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  • Re: Friday pizza

    ChuckR said:
    GregW I get the impression most people make their own, but that is a guess. Stv8r That is exactly the way i feel. Thanks...

    I'm with you, when pressed for time a ready made crust will do fine. 
    I'm sure it's a much better pizza than Papa Johns or Pizza hut. 
  • Re: Wooden grate scraper anyone tried this

    I have one that I was given by Portable Kitchen (PK Grill) product support.
    I had emailed support to express my dissatisfaction with the poor quality cooking grid on the PK grill. It is a nickel coated grid that is prone to rust.

    PK support graciously sent me a new grid and a wood scraper to go with it.
    Support said to use the wood scraper instead of a wire brush. The wood scraper was supposed to not damage the nickel coating.

    The wood scraper is great as long as it's free, but I wouldn't pay for one.

    As far as the PK grill goes it's great with a fatal flaw. The grid is terrible. I know they offer the grillgrate's for it now, but it's a shame that an otherwise excellent design is spoiled by a low quality grate.

    In summary, I don't recommend the wood scraper or the PK grill.

  • Re: Lost fire

    DIAD said:
    I put 2 11lb Packers on last night.  About 10degrees in MD.  The party q batteries must have froze because I needed to change them out three times.  Egg is burning way more lump than usual and is struggling to stay in the 250 range.  Lump is burning correctly though
    Cold weather is a battery killer.
    It's hard to beat a temp control on an egg on a long cook.
    As other's have pointed out, the draft characteristics of the egg change as the lump burns down. This is what causes the need to readjust the dampers on the egg.
    The temp controller solves this problem by adjusting the air to the fire instead of having to adjust the dampers. 

    An experienced egger can lay the lump in the egg to overcome the changing draft characteristics without the need of a temp control.
  • Re: "Super Bummer" for me today.

    I cracked the base on my large many years ago. I let a fire get away from me that was so hot it caught the wood underneath the base on fire. 
    The crack developed at a defect in the casting.

    My dealer got the base replaced under warranty and even the freight was no charge.

    A good dealer makes all the difference.
  • Re: OT Christmas Presents OT

    Looks great. Would you mind providing your recipes?
    I have an interest in this, but don't know where to start.
    There's probably 2.5 million recipes on the web, but it would be nice to have one that works.
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