Well we brought the little guy (small egg) home on Fri. afternoon. Had to hurry around and finish building the table to set him in, just have the wheels left to install. Got a fire going around 4 and fooled around with temp. for an hr. or so. Had a rack of ribs with JJ's rub on ready to go so put them on around 5pm. I have to say I was not prepared for way the egg cooks. I guess I was expecting more action, but it just sits there with the slightest bit of smoke coming out. I kept saying the stupid thing must be out, but my wife said the temp. was hanging around 230 so it must be working. Leave it to a woman to use the common sense approach. Anyway, the ribs came off about 9 and they were dry. Tasted good but we like em more juicy. Temp. too high for too long I think.
Sat. am. put 4 turkey drumsticks on -- too much smoke, cooked too long again.
Sat. pm. got a pizza ready. Put firebricks on, second grill on, 13" pizza stone on top. Closed lid & tried to get temp up. Everything wide open, fire looks like red hot blast furnace--temp reads only about 300. GUESS WHAT!! If you raise a 13" pizza stone up on bricks in a small egg and close the lid-the stone touches the lid all around and effectively seals off the top. Pizza less than perfect for sure. Guess I'll try a meatloaf today. Persevere, persevere. Gord