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Ribs-Temperature control

edited 12:58AM in EggHead Forum
Have large BGE, cooking 6 BB slabs. Using Car Wash Mike technique. Great control at 210 until first mist after 1 hour, then temp jumps up to 240. Any good suggestions as to how to temper the temperature back down. I adjusted the lower vent a little--is there a quicker way?
Happy New Year[p]Gary


  • SigmoreSigmore Posts: 621
    I wouldn't touch it. 240° or a little higher dome temp is where you want to be.

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    opening the dome introduces way more air than otherwise comes in thru the lower vent. basically, you added fuel to the fire when you opened it to mist.[p]the temps would return to the priginal setting, but it would take a while.[p]there's no need to mist like in a gasser or metal smoker. the ceramic holds heat, and very little energy is wasted. n a metal cooker, more heat gets radiated out than in, and that heat comes from somewhere, including the meat. that is what dries out your food in a metal cooker.[p]keep the dome shut all the way thru, and you'll remove that periodic spiking from the temp control equation.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • SigmoreSigmore Posts: 621
    I like to mist mine, and you can't stop me!! Straight top-o-the-shelf apple juice!! I feel better now. Makes them pretty sweet if you do it ever so gently as not to wash off the rub.

  • WilbyWilby Posts: 155
    If it spikes a bit that is ok. it will come back down. One thing about the BGE it has a mind of it's own and learning each egg's characteristics helps us control it and not it controlling it. Happy cooking.
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