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Vortex for the Egg?

Anyone here use the Vortex for their Egg?  Any real reason to have one and use one in an Egg?
Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

Livermore, California

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  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,004
    No

    In a full time state of entropious nebulinity as Head Brewmeister and Chief Flatulator @ Rancho Loco Brewery and Flatutorium, Kirkland, TN

  • What's a Vortex?
    XL bge, Mini max & 36 BS Griddle.
  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

    Livermore, California
  • They are great for a Webber Kettle but I don't see any use for them in an Egg. But I could be wrong, I know I've already been wrong once this year.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    Large Egg 10/16 MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
    Seems as though the specialty for it is wings and the ability to put them all "around" the heat source to get the heat and crispy without having to worry at all about burning them.  Wings are a once a week thing in my house at a minimum, so I was wondering if anyone here had it or has used it on the Egg yet.

    And you are ahead of me @SaintJohnsEgger I've been wrong twice this year already!

    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

    Livermore, California
  • thanks for the link. Looks like the vortex does what a plate setter or half moon plate setter does by directing the heat to a certain area. As far as searing goes, wont going nuclear in the egg produce the same results?

    XL bge, Mini max & 36 BS Griddle.
  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
     I would say yes and no. In the instance of doing chicken wings, the vortex will still keep the lump burning in one specific area straight up, where a plate setter, is still going to either slow down the cook drastically, or still have hotspots on the grill or the areas the plate setter doesn't cover.  As far as searing goes, your indirect is off to the side, and then when you are ready to sear, it's already blazing hot right in the center, so you can directly sear and not have to pull, then foil, remove platesetter and then wait for egg to heat up. 
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

    Livermore, California
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,353
    canuckland
  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
    Yep. 

    Its $40. I can think of $40 I waste on much dumber **** than this!!!!

    gonna have to order one and give it a go. 
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

    Livermore, California
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 300
    Haha dude u have to be closing in on having every eggcessory there is... 
  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
    cheeaa said:
    Haha dude u have to be closing in on having every eggcessory there is... 
    This will be the first one I have bought in a LONG time!!!  The good news, is my Dad got me a really nice Sous Vide for Christmas, but since I already have the Anova one, his is gong to turn into a Joetiscerrie!!!  

    Oh yeah!!!!!!
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

    Livermore, California
  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,310
    Yep   it conserves fuel in your xl so you dont go through a bag of lump everytime you cook
  • jeffwitjeffwit Posts: 1,348
    Jefferson, GA
    XL BGE, MM, Things to flip meat over and stuff
    Wife, 3 kids, 5 dogs, 4 cats, 12 chickens, 2 goats, 2 pigs. 
    “Honey, we bought a farm.”
  • chuckytheeggheadchuckytheegghead Posts: 1,201
    Whatever happened to tiki? Anyone hear from him lately?
  • Whatever happened to tiki? Anyone hear from him lately?
    He came in and was posting like it was going out of style. Then he went dark. 
  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
    My work blocked the website, which is where I posted the most with the home life being so busy!!!!  Have added a second large egg and am still egging away though!!!!
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

    Livermore, California
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,763
    My work blocked the website, which is where I posted the most with the home life being so busy!!!!  Have added a second large egg and am still egging away though!!!!
    whoa whoa whoa, work blocked eggheadforum.com?  thats messed up.  and to answer your 18 month old query, yes, the vortex works great on my XL.  fabulous tool.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Large, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,394
    My work blocked the website, which is where I posted the most with the home life being so busy!!!!  Have added a second large egg and am still egging away though!!!!
    You got a mobile phone? :)
    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
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  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,172
    My cracked and broken PS is what I use for a Vortex‼️‼️‼️

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
    My work blocked the website, which is where I posted the most with the home life being so busy!!!!  Have added a second large egg and am still egging away though!!!!
    You got a mobile phone? :)
    Have you not seen how small the font is???  
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

    Livermore, California
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,488
    My work blocked the website, which is where I posted the most with the home life being so busy!!!!  Have added a second large egg and am still egging away though!!!!
    You got a mobile phone? :)
    Have you not seen how small the font is???  
    Request Desktop Site... Then you can make it as large as you need. And the Search function works.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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