There are two very delicious food holidays coming up that we wanted to share with you all because cheese and guac deserve to be celebrated! Guacamole Day
is on September 16th and Cheeseburger Day
is on September 18th. Happy cooking EGGheads! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here
Large BGE temperature Zones differ
First of all I have to thank everyone on this site and a couple others for helping me learn how to cook on the BGE. My family has thoroughly enjoyed the Eggsperience!
I have been an egger for about a month now...Have cooked at least 4-5 meals per week on the egg since. I have noticed I have a hot spot on my grill. Anything I put towards the rear of the egg (towards the hinge) cooks much faster and hotter than the front and sides. I build my coals each time. I use a heat gun to start my coals. I typically start the coals in 4 spots (front, rear and sides) at once as opposed to lighting one time in the center.
I am currently 14 hours into a cook on two 7lb pork shoulders. I am using a foil wrapped place setter (legs up) and a drip pan. The shoulder I have at the rear of the egg is almost 10-12 degrees hotter(197 vs 185) and nearly done. I just rotated the grate to allow the hot spot to work on the lower temp butt.
I realize butts can cook at different rates so this cook is not my sole evidence of a hot spot. Burgers, Wings, Turkey legs, Steaks have all cooked way too quickly and hot towards the rear of my egg.
What am i doing wrong?
Each cook I check to see that my fire box and ring are centered. Could it be that lighting in several places is the problem?