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« on: October 23, 2017, 02:11:16 PM »

Anyone picking up an UUNI Pro (or already have an UUNI)?

I only really found out about them very late and made the cut-off by just a few days...should have it in the next week or two.  Should be fun to play around with.
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 02:37:14 PM »

Anyone picking up an UUNI Pro (or already have an UUNI)?

I only really found out about them very late and made the cut-off by just a few days...should have it in the next week or two.  Should be fun to play around with.

***First off, I will apologize for all the pictures and over explanation, lol***. I don't have a pro, I have an UUNI 2S with a baking steel in it. It makes good pizza but they are temperamental. Maybe they've gotten better. If I understand correctly, the Pro can use 4 fuel types? If so, pellets might not be what you want to use. I've had successes and failures and have learned my UUNI but there are times that I have wanted to take a hammer to it, lol!

If you DO use pellets, use cookingpellets.com "perfect mix" pellets. Trust me on that. They burn evenly and predictably. They are not the best for pellet grills if you want a really hot burning pellet, for that use Lumberjack pellets. By far the hottest burning pellet I've used and NOT at all good for the UUNI. People have had tons of issues with all models of UUNI and have made their own mods to circumvent many shortcomings. The Pro looks like they have addressed a lot of that so hopefully you'll be fine. Gas will be the easiest fuel source for you for consistency.

Here are some pies from my very first run on the UUNI, I was impressed! (taken from a post on another forum)

----BEGIN UUNI POST-----

Here's the first pie I made - sauce, fresh mozz, basil leaves, olive oil drizzle






A shot of the UUNI with a covered keg at 11:00 and at 2:00 (black covers) with the KBQ (tan cover) at 1:00 in the background, lol.


My Village Inn and Domino's Skill at work Smiley


2nd pie - Sauce, fresh shredded mozz, fresh mozz, capicola, salami, basil


Shot of the messy work station


2nd pie done



The last pie, at this point I didn't care if it was round, lol


Last pie - sauce, grated & fresh mozz, capicola




The 3rd pie was just straight up sauce, fresh & grated mozz. 4th was sauce, salami, capicola, calabrese, basil, fresh and grated mozz, evoo. They looked like the rest so I didn't snap pics.

The last pizza I lost track of my pellet level, that's why the fire is close to dead, lol. At least I was able to finish the cook! I'll keep a better eye on it next time.


Overall impression - I like it. A lot. I didn't fire up a keg to do a head to head, didn't feel like it but in all honesty, I KNOW what kegged pizza tastes like. Taste wise, they are really close to each other. The UUNI does a better job at browning the crust and seems to melt the top well, I'd say better than the keg. Do I think it is significantly better than the Keg pizza? Flavor wise, nah. It's better but marginal. Is it much faster to set up and get going than the keg? Heck yeah, that's where it clearly has an advantage. I didn't run the UUNI as hot as it can get but if I did, it would cook pizzas much faster than the keg so it wins handily there as well.

Overall, I am very happy with it and glad that I have it. It will be the dedicated pizza cooker from now on. Not to say that I will NEVER use the keg for pizzas (I have 3 of them and they can make 15"-16" pies). It is a nice tool to have and it makes a tasty pie!


---END UUNI POST---

That's my first impression of it as well, as you can see, I liked it! Bills even bought an UUNI so maybe he'll chime in.

This is another post, I made pepper stout beef, had some leftover and decided it might just kick ass on a pizza (and it did!).









Sorry for the long winded response but I am known for that I guess Tongue

Can't wait to see the Pro in action, please post pics!
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 08:36:25 AM »

I don't see any photos...  Huh

When the post loads, there is lots of blank space where I *think* photos are trying to load, but then I get just text.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 01:58:32 PM »

I can see the photos fine, some great looking pizzas Jason.

Just my opinion but I think a pizza done on the keg at 700* on the broil king stone with the right crust can't be beat.  That's been my experience with kegged pizza but I have no experience with an Unni or any other specialty pizza oven.  I don't know if I'd spend my money on a one trick pony unless it truly excels at pizza and I eat pizza two or three times a week
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 02:42:03 PM »

I can see the photos fine, some great looking pizzas Jason.

