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Keep dome closed

newsensenewsense Posts: 32
edited 6:12AM in EggHead Forum
Someone told me that each time I open the dome I'm adding time -- up to 15 minutes per peek -- to my cooks. Is this true?


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,404
    I don't think there is any proven facts on this, but it pays to open the dome as sparingly as possible. Opening the lid too much gives the meat a dose of cold air, releases moisture from the cooking environment and also adds air to make your fire hotter. [p]Happy Qing
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  • newsense,
    Invest 20 bucks in a Polder type thermometer and practice a lot til you develop the confidence to let the Egg do it's job. There's really not much reason to open the dome other than putting stuff on and taking it off once you get the hang of it.
    To paraphrase Ty Webb "BE the Egg, Newsense, nun-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-naaaaa......."

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    newsense,[p]With a flashlight you can peek as much as you want through the chimney. Opening it up for a peek is harmless and can provide a lot of help -- especially with pizza.[p]Tim (past pres of the Sneek-A-Peek club)
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