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td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,026
edited September 2012 in Off Topic
Tonight I did something we've all done. Get the BGE started, get distracted, and come out to find the thermometer at 650. Ouch! Usually I shut it down, wait for a long time to get the temperature close to where I want it, and then burn the hair off my arm when I get a flare up opening the lid due to oxygen starvation. Tonight when it happened I just put a bunch more charcoal on the roaring fire which kinda smothered it but didn't put it out since it was so hot. This brought the temp to where I needed it in less than 5 minutes. Woo-hoo. I love when I find something that works better than what Ive been doing. 
XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser


  • That one goes in the tool kit.
    My actuary says I'm dead.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,523
    +1. Great tip.
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  • Nigood idea. Duly noted.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • nice job. Great idea.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Great idea, probably won't remember to do it when I need it, but it is a great idea, nonetheless. 
    Just my luck, the time I do remember this tip, I'll have an already full firebox, with no room to add more lump. Murphy's law, gets me every time. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,184
    Good thinking. But I am sure I will be just like Skiddymarker and have a full box :((
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 271
    I could have used this tip last night and last week.

    Thanks for the help.
  • GLWGLW Posts: 178

    I use an overshoot for an excuse to pop another top. 

    When in doubt add more pepper.
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