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Get ready to turn up the heat as we dive into August. While there are only a few weeks left to perfect those tailgate recipes, summer isn’t over yet! Two things we’ll be making this month are Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops and Bell Pepper Kabobs. Then, relax after a cookout with a cool dessert cooked on your EGG - Ice Cream Sandwiches! You can mix and match your favorite cookie flavors with ice cream flavors. Simple, yet delicious!

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  • Biggest failure so far...

    I had to share this.  It's one of those moments where you can't even get angry...you just shake your head and thank God nothing bad happened.   My wife bought me some new, fancy rubber grill gloves that are supposed to be heat resistant to something like 500 degrees.  I have always used welding gloves for manuevering inside a hot Egg, but I always leave them out on my table by accident.  When they get rained on, they conduct heat instead of prevent it, and they become useless.  Anyway, I broke out the new fancy rubber/silicone grill gloves.   I was cooking a few chickens indirect with my Adjustable Rig and wanted to speed up the cook because family showed up and were ready to eat.  So, I pulled the heat deflector/platesetter.  Immediate heat filtered through my new, fancy rubber grill gloves and my hands were on immediate fire.   I set it on the edge of the deck until I could think where to put it.   I use some stainless steel nuts to elevate drip pans, and they were laying on top of my deck box.   I arranged them quickly, set the hot platesetter on them, and rushed inside to cool off my burning hands with some cold water.  I came back out, no lie, under a minute later, to this.  Melted all the way through.  Even the top of my shop vac handle was melted a little from the lid falling through on it.   Never in my life would I have thought that thick lid could have melted that quickly.  But, live and learn.  Today, bought a new, larger deck box, and it looks like the old one will go to the garage for storage.  No need for a deck box with a sunroof.   Biggest numbskull thing I've done in a long time.    
  • Re: Biggest failure so far...

    They are called Ekogrips.  (http://www.amazon.com/Highest-Rated-Resistant-Silicone-Gloves/dp/B00HLPXL80).  They get great reviews.   But they didn't do diddly poo to stop the heat from hitting my hands...and fast. The thing about the silicone is it heats up itself.  So, I was still screaming after putting down the ceramic platesetter because the gloves were hot as hell on my hands.  It felt like they were melting to my skin.  Maybe I just got a lemon.   There are over 1000 positive reviews on Amazon.   But my red hands tell me I won't trust them again.   
  • Re: Biggest failure so far...

    @Ozzie_Isaac :    Luckily, I had the plate setter wrapped in foil to prevent drippings and bad smoke.   So,  the foil stuck to the plastic and the ceramic came right out with no problem.   Got pretty lucky there.  
  • Re: Thermapen Tip.....

    Why?! Apparently, you've never a a steak at a perfect 144.6 degrees. So much juicier than 145. B-) Sorry, OP....not trying to pile on.
  • Re: Brisket knives? What's your preference

    Damn....shouldn't have opened this discussion. 3 minutes of reading and I ordered the Dexter sani-safe myself. [-(