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Don't be careless, like me.

WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
edited 7:50PM in EggHead Forum
I just want to remind everyone not to be careless when decreasing egg temps. Last night I overshot my 400 goal by 100 degrees and closed both vents significantly. After several minutes I decided to brush the grate and opened the dome. Most of you know what happened next. :blush: I'm missing some hair on my arm, eyebrows, eyelids and scalp. :ohmy: It could have been a lot worse!


  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,833
    Did you have the same "Oh oh, I think I'm going to get...!!!" moment I had a half second after starting to raise the dome? :P
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    Exactly! about the same time as you smell something burning.
  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    This is what we refer to as a "self-correcting mistake".
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,755
    Been there, done that! Fortunately I was wearing glasses but my eyebrows still got singed! As Ogden Nash would say... It could have been verse!
  • EggRacerEggRacer Posts: 400
    One day my barber asked me why I hadn't been cooking on the egg lately. I told him I had been cooking on it regularly and asked why he thought I wasn't cooking. He said, "your eyebrows haven't been singed for a while."
    North Richland Hills, TX
  • I see the human mind works very similar amongst people.

    One of my experiences.


    This past weekend I cooked some pizzas on my egg at nuclear temps (750+). I wanted to listen to the sizzlin' cheese, so I put my ear over the top vent and instantly smelt and heard my hair singe around my ear. After moving away I asked myself "Why do I always do dumb things?"
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    At least we aren't as dumb as Max's guy with the taser! :laugh: It's funny how most everyone in our lives knows about the Egg. We can't help but tell everyone about our experience with it.
  • NooBBQNooBBQ Posts: 134
    Supposedly, humans are set apart by their ability to project (if I do A, B will happen) and making decisions based upon all your past experiences. Both are part of the so called higher reasoning. In the Triune Brain these abilities reside in the neocortex.

    Well for some reason my higher reasoning in this regard is broken (I wonder if that is under warranty), as I have done the little "backdraft" experiment more than once now, but fortunately only once in the fashion you describe.

    What seems to be working fine in my Triune Brain, is the R-complex (reptilian brain) as the survival instinct kicks in and it is fight or flight, and the first time this happen I dropped the lid (fortunately w/o damage).

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Ross in Ventura shared his experience with us a while back.

  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    GG - I think Ross's was worse than mine. My skin is still the same color as before. I know you have a lot of information for newbies so maybe you should add Ross's picture to it for safety reasons.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    That might be a good idea. For those that don't want take a minute and look at TNW's flashback page they should at look at that post.

    I think Ross was just showing off :) :) . He sure has a collection of nice looking meat cooks.

  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    He sure does! He loves his rib eyes and so do I.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,815
    Cory, the arm picture is one thing now how about the hedge picture from your brief flame thrower days!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
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