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  • I've used cubes, oil on paper towels, propane, MAPP and a starter chimney. The starter chimney works best for me and it costs nothing to run.
  • We bought our Small at an EggFest. It was our first Egg. We've since added a Large and a Mini but the Small still gets the most use.
  • Alternatively, if you live anywhere near a Wegmans you can just buy their irradiated ground beef. I regularly cook it as medium rare burgers. They sell both 80/20 and 90/10. (I've never tried the 90/10.)
  • I tried a chimney starter for the first time yesterday. Large BGE. I raked the old lump in the firebox to make sure the holes in the grate were not blocked, added some fresh lump on top and filled the chimney starter with fresh lump. Two sheets of n…
  • I tried a chimney starter for the first time yesterday. Large BGE. I raked the old lump in the firebox to make sure the holes in the grate were not blocked, added some fresh lump on top and filled the chimney starter with fresh lump. Two sheets of n…
  • I use a trash can with a contractors bag liner for general cleanup around the yard. When I open a new bag of lump I put a mesh screen on top of the can, pour the lump out onto the screen and separate the bigger chunks into one of my two Kingsford Ka…
  • My mother learned to make chili from our Native American friends in Oklahoma. She put black beans in her red chili, white beans in her white (pork) chili, and a healthy pinch of cornmeal in both. I do the same. We'll have none of that Texas stuff at…
  • If you use a Maverick ET-73 to monitor the temps from inside the house you don't need a Digi-Q. A Nano-Q will do just fine.
  • Hmm... $650 to be told to use 70/30 ground beef with a generous amount of DP Raising the Steaks mixed it? (I'm assuning that they really _do_ mean the best burger ever.)
  • I've had good luck with the ET-73.
  • Cobra wrote: Has anyone ever used a Nano Q? Its appears to be very simple and similar to what you are talking about here. I haven't placed the order yet but my plan is to combine a Nano Q to control the temp with a Maverick ET-73 to monitor what…
  • I put the cover on at 200º too, but I am still not convinced that a cover is a good idea. Here on the humid Jersey Shore I often take the cover off in the morning when everything in the yard is bone dry and find the Egg soaking wet from condensation…
  • I put the cover on at 200º too, but I am still not convinced that a cover is a good idea. Here on the humid Jersey Shore I often take the cover off in the morning when everything in the yard is bone dry and find the Egg soaking wet from condensation…
  • Gold Medal bread flour works well for me. King Arthur bread flour doesn't. The dough is too springy. On the other hand, King Arthur AP flour works almost as well as the GM bread flour.
  • We're down to three food magazines now. When we're finally down to one it will be Saveur.
  • cookingdude555 wrote: I also had a harder time than expected spacing the top and bottom since you basically only have the top and bottom gasket width between the two bands. Hmm... That's not good. I have the same condition on our Small. It makes …
  • My experience is that it is easier to cook spatchcock chickens so the breast isn't dried out by the time the leg and thigh are thoroughly cooked. We almost always have kosher chickens which are brined as part of the kashering process. We're so us…
  • My experience has been that if the dollar bill result is pretty good initially it will get better with time as the gasket compresses. If, on the other hand, the test result is bad to start with, i.e., little or no resistance in places, it will get w…
  • I asked earlier if anyone had suggestions for a side burner. On rare occasions I set up the Coleman propane stove alongside the BGE. It's usually when I'm simmering something that needs attention and I don't want to run back and forth between the in…
  • We kept the gasser when we bought our first BGE - a Small. But I didn't cook on it even once. When I found I didn't have the time I thought I would have to cook on the BGE - usually because of a fire call - I cooked on the kitchen range instead of f…
  • Those look really good! We like to cook pizzas in the Mini when we're camping and making dough from scratch is just too big a production. We found these crusts at Wegmans and made some red onion pizzas
  • egg don't gas wrote: ... The side-burner on the other hand is a good idea, you can boil water for corn on the cob, pasta & so forth, so that will get used. ... I've been thinking the same thing. Any thoughts on what to use for a side burner?
  • The other trick I figured out - after the fact, unfortunately - is to run a bead of high temp silicone around the perimeter of the glass on the thermometer to keep the water out.
  • Hmm.. I guess the message here is do whatever you like and it will be fine :)
  • When I run out of other ideas for a rub I fall back on the old standby of olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. It never disappoints.
  • Regardless of which Egg I'm lighting - Large, Small or Mini - or anything else about the cook, I always cut a starter square into three pieces and position them at 2:00, 6:00 and 10:00. Less to think about that way and it always works fine.
  • Blake wrote: I got the plate setter. Should that work ok too? I used a plate setter legs down with a pizza stone raised on three balls of foil for my first pizza cook on the Small. This same setup works great on the Large. On the small it burned…
  • A 9" pie pan or 8-1/2" pizza stone on the GrateMates ring and the 12" BGE pizza stone on the tall GrateMates extenders and you're good to go for pizza.
  • Interesting. It's sort of a heat diffuser rather than a solid diverter. I'm going to check my scrap metal pile in the shed and see if I can find something to try in my Mini.
  • We've been making pretty much the same thing since we got our first Egg. We call them grilled Salisbury steaks, but Jersey Girl uses the same recipe she uses for meatballs. We cooked these on the Mini on our last camping trip.