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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,693
    Can you cook a loaf of bread in your oven? Temp swings are ridiculous. I have a Wolf and I know it's true

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    edited April 2013
    back to the OP: 
    the thing i love about bbq and grilling over baking is it doesnt have to be exact. its food not rocket science. 
    temp a bit too high.... done quicker. 
    touch too low. longer.......
    I will still use my maverick for a general idea on low and slows from my living room. but at the end of the day its done when its done.

    welcome to the manson family. ;)
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,125
    It's starting to smell McNuttly around here.   :-?


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
  • tazcrash said:
    back to the OP: 
    the thing i love about bbq and grilling over baking is it doesnt have to be exact. its food not rocket science. 
    temp a bit too high.... done quicker. 
    touch too low. longer.......
    I will still use my maverick for a general idea on low and slows from my living room. but at the end of the day its done when its done.

    welcome to the manson family. ;)

    Well said Taz.

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    edited April 2013
    thanks but its nothing but a regurgitation of everything i heard here and then put into practice to learn from. 

    zen and the art of the egg. 
    B-)
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • HogHeavenHogHeaven Posts: 249
    Ever cook over a camp fire or in a webber kettle? or one of those pits that say "low-med-high"? Lots of great food gets cooked on these every weekend with no clue what the temp is. I could pull the dome thermo off my egg and it would make zero difference in the quality of 90% of my cooks. I'm glad to have it as a reference but I know I can cook a great steak over a hot fire as long as I can control the internal temp

    I can drive better when I'm drunk and especially at night without my headlights on too... We are both ridiculous. Even the most accomplished Chef has a temp thermometer in his kitchen these days. I bet you say that you can figure out the done ness of a steak with just your fingers too. Try cooking a loaf of sourdough bread that you've been proofings and fermenting in the refrigerator for days in a BGE without a temp gauge. Do you check the air pressure in your tires by fell too?
    I'll check amazingribs.com and get back to you with my (his) answer.

    Everyone has a reference point... Let me see who I should use as a mentor? A former Cordon Bleu professor that says cooking on a BGE without knowing what you cooking temp is, is like driving at night without your headlights on or some backyard griller that tells me the temp your meat is cooking at is irrelevant... I think I'll stick with Meathead. He owns a BGE by the way.
  • HogHeaven said:
    Ever cook over a camp fire or in a webber kettle? or one of those pits that say "low-med-high"? Lots of great food gets cooked on these every weekend with no clue what the temp is. I could pull the dome thermo off my egg and it would make zero difference in the quality of 90% of my cooks. I'm glad to have it as a reference but I know I can cook a great steak over a hot fire as long as I can control the internal temp

    I can drive better when I'm drunk and especially at night without my headlights on too... We are both ridiculous. Even the most accomplished Chef has a temp thermometer in his kitchen these days. I bet you say that you can figure out the done ness of a steak with just your fingers too. Try cooking a loaf of sourdough bread that you've been proofings and fermenting in the refrigerator for days in a BGE without a temp gauge. Do you check the air pressure in your tires by fell too?
    I'll check amazingribs.com and get back to you with my (his) answer.

    Everyone has a reference point... Let me see who I should use as a mentor? A former Cordon Bleu professor that says cooking on a BGE without knowing what you cooking temp is, is like driving at night without your headlights on or some backyard griller that tells me the temp your meat is cooking at is irrelevant... I think I'll stick with Meathead. He owns a BGE by the way.

    we just prefer you have an original point of view. We can all read the internet for free. Your buddy Meathead (who is great and I Highly respect) would be horrified that you are copying and pasting all his proprietary information on another forum. you should ask meathead if it's ok that you read this. he might get mad.

