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Mid week grill

Anyone else out there use there egg as a charcoal grill mid week after work? If so, what are you cooking and/or ways to get your coal ready faster. 

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,817
    edited February 11
    I use a small propane torch and light in 3 spots when I first get home. Takes about 2 minutes total time to light. Set my vents to approximately where they need to be for the temp I want and then go in and prep my food. By the time I'm ready to cook the Egg is ready and up to temp. 
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • ausbro8ausbro8 Posts: 4
    Great tip! I’ll give it a try 
  • ChetscapesChetscapes Posts: 119
    Fast easy and it’s small. 


  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,821
    Pizza, chicken, fish, steak, burgers. 
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  • ausbro8ausbro8 Posts: 4
    Had thought of that. I know it works well with charcoal briquettes but wasn’t sure how they would work with the lump charcoal
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,326
    You can fire the lump up in the chimney just as you do briquettes.

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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,742
    The key is to light the grill immediately and then prep or whatever. How you light is not a huge factor as long as it’s reliable and predictable. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,817
    The key is to light the grill immediately and then prep or whatever. How you light is not a huge factor as long as it’s reliable and predictable. 
    Just like an Eggfest...as soon as you get there, fire up the Egg before you do anything else.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 8,012

    All the time, but I get home around 4 so not really worried about the time. I do like Darian and use a weed burner, then set my vents where I need them and go in and prep.

    Burgers, chicken legs or thighs, steaks, pizzas, wings, fajitas, whatever you would normally grill

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  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,651
    Griffin said:

    All the time, but I get home around 4 so not really worried about the time. I do like Darian and use a weed burner, then set my vents where I need them and go in and prep.

    Burgers, chicken legs or thighs, steaks, pizzas, wings, fajitas, whatever you would normally grill

    Bingo
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • I always have one egg ready to grill, cleaned out, charcoal loaded, it just needs to fired up. Fire it up any way you like, I choose a weed burner. So my process is to come home, hit it with weed burner, and go prep meat. I am never waiting on the egg when the prep is done. I don’t fuss on temp either. Grilling at 350-500 is perfect. If you just have one egg, make sure it’s clean of ash, loaded with fuel, and grids/platesetter are as clean as you like before you get home. The eliminates a lot of the prep time on the day of. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

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