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  • Re: Temperature Control

    I believe the people that have the most issues with temperatures are the ones that are micro-managing the temperature.  What I do is start the fire with an empty egg, no platesetter.  After I get a nice clean burning fire I stabilize the target temperature for at least 20 minutes, then I add the platesetter, grill and meat and won't look at the temperature for at least an hour.  If I am doing ribs the stabilized temperature seems to recover in half an hour with bigger stuff like brisket or butt it might take an hour or more.  

    Gerhard
  • Re: Big Green Eggers ... A Different Breed.

    I believe the egg requires a bigger financial commitment than most folks are willing to make to grill, which is what most people do on a propane bbq, so naturally you are more of an enthusiast.  
    I came to the egg from an offset smoker and really loved being able to do a 18 hour smoke with one load of charcoal after years of having to check every half hour to 40 minutes on the smoker.  I think it is one of the best treats I have given myself.

    Gerhard
  • Re: OT - Paying Respects for the Fallen Dallas Police Officers.

    @bhedges1987 No !  Then the racists would win.  It is our duty (your's and mine) to make this country better by ensuring equality no matter what means it takes to accomplish the ends.

    Get me in the NBA then... Or the NFL... It's not fair I'm not as athletic as African Americans and they make a lot more money than me because of it... It's your job I guess to make sure that happens.

    It is not my duty at all to make sure there is equality.  I don't work as hard or am as smart as Steve jobs was. I shouldn't be paid equal. 
    Being denied a job because of incompetence or inability is totally different than being denied a job because of skin colour.

    Gerhard
  • Re: Shooting in Orlando

    You have nut case that has access to more fire power than any civilian should have. Various government agencies link it to radical Islamic terrorism for self serving purposes to ensure larger budget more staff.......   This guy was in need of psychiatric care not the right to buy two new guns and enough ammo to start a small war.
  • Re: A bad experience / too many shoulders / bbq guru

    I don't have an electronic crutch but I found if I stabilize the temperature before adding the plate setter, the grill and the meat it works great.  It will take an hour or even more for the temperature to come back but it always has come back to the stabilized temperature.   Trying to micro manage the temperature seems to end in frustration every time.

    Gerhard
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