Cooking Pizza in the Winter Rain!

Winter Rain Pizza Cook! Real-Time 85 Second Pizza Cook! Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Guide for BEGINNERS!

Hello! Welcome to our learning to cook pizza journey! We cooked an Italian Ham Pizza in the Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven using 24 hour room-proofed pizza dough at 60% hydration! Real -time Pizza Cook outside under cover from the cold winter rain! 60% Hydration Pizza Dough Recipe: 500g pizza flour 300g water 9g dissolved table salt in water above 0.9g dried yeast dissolved in water above separately from the salt (changes with climate) I used a breadmaker to knead the dough and bulk-proofed the dough for 24 hours at room temperature and balled up 30 mins before.
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Cooking pizza outside on a cold Winter’s day can be enjoyable as long as you have some protection for your hot oven.

It’s not a good idea to get the oven wet with rain when it’s boiling hot as it could damage the outer shell, but not only that, the rain may drip onto the hot pizza stone during the cook.

So I would advise against actually cooking in the rain!

Cooking undercover in the rain is a lot more fun and actually quite cosy.

I have a few tips to help with your pizza cook:

  • If it’s breezy, just turn the flames down a bit on the gas-fired oven.  This will prevent the flames blowing onto your crust and scorching it in seconds.
  • In between cooks, ensure the oven is on full flame – this will ensure the stone remains hot ready for the next pizza cook.



gas fired ovens are great for cooking in the rain as you can cook outside under cover as they don't need a chimney and the heat comes out from the front of the oven.

The heat from the oven will keep you super warm and the glow from the flames adds to that Winter cooking experience!  Enjoy!

Check out our pizza dough recipe here.

Check out our Pizza Stone Cleaning Video here.

Enjoy your outdoor pizza oven cooking!

I’ve created a Pizza for Beginners – Learning to Cook Pizza and How to Use Pizza Ovens YouTube playlist that gives some great tips to help you with your learning to cook pizza journey!

Check out our YouTube channel here:

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