Just my opinion but I think a pizza done on the keg at 700* on the broil king stone with the right crust can't be beat.  That's been my experience with kegged pizza but I have no experience with an Unni or any other specialty pizza oven.  I don't know if I'd spend my money on a one trick pony unless it truly excels at pizza and I eat pizza two or three times a week

It does make a better pizza but it can be a hassle dealing with the pellets. I do think it browns far better and it cooks faster but unless you do eat a lot of pizza, it's not really needed if you have a kamado, that much is true. With the keg, I'd light it and let it burn for an hour or longer to get a good clean fire and to allow the plate setter and stone to soak up that heat. The UUNI is ready to go after 15-20 minutes. I do like to experiment as you know so I felt it was worth the purchase. I don't intend to get rid of it anytime soon but one never knows! I do like purpose built stuff (one trick ponies) as I think something designed to do one thing really well is going to beat something that does many things (KBQ for example). The UUNI is a take it or leave it cooker, being honest. If you have it, then it's fun to cook on. If you like the Keg, save the $300.00 and buy a pellet grill Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 02:42:48 PM »

I have an Uuni 2s. My experience is hit and miss. I bought a steel for it and it’s still the same. I’m sure if I used it more I’d get better at it just like anything else. It makes a nice pizza when I hit.

I think the gas option on the pro will make it more consistent although it looks like people are getting great results with charcoal and then som wood added to the fire
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 03:27:37 PM »

I have an Uuni 2s. My experience is hit and miss. I bought a steel for it and it’s still the same. I’m sure if I used it more I’d get better at it just like anything else. It makes a nice pizza when I hit.

I think the gas option on the pro will make it more consistent although it looks like people are getting great results with charcoal and then som wood added to the fire

Dan took what I said and said it in about 286 fewer sentences Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 03:51:24 PM »

Just my opinion but I think anytime you buy something that has a single purpose in life it better know how to do it out of the box.
Taking an hour for the keg to burn clean and come up to temp is a plus in my opinion.  During that time is when the sausage is prepped, the veges cut, the cheese shredded, the skin rolled, and the pizza assembled.  (let's not forget the time to prime the body with a few beers)   Grin Grin

The keg does a decent job for the 4-6 pizzas a year we make.





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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 11:51:58 PM »

I don't see any photos...  Huh

When the post loads, there is lots of blank space where I *think* photos are trying to load, but then I get just text.
Same here. Eventually the web page just gives up and there are no picture spaces anymore between tbe text lines.
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 04:44:48 AM »

Hmmm....press F5 to refresh and see if that helps. Otherwise, I am at a loss as to why some can see them and some can't.
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 06:52:59 AM »

Those pizza's look great! How you utilize so many toys is impressive. You must have a lot of company over on a regular basis. Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2017, 08:52:22 AM »

Hmmm....press F5 to refresh and see if that helps. Otherwise, I am at a loss as to why some can see them and some can't.
The pics don't show on my Windows 10 PC with Chrome, IE, or Firefox. They don't show on my Android phone either.

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Here's the first pie I made - sauce, fresh mozz, basil leaves, olive oil drizzle






A shot of the UUNI with a covered keg at 11:00 and at 2:00 (black covers) with the KBQ (tan cover) at 1:00 in the background, lol.


My Village Inn and Domino's Skill at work Smiley


2nd pie - Sauce, fresh shredded mozz, fresh mozz, capicola, salami, basil


Shot of the messy work station


2nd pie done



The last pie, at this point I didn't care if it was round, lol


Last pie - sauce, grated & fresh mozz, capicola




The 3rd pie was just straight up sauce, fresh & grated mozz. 4th was sauce, salami, capicola, calabrese, basil, fresh and grated mozz, evoo. They looked like the rest so I didn't snap pics.

The last pizza I lost track of my pellet level, that's why the fire is close to dead, lol. At least I was able to finish the cook! I'll keep a better eye on it next time.


