How do you use a pizza stone on your barbecue?
What's a pizza stone?
A pizza stone is a slab made of natural stone that you can use to bake pizza, bread, or even cakes. Some pizza stones have handles, some don't. The natural stone resists high temperatures. That's nice, because baking a pizza on a barbecue should be done at a temperature of at least 250 degrees. The heat will be evenly distributed throughout the stone, so the pizza crust will be baked evenly. That way, you'll get a crust that's nice and crunchy. Note that your stone will change color after a few uses. This has no consequences for the flavor of your pizza.
Making a pizza on a barbecue in 9 steps
Step 1. Light your barbecue and make sure it hits at least 250 degrees.
Step 2. Use the indirect grill method on your charcoal or gas barbecue.
Step 3. Place the grill rack and the pizza stone on the barbecue while it preheats (20 minutes).
Step 4. Make sure you get the temperature inside the barbecue to be stable (between 250 and 300 degrees).
Step 5. Sprinkle some flour on the pizza stone.
Step 6. Carefully slide the pizza with toppings onto the stone using a pizza shovel sprinkled with flower.
Step 7. Let the pizza cook for 5 to 10 minutes, keeping the lid closed.
Step 8. Is the pizza done? Take it off of the grill carefully using a pizza shovel.
Step 9. Finished baking? Allow the pizza stone to cool on the barbecue before cleaning it.