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  • I don't think airflow is that big a deal depending on what it's sitting on.  With the setup in the original pic, I think you're fine without the table nest.Mine sits on a concrete paver in a table with no issues at all.  
  • I bought these from Lowe's several years ago when I got my Egg.  They're cheap and I still have and use them and have been great for anything associated with the Egg, handling a hot grate, lifting out a hot plate setter, etc.…
  • Looks great!  Good luck with the rest of the process.  I have a partial granite top on mine too and love it, but not near as finished out as yours.
  • tjv said: Thumper169 said: EGGjlmh said: I use a propane torch, anyone know how much better MAP torch is?Good question, I'd like to know this answer as well. Propane can spit or flame out with the bottle upside down, map won'…
  • I prefer the clear sealants versus a stain, but just because I like the natural look of the cedar.  I've used Olympic Wood Protector clear sealant from Lowe's and it has worked well.  I'm sure the ones you mention will work just as well too.  Might …
  • Looks great Proser.....nice job!!
  • JohnInCarolina said: Wow this does not jive at all with what I've seen.  I say that as someone whose mother was an elementary school teacher her entire life, whose wife taught in inner-city Atlanta for five years, and also as a parent of chil…
  • I've done it both ways and my best ribs are done with foil, usually 1-2 hours in the middle of the cook. 
  • Great analogy and insight.   Thanks for sharing.
  • Good to know....I'll keep that in mind when I give the beef ribs a shot!
  • I don't, but can take some tomorrow.  And you're right.  17" should give you a perfect fit and you will be fine, but I just like to give it a bit extra just to be safe.  At a minimum, I'd go 16.5" just to ensure you won't get any "rub" later on, for…
  • Gotcha.....did you leave them on longer than the baby backs?  I did baby backs today and went with my normal five hours at 250-260*.
  • Looks like a great plan.  I'd cut the hole for the Egg a little bigger than the required minimum as much as 1-2".  Makes getting it in and out a little easier and gives a little more breathing room around the perimeter of the Egg.  For a large and u…
  • Well done.....looks awesome.  What was your cook time?  I need to try beef ribs.
  • Oh, and I'll echo what @Proser and @CowtownEgger said about breakfast at Old South Pancake House on University just south of 30 and Paris Coffee Shop south of downtown by the medical district. 
  • @Mickey Still open as far as I know.  Haven't been there in probably 3-4 years, although I was at an office across the street from it about a year ago for some work stuff and everything looked the same.  Their website is up, so I'm assuming it's sti…
  • Joe T's is great on the patio for atmosphere with margaritas and love the chicken fajitas, but my favorite Tex-Mex is El Rancho Grande just a block or two away.  BOTH blow Uncle Julio's away.Del Frisco's for steak downtown and the original Railhead …
  • Dumb call.....even dumber throw.
  • Tito's and tonic.  'Bout to mix up my second tumbler.   
  • Just a quick update....I'm now into my third bag of The Good One and continue to be impressed and feel even better about giving it a great review.  I would definitely put it up there with the other lumps that get a lot of fanfare on here, namely OO …
  • Congrats man!!  Sounds like you got what you were wanting.  And not only will your mortgage be less like you said, but remember you'll get the mortgage interest deduction on your taxes as well that you weren't getting while renting.
  • I use the Bernzo TS4000 torch and love it.  It uses MAPP or propane, but I just use propane because it's far more cost effective at about $3 a bottle. 
  • I've marinated in Italian dressing before in a ziplock overnight for venison fajitas and they turned out great. 
  • Great synopsis and comparison.....thanks for sharing.  I know I used to do 2-2-1 for baby backs, but after some experimentation have found that cutting the foil time down to an hour to an hour and a half is about perfect.  Went 3-1-1 last time and t…
  • Eggcelsior said: Uh, Seth Rogen is Canadian. I don't think any Americans fought for his freedom. There are Canadians who did, though. Born in Canada, but holds dual citizenship actually because his father was American.
  • And I'll add that the drip pans containing liquid are not necessary, add a steaming effect and actually probably add to your cook time.  The only way I would use a drip pan for ribs is to catch the drippings.  Fact is I don't use one at all.  Oh, an…
  • My guess is a little undercooked.  I usually go at the temps you mentioned, but for five hours, usually 2-1-2.
  • Probably use hickory more than any and most often in combination with apple or cherry for pork.  Pecan is a good all around wood too.  And I love to use mesquite for hot and fast cooks, whether it be chicken, burgers or steaks. 
  • Carolina Q said: CCW? I had to look that one up. Seriously? $450 for a gun?!!! And that's cheap?! Sure am glad I have no need or desire for such a thing. Honestly, what do you guys DO with these things? I am far from a youngster and I…
  • Like others have mentioned, the Glock 26 or other Glock sub models is a great carry pistol.  I just picked up a Beretta PX4 Storm Compact in 9MM that I really like too.  It's possible to carry, but they make a PX4 Storm Subcompact too that would be …