
1 tsp white sugar
1 cup water (warm)
3 cups white flour
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

Hope this helps and if you need any more help you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin’s Backyard and always Happy Grilling!

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