Okay..so I'm a bit dramatic with the subject line there...but I'm about to do my first cook. It's going to be hamburgers. Funny thing is....after all the time I've spent here and at other sites reading up on the BGE....I'm worried about cooking a freaking hamburger! LOL
So on the BGE site I watched the tutorials again on lighting. Gonna use a BGE starter cube and fill the fire box to the top. I expect to cook at about 450-500 degrees...about 6 minutes a side as per the tutorial. Well..and I have a brand new Thermapen...so I guess I can use that to make sure I pull them at the right temp. Cook to temp not time...right? Thing is my mind is pretty much shot from studying for a big work related test this week. So I'm dumping information faster than I can gain it. Hence the worry over a hamburger. I will have to look up a good temp chart for the various meats. Also, plan on using some soaked chips...either oak or mesquite. Planning on letting the egg stabilize at temp for about 10 to 15 minutes after it reaches said temperature. I also intend to add the wood chips in from the beginning...probably out from center a few inches to let them smoke more during the cook. Oh...and adding the cheese at about a minute out/few degrees before done. Okay...and why am I posting this? So someone can critique me before I start...or maybe pat me on the back! LOL
Oh...and btw...I'm here to say offically...wow I'm glad I had help offloading the egg from vehicle to nest. We had to carry it about 20 feet and up a few stairs. I think it's heavier than advertised! So...I'm off to pour some lump and get buns...I'll be back!