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did a 4-bone prime rib for a 12 person family dinner. plan was to sear direct at ~700 degrees, and slow roast for a few hours at ~225. got the egg fired up, used barberians rub and popped on the grill after a 30 min burn with the egg just over 700 degrees. within a minute, there was smoke billowing out of egg. figured it was a little hot, but when i opened the egg i got a huge flame of fire (not sure what started first - the twine holding the roast together or fat cap - but turned into a serious grease fire). i was able to get the roast off the grill, but not without taking off most of my arm hair! managed to settle down the fire, and popped the roast back raised indirect on for a few hours under 300. beef turned out fantastic in the end, but it was frankly pretty scary having the huge grease fire. definitely learned my lesson on using the egg at a modest distance from the house.
anyone else have this issue with high temperature direct grilling and grease fires?