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Holding steady

TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
Apple strudel at 400 degrees, pizza at 550.  It took 2 1/2 hours to cool down the Egg and the pork shoulder went on at 9:00 PM.  Now 3 1/2 hours into the cook and even with the dropping air temps, Egg is holding steady at 250 dome.  I know thats low and I can bump it up, but I figure Egg's been hot for about 8 hours now and dome and grate should be pretty equal (got to get one of those fancy temp probes that measure more than one thing)  Getting ready to call it a night and I'll raise the temp in the morning if need be.  Doesn't need to be done til 6 PM or so, so I have plenty of time to finish and will probably end up FTC..  Amazing how good the neighborhood smells.  Pics when finished.  
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  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Gotta love the versatility of the Egg. Sounds like you had a good day.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    The Egg is in the zone. Even with a 30 drop in air temp, still holding steady at 250. One more Tito's then off to sleep.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Well, I should have stayed up and had even another Tito's.  Some time between going to bed at 2:30 and waking up at 7:30, my fire went out.  First time it ever happened for me on an overnight cook, even with low temp (225 for 25 hours once).  Egg was cool and meat was 120 degrees.  Fired it back up and took it to 300 degrees to make up some time.  Had to crutch it from 180 til I pulled it at 200, so it was done in time for dinner.  Still turned out great.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    Tj looks great and btw after your high temp cooks did you add any more lump ? 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Yeah phil, I think that was my problem.  I had about 2/3 of a firebox left.  Should have just stirred, added wood chunks and let it go.  I dumped in some fresh lump, and may have smothered the small fire I had going  to keep the Egg at 250.  Although I did watch it for over 3 hours and it was holding temp well, so maybe not.  It turned out great in the end.  
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    thats all that counts and i tried your strudel today family loved it thanks for sharing .
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Glad they liked it.  It was a big hit here as well.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
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