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Pork butt done with temp rings

hounddoghounddog Posts: 126
edited 11:52PM in EggHead Forum
I did pork butt low and slo this weekend. I used MickeyT's temp rings. They work. Exceedingly well. It really is an improvement, I commend the idea, and I suggest to folks at BGE that this is an idea that they should steal or something. The daisy wheel is a temperamental thing that I was perfectly happy with until I tried something that works with such absolute control as these rings. For slow cooking, that whole silly dance of have I shut it down enough to slow it down without letting it die that keeps you so occupied for the first couple months with the cooker is gone. Mickey's idea can be easily and inexpensively duplicated by anyone out there, and I suspect he will not resent anyone who cares to do just that. So, there you have it. One opinion.


  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    hounddog,[p]I agree. I used the rings on some direct ribs I cooked on my Small BGE yesterday. In my opinion, they make temp control a little more scientific and repeatable since it goes from "I had the daisy just slightly cracked open" to something like "I used the number 1 ring." The next time you cook, you are more likely to be able to duplicate your settings by using a ring.[p]Yes, the daisy works well, but I do agree that the rings are a nice improvement.[p]Thanks, MickyT![p]Later,

  • MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
    Cornfed,[p]Nice to see that they work somewhere other than my back yard. :>)[p]Tried em' on your mini yet Dave?[p]Did fresh ground pepper encrusted burgers last night.[p]Yum.[p]Mick

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    MickeyT.,[p]Nice! Pepper encrusted burgers are my favorite burger preparation. I'm hoping to grill some wings on the mini this evening with the rings. I really think the rings will suit the mini even better than the other sizes since there is currently no top available other than the ceramic rain cap for the mini. I'll let you know...[p]Later,

  • MickeyT.,
    color me encrusted and any special approach?

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Are you using the mini with the original ceramic grate or have you switched to a metal one.
    New Bob

  • MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
    kat,[p]I just took my auto grinder and held it on till the burgers had lots of pepper then flipped. Is that enough info?[p]Tired Mick

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    New Bob,[p]I'm still using the original ceramic one simply because it hasn't yet cracked.[p]Also, used the rings on the mini for some wings tonight. I used the number 3 ring and a wide open bottom vent. As expected, the rings are a welcome addition to the mini bge.[p]Later,

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