  • HogHeavenHogHeaven Posts: 249
    edited April 2013
    I've chatted with Meathead in the last few days about this thread... I even sent him a copy of my original post. He made one correction. He said that he doesn't have any awards for BBQ awards because he is usually the judge. He loves a good strong debate about Reverse Sear VS the T Rex method. He finds it humorous that people think they can cook without knowing what temp their meat is cooking at, as do I. If people ask a question or respond to one of my statements I feel a need to respond with what I feel is the best information I have. Some people might be offended if it is different than their way of doing things. Everyone is entitle to their opinion and methods but there is nothing wrong with a good debate is there?
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 11,799
    edited April 2013
    there is nothing wrong with a good debate assuming you are using your own thoughts, experience and ideas. All you do is tell everyone what meathead says and that is the only way to do it. That's not a debate, it's regurgitating others original thought that we can all easily access..................I'll tell you what. I'll pull my dome thermo today and I'll do a hot cook for lunch and I'll totally change set ups and do ribs low and slow for dinner. I would do an overnighter but I'm flying out at 6am tomorrow. I won't use any temp measuring device at all. You name the meat to grill for lunch. I'll document everything and I'll be 100% honest on the outcome of each with photos. Even if you and Meathead think it humerous, I bet this lowly backyard griller can pull it off without a hitch. he could too....with his eyes closed (I'll even do that if you want). ...................... Then we'll have the debate you are after using original thought and experience. I'm not sure if you knew this, but mavericks and thermopens are a realitively new phenomenon. people have been cooking over fast or slow fires for thousands of years with no thermos. Did you enjoy your grandmother's food? did she have wires coming of her oven and say "oh, my roast is 203....3 more degrees and she'll be done"? Of course not. ......................so let's have that debate. You in?

  • GK59GK59 Posts: 479
    Re: tightning the bolts. Did anyone ever put a torque wrench on those bolts for good reading? Or has BGE given those numbers?

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,125
    Im in!
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    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
  • Me too!
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,763
    Cen-Tex, I just got my new large. I won't even install the thermo. I'm in too. Pork Tenderloin tonight.
  • caneggercanegger Posts: 524
    Dont know what im cooking yet but i'm in.
  • RV10FlyerRV10Flyer Posts: 135
    GK59 said:
    Re: tightning the bolts. Did anyone ever put a torque wrench on those bolts for good reading? Or has BGE given those numbers?
    For the XL, the manual says 10 ft lbs. and goes on to discuss (in length) how to do it without a torque wrench.


    North Texas

    XL BGE

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,408
    if you kids don't stop I'm pulling over!.... and believe me, I will.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapple said:
    if you kids don't stop I'm pulling over!.... and believe me, I will.

    You are just looking for an excuse to pull over and buy beer.

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,408
    no... just need to pee. :((
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,693
    I would be in but it's very windy here and as we all know you can't control temps accurately in wind. I will say that I went without dome thermos altogether for at least a year. The old BGE ones were useless. Didn't burn or undercook anything the whole time.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I would be in but it's very windy here and as we all know you can't control temps accurately in wind. I will say that I went without dome thermos altogether for at least a year. The old BGE ones were useless. Didn't burn or undercook anything the whole time.
    Well some people would find that humorous :))

    .



  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,693
    Humourous. Ok I'll try but you owe me if I burn dinner.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 1,835
    edited April 2013
    My son are cooking over a campside firepit - just as we did last night.  The caveman filets were remarkably good as was the morning bacon.  So clearly we are in.  We are doing filets again tonight as we are cooking for company so we wanted to work out the kinks last night.  We're also cooking Granny Smith apple pastries wrapped in crescent rolls with cinnamon and brown sugar - and a dutch oven apple pie.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • On my LBGE I told the dealer if he wanted to make the sale he would have to put it together and deliver it. He said no problem with no charge. You might get to deliver with extra $$ My dealer made the first burn in mine and I got a large bag of Green Egg charcoal, and some lighters.. Good luck and learning to use it is half the fun.........

    :-*
     
     1 Large Big Green Egg
     1 Weber Kettle
     1 Weber Weber Smokey Mountain 18"
     1 Long Horn Off Set
     1 Bradley Smoker
     1 Weber Silver Gasser
     1 Weber Smokey Joe Small
     1 Orange Thermapen
  • and i don't really want to make this about me. there are dozens of people on here who could easily do this. I hope others will jump in as well and have a "Thermo free saturday". Could be fun.
    I would, but I've been trying to be a kinder, gentler egghead.  Pulling my thermo and cooking successfully would be simple for kettle vet because that's done all the time.  Dome thermos are not standard equipment on a Weber kettle.  Plus I would gloat and be obnoxious and like I said, I'm trying to soften my image here. 

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,693
    You pulled "The Donald"!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • You pulled "The Donald"!
    Are you insinuating that I was jerkin' my gerkin?

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,693
    No, although who doesn't, I meant you took Grapes down as your avatar. Probably something to do with your kinder, gentler image

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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