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  • Re: Lump Consumption

    Nope....that would be assuming that I'm doing a shoulder AND assuming I use 4 lbs. of lump (you assume a chicken is always a low and slow).

    First of all, it would be less than 5 lbs. in the first 6 cooks AND less than 4 lbs. on average to do a butt or ribs.  Actually do probably three times as many rib cooks as butts also, which makes a difference.   Hell even at HeavyG's average, I'm at 4.5.  And mine are on average less than his timewise.

    Bottom line is you are wrong.  I wouldn't sit here and tell you your experience is wrong because I have no knowledge of yours.  I don't know how long you let your fire go before putting the food on, I don't know how long you let your fire burn after you take it off, just as you have zero clue when it comes to my cook.

    And I never mentioned hot dogs.....never cooked 'em, at least on the Egg.  Another assumption on your part.

    Nothing more annoying when the guy who thinks he's the smartest in the room is anything but.    

  • Re: Lump Consumption

    My numbers are in line with yours @Mikee as stated in my post earlier in the thread.  That's over three years using the Egg.  So I know your numbers are/can be accurate.  Some just like to stir up **** for some reason.
  • Re: How do you get it going??

    Bernzomatic TS4000 torch.  About $40.  It uses both MAP and propane, but I prefer propane because it's cheaper at $3 a canister versus $10 and I can't tell the difference. 

    I light three spots for about 20-30 seconds each and am cooking in 10 minutes.  I go through maybe two canisters a year and cook on average four nights a week.  I wouldn't do it any other way. 

  • Re: Who do you side with?

    Rubio (who I really like personally and love his story) was my highest, followed by Paul and Cruz.  But honestly I'm looking hard at the only nonpoliticians from either side, Trump, Carson and Fiorina.  Sick and damn tired of the lifelong politico, most of whom have never had a real job in their life.

    Sanders was at the bottom which is not surprising since he's a self-professed socialist.     

  • Re: OT-Anyone have a foam mattress?

    After looking and pricing forever, we finally bought a memory foam mattress from Costco online for about a quarter of the others we were considering.  That was over a year ago and I'm so glad we did.  They have a no questions asked return policy which made it easy, but I spent about $600 when I was planning on spending around $3K.

    I have little doubt that it's as good or close to the quality of the others we were looking at that were 4x the price.  We have loved it so far.