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  • The mini will get hot very fast according the thermometer in the dome. After lifting the dome and placing a cool piece of meat on the grill; the temp will go down. The thing is that that coals are still very hot.  The meat will be seeing a higher te…
    in Mini egg Comment by Mikee January 28
  • The mini is great. It can cook for two people. I use mine almost daily. More than two people and you'll have to be a little creative. 
  • andybarn said: The Cen-Tex Smoker said: I bet you $1 he is using BGE lump Been using Fogo and Rockwood. Occasionly a bag of Royal Oak Try the CharBroil lump. Nothing comes close to its neutral flavor. It burns cleaner …
  • Never got 24 hrs. out of my small but I was cooking in the 270* range. The basket, in my opinion, does nothing. What does matter is the ambient temperature and the density of the lump. I'm a fan of the Charbroil Center Cut Lump. It is very light wei…
  • EggPerfection said: Mikee said: I've been using the Rutland fire starters lately over the chimney stove. The Rutland's are under $2 for a box of 24 and seem identical to the BGE starters. It only takes 1/2 of a starter for the mini and…
  • I've been using the Rutland fire starters lately over the chimney stove. The Rutland's are under $2 for a box of 24 and seem identical to the BGE starters. It only takes 1/2 of a starter for the mini and small egg; probably could use a 1/2 on the la…
  • Cbeasley said: Mikee said: I'd like some more info on the fire. If the Egg was shut down with the damper on the dome and the bottom vent closed, I wonder how it continued to burn extremely hot. No air, no fire.  Bottom vent was …
  • I'd like some more info on the fire. If the Egg was shut down with the damper on the dome and the bottom vent closed, I wonder how it continued to burn extremely hot. No air, no fire. 
  • The world is no safer with Kim Jong-un with nuclear as the US with Trump in control. The US is the only nation to fire nuclear weapons on a foreign nation. We did it before and now we have a president who is willing to do it again. North Korea, just…
  • Trump lies like a rug. He is so easy to read. Why does he want to build 'The Wall'. He thinks of it as one big great 'statue' that will remind people for decades of how 'great of a president' he was. He is as phony as a $3 dollar bill. The only mone…
  • Good question. I would do the pork steaks first; do them slow and under cooked. Get them up to a temperature where the liquid is not pouring out after resting. Then do the chicken. Throw the pork steaks back on at high heat to finish them. Here in s…
  • Paid $38 or $39 for the Tel-Tru 3" which included shipping from St. Louis BBQ Store.
  • A Tel-Tru 3" thermometer is no more expensive than the Smokeware. Made in the USA vs China.
  • SoCalTim said: I have no problems with RO. Good stuff. RO was my go to brand. Great value. Tried a bag of RW; just as good as RO but too expensive. Used 5 or 6 other brands over the years. Only one was superior and stood out as being the b…
  • I have been using some RO lately; more so on longer cooks where it has time to burn clean. For instance when I have potatoes wrapped in foil to start the evening cook . By far the best lump is the Center Cut Charbroil. After giving 4 boxes to my dau…
  • theyolksonyou said: Mikee has a good recipe, so I've heard.  And it has been posted. That recipe was for a thin but chewy dough. It is easily stretched and will then hold its round shape.   
  • A wooden table can last for decades. Choose the right wood, correct construction, and some maintenance when needed.  
  • Can't imagine all the neighbors coming around. 'What's cooking?' 
  • Still got 12 boxes of that center cut crap. Burns clean in just a couple of minutes and no chips or dust. Wish I would have gotten ripped off for another 20 boxes at under $8 a box.
  • YukonRon said: If wood soaked up water, do you think they would have made boats with it?  Read up on wooden boats then ask yourself that question. 
  • pescadorzih said: I like that I can run the egg in a downpour and not get water in the egg. If its raining cats and dogs, I'm not cooking outside; I'll wait it out. Not because a few drops will get into the egg via the factory setup. I jus…
  • The price to ship a bag of charcoal is not cheap. People were buying several bags to qualify for 'free shipping'. Firecraft most likely had to increase the price since they eating the cost of shipping. The cost of free shipping is now incorporated i…
  • I soak wood chips or else the burn up in a few minutes. Chunks go in dry.
  • I've had some bad luck, in the past, with Baby Back Ribs. Seems I was always over cooking them. I backed down the amount of cooking time. One of the keys to a good rib is for it to be tender but still retain some of the chewiness. Over cook them and…
  • I would use cedar. I would also eliminate the weak butt joints. 
  • I am partial to the Ribey.  NY Strip and Porterhouse come in at 2nd. On Fathers Day my daughter called and asked if I was free for dinner and what I would want. She was thinking of going out for dinner and I assumed she was going to egg. Decided tha…
  • Chimney stove works great. So does a paper towel soaked in some oil. The last month or so I switched back to a fire starter. The chimney stove is the least expensive way (after the initial cost) and the fastest. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. They all work…
  • I assembled my mom's large this past weekend. It was already past sunset when attaching the dome. The table/egg were just outside the garage so I still had some light from the garage to work with. First attempt was very close but towards the rear it…
  • Took the large Egg out of box to fit in the car. I could have easily transported 2-3 eggs that way. 
  • I took my mini down to my mom's. My sister and mom confuse it with a large. They expect me to cook meals for 4-5 people on it. I can do it but it's a real PIA and aggravating. An 8 pound roast will barely fit on it; have to put the temperature gauge…
    in Mini Egg??? Comment by Mikee June 2017
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