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I just dump it and light it,and start my first of many beers.
No sorting here. When I use the Egg, it's a relaxing, fun "egg-sperience" (though there have been a few times when cooking for an "event" or holiday where it's become hectic). But for the most part, it's a time to become one w/ the universe (and drink beer) :>Because of that, if I had to sort lump sizes, or do a full cleanout of the ash in the Egg each time, or remove the old lump & use new lump each time, or clean my cooking grids each time, or any of a number of other things that I've seen/heard folks doing which I consider over-kill, I don't think I'd really get much enjoyment out of using the Egg & would only use it very minimally. Perhaps I'm lazy, but one of the beautiful things I like about the Egg is it's simplicity - it utilizes a concept that man has conquered for quite some time now: fire & wood As far as cooking w/ it, to me it's pretty much "set & forget" - I don't fight & fuss w/ it much at all, which, to me, makes life a WHOLE lot easier >:D<JMHO,HH
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The Cen-Tex Smoker said:
If you do, please attach mailing address so we know where to send the meds.....
I used to sort. I had 3 pails and sorted small, med and large. That wore off very quickly. Now I dump in a pail (in the garage) and take to the egg, grab a few larger pieces, sit them on grate then dump the rest in. Seems to work good for me.
I'll smash a whole bag into a fine, dusty powder, using a large brass mallet, then pour it (it's almost like a liquid) into the egg. I tamp that down with a tamper, kinda like the guy in the picture. Then I pour in about a pint of 92 octane gasoline. Don't use anything less than that. Stand back a few feet and throw in a wax square, lit. Then fire up a leafblower, needs to be 92 MPH or greater, and poke the end into the bottom damper, which you want full open. :-O
Village Idiot said:
Note from Italy: It's called OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. Seek help immediately.
Some might consider participating in a bbq forum in the
US while on vacation in Italy OCD
I just purchased a big of cowboy at Lowes. I promise one of the pieces is the size of a football. Is it ok to use?. Steak or a low and slow?