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Lunch on the Mini

Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Not bad. Not bad at all. No smoke in the house either. Chicken thighs with (not enough) Swamp Venom. Cold and rainy outside (where my butt is cookin' on the Large). Nice and dry inside. Will definitely do this again... maybe that 10 lb packer I have in the freezer. :lol:

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Michael 
Central Connecticut 

"Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Chicky looks great!

    How long have you had your mini?
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Thanks! About 20 hours. :lol:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    I'm glad it worked out. Chicken looks great! When the neighbors walk by their going to wonder what kind of wood you're burning in the fireplace.
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  • looks like a great set up!
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Thanks. I like to keep 'em guessing. I was just happy that I couldn't smell it from INSIDE the house! :) It was cherry, btw.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Why thank you, Ray! :) I appreciate it!!
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • AngelaAngela Posts: 461
    That is too cute. ok and a great idea about the fireplace.

    I'm going to have to get a mini one of these days.
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  • I thought it looked suspiciously clean on the inside!
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  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    That is cool. Good Job!
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    It's a little darker now. Just wait til I smoke that packer! :lol:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Great looking cook Michael. Looks like the cook went well if your fireplace too.

    Kent
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Woodbutcher was there first. :) Unless you count my flower pot. Thing about the pot though, there's no real fire, just smoking chips. With this, it draws more air, has the potential for 7-800* and, I assume, will flashback on ya if you're not careful. I have to admit, I was a little nervous. Probably will be again when I TRex my first steak. But TRex, I will!

    I would have preferred a small, but I really liked the fireplace idea. Mini fits, small does too... unless I want to actually OPEN the dome! :)
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Well, relatively cool anyway. Only 400*. Thanks.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,045
    Now you have to call Tom and get your mini woo at
    1 3/4 tall. That extra heigth is nice.
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Thanks, Kent... will definitely do this again!
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    That looks like a tasty lunch,maybe I can get my wife to curl up next to a nice warm EGG.


    GOOD EATS AND GOOD FRIENDS

    DALE
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    I may just do that. I already have the 2 Amazon pizza stones on order. Gotta figure out how to use 'em though.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Just get out the bearskin rug and a bottle of vino.




    And oysters. :lol: :evil:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,045
    Michael one sits on the holders on the bottom and the other pizza stone sits on top of my grill. (that's how I do it)
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Hey Michael! Nice innovation. I'd kind of like eggin' in the family room with the big screen :) .
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Thanks, Mickey. ISTR you have the 10" grid. Parts are different for the smaller grid aren't they? If I decide to get one, I will definitely call the store.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Thanks, Bill. I'd like that too. But while the TV is in the Family Room, the fireplace is not. At least I finally found a use for the Living Room! :lol:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,045
    You got to love those rooms you have to have, BUT do not use after all :ohmy:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,294
    You used it!! Great! What are you thoughts about it? Way different than your large, huh? That last pic is great!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,786
    Well, I was gonna use it as a paperweight, but decided to cook on it after all. Of COURSE I used it! :)

    My thoughts? Keep in mind this is after only one cook...

    Pretty cool being able to cook on an egg indoors.

    Takes very little lump to fill.

    Lights the same as the large. Takes a bit less time to get to temp and stabilize, though it still took a while. First timer maybe?

    Will be great for small cooks.

    Lower vent is sloppy, but I can fix that (assuming it's not supposed to be sloppy). That said, temp got to where I wanted it and pretty much stayed there.

    Hinge and handle SUCK. A lot. Dome goes sideways every time I open it. Shouldn't have to use two hands to open and then lock the dome. Or does that get better after it gets broken in? Bail handles are for buckets.

    Nest only moderately better (egg moves every time I open the dome).

    Nowhere near as solid feeling as big brother.

    Did I mention I liked being able to use it indoors? :)
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    Oh My:

    Haven't been checking the board much recently. My new home has a fireplace and my large is on a spot that can get muddy. A mini in the fireplace is tempting.
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