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highest temp. on the mini???

BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
edited 1:22PM in EggHead Forum
What is the highest temp. that you have reached on the mini?????
I get about 550° depending on how far the thermometer is in the dome, that is using the stock ceramic fire grate. I will change mine out to a "diamond mesh/expended metal" to see if the temps. will increase.
Cheer's to all,
New Bob

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  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    New Bob,
    I have the diamond mesh in my mini and have gone past the 750* mark several times.

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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    New Bob,
    I can`t personally speak for the mini..but I recently purchased a small...and 550° on a small is like 650° or better on the large...I cant imagine what you would need more than 550° on the mini for..when I cook on my small the proximity to the coals makes all the difference in the world..the grid is closer to the coals so things cook differently....admittedly I have only done about 6 cooks on my small..but I`ve never felt like I needed higher temps to achieve the results.....not trying to sound like I`m coming down on ya...just expressing my eggsperiences...youd be surprised how well a steak cooks at 550° when it`s only 2" from the fire...just my $.02[p]Wess

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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    WessB,
    Wow, that was a quick response. Thank you for a point of view that I had not considered. I may need to do many more cooks to eggsperience the difference.
    Happy Egg-n to ya,
    New Bob

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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    New Bob,
    I charred the first 2 steaks pretty good...but they were still great...if your one that prefers "Rare" steaks..you`ll love it...let it crank up to 550° throw em on and flip in about 3 mins/side...happy eggsperimentin..[p]Wess

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  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    New Bob,[p]I agree with Wess as dome temp mainly measures air temp. The infrared heat of the fire also cooks the meal. The closer the meal is to the fire, the faster it cooks.[p]I use the stock BGE ceramic grates in all of my Eggs and can get the mini up to 750°+F. The mini likes smaller pieces of charcoal (a great use for leftover coals from a previous cook).[p]Spin
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Spin,
    havent spoken to you in a while.....best wishes to you and yours.....[p]Wess

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  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    New Bob, I have had my mini so hot that it not only passed the 750 mark - it went all the way around to the 11:00 position. It burned right into my favorite J.K. Adams BBQ board. Have hair dryer..... JCA

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