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Just a little trick to share.......

MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
edited 6:50PM in EggHead Forum
A couple of months ago I started doing this. Everyone may already be doing it and I'm just a slow learner.[p]Ever notice when you have to flip 8 burgers, or turn 40 wings, that the fire excellerates (sp)? I started closing the bottom vent about 30 econds before I flip. Works like a champ. I did 30 wings over last weekend that I flipped every 10 minutes for 40 minutes. No flare ups, no change in temp when I put my temperature ring back on.[p]Really works great! Just don't forget to open the bottom vent after you close the top. Doh!!!!!!![p]Done that.[p]Mick

Comments

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    MickeyT.,Dang good tip, and it might save some firechambers too...Keep it up.
    C~W[p]

  • BrantBrant Posts: 82
    MickeyT.,[p]Good tip! I do that whenever I'm going to have the lid open for more than a few seconds. Just to be safe, be sure to open the lid first, and then close the draft door. At grilling temperatures, you may be risking a flash back by depriving the fire oxygen before opening the lid.[p]Brant
  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    MickeyT.,[p]Thanks for the good tip.[p]Cornfed
  • MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
    Cornfed,[p]Sometimes life is so simple it's scary.[p]Your welcome![p]Mick

  • BillBBillB Posts: 26
    MickeyT.,just tried your little trick while grilling chicken pieces direct. It works great. I almost seared myself sometimes turning the pieces before. Thanks for the info.

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