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My first time

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Greetings from New Mexico![p]I just purchased my first Egg -- a medium -- after thinking about it for several years. After setting it up, with the help of some strong young men, I cooked my first meal: turkey burgers.[p]A few hours before cooking them I fired up the Egg to see how it worked. No problems. I went right up to 700 deg., then I brought it back down to about 300. When I was ready to cook, I brought it back up to 450 and cooked the burgers. Even though I was running low on charcoal, they were fantastic![p]I want to thank all of you in the forum for the tips you have posted, since they were instrumental in my being successful right away. They really made a difference.[p]I have discovered two things: if I use the clip on the thermometer to hold the face 1" from the dome, there is no warping or condensation. Also, I found a product named "Fire Starter" that is an alcohol-based gel (like Sterno) to light the charcoal. No smell, works great.[p]Jim


  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Jim Benenson, welcome to the forum JB...and your new Medium is going to present you with some fantastic meals..GFW has a excellent website with pics of a Medium and his production with it. Nice.
    Interesting your Gel fire starter. There are many ways of starting up the charcoal. Eventually you will find a comfort zone to your liking. Join in anytime either with questions or suggestions..This is a continuous learning forum.

  • Char-Woody,[p]Thanks for the message. It's nice to be a part of an active forum with so many nice people, and so few jerks. It's really fun to read and participate with other BBQers using this great cooker.[p]Jim
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Jim Benenson, oh we have our share of Jerks. In addition to RhumAndJerk (who is not a jerk but I'm not sure about the Rhum part), we get our share of jerk recipes (some are really good - try the jerked grouper). And sadly, we sometimes have a few of the other type of jerks but WMK does a good job of cleaning up after these folks. All in all, it's a great forum with a great discussion on a pair of wonderful topics - cooking and eating.
  • JethroJethro Posts: 495
    Wise One,[p]Don't forget the occasional topic of what to wash it down with.[p]Jethro
  • ChefRDChefRD Posts: 438
    Jim Benenson,
    Congratulations on your purchase, you made a good decision. From here on out it gets better, and by visiting here (by reading and asking questions), you will find many great things to enjoy.
    Happy Q'ing,

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