I am relatively new to my medium egg (should have got the large :S ).
The other day I had a large Boston Butt and wanted to cook the bejeebers out of it. I was thinking, let it cook slow all night and about noon, scrumptious falling off the bone meat.
About 2AM we checked the egg, and it was spooling down.
I peeked in and I had ran out of charcoal. OK, I carefully lifted stuff out and poured more charcoal in.
I filled the burn cup thing to the top. I took a shortcut and used the nasty firestarter cubes..arg, grill still smells like chemicals. I now use the electric starter or a MAP torch (thanks of those suggestions people).
It ran out again, I dunno 8 hours or so later.
So is there a trick to long burns, can I put charcoal above the burn section?
Is it just a limitation of the Medium?
And what is safe to scrub the egg and get rid of the fire starter smell?
Thank you all in advance!
And contrary to the tone of this post, I LOVE my egg.
Everything has come out great, even the Boston Butt that I pulled out several hours than I was planning.