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Big PapaBig Papa Posts: 220
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Anyone use one of these?

Are they worth the 100 bucks?


  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    I use mine but I won it at Eggtoberfest so the price was right. A handheld hairdryer works just as welll except you have to hold it. Some people get battery operated fans and attach them to their eggs. Someone even used a leaf blower once... :woohoo:
  • For just a little more you can get the BBQ Guru pitminder which will do the same thing and more.It's a great product and sure helps with long cooks.
  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    With hard-to-light lump, I wave my favorite BBQ hat in front of the draft door. Don't laugh - it works!
  • I haven't used the BGE thing, but the concept works. I had my Egg on a camping trip last year, and we used a $20 Coleman battery powered air mattress inflator to do the same thing to great effect. Only downside was that you had to hold it, but if you were going to do it a lot, you could make a little stand for it. Come to think of it though, unless you are trying to get the Egg to go nuclear every time, holding it isn't a bad idea, since it forces you to stay there and watch the temp.

  • Are they easy to set up?

    Looks like alot of wires laying around
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,010
    I have a $3 hair dryer that only turns off & on. A couple of minutes about a foot from the vent is all it takes.
  • aaindaaind Posts: 235
    On my small using hair dryer 2 min and 600
  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    I'm tellin' ya...
  • That should do it! The color of the hat reminds me of a glowing bed of lump! :)
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Daang Stanley, please tell me you dont actually wear that thing.
  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    No - have to admit my BBQ hat is a bit tamer than that. Now if I decide to supplement my retirement with some pimping...
  • I use a Looftlighter that sells through Hammacher Schlemmer for $79.95, they bill it as a 60 second charcoal/fireplace lighter that emits hot air at 1,290 degrees. You do have to hold it and press a button to run, but it only takes a few minutes to get the coals nicely fired up. I also use it to get my fireplace going in the winter, very convenient, not much kindling needed. Anyone else out there using one?
  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    I use my little hand held shop vac from Lowes. I put the hose on the air outlet. It's like a blast furnace :evil:

    wernersville, PA
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