There are two very delicious food holidays coming up that we wanted to share with you all because cheese and guac deserve to be celebrated! Guacamole Day is on September 16th and Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th. Happy cooking EGGheads! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here
Here's a simple mantra that has helped me lose 38 pounds; "Eat less, move more", a quote from Marion Nestle. It's easier to accomplish this goal and incorporate it into a healthy lifestyle. Diet fads come and go. Moderation is the key to everything.
I had this problem the first couple times I used my egg. I read somewhere on this forum to start a small fire at the top center of coals, and then close the lid with daisy wheel holes open and bottom vent cracked a half inch (I have an XL). Let the fire spread slowly to desired temperature. This should take about 25-30 minutes. This method works great for me. I've found that it doesn't matter how much lump I put in the egg, it's the amount of lump that you let catch on fire that matters. Start a small fire, close the egg and use the amount of air you let in determine the temp. It sounds like you've been starting a large fire, and using the amount of air you can keep out to set the temp. Once you get a bunch of lump on fire it's hard to cool it down. Also, I would highly recommend using an electric coil starter. That way it's easier to control how much lump is being lit.