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  • Re: First time use lbge

    Congratulations and welcome! You are going to have a great time with your new egg. All aforementioned warnings about wallet draining are true.

    Regarding your gasket, BGE does suggest that you keep the first few cooks rather low to season the gasket. But your gasket will eventually fail, when that happens contact the site gasket guru - @RRP. He will hook you up with a replacement gasket.

    Get a good instant read thermometer, cook to temp rather than time, try something new every few cooks and have fun. 
  • Re: Thermoworks Smoke vs Maverick 732

    I really like the ThermaQ, and was thinking they would lower the price after the Smoke was introduced. But, it's still priced at $139. When you add 2 probes, the price is still over $200. 
  • Re: Best Way to Cook Different Doneness on Steaks

    The best (and IMHO the only) way to accurately determine the doneness of a streak is with a good instant read thermometer. The Thermapen is the gold standard.

    More importantly it is the only way to tell if your food has reached a safe serving temperature. My Thermapen has improved my cooking more than any other BGE accessory.      
  • Re: Porkbutt event advice

    I did 50 lbs of pork butt for my son's HS graduation party. I also have an XL and did it in 2 batches over the 2 weekends before the party. After each batch we pulled the pork and sealed it in Foodsaver bags and froze it. The day of the party we reheated the sealed bags of pork in boiling water, put it in chafing dishes with a small amount of apple juice and vinegar (Darby's right, most of the moisture is fat & collagen). It tasted like it just came off the egg, and we received many complements on the pork. All in all it was a successful and relatively stress free process.  Good Luck!
  • Re: Happy Birthday RRP

    Happy Birthday Ron! Thanks for all the great advise & and all you do for this group. 
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