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My kind of weekend - BGE to the max
Friday night: did some baked 'taters. Only reason was to try out the new fire grate - cast iron from Lodge. Not sure I like it. The bottom got real hot - cook method same as I always use for 'taters. So hot that when I went to close the bottom vent, it was HOT! Have never seen that with OEM grate.[p]Saturday night: OEM fire grate reinstalled - 8 lb. BB on at 6:00pm. I have done several of these - always trying to keep temp close to 200, that was a struggle. This time I decided to follow Mr. EGG's comfort range - 240 to 250. Did the chunk-O-pig naked - no rub, no nuthing. Except for chunks of cherry wood. Still getting used to the hang of over night cooks - sleep on the living room floor to make sure I wake up every two hours or so. My son loves it - Monster Jam - Robot Wars (kinda cool, actually!) - then a movie of his choice. This was only the second time where I could have checked into la-la land and not worried about. The temp never went higher than 260 or lower than 240 - for 14 hours. Forgot about the time change and had to rush to meet a friend for a long promised 'help with' thing. Added some more lump - closed the vents a bit and left. Returned home around noon - temp 235 - and removed the chunk. Without a doubt - the best butt I've done. When I picked it up it broke in half. Moist throughout - passed on the fork and 'pulled' with the fingers. Halfway through the 'shred' process the XYL announces, "we can have that for dinner - it smells really good!"[p]Sunday: Waiting it's turn was a 7 lb. rib roast. Hot swap: BB off - rib roast on. That was noon'ish. Around 3:00 pm the XYL returns and politely asks if I could cook her the chicken she just walked in with. Funny, the kids, wife, me - and the neighbors - all prefer the chicken done on the BGE! Plenty of room to add the chicken parts. They were done first, pulled the rib roast off at internal temp of 190 - still setting on the stove to cool down. Time now 9:00 pm - too freaking bad I have to do the work thing in the AM. I'm ready - the BGE is ready - let's COOK!!![p]Ok, sorry for the long version - just felt good - great! - to be playing a tune on the BGE for most of the weekend.[p]Too bad the work thing gets in the way of the really important tasks in life!! [p]Hope all had a good weekend![p]LVM