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  • Rita, Ct., Really high winds will cause your temp to rise. Try to deflect with something. I use a sheet of plywood. Get a six inch gas vent cap from your local hardware. With a little snipping, cap will fit on your daisy wheel. Really not necessar…
  • Essex County, Some of my friends and I cook a large number of chicken halves on open pits for a charitable event each year. These are done over low heat over a 2 1/2 to three hour period. I have adapted this cook to the BGE as follows: Use an ele…
  • Tanya, Check your email. George Weaver
  • BluesnBBQ, WalMart Supercenters carry tenderquick in our area. George[p][p][p][p]
    in Smoked Pork Comment by Sippi March 2003
  • Gfw, A little rum, orange juice and jerk seasoning works well too. I believe that was JCA's suggestion originally.
  • Ryan in MS, I'm really glad that it worked out. There is a learning curve cooking on any cooker for the first few times. This Board will substantially shorten the curve on the BGE. George
  • Max, Call BGE in Atlanta. Extender doesn't weigh a lot and is relatively inexpensive to ship.
  • SMAY, You are heating an awful lot of mass. Try using all new lump and fill to the top of the firering. Leave the bottom vent wide open and the daisy wheel off. Are you having trouble reaching high temps on other cooks? George
  • Gandolf, I fully agree. Gretl's bourbon glazed salmon found in the recipe section is really hard to beat. Thanks Gretl!
  • tcpool, Get a six inch gas vent cap from a building supply store. It will fit right on top of the daisy wheel. Rain won't cause a problem at all.
  • BlueSmoke, Is there a site now available from which your rubs can be ordered?
  • Neal, Are you by chance using a stone with an extra wide diameter?
    in Pizzas Comment by Sippi March 2002
  • New Bob, Bob, if you want searing temps really quickly, try placing a hairdryer on low speed outside the bottom vent for a few minutes. You can raise the temp very quickly. I shave a small piece off a three lb. fireplace log for a starter.
  • Wardster, Try using a raised grid with firebricks. A weber with handles as a second grid works great. Open dome, rotate quickly and close. Accounts for hot spots.Two chickens will work fine.
  • Peggy, I believe the recipe and pics you are looking for are on the other ceramic forum courtesy of King of Coals.
  • Gfw, Tenderloin looks really good. My wife does not care for beef that is remotely rare. Do you recall the internal temp for this one? thanks
  • Babyray, Take a look at Dave's double smokek ham in the recipe section. This is really good.
  • Birdman, Dave's Double Smoked Ham in the recipe section would be a really good choice.
  • Rib-Rob, I use a second grate (Weber with handles) placed on top of two firebricks for cooking chicken halves, butterflied chicken and even whole chicken. Still cook direct, but can o[p]pen dome, rotate quickly to allow for hot spots and close quic…
  • Janet, I often place a second grill (weber with handles} on top of the ceramic BGE grill, so that I can rotate a quarter turn very quickly. When cooking whole birds or halves I raise the second grill with firebricks but use no heat barrier to resul…
  • Sippi, Thanks to all of you. I cooked a lot of chili early after getting my BGE. I look forward to trying all three recommendations. Two of my children are in college with the third adult living in the same college town. They expect something off…
  • Daniel,I use mine exclusively for cooking pizza, bread etc.coupled with a heavy duty pizza stone. Others use the setter inverted with a drip pan and second rack for low and slow cooks. I prefer using half size firebricks for indirect low and slow co…
  • JKD, I use precooked hams rather than fresh hams. Follow the directions exactly. Adding the second spoon of instant coffee crystals really changes the aroma of the finished product. Watch your temperature carefully and don't overcook.
  • WudEyeDoo, Spin's three part pizza recipe became a family favorite soon after I got my BGE. When you have time available, I suggest that you try it. The dough really isn't at all difficult to make and can be done rather quickly after a little practi…
  • rookie, A method which originated with CWoody envolves rubbing your 1" to 1 1/2" steaks thoroughly with olive oil, wrapping tightly in saran wrap and refrgerating for up to a week, then apply kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Sear. I have had…
    in searing Comment by Sippi September 2001
  • D.B., Upon dismantling and cleaning my large, I failed to line the firebox and bottom vent as close to center as possible. As BillB suggested, be sure you come as close to center as possible. Offcenter to any degree will cause a problem.
  • Fireball, Recipe in Smoke and Spice that might interest you. Recipe uses pulled pork for meat for sauce. If you don't have access to Smoke and Spice let me know if you want the recipe. Not exactly what you are looking for, but will definitely give …
  • newsense, Look at Daves Double Smoked Ham in the View New Recipe section. The maple syrup and coffee really add a nice touch. Smoked two last weekend that were delicious. Try it; it's special.
  • Angela Wagner, Check the View New Recipies Secton at the top of this page in the "sides" section. The sugar dipped pineapple is one that all of my family particularly enjoys.
  • GaDawg, I've done it both ways, but in my opinion, it is much easier while still hot.