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I'm not really clear on the benefit. I've never had issues getting my egg to 800+ for pizzas or for that matter, keeping it at 220 or so for bbq.
Have bought 4 (lg, sm, and two mini). Can't thank of a con.
Just wondering for low and slow if there is s problem keeping it 200-250 range?
I opened up the holes on my original grate today. The hole configuration on my plate before I enlarged the holes was 34 holes @ .562" or 9/16 diameter. I opened the holes up to .75" or 3/4 diameter. My total area of air openings has increased by 78%. I think that range should more than meet most needs. I couldn't take my egg beyond 750 degrees. I don't see a need to go to 800-900 degrees, although my egg should get close to that range now. I think it will give me move control when making incremental changes to the temperature. I will put it to the test tomorrow on some nice pork butt thick sliced chunks. I will do them slow and low and post the results. The bonus part is, no coin out of pocket. More money for meat. There are times when I want to maintain a constant 500 degrees for 2 hours when I am baking pizza or breads. I am right at Sea Level now and that geographic difference has caused me to readjust my temperature maintenance techniques. The air at Sea Level is a little heavier and harder to push up the chimney. I could maintain a constant 210 degrees for 10-12 hours with my damper cracked to about 1/8" and the Daisy Wheel barely cracked, just enough to let her breath very slow. I have to give my damper 1/4" now with a little more up top than a very slight crack. If there is no wind at all its even worse, the temp drops fast. I like about a 10 mph wind when I put my smoke on.
Does the hi-que solve that problem? Can I pour a pile of medium size pieces into the egg and she'll start right up? If that is the case, it would be worth while to me to buy it.
I got the high que grate for my small since the smalls are known to have air flow issues but I wouldn't spend the money on my larges or mini as I have no issues getting them up to temp. A severe negative to the high que is I have to empty my small out every time I use it and remove the grate and remove all the ash and small pieces that fall through the grate or it comes up to temp slower than before because the whole bottom hole will be clogged. Overall it is worth it for the small due to its issues but I don't see the need on other sizes.
The large is easier to use the ash tool in and the hole below the high que grate is bigger. The hole on the small can easily fill up after 1 decent cook. Also the ash tool isn't as easy to use on the small since the opening is much smaller. The grate is nice it makes the smalls airflow issue go away I just haven't ever had an airflow issue with my other eggs and think my money is better spent on other toys.