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There are two very delicious food holidays coming up that we wanted to share with you all because cheese and guac deserve to be celebrated! Guacamole Day is on September 16th and Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th. Happy cooking EGGheads! 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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  • 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…