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temperature regulating

edited 5:00PM in EggHead Forum
I've used my egg only a few times so far, but I keep running into the same problem, and that is regulating the temp AFTER it has run up above say,, 500 degrees. What is the best and quickest way of getting to your cooking temp if it's 300 degrees.
Thanks for any tips.


  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Jarrell Conley,
    Are you saying you get the egg up to 500 and then want to cook at 300? The best way to get the egg to any temperature is to start closing down the vents BEFORE you get to the cook temperature. It is very hard to get the egg to cool off if you have gotten it hot. Usually, you can cool things down when you add more lump or add the food, but it is always easier to heat it up than cool it down.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • The Naked Whiz,
    Thanks Whiz. I'll do just that. Easier up than down!

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    The Naked Whiz,
    200º is a lot to knock down. You're sure right about starting before you get to target. But when I've gone past I can drop a hundred degrees pretty well just by leaving the dome open for a few mins. (If there's a large amount of flavor wood it tends to catch fire, but shutting down top and bottom when you put the dome down extinguishes that. Then reopen just enough to keep things going.)

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