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  • I forgot to say I was amazed at how many coals were left, I now believe the person who said the fire will last for 24 hours!
  • Thanks, that make sense.
  • I'm not an old man and I'm 60, pestered my husband for a BGE for 5 years before he caved, now he reaps the benefits.
  • Thanks for all the advise and personal stories. I tend to leave both vents wide open until I'm up to cooking temp and then start adjusting. I will perservere! The Butt was excellent anyway, yes, it is forgiving. Thanks all.
  • Mission accomplished, my BGE thermometer read about 60 degrees low so thanks for the info. I'm still going to look for a digital thermometer to use. Despite the problems this morning, the pork butt I cooked was so delicious, we devoured the whole th…
  • Thanks everyone, you are the best! I will take your suggestions and calibrate my thermometers. I too would prefer a digital, thanks for the info on that.
  • I really learned a lot from this experience and all the advice from you egg headers, thanks so much. I will be a little more adventuresome from now on and visit this forum often.  Julie
  • Thank you, I also mis-spoke when I said I had my firebox filled, I only had it filled to the bottom of the top ring. Should I fill to the top of the firebox when smoking or other cooking? I can see that it only burned in one spot downward. I have a …
  • Thanks, as I said this was my first attempt to smoke and I heard the 200 from someone else. I learned from experience about the plugged holes in the bottom of the firebox so that was all cleaned out and I filled it to the top of the firebox with har…