Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Help With Regaining Temp......

JKJK Posts: 93
edited 3:03PM in EggHead Forum
I've only used my bge four or five times. My question is, when you have stabilized the temp. and open the dome to put the meat on. Should I open the vents to get it back to the target temp. or just let it rise slowly on its own? Some meats don't need long to cook - pork loin at *300 - when I open the vents the meat sears and if I wait then I'm not cooking for the recommended time or temp.? Thanks.


  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    j.k.,[p]I find that any new adjustment is not needed. Normally you will plan ahead so that you only need the dome open for a few seconds. I will have all my tools ready to go - like a good pit crew in action. I set the slide/daisy top so that it doesn't move when the dome is opened (picture of this is on my website under Msc Pictures). There is no need to readjust the settings since the temp soon stabilizes right where it was before. [p]Have fun - [p]Tim
    [ul][li]Tim's Bge cookbook etc[/ul]
  • MarkMark Posts: 295
    Let it rise on its own, once the temp is stable you shouldn't have to do much of any vent opening or closing. By all means resist the temptation of opening the lid "just to have a look", only open it when you have too. Speaking of lids, double check the vent on top when you close the lid, it will sometimes slide all the way open.

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.