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We hope everyone’s enjoying the first few days of summer. For us, the weather heating up means one thing - the EGG’s gonna be busy! Whether you’re making stuffed burgers for a backyard grill out, some brats before a baseball game or searing a steak for dinner on the patio, we hope you’re doing it with full flavor and having fun all the while!

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  • Re: New to BGE

    1) Welcome
    2) Listen to @TexanOfTheNorth ;
    3) Get a Thermopen

    But mostly welcome aboard. 
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  • Re: Temp control for caveman

    When you caveman a thick steak, the meat actually cools down the coals and the net effect is that the brown strip next to the seared surface is quite small compared to a traditional cook. It's not wall-to-wall medium rare like a perfectly executed reverse sear - but it's pretty close and works well for me even on a thick steak. 
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  • Re: So easy that a caveman could do it

    Sweet100s said:
    @Sweet100s those steaks were about 3 min per side. They were 1.5" thick. 
    Thank you.  

    After you take it off the coals, there is no ... icky coal dust on them? 

    Do you get much smoke flavor? 



    If you put the steak on hot, orange coals there is no coal dust.  Occasionally, you have to knock off a coal or two that stuck to the meat. 

    If one, were to, say, give in to too much drink and put some steaks on coals that are very white and ashy, one might get ashy steaks.  Or so I hear.

    The smoke flavor is perfect in my opinion.  Just enough.
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  • Re: OT - WSM

    johnnyp said:
    For similar cost you could grab an Akorn. Blend of cost effectiveness and Kamodo style cooking

    That's an excellent thought.  I've cooked on several (four) of them at friends' houses.   They cook almost exactly like an egg.  No need for babysitting.  It doesn't have quite as much capacity at a 22.5" WSM would be the main downside.  And you have to be careful not to let the temp get above 650 as the lid (airflow controller on top) can seal shut. 

    As somebody else mentioned the Apollo Napolean AS300K is also a great option.  I have one (purchased years ago under the British manufacturer's name of ProQ).  It is dollar for dollar the best money I have spent on a grill.  It is our travel grill because it latches together and you can lift it with just the handle on top.  Take out one section and it will fit upright in a van or SUV.  Take out 2 sections and it is like a 20" Weber Smokey Joe.  We bake apple pastries on it while camping after doing caveman steaks as the entree - and when I need some extra grill space I use it for veggies or wings as it is a great raised direct cooker if you take out the water pan. 

    For your needs, these may or may not be better options than the WSM.  But, these would be my 3 "finalists" for sure.
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  • Re: OT Any thoughts on last nights GOT

    I've watched the first episode of season 1 about 3 times but can't seem to get into it.  Am I missing something?

    @GATraveller, try 2 or 3 more episodes.  For me, it is all about character development.  I don't watch much TV so I'm no expert, but I really like how they develop the complex characters - and that combined with the obvious storylines just makes for good viewing.  If, after a few more episodes, you are not into it, don't sweat it and move along.  


    Some people don't like brisket the first time they try it, but most come around eventually. 
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