Pizzeria by Smash Kettle Pizza attachment

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Post by Nath » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:34 pm

It's a bit flimsy and hard to work with to keep it from warping. Doesn't help my 20 year old redhead has a warped head. The seal is good enough for hot roti roasts though.


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Post by Hamish » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:38 am

Nath wrote:It's a bit flimsy and hard to work with to keep it from warping. Doesn't help my 20 year old redhead has a warped head. The seal is good enough for hot roti roasts though.


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Post by Hogsy » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:13 am

Great work Nath!
Give that redhead a bear hug it'll be back in shape in no time
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Post by Nath » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:33 am

Hogsy wrote:Great work Nath!
Give that redhead a bear hug it'll be back in shape in no time
:D yer I have tried but I'll give it another go sometime.


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Post by jobski » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:26 pm

Do you have some sort of guide on how you converted the pizzeria to a roti ring? Tools used etc... thanks :)

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Post by Nath » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:16 am

Hi jobski.
I just used a small battery grinder with a 1mm stainless steel cut off wheel. A set of tin snips. Drill and rivet gun.
Cut the "mouth" off one ring (just either side of the opening)
Cut the other ring just behind the handles on the opposite side to the opening.
Trim the top "rolled edge" off the piece without the handles on where the two pieces will overlap.
I overlapped and riveted one side together first, then sat it on the kettle, and adjusted/overlapped the other side until it had a snug on the kettle.
Clamped that side, then drilled and riveted.
Mount the roti brackets
Cut out for the roti rod.
It's pretty easy to do if you have basic skills. Bit of a pain in the arse to drill though coes it's stainless. (And I had blunt bits which didn't help)


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Post by Nath » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:17 am

I'll try take some more photos and post it up.


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Post by gnik1 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:03 pm

Okay I'm a sucker I went and bought one yesterday and made the modification as per Yamapro.
What wood do you add to the fire when using the attachment. I thought I was going to get a notice from the fire dept because of the smoke when I added the wood to the charcoal. I am using the hot shot fire wood from Bunnies but it got so bad that the smoke alarm in the kitchen went off and I could only managed to get a maximum of 500F. I would like to try again but I expect my neighbours will complain if I create that much smoke.

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Post by Jars » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:40 pm

gnik1 wrote:Okay I'm a sucker I went and bought one yesterday and made the modification as per Yamapro.
What wood do you add to the fire when using the attachment. I thought I was going to get a notice from the fire dept because of the smoke when I added the wood to the charcoal. I am using the hot shot fire wood from Bunnies but it got so bad that the smoke alarm in the kitchen went off and I could only managed to get a maximum of 500F. I would like to try again but I expect my neighbours will complain if I create that much smoke.
You'd probably be better off making a fire with lump charcoal and maybe some heat beads mixed in. I don't think you'd get enough air into it to have a proper wood fire going in there.
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Post by urbangriller » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:15 pm

Have a look at this bloke (who invented the kettle Pizza) with a charcoal/wood fire in his, some boring "make a pizza" stuff but at 7.5 min he adds wood to the fire:



And this chat about using a steel heat deflector is worth reading as well.

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Post by Hamish » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:49 pm

I add split jarrah to a coal fire to spike the temps on my KP, buries the needle on the inbuilt thermometer!
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Post by Mixin » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:28 pm

I do a chimney of well-lit stick charcoal, with a few robot turds to give it some endurance, then throw some cut & split lengths of hardwood on that.
The hardwood I'm using is the rails from an old paling fence (hardwood, not treated) and wall framing timber from a 1940s house that friends demolished - the stuff that causes the drill bit to smoke when you drill a hole for a hook.

This was the first fire I did, which worked well - notice it's only in the rear 1/2 of the kettle.

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It sits on 500 for ages, then once it drops to 420-430 another chunk or 2 gets it back up quickly.
(bear in mind, the thermometer on mine is beside the mouth, so it's probably a bit hotter than it's showing).
This is how I do all my fires now, and it works great - maybe about 5 minutes per pizza, rather than 2-3, but it cooks the top like it's done in the oven, and there's only 2 (sometimes 3) of us, so speed is not an issue.

You can over-do the fire though. On Australia day I did one using the whole fire grate, but it went well over 650 indicating on the questionable "smash" gauge, and melted the handles on the smash ring. It also "vapourised" the base of the pizza in about 30 seconds, without the top cooking properly. Once the fire died down, and the stone cooled for a bit, it went back to doing good pizza.
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Post by Mixin » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:33 pm

And the other thing - don't choke it, as that will cause it to smoke even worse.

This is how much gap (minimum) I leave at the rear now, to let the fire breathe (I now use fireplace "tiles" to line the lower rack with, but that's another story.....)

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Re: Pizzeria by Smash Kettle Pizza attachment

Post by gnik1 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:36 pm

Thanks for all the advise I used it again today and used smaller Tas oak wood pieces more like kindling, looks like old floor boards but on the box it said suitable for BBQ and wood fire, on special at Bunnings it was much better still a little bit of smoke but bearable and the heat was in the 800-900 fahrenheit.

I am a little peeved with myself I should have used one of my other kettle's instead of my gold since I managed to melt the lid holder stopper :cry:

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Re: Pizzeria by Smash Kettle Pizza attachment

Post by Nath » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:17 pm

Be careful building a very hot fire against the side of the kettle also.
Pretty sure i have damaged the enamel on the outside of one of my kettles using it as a fire pit.

So using an older kettle would be advisable.
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