Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
We’re feeling pretty super, how about you? The big game is fast approaching, and while we love football, we love an excuse to invite people over and cook even more! You too can cook like a champion with recipes from Dr. BBQ’s NFL Gameday Cookbook: Grilled Tuna Sandwiches from Seattle and Baked Brie from New England. Who’s going to win? You’ll have to cook both to find out.

The 17th Annual EGGtoberfest was amazing - here are the highlights Click Here

important question concerning my low and slow BButts

gooddogjudgegooddogjudge Posts: 94
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'm using Wicked Good Weekend Warrior coals and expecting a 14-16 hour cook...do I use enough coals to reach midpoint of the ring (I think that's what it's called) before I put my platesetter legs up?


·

Comments

  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 892
    I use Royal Oak and I fill my fire box to the top and 23 hours at 225°, it's almost gone. I would add a little more than chance running out. You can put the fire out when you are done and use the left-overs.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    Large BGE, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

    ·
  • i guess my question is whether the fire box includes the ring or do you fill to the bottom of the ring?
    ·
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 892

    Yes, with ring. When I put my platesetter (legs up), I have to move the lump around some as the platesetter is hitting some of the lump before it sits on the ring.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    Large BGE, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

    ·
  • thanks bigguy.  that's the answer i was looking for!
    ·
  • wow- that is really high. I go to the bottom of the ring and have 25% left over after 24 hrs. Not to say that it's not right, just never loaded it that much.



    ·
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 892

    I guess I have about 2 hours setting up and getting the temps good and then the cook time. Here is a thread of a shoulder I did. I filled the box so the plate setter hit it. The last photo in the thread shows how much lump was left.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1135987/bigguys-first-overnight-boston-butt#latest

     

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    Large BGE, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

    ·
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I'm not really sure how it compares to the level of the platesetter, but I use the spider (in the "legs down" position) with a stone in it for my low and slow indirect cooks, and the lump is almost or pretty much touching the bottom of the stone....always have a bunch left so i guess it isn't necessary for me to fill that much, but I never have to think about running out of lump.
    ·
Sign In or Register to comment.