How to Use a Pizza Stone on a BBQ Grill
Posted on June 2, 2014
You’ve probably heard of people grilling pizzas, but weren’t sure how to make it happen. There are a few different methods to accomplishing a freshly grilled pie, but one of the easiest (read: user-friendly) ways involves using a pizza stone. That’s right you can use a pizza stone on a BBQ grill!
What You’ll Need
Why Use a Pizza Stone?
When you grill pizza on a pizza stone, instead of directly on the grates, you’ll get a softer crust. The pizza stone also provides a reliable cooking surface for rotating the pizza. This allows the pizza to cook with a nice and even finish.
Preheat Your Grill and Your Pizza Stone
After you prepare your pizza, preheat your grill with the pizza stone on the grates. Turn the dial up to high and allow the temperature to reach 500°F. You want your pizza stone to heat up evenly with the grill to avoid cracking.
Once the grill is ready for the pizza, the pizza stone will be extremely hot. Do not touch the pizza stone.
This is where the pizza peel is a must-have tool.
Use your pizza peel to transport the pizza to and from the pizza stone.
Allow the pizza to bake for 10-12 minutes, lifting the lid once to rotate the pizza 180° with your tongs. Remember, for an evenly baked pizza, you’ll need to rotate the pie at least once. When the crust has become a lovely golden brown, use your tongs to slide the pizza onto your pizza peel.
You can either slice the pizza directly on the peel, or you can slide the pizza off onto a surface of your choice. Once the pizza is safely off the grill and ready to slice, simply cut your pieces, serve and enjoy!
Illustrations by the talented Roman Martinez for FSW