Getting a clean burn on my 3 - why do I continually fail?
I’ve cooked about a dozen pizzas and the majority have turned out well and been enjoyed by the eater. But several, including mine on two occasions have tasted like fuel. I’ve asked for assistance from ooni and received the standard response of drip the pellets in slowly.
I do that, get a good fire going, and then add the pellets into the hopper up to the invisible line suggested by ooni. Then it burns and I see the dark smoke come out of the chimney and soot lines the sides of my unit. I wait until the black smoke is gone and then I put a pie in and mostly they turn out okay. But when I tap the hopper or top off the hopper or something, bam i get the fuel tasting pizza.
I want consistency. Would really like to see a comprehensive video by ooni or a member that shows how to manage the hopper and pellets and cook w/o getting the fuel flavor. Thanks!