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  • Re: Am I making the right decision? Please help!

    (Disclaimer - I'm in the same situation as you. Doing due dilligence before purchase so, in the time-honored tradition of the blind leading the blind here goes:)

    Seems that this forum isn't well monitored. I have some of the same questions that you do. From what I've gleaned here and elsewhere:

    Addressing # 3 first:

    1  rolling the Egg should always be done by pulling it rather than pushing.

    2 there is something called The Nest Handler that makes moving it easier. It's on my list of must haves. Additionally, the casters are apparently available in 3" and 4". The larger caster is more forgiving of pebbles and other irregularities than smaller ones

    As for your question #2 - I would not take any chances with CO2 or the danger of setting fire to your garage. Not sure how long it takes for the coals to fully extinguish but embers can lay dormant for a long time. Hopefully someone will address this.

    You might also visit these other forums: - This site is really informative - I've found more information that related to my needs at nakedwhiz than anywhere else.

    AND  Q-talk is probably the forum in which to ask. There are a lot of Egg users there too.

    So - good luck on your purchase. I'm taking my time. I've been looking at smokers for several years. Had my heart set on a big heavy offset smoker until I saw the Egg being used in a competition on one of the food channels. I also realized that since I live very close to the ocean, steel would require extra maintenance creating an ongoing battle which the salt air would eventually win; second, I don't have space for the kind of offset cooker that I would like (but it's a great excuse to buy a pickup truck) and third, that such a smoker is complete overkill for my current needs (slow cooking pork ribs, shoulders and grilling the occasional tri-tip). Maybe when I'm ready to cook whole hogs. :-)

    Also - there are probably other forums - Google is your friend!



  • Re: Los Angeles area Eggheads (and to the rest of the U.S. - don't follow our lead)

    HBmoai said:
    Yeah it sucks here, temp only got to 72 today, and the beach was kinda windy. I totally understand why you want to leave here, and tri tip wasn't even on sale this week. Sorry, I could go on and on, I lost one of my socks in the dryer, and Im just really frustrated. Life sucks

    Hate to say so but  -that's the attitude that is destroying CA. Frog in a pot. Etc.

    One day, you'll wake up -WTF? What happened? People died defending our freedoms. Sad thing.

    I've lived in socialist countries - you can't just do what you want. If that's for you? Great.Enjoy it. The point of the post is - look what is happening in CA - be aware. If it's not for you in New Orleans or Austin Or Salt Lake City - don't let it happen because it will.

    Probably enough - so who's going to join me for a MEATY MONDAY EGGFEST?

  • Los Angeles area Eggheads (and to the rest of the U.S. - don't follow our lead)

    The weather used to be enough justification for living here but the list of negatives is just getting too long.

    Sales Taxes - highest in US.

    Lousy Schools

    Income Taxes increasing so we can continue to pay (public service union extortion payments (pensions).

    Lousy Schools

    Rude Drivers

    More potholes than streets

    Self-Serving politicians  (oh, that's an oxymoron)

    Now from those same gutless, self-serving wonders: Meatless Mondays:

    Meatless Mondays - I'm going to stop at the butcher shop on the way home and buy some more meat.

    We need to have a Monday Night Cook-in

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