Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
It’s almost football season, so we’re perfecting our favorite tailgating and homegating recipes! Whether you like hamburgers, wings, brats, ribs or something cooked with beer, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect tailgate party. We always like inviting friends to join our tailgates because the EGG is about community and having fun, so make sure if you’re inviting company you make extra - the food will be gone before you know it! Don't forget dessert, either!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Dome Temp Revisited

WardsterWardster Posts: 681
edited 3:54AM in EggHead Forum
Ok, at the risk of starting a debate...[p]If I am to cook, wings per say, and it calls for 300* for 1 hour, flipping every 15 min. I get the egg to hold 300* for a while, then throw the wings on. Now, the heat is sheilded by the food so it does not remain as hot at the dome thermometer as it is at the grill. Do I keep the top and bottom vents where I had them to maintain the 300* or do I adjust to get the temp back up to 300*? Wouldn't that make the grill time much higher?[p]Fire away.....

Comments

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Wardster,
    The ceramic holds heat pretty well if you got the cooker up to temp and stabilized it. Adding a dozen or so wings and closing the top with the original settings will bring the temp back pretty close and pretty soon to what it was. If you add so many wings that the air flow is substantially altered, then you might need to open the top more. But the settings prior should be close. When doing wings, I close the vent after I open the dome so the fire doesn't get hotter while I am flipping and saucing the wings. Avoid much hotter than 350-375 or a nasty grease fire will start and you will have a real grease fire problem. [p]Tim

  • DeanDean Posts: 29
    Wardster,[p]A great question; one I also think about. Too bad not much input. My gut says don't crank it up any higher once it's at, and been holding at, designated temp.[p]Dean
Sign In or Register to comment.