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  • I walked into HEB on Saturday to buy some salmon and noticed the ad as I entered. I thought I would go with steak instead of salmon. However, when I went to the counter I didn't see the sale price listed. Figuring I either misread the ad, or the pri…
  • I have a Large and a Medium and the Medium is just as good at keeping temps. It is slightly quicker for getting up to temps, and of course, uses less lump. The only drawback I have found is that it can run out of lump at about 16 hours on a low a…
  • Thanks for the heads up. That is tempting. However, I am taking delivery of an XL tomorrow and that puts me at three Eggs (XL, L, M). The timing is not good to hit up Mrs Skihorn for a fourth Egg. Freddie League City, TX
  • Bless you! Freddie League City, TX
  • Having great friends like you probably makes it easier to have perspective! I remember when hurricane Ike hit it completely demolished all the homes on Bolivar peninsula. There was not even debri left. When I saw a friend who lived there a few da…
  • Here in the Houston area we set or flirted with record highs each of the last several days - high 90's which is real hot when you are this close to the coast and have the humidity. We don't usually see those temps until July. We are also, in the wo…
  • Thanks for the info and the link. Freddie League City, TX
  • Darian: Really dumb question - what is an adjustable rig and do they sell it at Chim-Chimneys? I see it referenced on here all the time but don't what it is other than an alternative to a plate setter. We do need to get together for lunch or some…
  • Thanks for the picture. I was leaning away from it but two Eggheads (you and Mickey) can't be wrong! Freddie League City, TX
  • I will be rolling it short distances on a smooth deck. Is that what the "nest handler" would be for? Thanks for the quick reply. Freddie League City, TX
  • I bought a Med to go with my Large and love it. However, I am always cooking for at least four in my family, and we like leftovers. For just two people the Large/small probably makes the most sense. The Med definitely uses less lump than the Larg…
  • I have never use foil to protect the probes and have never had a problem. I do try to have the wire exit the Egg over one of the plate setter legs. That said, I never use the probes for high temp cooks like pizza (don't use it at all) or steaks (…
  • Short story: Mine is a very limited sample but my three Webers work perfectly, and my one Maverick was terrible. Full story: I had two Webers that worked perfectly. Then one day they started cross reading (giving me one temp even if in two differ…
  • LDD: How do you usually set up for direct/indirect cooking? Freddie
  • Desert Oasis: No worries. Even when guys consider things "guy" things we usually love it when the ladies also enjoy them! A guy toy is not a mutally exclusive term. Freddie
  • Like a sports car (which I don't own), just because it is a "guy" toy does not mean the ladies can't also own and enjoy one. I am married to a feminist, so I do need to be careful. However, she completely cedes all Egg responsibilities to me. B…
  • Thanks Darian! Freddie
  • Thanks Frank! Unfortunately, I already have a boat. But other than that and my Eggs I really have very few "guy" toys! Freddie
  • Love the pictures! Freddie
  • Thanks! Freddie
  • You weren't much help. Freddie League City, TX
  • Cook to medium rare in the middle. If then ends are still not done enough for the family put individual slices on the grill with some direct heat, or just a heat a skillet with a pat of butter and use that to get to desired doneness. Freddie Lea…
    in prime rib Comment by skihorn May 2011
  • I have gone through several phases of cooking with no gasket. I could tell no difference in how it cooked. I could see a noticeable difference in how quickly it shut down. Not having gaskets left me with less lump for next time. I also recently let …
  • You won't regret the purchase. I was a boring bbq guy who never ventured past burgers, steak or chicken and grilled about twice a month. Between the temp control and the Egg and the advice on this forum, I now do all kinds of things on the Egg. I lo…
  • Brian: I have never tried Cowboy. Freddie
  • Thanks Tim. I knew the Medium wouldn't go as long the Large, but I was feeding 64 people so I needed both! Freddie League City, TX
  • Thanks Tim: I go back and forth between Royal Oak and Ozark Oak. The RO is a little cheaper at WalMart but I still like to support my Egg dealer and buy Ozark that they stock. Freddie
  • Thanks for the pictures Blair! It looks like you had slightly more lump after 22 hours than I did at 16. When you say "DigiQ at 210" is that the grid temp or the dome? Assuming the grid, that is pretty close to what I was doing. I was using Ozark Oa…
  • That's the spirit! Big pieces of meat are intimidating, because it usually means you have a lot of guests over and want it to be just right. I don't ever cook a brisket or butt just for the immediate family, so it is hard to experiment. For my fi…
  • I have only done three butts, so I am no expert. Mine have all taken MUCH longer and I was doing them at roughly the same temp as you. The one comment I can offer is you say the thermopen had it at 187 to 212. Normally I would just use the lowest…
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