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overnight problems

henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
Fired up the egg and started my bb roast at 5 yesterday evening. Dialed in at 250 and it stayed there till midnight. I woke up to find the temp at 170. Went out to re-light and found literally no lump in the box. I went through an entire load in 12 hrs. I'm not going to name the brand and I'm not looking for lump suggestions. Needless to say I won't do another over night cook with this brand. Just wondering if any of you have had this happen. Regardless, the bb is back on and rolling...might have to crutch now to hit eta.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 825
    edited October 2012
    Did you use briquettes or lump?

    Gerhard
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    Lump...I've never seen it burn out that fast.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • BGElovrBGElovr Posts: 83
    I hate that that happened to you, but if you call out the name of the company, maybe you could save the rest of us a future headache.
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  • I've always had luck with overnight cooks.  I was just thinking did you have enough of a variety of lump.  Meaning did you use smaller pieces in between the larger pieces.  I'm thinking if you had large pieces but not a good mix you may not have had enough lump?

    Not sure, I'm still new but I am just trying to reason it out.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585

    I've always had luck with overnight cooks.  I was just thinking did you have enough of a variety of lump.  Meaning did you use smaller pieces in between the larger pieces.  I'm thinking if you had large pieces but not a good mix you may not have had enough lump?


    Not sure, I'm still new but I am just trying to reason it out.


    I was considering that. I always lay or jigsaw some larger pieces and then dump. This bag had very little small in it. Could the box have been full but not packed?

    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    I bet it won't cost you a whole lot on time.  If it was still at 170 I bet the fire wasn't out long.  
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
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  • EggerinLAEggerinLA Posts: 186
    edited October 2012
    I have used the worse lump to the best, most expensive lump and all of them get me 20 plus hours with a full firebox with unused lump still in it for another cook. It might not be the lump, but user error. People are too quick to blame the product. It might be, but you should look at everything. I always, always, dump and go. I think it is stupid to sort. I bought the Egg for enjoyment, not tendious work. I have sorted and used the dump and go method. Zero difference.
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,003
    For low and slows, I fill to the top of the fire ring on my xl. Hasn't been necessary for any of my 24 plus hour cooks, but always better safe than sorry.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    GreenhawK said:

    I bet it won't cost you a whole lot on time.  If it was still at 170 I bet the fire wasn't out long.  

    I'm still on schedule...finish the bb, then ribs and some turtle eggs.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    It could have been user error. I'm new at this.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    Tree butt got done. 200 degrees, tender. I got it done too early so ftc, fridge 2 hrs then oven on warm. Ribs going on. Trying apple and pecan mix. Fingers crossed...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    Oops, forgot
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,655
    @henapple-FYI, FTC should buy you 4-5 hours easily-depending on your ETA and time zone you may be able to skip the frig.  Just wrap and use lots of towels to fill the air space and it should work.  BTW-looks great-
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    Thanks...I haven't cooked bb as well till I got the egg and help from you guys. I'll try the ftc...but I've got 5 hrs. 3 ftc, 2 oven?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    if you need to reheat after pulling it  i do mine with a little apple juice in the bottom of a crock pot or any liquid of your choice would work i guess to add a bit of moisture and if you have a food saver bag system right in the bag in simmering water . BTW it looks really good 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    bigphil said:

    if you need to reheat after pulling it  i do mine with a little apple juice in the bottom of a crock pot or any liquid of your choice would work i guess to add a bit of moisture and if you have a food saver bag system right in the bag in simmering water . BTW it looks really good 

    Thanks

    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    How high did you fill your lump? For long cooks I fill over the fire box to at least half way up the fire ring.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    I've never done that but in the few times I've done an over night I haven't had a problem. I think maybe I didn't pack out down...idk. I'll remember that though...thanks
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    Pulled the ribs...no sauce. 3 options on the table. Turnips greens still on. Ready for turtle eggs.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,655
    edited October 2012
    I'm with you on the no foil, no sauce cook.  I run X-0-0.  Good luck with the rest of your mammoth cook adventure!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
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  • In the end all is well, which is all the matters.

    Cheers

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  • FTC = 4-5 hours easy. I've gone 8. No need for oven of you pack it I there with lots of towels.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,585
    Everything came out really good. I did do the ribs 221 with honey on the crutch. Best ribs I've ever cooked. Like any good southern meal...everyone had to go lay down in their strechy pants. I don't know that I'll do the honey again but...overall I was happy. Tex, as usual you're correct. Ftc lasted as needed.
    Thanks.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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