Originally Posted by Andy M.
Looks great! How long does it take to preheat and cook and how much charcoal do you use?
Andy, the upgrade uses the Weber charcoal baskets, one in the back that came with the kit and two on either side of the stone. I filled the baskets about 3/4 way up with briquettes and in the back I topped the charcoal with chunks of oak. I didn't want to take a chance damaging the stone, so I lit the coals with a product called "Tumbleweeds". They are basically bundles of straw dipped in parrafin. It took about an hour to get up to temp, 800F, according to the dome thermometer. It probably wasn't necessary, but after the second pizza, I refueled all three baskets with a couple chunks of oak. By the time I put in the third pizza, the temp was off the scale. We waited for the temp to drop around 550F before the focaccia went in. I also put a pan with water over the back basket for moisture.
Today, I fired up the Horizon and have 6 racks of baby bakes going.