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  • Turkeys cook much faster on the egg then in an oven since it cooks like a convection oven. A 12 lb bird takes around 2 hours and a 17 lb bird around 3 hours. Your target temp for the breast is 160 and the thigh is 180...good luck.
  • Easy (or none) on the smoking wood chips and if you use any, use a fruitwood. Turkey can take on too much smoke and actually taste nasty in my opinion. I cook mine at 375 dome temp, indirect and it takes around 2 hours for a smaller bird (12 lb). Tu…
  • I used JB Weld numerous times on my firebox. It holds for a few cooks then dissapears after some high temp cooks. A year ago I got a replacement firebox thinking mine was beyond repair (5-8 pieces). I am still using the broken one and it is holding …
  • I do not mean any disrespect to the other posters and they are correct when they say different strokes for different folks but... low and slow cooking is generally used for fatty meats high in colligan which helps break this down and provides add…
  • The phrase "plugging once a year" sounds like roots could be the issue. If it is occuring about the same distance in you probably should have it dug up and a section of the pipe/joint replaced. Once roots find there way in...they'll be back! Before …
  • I believe the most important thing you can do is not overcook. I cook mine in a 350 egg, direct heat (~1.5 hours), and pull when the internal temp hits 135 then wrap in foil and rest 15 minutes (internal will hit 140 while resting which is considere…
  • I have found bison are not very picky eaters. However you make them they will be fine with it.
  • I like it and would get one except I would soon obsess about scratching the wood from cutting on it. Help Me!!!
  • I put an aluminum foil "hammock" in my drip pans that keep the juices off the bottom of the aluminum pans and reduces/eliminates any burning. I have a platesetter that I nestle the aluminum into when doing briskets. Apprently you don't have a plates…
  • The BGE is the correct selection and you will never regret it. If I were you, I would purchase the large and see if you need anything else. That said, the medium is a fantastic egg and the only one I own. I can cook a 16 lb turkey, 2-9 lb butts, or …
  • Not personally knowing any of the regulars...I ROTFALMAO. Brilliant video!
  • I have a Samsung with the bottom freezer with no complaints. Had it for 5 years now and aside from the fridge door light switch recently going out and rendering the fridge worthless for a few days no issue. Once I isolated the cause a $5 switch solv…
  • I always seal mine up in a zip lock bag with the wires coming out at the corners to protect it from moisture. I also set some rocks on the corners of the bag to protect it from blowing away. I even prop up one end with another rock so I can read the…
  • Some drop a trouble light down from the top. If you don't have fire starters you could light newspaper in the bottom are blow hot air from a hairdryer. It will take a little while to warm up the inside of the egg but the lid will release.
  • I have found the Rutland cement to be less then effective. I have also found high temp silicone holds the gasket like a vise and never lets go.
  • I wouldn't recommend using a mapp torch cause you will get a lot of thermo shock possibly breaking the piece. A high temp burn will bring it all up to temp eliminating such danger.
  • I have a door bell outside and anyone is free to use it. When someone smashes my window and enters my property in the middle of the night they better be saying the right thing in a hurry. If I yell I have a gun and they don't immediately change thei…
  • If you want to wait to determine their true intent, if they are intoxicated, and harmless you better hope they didn't come to kill you or you and your family will be dead. Nobody has the right to break into a residence and use being drunk an excuse.…
  • I do mine in under 1 hour using a pressure cooker for 20 minutes then finishing on the egg. They are delicious and as good as anybodys out there (challenge?). Except I get dirty looks over the computer from most eggheads. That's my story and I am st…
  • I get porkcicles forming on my lower vent all the time in the winter during low and slows with the egg stuffed with butt. The thing is like a sauna. I also get water dripping out during the warmer months. Rarely does it freeze shut and usually requi…
  • I have had a Rutland on my medium for 2 years and it looks the same as the day I installed it with numerous cooks/cleanings exceeding 750 dome temps. I would recommend using high temp silicone to attach it. I found the adhesive that comes with it to…
  • Nice job...looks tasty. I would recommend you expand your Maverick temperature limits to get even more sleep. For a target dome temp of 250, I set my lower limit to 200 and the upper to 280. It seems like a big spread but you can naturally have some…
  • I would attend his funeral. Anyone who breaks into my home is fair game. Everyone must be responsible for their actions...and those actions would be tragic.
  • I own virtually every caliber of handgun along with shotguns, assault rifles, etc but I digress. My favorite handgun bar none is a Kimber 45 Ultra Carry. The 45 caliber is one of the nicest, smoothest shooting handguns there is. The recoil is gen…
  • I get porksickles forming on my bottom vent all the time during low and slows in the winter. The cooking environment inside the egg is very moist when doing large chunks of meat.
  • I have medium and love it! I can cook for two or six. I can cook 2-8 lb butts overnight, a whole 13 lb packer brisket or a 17 lb turkey. The medium uses less lump then the large but truly is the little egg that could. That said, I have cooked for fa…
  • I bet you say that to all the boys!
  • That is similar to what tipped me off. The freezer was working fine but the fridge was increasing temperature at a pretty significant rate. Turns out the light wouldn't go out so it was raising the temp pretty fast. You wouldn't think a 30 watt bulb…
  • It is the same switch that operates the light. Now with everything needing to be efficient, they also wired the cooling fan to the switch so it doesn't blow when the door is opened thereby saving energy. Of course everything now goes through a compu…
  • I believe the replies have to do with indirect cooking involving convection heat only. Otherwise you are correct, the coals are producing heat in excess of 1200 degrees. The closer to them direct, the loader the cow screams.