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I have the Grill Mat and place it in front of either the Mini or the KJ when egging..
If I remember right, @Nature Boy had an earlier version of the BGE before they added the screen to the draft door.
Keep the screen on your draft closed and it "should" significantly reduce the risk of flying embers. The mesh is pretty fine and short of a ceramic failure I wouldn't think there could be a way for an ember to get out - unless it's a freak occurrence when you open up the BGE to take your food out.
It probably also goes without saying, but don't use a weedburner or something equally crazy that shoots sparks all over the place if you're not on a surface that can withstand that kind of abuse..I use starter cubes and watch the Kamados like a hawk until I close the dome..I still watch the damn things like crazy while they are on also..
I've been looking for a new 'go to' lump after OO went out of business..
Tried Rockwood from Firecraft some time ago.
TINY (and I mean tiny) pieces and lots of dust. 5 bags of it. A hundred bucks of tiny pieces and dust.
I really miss OO. I ordered that also from Firecraft and it was totally different. Lots of good sized pieces.
To those who say "it burns the same" - that's not the case when you have a Mini, and a bunch of tiny holes in the grate.
I need reasonably big pieces for the bottom and can't find that consistently with ANY lump (aside from FOGO, LOL) since OO went out of biz. (Even my favorite RO is hit and miss - some bags are great, some total junk. Really annoying to play "lump lotto" all the time).
Rockwood seems like an OK lump but I was really disappointed by the shipment from Firecraft. It was literally "bags thrown in a box" and shipped..ZERO packaging. No wonder it arrived beat to heck and nothing but tiny pieces and dust.
Hopefully they are shipping better nowdays. If not, they need to get on it and start adding some basic packing material to prevent the lump from getting blasted to smithereens in shipping.
Wow - that's some twisted logic you guys use to justify pumping the ozone layer full of noxious fumes and carbon from your Egg.
Regardless of how you attempt to "justify" your (completely contrary to your political position) actions, the fact remains you are pumping a LOT of smoke and garbage into the ozone - you know..the very thing you guys are railing against those big, evil capitalistic companies for doing.
Debating with you is pointless - you're "true believers" and can't even see the obvious in front of your face.
BTW, the personal insults are so typical of liberals (and straight out of "rules for radicals") - when they can't win, they choose to degrade to name calling. I won't even bother to respond to that as it's not worth the effort.
Enjoy the Thanksgiving. But don't eat too much Turkey. Their flatuence could lead to the end of life as we know it on the planet. I'm sure the temp will raise at least .000001 degrees over the next decade or so as a result. Be careful - and buy lots of sunscreen!!!