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A Tip From Mad Max

BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
edited 1:07AM in EggHead Forum
sometimes i get bored and start reading diffrent things that have to do with egging.. well the other day i was reading my eggtoberfest 2006 cookbook that we printed off wess or TNW's site when it came out.. (we printed it because it had a picture of kenny on the front of it and we had just met him at the meet and greet and thought the world of him) any way i read this little gem from mad max

The best way to maintain a temp of 350 degrees (a great 'baking' temp) is to start your fire with
bottom and top vents fully opened. you start getting near 300 degrees, leave the bottom vent
fully opened, but close the top vent and only open the daisy wheel so that the little holes are fully
open. .. most large eggs will steady right in the 350 range this way. . . if temps start going up
above 350, then adjust by closing the bottom vent some. . .
--mad max beyond eggdome

i have been trying it for the past several times and it works... i guess we all have our way of doing things but this one seemed like something some of the newer eggers might want to know about

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  • you know, i can't take original credit for that one. ..i forgot which old egger taught me. ..but it does work good. .. passing the tips down from one egg 'generation' to the next. ..its part of what makes this forum so great. ...thanks for posting it terry :cheer:
  • BigGreenDawgBigGreenDawg Posts: 327
    I'll have to try that, I haven't used the daisy wheel all year, instead cracking the entire wheel to varying amounts.

    I am always open to vent adjustment advise as there are times when I can't seem to get my temp to behave.
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