Overall impression - I like it. A lot. I didn't fire up a keg to do a head to head, didn't feel like it but in all honesty, I KNOW what kegged pizza tastes like. Taste wise, they are really close to each other. The UUNI does a better job at browning the crust and seems to melt the top well, I'd say better than the keg. Do I think it is significantly better than the Keg pizza? Flavor wise, nah. It's better but marginal. Is it much faster to set up and get going than the keg? Heck yeah, that's where it clearly has an advantage. I didn't run the UUNI as hot as it can get but if I did, it would cook pizzas much faster than the keg so it wins handily there as well.

Overall, I am very happy with it and glad that I have it. It will be the dedicated pizza cooker from now on. Not to say that I will NEVER use the keg for pizzas (I have 3 of them and they can make 15"-16" pies). It is a nice tool to have and it makes a tasty pie!


---END UUNI POST---

That's my first impression of it as well, as you can see, I liked it! Bills even bought an UUNI so maybe he'll chime in.

This is another post, I made pepper stout beef, had some leftover and decided it might just kick ass on a pizza (and it did!).











So odd, I see no pics, just huge blank spaces, then after a time no spaces where the pics should be.


Code:
Here's the first pie I made - sauce, fresh mozz, basil leaves, olive oil drizzle
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni01.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni02.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni03.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni04.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni05.jpg[/img]

A shot of the UUNI with a covered keg at 11:00 and at 2:00 (black covers) with the KBQ (tan cover) at 1:00 in the background, lol.
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni06.jpg[/img]

My Village Inn and Domino's Skill at work :)
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni07.jpg[/img]

2nd pie - Sauce, fresh shredded mozz, fresh mozz, capicola, salami, basil
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni08.jpg[/img]

Shot of the messy work station
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni09.jpg[/img]

2nd pie done
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni10.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni11.jpg[/img]

The last pie, at this point I didn't care if it was round, lol
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni12.jpg[/img]

Last pie - sauce, grated & fresh mozz, capicola
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni13.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni14.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/uuni15.jpg[/img]

The 3rd pie was just straight up sauce, fresh & grated mozz. 4th was sauce, salami, capicola, calabrese, basil, fresh and grated mozz, evoo. They looked like the rest so I didn't snap pics.

The last pizza I lost track of my pellet level, that's why the fire is close to dead, lol. At least I was able to finish the cook! I'll keep a better eye on it next time.


Overall impression - I like it. A lot. I didn't fire up a keg to do a head to head, didn't feel like it but in all honesty, I KNOW what kegged pizza tastes like. Taste wise, they are really close to each other. The UUNI does a better job at browning the crust and seems to melt the top well, I'd say better than the keg. Do I think it is significantly better than the Keg pizza? Flavor wise, nah. It's better but marginal. Is it much faster to set up and get going than the keg? Heck yeah, that's where it clearly has an advantage. I didn't run the UUNI as hot as it can get but if I did, it would cook pizzas much faster than the keg so it wins handily there as well.

Overall, I am very happy with it and glad that I have it. It will be the dedicated pizza cooker from now on. Not to say that I will NEVER use the keg for pizzas (I have 3 of them and they can make 15"-16" pies). It is a nice tool to have and it makes a tasty pie!


---END UUNI POST---

That's my first impression of it as well, as you can see, I liked it! Bills even bought an UUNI so maybe he'll chime in.

This is another post, I made pepper stout beef, had some leftover and decided it might just kick ass on a pizza (and it did!).


[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/psbpizza02.JPG[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/psbpizza03.JPG[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/psbpizza04.JPG[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/psbpizza05.JPG[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/psbpizza06.JPG[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://www.tpdatlanta.com/bbq/psbpizza07.JPG[/img]



I've tried to open the image links individually in your post, and they all time out. I would love to blame it on Trump but perhaps you need to talk to your ISP.
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2017, 11:44:08 AM »

I see them within your quote, lol. Bob sees them too. Not sure why. Click this link to see if you see this image, let me know if you do.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 12:09:55 PM »

I see lots & lots of pizza pies.  Making me hungry   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 12:12:35 PM »

Hmmm....press F5 to refresh and see if that helps. Otherwise, I am at a loss as to why some can see them and some can't.

I had no idea that F5 did a refresh, I always just clicked on the circular arrow at the top of the browser.  Learned something new!  There are so many shortcut keys in windows..........but that's another topic
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