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Lunch on the Mini

Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
edited 2:31PM 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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I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                  Woody Allen

Michael 
Central Connecticut 

Comments

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Chicky looks great!

    How long have you had your mini?
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    Thanks! About 20 hours. :lol:


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • 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.
  • looks like a great set up!
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    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.


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    Why thank you, Ray! :) I appreciate it!!


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • AngelaAngela Posts: 518
    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.
    Egging on two larges + 36" Blackstone griddle
  • I thought it looked suspiciously clean on the inside!
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    That is cool. Good Job!
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    It's a little darker now. Just wait til I smoke that packer! :lol:


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Great looking cook Michael. Looks like the cook went well if your fireplace too.

    Kent
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    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! :)


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    Well, relatively cool anyway. Only 400*. Thanks.


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,447
    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, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    Thanks, Kent... will definitely do this again!


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • 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
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    I may just do that. I already have the 2 Amazon pizza stones on order. Gotta figure out how to use 'em though.


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    Just get out the bearskin rug and a bottle of vino.




    And oysters. :lol: :evil:


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,447
    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, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Hey Michael! Nice innovation. I'd kind of like eggin' in the family room with the big screen :) .
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    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.


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    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:


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,447
    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, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    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
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,871
    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? :)


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • 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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