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We hope everyone’s enjoying the first few days of summer. For us, the weather heating up means one thing - the EGG’s gonna be busy! Whether you’re making stuffed burgers for a backyard grill out, some brats before a baseball game or searing a steak for dinner on the patio, we hope you’re doing it with full flavor and having fun all the while!

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  • Re: Egret's chilli (or something like it)!

    @Jeremiah‌ It does have a bite. (Don't tell my wife).
  • Re: OT - NHL Smack Talk

    I grew up with an Uncle that was a diehard Habs fan. When I started watching Patrick Roy was my fav. So I now am a huge Habs fan that follows Roy. I watched him win with the Ave's and hope he does well this playoffs... Just not as well as the Canadiens!
  • Re: Lighting the Lump.

    I agree with DMW. That is one reason I shoot for a dome temp of at least 250* but I prefer 275*. At 275 * if I do have any issues with the temp dropping overnight (while I'm asleep) I will wake up to a egg that us still 200*+ in the morning. At which I can adjust temps accordingly.
  • Re: Lighting the Lump.

    I have had great results by first completely cleaning the egg out of any ash or lump.
    Next I add the larger pieces of lump available with a couple small chunks of wood of choice for smoking.
    Add some more lump and then some wood for smoking.
    And then one more Time I repeat with some small chunks of smoking wood on top or chips.
    Then I start with starter cubes broke into 3 pieces and placed 10, 2, & 6 o clock. Leave the top up for 10 minutes close lid and let it go wide open vents for another 5. Then close bottom and top vents to about 1/8-1/4" wide.
    Stabilize between 250* - 275*. Once I'm confident the egg is stabilized i put the butts on. Wait until internal temp hits 200-205*
  • Re: Putting the egg away at night..

    If the screen on the bottom damper is closed i don't see why putting it in the garage would be a problem. My egg is on the back deck and I've cooked butts on it while I was at work.