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Another vote on getting rid of electronics. A little confused why electronics were needed for steak. More time tearing out, setting up, monitoring, than normal times to cook steak. Can see for long cook with low and slow techniques. Too each their own though:)
Gotta say I struggle with anything "grilled" on the Egg for all the same reasons mentioned above. Anything low and slow shines on the Egg, but soon as I get grilling I have a tendency to burn real quick. Chicken is a killer for me too. Maybe if I invested in a raised rack system would help. I've talked to a bunch of people and that seems to be the way to go. I'm also contemplating reverse sear soon on steak, chops, and or chicken just to see how it works. The old Weber kettle shines for grilling for me:)
Another vote for John Belushi. Had forgotten about Martin and Akroyd wild and crazy guy skits, started giggling as soon as I saw previous post. They were classic all the way. Garret Morris always the perfect side kick, never got the credit he deserved.
I still have and regularly use my Weber kettle. Always use a Weber chimney, lump charcoal, and a Weber starter cube to start. I use it now primarily, and actually prefer over Egg, for grilling. The ability to get all the charcoal on one side for indirect is sooooo much easier. I have done low and slow on it prior to getting my Egg though with pretty good results. I basically did the Minion method of lining up the charcoal around the outside and started one end. Worked great, but temp control, longevity of cook, and insulation no where near the Egg. A kettle is a great way to start on a budget, learn the tricks of the trade, and enjoy the journey. Save up for an Egg down the road. Best of luck and enjoy!!!!!