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  • Re: Rocks bbq

    Ok so I just tried to post a link to the Naked Whiz website that walks you through getting your stoker visible to outside your network internet and got the message that my post would show up when it was approved.  GRRRRR.

    Anyway if you go to the Naked Whiz review of the stoker on his website on section 13 or 14 of the review he has a pretty inclusive write up on how to go about this. 
    I wonder if Vanilla or the moderators have blocked Naked Whiz links or something because I have tried to post links to there a few times and have had the same results but never had my comments posted.
  • Re: Intervention Request

    The way I see it is this. I realise that I am generalizing here but, it is my opinion that very few if any eggheads here were born into egging. At some point in their lives, most eggheads on this forum probably started out doing the occasional burgers and once in a while a steak on their cheap ass gasers. As time marched on, some people wanted more and eventually discovered the Big Green Egg. The food produced was so far beyond anything they had previously experienced in the past,  (Myself included.) We noticed that chicken was a lot moister, steaks were done more accurately to our liking. They became massive egg enthusiasts. We became more adventuresome and started to do roasts and pork butts and briskets and attempted to emulate some of the finer food that was produced by professionals. After BBQing for 30 years, I am sure that you became fairly experienced at what you were doing with your WSM and similar units. You probably discovered what you needed to do to keep your food moist and cooked properly. The switch over for you was most likely not as dramatic as it was for many of the people on the forum. There is nothing special or magic about the BGE over any other ceramic cooker. I just know that it has done a damned wonderful job for me and has made me a way better cook than I would have been otherwise and I can do it winter and summer which I think you may find difficult with a WSM.
  • Re: Anybody have regrets on buying Mini Max?

    I don't think very many people ever regret buying a BGE of any size once they discover the great food that they produce!!!  :D
  • Re: Bikinis, Brews, & BBQ

    Yer all SICK! ! ! ! !  
  • Re: Newbie questions: Takes too long to light? Too much lump?

    BGE fire starters are basically sawdust and paraffin wax. I've had my LBGE for about a year and a half and always used that product to avoid any chemical residue found in some other brands.  I also had similar issues as yours. I found that after lighting the cubes, I would place a piece of lump over the flame to help light it faster. It produced a fair amount of black smoke and seemed like very little air flow was causing the problem. When the flame went out I would get a lot of white smoke for a few minutes and that would finally dissipate. About 30 minutes later I may or may not be ready to cook something. I recently purchased an electric charcoal starter which is just a small stove element. 10 minutes buried in the coals and I am up to temp in another 10. I no longer have the undesirable smoke issues coating the inside of my egg either. I am happy with this way of starting the egg for now. We will see how long it lasts.
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