Bill Erickson wrote:That is a pretty good difference, John. The Pizza Dome option does come with a pizza stone, so that helps with not flame crisping the bottom. I'd be interested to hear how yours does with a stone on the grill. I do like that variation of yours, it's an interesting idea to add to my future projects list.
the flames and hot exhaust gasses are beneath the bell lid, but the oven attachment is above the lid, a separate chamber completely void of exhaust gasses. so the bottom of pizza would never get "flame crisping" but it sure does get crispy. i have a round grille that keeps the pizza slightly up off the bell lid, so the removable oven simply consists of an old charcoal BBQ lid, and the round grille that fits perfectly on the bell, yet under the oven dome attachment. i think its visible in some of the older videos. i think i might revive this compact upright massive unit sometime soon for a video. it was the one that got me into rocket stoves and mass heaters, and this one is a compact hybrid thereof , with a huge internal mass.