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Retired dude from Illinois. Been egging since 2000 with 4 eggs...L,M,S & Mini. Also been teaching BGE cooking classes since 2006.

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  • MJH said:  @"RRP aka Ron Pratt, Dunlap, IL"‌ I only post as MJH. No idea how you get the impression I have a different handle. Sorry - but right after you asked the question I asked "cap? You mean dome and base?" to which Spaightlabs i…
    in Cap gasket Comment by RRP July 17
  • BRush00 said: Are Self-Tapping screws a Canadian only thing? No - we call them "politicians" down here
  • Personally I wouldn't waste my money. Even BGE woke up to their senses several years back and discontinued using porcelain covered grates. Reason - no matter how careful you are that porcelain will crack and break and that allows water to seep in an…
  • When you retire you soon discover it is 5 o'clock whenever you want it to be and besides that it's Saturday 7 days a week!
  • Tspud1 said: I use double sided car molding tape on some applications. It holds so strong that the metal may bend if you try to remove. hmmm, never heard of that - I use double sided carpet tape for certain projects, but I bet that car …
  • Thatgrimguy said: I put a nomex gasket on the ceramic cap and it seals tight.  The fire snuffs out real fast now and I ALWAYS have leftover lump now.!   The downside is I'm getting mold inside my egg much more quickly. I wonder if anyone else…
    in Cap gasket Comment by RRP July 17
  • RRP said: A short piece of gasket will seal it fine - your dealer might be ble to sell you the short piece necessary if he sells in bulk.  BTW another real cheap solution that will work for sealing just the cap itself is to…
    in Cap gasket Comment by RRP July 17
  • ivada said: That's a very nice table!!! I can do exactly this since the front of my table frame is not too thick at all.  However, I'm trying to install on the sides where the steel plate at the bottom is adding to the thickness. can you…
  • Me thinks you mean this...SmokeWare, stainless steel adjustable cap
    in Replacement Dome Comment by RRP July 17
  • Eggbertsdad said: Here a while back, I came home from work and my wife was near in tears as she accidentally shattered the ceramic dome. Luckily it was in several big chunks and glued it back together but it looks like a kindergarten art proj…
    in Replacement Dome Comment by RRP July 17
  • frankc623 said: Thanks for the input guys. @RPR that would be cool but probably doesn't make a lot of sense to get that if I have a thermapen and a guru. Oh I agree! I just offered that optional approach of an upgrade for the dua…
  • PS - sounds like your buddy is one of the lucky ones. The IL news reported today that Scott is losing 300 jobs but replacing with 350 - guess they are going a different direction with the base there, huh?
    in Good price? Comment by RRP July 17
  • Sounds high to me, but iffin it were me why chance the additional transportation risk in the first place. Might even be that he might find a dealer in IL who appreciates his military service and give him a break. BTW pass along my Welcome to the lan…
    in Good price? Comment by RRP July 17
  • Spaightlabs said: No - the ceramic top that shuts of airflow on top of the dome.  I've seen some that have gaskets.  Mine was a year old and no gasket came with it. A short piece of gasket will seal it fine - your dealer might be ble …
    in Cap gasket Comment by RRP July 16
  • NPHuskerFL said: If your grill tools that your trying to hang have some ferrous properties you could use a magnetic bar/strip to your table and then tools to the bar. That bar can be purchased at many locations. Keep in mind most SS (at leaat…
  • Sounds to me like your perfect solution is to drill holes in the frame of your table and then using a "tap" you can thread the hole to accept bolts to secure a tool bar to your table. Not too many magnets are going to hold "pounds" of tools. Maybe y…
  • cap? You mean dome and base?
    in Cap gasket Comment by RRP July 16
  • I don't mean to complicate your life but here is another option. I own this model, but bought it on sale a few years back. Note is is now $59 vs. regular $84, but the advantage with this model is you buy the probe kit then presto! your have both a I…
  • @HDumptyEsq thanks for your insightful reply!
  • DaveRichardson said: I'm thinking it's oak. I'm thinking of staining it and sealing with Spar polyurethane. No - I don't think that is oak since oak is very porous to the naked eye. As wide as those growth rings are on the end shot show…
    in Handle wood type Comment by RRP July 16
  • got a close up picture? I've replaced all of mine with custom handles from the LawnRanger, but I recall 2 of them was ash but one was clearly oak and another could have been hickory. I imagine the wood species was random and came from whatever trees…
    in Handle wood type Comment by RRP July 16
  • Why did you have to add more lump? That clearly would bring the temp down. Next time fill your egg to the middle of the fire ring to begin with and you'll be set to go for hours! and BTW remove that clip, throw it in the trash and then take sandpape…
  • Griffin said: Never had Irish Sausage before. Now you've got me intrigued. I saw that same recipe on a site that I have had pretty good success with other sausage recipes so it might be pretty good. Thing that gets me is the breadcrumbs. Seem…
  • Most recipes I have read call for rosemary. Here's a typical Irish Sausage recipe: Homemade Irish Sausage Ingredients:5-lbs ground pork3-tsp thyme3-tsp dried rosemary5-cups breadcrumbs3-tsp dried basil4-eggs, lightly beaten8-cloves garlic, minced3-t…
  • fishlessman said: RRP said: Thank you for the suggestion but Irish bangers are not the same as Irish sausage - though it is a common misunderstanding - they really are two different things with the spices involved plus bangers are stu…
  • Sounds to me like all 3 of you did your turbos direct - right? I always go indirect and I never foil and I never have burnt spots.
  • Thank you for the suggestion but Irish bangers are not the same as Irish sausage - though it is a common misunderstanding - they really are two different things with the spices involved plus bangers are stuffed but Irish sausage is not.
  • bbqjk said: I think you are both a victim of a company growing too fast and too big to care like they should and a dealer who cares little about offering customer service. Me thinks a little clarification is in order. Ed Fisher began …
  • anzyegg said: I learned a long time ago, if at all possible get them to set it up. I think they should give you bolts for free and try to assist. Set up and delivery is a $50 option around here.
  •  smart phone pictures are treated as if the widest side is the horizontal so they look on their side, but when clicked on they appear proper. Something about this Vanilla software...
    in What is this Comment by RRP July 15