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First meal on the Egg

LarrymacLarrymac Posts: 93
edited January 2013 in EggHead Forum
I followed the advice of many with Wise gurus on this forum and started with hamburgers.
It's hamburger from grass fed beef so it doesn't have as much fat as most hamburgers.
Only had my Maverick so I used the probe on an average size hamburger and cooked to medium. Thermo pen has not arrived yet.
Used cherry wood chips. Maybe could've used more but again following advice and erred on perhaps a little less than too much.
According to the maverick the grate temperature ran around a constant 400°. Surprising that it often seemed to be hotter than the dome temperature Which seem to be contrary to most of what I have read so far.
Family like them and wife even had a second which never happens So I guess it was a successful start. Thanks again for a lot of the advice which helped me get through this first night . I think what's up store for round two will be a chicken of some kind --haven't decided which kind yet


  • Kewl.......I dint cook a hamburger until 6 months after I got my egg.  It was awesome!  Keep on cookin...
  • Sounds great....that means my wife would have a third she always has seconds :-$
  • I still haven't done burgers on mine, sounds like a great cook, but with out pictures....
    Barbecue may not be what brings world peace, but it has to be a good place to start -Anthony Bourdain 
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    Glad to hear it! Here is to many more cooks... But where's the pics?  :)>-
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,621
    As soon as that thermapen arrives I wouldn't use your Maverick on anything above 350 degrees, just my thoughts, those probes can go bad quick.  Otherwise congrats on the first cook.  If you are doing chicken next I'd do a spatchcock or a beer can whole bird. As long as you have a indirect method available to you.  Welcome to the cult.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • It was dark-- pics may not have shown-- but they did look tasty.
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