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  • I bought the XL to begin with. For smaller cooks I just push the charcoal to the back. Don't need reducer ring or angle brackets. It will stay there. This setup gives me direct (in back) and indirect (in front) cooking surfaces on same cook. I love…
  • Buckhall- Nice Job!
  • I had my XL on a table nest sitting on a piece of tile.  After about 6 cooks I decided to replace my casters with bigger casters.  I removed the egg and tile and found that the shelf was scorched on top (under the tile).  I eventually bought a heat …
  • If you do have concerns about the temp you could put heating register grates in the back to help with airflow.  
  • My back and sides are closed  The shelf seemed to get quite hot under my stone which was under my table nest.  I would keep an eye on it.  I bought some heat barrier for the shelf and placed it under the stone.  That worked for me but it was very ex…
  • Skiddymarker said: Always knew it to be Dual Function Metal Top, or DFMT - I thought @TheEasyLife had properly coined a new name as in Dumb Mother F'ing Top, DMFT - as so many say the damn things fall off, the handles break and generally it gets …
  • The longer handle also lets me set it on the ground and rest the handle on the side of the table.  I don't have to worry about spilling my beer when I lean over to pick it up.   I am almost forced to use the top.  Living on the Gulf of Mexico it can…
  • This was a rod I actually had laying around that I could bend with a pair of pliers.  It just so happened my neighbor was throwing out the spiral thingys so I just threw this together before a cook.  I didnt think much about it except that I needed …
  • After doing a handstand I could see the food looks good.
  • Griffin said: Thatgrimguy said: Can you adjust the therm or do you just replace it? There is a nut on the back that you can turn to move the needle up or down. You don't have to be 100% accurate, but try and get it to where it reads 210 in…
  • Richard Fl said: This might make you job easier. http://www.harborfreight.com/electric-food-slicer-69460.html I thought about buying one.  My local supermarket has a deli that will slice anything for me as long as its cooked.  Since it is less…
  • I bought it when I got the thermapen.  It also glows in the dark -for my winter cooks when the sun goes down early. I do not think my familly will want store bought bacon again. Michael
  • I wrapped mine a few weeks back and had to recalibrate.
  • Billyray - Plum sauce recipe sounds excellent and easy.  Most would have everything but the plums in their house.  Especially most of us eggheads. Just concerned a bit on the temp of your pork.  You should make sure it gets to at least 145F.  I am …
  • I was looking at the pics and just noticed my Thermapen attached to the freezer.  Great device and used it while i was cooking da BACON!
  • MikeP624 said: If you cannot find a home for it, send it my way. It would look mighty nice on my egg. I wont give it up but here is a suggestion.   1.  Open Picture 2. Press Print 3. Cut to size 4. Tape to board 5. Hang your new sign  
  • I am going to ask him about a custom handle. Funny thing is that his in laws gave him their egg in a nest.  Within a day he tipped it over (pushing not pulling) and broke the top dome.  He has not had the heart to tell them.  I told him to break th…
  • I add some moisture to the patties when I make them in the form of Worcestershire or steak sauce. I mix all ingredients I am putting in the burgers (including seasonings) then form the patties leaving them a tad moist. I use a press to form then s…
  • I have an XL nest. Therefore I can't help you here. When I did my table, I picked up the nest from the BGE dealer about a week before they were to deliver the egg so I could have everything done for when they showed up. This allowed me to take the …
  • I havn't yet. I did not know if this was normal or not. So I thought I would check here first. I was actually surprised it was about 70F lower than before but it also wasn't running as long as before. I shot it almost right after it stabilized cl…
  • Here are some new temp pics.  The temp under the glowing coals was 174 on the tile.  You can see the temp on the dome thermometer vs the infared one.  Outside is very hot.  This was taken with a 1/2 full XL lump reducing ring burning.  Not a full lo…
  • Secondly, do you clean it out after every cook? IMHO, you should have a bit of ash in the bottom, under the fire grate, maybe as much as 1/2" to 1" thick. The ash acts as an incredible insulator and will not affect airflow for the cook.  …
  • My table/ XL egg is 1 1/2" higher than BGE plans.  I am also 6'1".  I have no problem reaching the back or down into the pit to build my charcoal.  I built it this way on purpose so I would not have to bend down as much.  I will say it makes it a bi…
  • Dome thermometer was calibrated.  I also had a probe on the grate that was within 5 degrees of dome temp. I think with the heat protective fabric my wood should be fine from here on out.  I will have to take some temps from under the shelf the next…
  • I purchased a reflective heat fabric highlighted in yellow here: http://www.firesleeveandtape.com/AB-Thermal-catalog-F-RHR.pdf.  It is suppose to reflect 95% of heat and withstand temps up to 1000F.  I asked the rep if I could place it under my tile…
  • SmokinDAWG82 said: He said he had a table nest which would give him 2-3 inches between the bottom of the egg and the fire brick, so something does not add up. As with cooks I think we need to see a picture of his setup to determine a course of …
  • Wait with lid open or closed?
  • Bass Pro Shops carries them (pretty good pricing) and some hardware stores too.
  • I got an XL egg