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accidentally left egg running between cooks for 26+ hrs and . . .

NDGNDG Posts: 1,240
Accidentally left egg running between cooks on Sunday and Monday (over 26 hours) and it was still holding temp!  I  I did a big porterhouse steak on Sunday and did stuffed chicken breasts on Monday.  I went to get the egg started on Monday night, reached down to grab my cast iron and realized it was still hot, looked at therm and was sitting at about 160F. It started to rain very hard on Sunday and I was doing a reverse sear, so I got distracted after the second 90 second sear and only put the Green Porcelain Cap on and left the bottom vent completely open.  I am kind of surprised it held that temp with such limited air flow, but just reminded me that I am stupid and this EGG is awesome.  End of Story.  

Here are few quick pics of my cooks:

Porterhouse - reverse sear (indirect @ 250F until meat internal temp reached 115F - rested meat - then sear both sides for 90 sec at 650F)
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Stuffed Chicken Breast (brine for 2 hrs, washed off, smashed flat to 3/4" thick, rubbed both sides with DP Swamp Venom, stuffed with different combos of things in fridge ((bluecheese/smoked gouda/green onion/onion/garlic/cream-cheese/jalapeno/roasted-red-peppers)) then grill raised direct @350F until internal temp over 165F)
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Columbus, Ohio
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,406
    Fantastic cooks. There is nothing better than finding out how stupid we all are in a positive and not almost-lethal way. For the opposite of that, there is YouTube.
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Nice cooks.  What kind of charcoal was burning?

     

    Cookin in Texas
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,240
    I didnt mention it for a reason, but it was a red bag of kamado joe.  Left me with a decent amount of ash (as expected for 26+ hr burn) but still had glowing coals and a few fist size coals that I kept in the egg.  My local ACE does not have Wicked Good anymore and I am not a fan of the Cowboy lump, so desperate times calls for desperate measures . . . right? 
    Columbus, Ohio
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,054
    I don't see the big deal in buying kamado Joe lump, I almost did, but couldn't get service to read about it first. personally, if bge wants me to buy their lump they need the quality and price to be relative to each other.

    I realize you are saying that in jest, but that's the way it is. take note BGE the price for your lump is absurd.
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  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    Love it! That's awesome. I think I need to stuff some chicken real soon!
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    NDG said:
    I didnt mention it for a reason, but it was a red bag of kamado joe.  Left me with a decent amount of ash (as expected for 26+ hr burn) but still had glowing coals and a few fist size coals that I kept in the egg.  My local ACE does not have Wicked Good anymore and I am not a fan of the Cowboy lump, so desperate times calls for desperate measures . . . right? 

    Hey - if my cook turned out looking as good as yours did - it wouldn't matter if I cooked it with twigs I picked up out of the yard.

    Thanks for sharing the Charcoal - I have never tried that.   I love a long burning charcoal.

    Cookin in Texas
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  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 179
    Those Chicken Breasts look crazy good!!! Well done and extra points for creativity!
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  • finsterfinster Posts: 133
    I have gone thru one of those red bags and really liked it.  Was a little hard to light but well worth it.
    MBGE in Charleston

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  • n2wdwn2wdw Posts: 47
    what a great idea with the chicken breasts, I'll have to try it, I think my family will like it!
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  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 224
    I read Kamado Joe lump was made by Wicked good.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    SandBilly said:
    I read Kamado Joe lump was made by Wicked good.
    No.  Wicked Good is a charcoal distributor, not a manufacturer, FWIW.

    The Naked Whiz
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  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 224
    Gotcha. Thanks
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  • I'll defend your right to buy any lump you choose. I actually had to purchase a bag of Primo lump in a pinch once and absolutely loved it. The bag was $30 for 20 lbs. so I haven't been back.
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,406

    I'll defend your right to buy any lump you choose. I actually had to purchase a bag of Primo lump in a pinch once and absolutely loved it. The bag was $30 for 20 lbs. so I haven't been back.

    Egads... Primo thinks even more highly their rebranded stuff than BGE does of RO.
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  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 224
    Primo's is 28.00 a 20 lb bag here too, probably the best lump I've used but only buy it when in a bind..
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