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Stuart Which Egg Did You Buy?

RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
edited 8:33PM in EggHead Forum
Right before the site went down, you said that you were going to the store to buy an egg. Which egg did you get?[p]I am sure that it is far too late but here is my advice anyway:
Mini or Small
Have coin, will flip.[p]It comes down to a financial decision. While at the store, how much are you willing to spend?[p]Oh the heck with it. Accept your fate and buy one of each. You know that are going to eventually. Get them to give you a price break on both.[p]Just wondering,
RhumAndJerk

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  • StuartStuart Posts: 110
    RhumAndJerk,[p]You asked.....so here I go, hope ya'll don't mind such a lengthy post![p]Needless to say I was frustrated to no end that I had to go to the store without the input of so many 'que masters. What an inopportune time for the crash![p]As I said in that post the main impetus for my running out and buying a second egg was getting something to do lunch on...small single servings etc. When I got to the store I faced with all four sizes lined up and had I won the lottery last weekend I would have bought 'em all! Without much deliberation I succumed to the cuteness of the mini and snapped it up right away. Earlier discussion in the forum about tailgating helped sway me as the portability was obvious in that little gem.[p]So I got him home and sat him on the table next to the large, what a sight! Given it's size the kids (3 and 6) assumed right away it was for them. (They can fight over it when I pass.)[p]With the wife gone and little choices in the freezer to cook I set out 2 brats and went about some chores while they thawed. Once they had warmed enough I prepared them in the manner of Char Woodys Firecracker Brat post earlier this month. While they simmered in some Samuel Adams and onion I stoked the first fire in Jr. Right away I learned the challenges in cooking on a mini. One firestarter in a mini and a fresh load of charcoal and you are heading to 500+ fast! [p]My original expectation of the mini was that it would be used for searing/dwell type cooking. Many a post on this forum had emphasised the difficulty of low and slow.[p]For some reason, even though it was well past dinner time and I was hungry I decided to go for low and slow right out of the gate. I put the top on slightly cocked and slid the bottom door almost closed. After almost extinguishing the fire I finally got it to hold at 260. By now the brats were coated in French's and in a variation of Char Woody's recipe, coated with JJ's rub. I fashioned a drip pan out of foil as well as a few rolls of foil to suspend the brat and began my first cook at 10:45 pm.[p]The temp fluctuated some but always within 260-300 and 45 minutes later I had the best brat I can recall eating (no bun, fixin's or anything). While devouring the first sausage I openend the gates and let that egg get hot! The second went on direct and damn if it didn't taste as good as the first, just crunchier! So with dinner finished at slightly past midnight I shut the doors and let Jr. rest after his debut.[p]Cheers to BGE for another winning product and thanks to all of you for the inspiration. I think it's chicken ala mini tonight! Wonder if the wife will think he's as cute as I do when she gets home from her trip tomorrow.[p]Stuart

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