Put a butt in the Egg last night at midnight for my first overnighter. Anyone else get nervous?
I woke up at about 8:00 AM and my wife was already downstairs, letting the dogs out. I was sure she would check on the Egg and I just knew that at any second she would start calling my name to let me know my fire had gone out. She didn't. Then I started to worry that I'd go downstairs and the temp would be 400 degrees.
I finally dragged myself out of bed, threw on some clothes and with my heart beating faster than normal I headed outside and peeked at the thermometer.
It was at 220, just about exactly where I left it last night.
My wife poked her head out the door and said, "I checked it this morning and it was fine. That thing has been running for 8 hours without you adding charcoal or even stoking the coals... how is that possible??"
Needless to say, we are both pretty impressed with this thing.