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Eggzact

Anyone own one?  Comments?  One thing for sure is that we can always rely on this forum for good advice. :)




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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,429
    edited November 8
    That would make Meathead and the boys over at his website happy. They hate analog thermos. Precision pit temps are overrated IMO.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,667
    edited November 8
    That would make Meathead and the boys over at his website happy. They hate analog thermos. Precision pit temps are overrated IMO.
    Yup, I don't even have a thermometer on my Egg, just check occasionally with my thermopen through the hole...on my Klose Trailer, I run it hot and where it settlesos where it settles, I adjust time as needed


    Visalia, Ca
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,212
    Precision pit temps are overrated IMO.
    Amen. I sometimes overshoot my target temp. Rather than wait while I bring the temp down, I just throw the food on and have at it. All it means is that the food is done sooner. It has never meant a ruined meal. Think turbo cooks... 225° vs 350°. Who needs precision? I don't even remember when I last calibrated my thermo.

    The only important consideration is coordinating a finish time with all the other dishes. But if you know you're cooking the meat hot, put the beans on earlier. =)

    Never heard of the Eggzact until now, but it sounds like one of those things that gives me more than I want... or need.

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

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,429
    Precision pit temps are overrated IMO.
    Amen. I sometimes overshoot my target temp. Rather than wait while I bring the temp down, I just throw the food on and have at it. All it means is that the food is done sooner. It has never meant a ruined meal. Think turbo cooks... 225° vs 350°. Who needs precision? I don't even remember when I last calibrated my thermo.

    The only important consideration is coordinating a finish time with all the other dishes. But if you know you're cooking the meat hot, put the beans on earlier. =)

    Never heard of the Eggzact until now, but it sounds like one of those things that gives me more than I want... or need.
    Yep. Timing is where temp precision is possibly a factor. I cannot count the conversations I've had with customers freaking out over pit temps. Have to talk them off the ledge. "How long does it take to cook ribs?"  :o IDK, what temp? Wrapped or not? How long wrapped? BBQ isn't baking. You can bake on the egg, but not all egging is baking.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,005
    edited November 8
    It doesn't change the fact that the unit is only measuring the temp around 1 cubic inch of air under the dome.  That's above a cold hunk of meat and or a drip pan, so who cares if it's 5, 10, or 20F+ off, because that's not what's happening down at the grid.  Even down there it doesn't matter that much......a few needle widths are not going to change things. 

    Alas, I like toys.....especially bluetooth and digital stuff.  So, looks cool to me.  I'd sell it on that basis, not the fact that it's more accurate.  Just make sure you pull the thing before you do a pizza cook or clean burn though!!  You should probably bring it inside every time you are finished cooking too.

    Either way, I'm surprised BGE let them use the word "egg" and its likeness.  Remember "Smokeware" was originally called "Eggware"?  That didn't last very long.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,667
    How I roll


    Visalia, Ca
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,552
    The website says that big green egg is used with permission 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • The website says that big green egg is used with permission 
    buy it while you can. It will be in a BGE box and cost 40% more by Christmas.
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,552
    I would never buy that thing in a million years 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,165
    tldr but it looks like he pigeonholed his market by making it look like a egg.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 13,085
    I hate BT cooking gadgets. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • NorthPilot06NorthPilot06 Posts: 1,161
    Pass
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,476
    caliking said:
    I hate BT cooking gadgets. 
    I agree. Unless it is meater that uses a waypoint device to get on WiFi. BT is worthless unless you sit by your egg. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • BotchBotch Posts: 8,692
    I'm not seeing a pic, nor a link, nor a website?  :confused:
    _____________________________________________
     
    "There are pre-grated cheeses, and there are great cheeses, but there are no great grated cheeses."    - Chef John 
     
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  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,476
    Botch said:
    I'm not seeing a pic, nor a link, nor a website?  :confused:
    http://www.eggzact.com/

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

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