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cooking with large vrs small

smokn gramma gsmokn gramma g Posts: 144
edited 5:03AM in EggHead Forum
I am now cooking with a large. I am going out to buy the small tomorrow.
We are re-shingling our roof and paying with good food. there a difference in cooking between the two? I won't have time to experiment. I am cooking 4 slabs of ribs... the large, and I have plans of doing a spatch **** chicken on the small. I usually do my chicken on a raised grid on the large. I don't think the small comes with,or even has one. Could I get away with direct or will there be to many flareups?


  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    smokn gramma g,
    Dial 91 after you put the chicken on. Then hold the other 1 real close to the fingers. LOL
    Chubby Gratemates give you a raised grid but you don't have time for that. And I'm not even sure he made it home yet from Waldorf.
    I think I would use as little as lump as possible to get your desired temp. Since it is new, you have a nice air flow going threw it. Maybe heats quicker and lasts longer than a used egg. Just my 2 cents.[p]Mike

  • I find I have to keep a closer watch of the temps on the small. Also a closer eye on the meat to make sure it does not burn.[p]Spacey
  • Car Wash Mike,
    ok, gonna try filling her up with half the lump, and starting in only a couple spots. Does that sound good?[p]Help! I am really freaking out!! I have to get this right! I have been bragging about my egg for a little over a year!
    If I screw this up... I will never hear the end of it![p]btw... I have a back up plan...gasser. I just might use it![p]

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    smokn gramma g,
    Sounds good. You know what, my eggsperience, those people don't have a clue how to cook. I'm headed to cook Saturday for MOM. She has guests, a lot of them. They all bot$%ed about my prime rib for Easter, but guess who showed up first in line. Yours will be good.
    Don't panic, use your skills and the egg.
    Call if you need help

  • Car Wash Mike,

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,730
    smokn gramma g,
    i bought a weber grill (its the lump grate on a weber) to use as a raised grill in the egg. it will rust so use it for the base level and raise the bge one. i raise mine up on firebricks, but 3 cans with the top and bottom removed would work, just find some cans that are not too tall, maybe paste cans would work. the only noticealbe difference i have is that the small lights slower than the large so light it earlier to get it going. they had the weber grills at homedepot.

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