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We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

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  • although i don't currently live in bear country i have had a lot of experience with them. firstly i'm assuming you're in continental US and are talking about black bears. No matter how clean you keep the egg or if you take grate out or leave it in,…
  • i'd be interested in the nashville area clarksville tn
  • i'm terrible at woodworking myself and built a table last year. the way it was described to me and worked well is to lay some plank down as if you we not going to have a hole. then find your center point, put a nail there and tie a string to it, a p…
    in Help on Table Comment by opod May 2009
  • i just vaccum pack it for several days and then when i need to heat it up, drop the vaccuum packed back in boiling water for 30 min. By definition, the pork cannot dry out because there is no air in the bag for the moisture to evaporate to. also, ga…
  • i absolutely started in scouts, and still cook for scouts. smoking 3 pork shoulders tomorrow for upcoming court of honor. i'm embarassed to say, i have never learned how to cook "indoors." about 1x/week when i do dinner it's on the egg outside. pae…
  • i've tried right before, i've tried the day before. i've tried brining, i've tried not brining. i've tried mustard rub, i've tried dry rub. i've tried EVOO. I've tried many of these side-by-side during the same smoke. Maybe my palate is desensitized…
  • i agree with the 1x6x8 planks. i buy them in lowes/home depot and just take a circular saw to them. they are usually in the outdoor section near the paving bricks as they're usually used for yard fencing. perfect width to cook salmon and i usually g…
  • if i'm cooking at high temp, i'll completely remove daisy wheel before opening and when i do open, i still burp and wear my welding gloves. besides a free wax job on the arms/eyebrows, it will burn out your gaskets. without the gloves, i've gotten s…
  • thank you-all. i will use the 2.4 rule and round up to the nearest 5 lbs. that should cover me. i'll add a tablespoon of coke to each vaccuum sealed bag and thaw as the party unfolds. klk
  • if you're referring to the wheels set-up, i used the 10" "no flat" wheels on a 5/8" threaded rod that is the recommended "fix" for the previous wheel problems people were having with flattening. i'll find out soon enough if it is a problem. Plan B i…
    in new table Comment by opod August 2008
  • sorry for the ignorance, but what is "scribe?" I left the cutting board a little proud intentionally so i can lay hot stuff on it that may be a little wider than the granite without burning the table. Maybe if I had the edges of the granite polished…
    in new table Comment by opod August 2008
  • originally from small-town iowa, now live in clarksville tn, us army active duty, orthopaedic surgeon. yes, been deployed. yes, saw a lot of bad stuff.
  • i'm military as well and own an egg. my rec would be to buy it--from a dealer--or from Eggfest if one is close and upcoming soon. For moves, disasemble it--it's fairly easy and do a partial DITY. the high weight/density of the egg will actually MAKE…
  • interesting replies to your question. i live in clarksville tn, about 1 hr from nashville and have eaten bbq at several nashville establishments. I ate a Judge Bean's 2 days ago. Air conditioner is out and they don't plan to fix it--ever--as they ar…
  • agree with previous responses--you had a lot of coals burning (you brought the temp up to 500 quickly)that were still hungering for air which found it in the bottom vent, "jumping" at the opportunity thus creating the bottom flame. when you lifted t…
  • i've been doing them with cream cheese, a little fresh garlic mixed in, a slice of country ham and of course the cheap/thin bacon wrap. Also, for my wife who hates hot stuff, i've put them on small poblano peppers--just enough for a touch of spice w…
  • bought the egg a year ago after several bad experiences with gas/charcoal metal smokers. i had to save 6 mths for the purchase. was concerned also about the price. i got a large and am serious when i say that it's probably the second best purchase i…
  • i crammed my egg once with too many butts and bent the thermometer when i closed it. it somehow affected the gauge so the needle doesn't move smoothly and i have to tap the face of it for it to move. This may have occurred to you as well. the good …
    in 1st butt Comment by opod June 2008
  • most people i know recommend soaking at least 30 min. it avoids the "burning" of the wood you mentioned. however if you do add a bunch of wet wood, it will take longer to stabilize your temp. kurt kowalski clarksville TN
  • good point about drip pan. was going to elevate in on a couple of small rocks for that reason but it was too deep with the rocks so i just set it on the ceramic plate. hopefully it won't hose me. for time i've gone with standard 1 1/2 hrs/lb of meet…
    in butts tonight Comment by opod June 2008