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One of the best things I\'ve learned

StanleyStanley Posts: 623
edited 1:10PM in EggHead Forum
Just been Egging for a couple of months now. Most of what I've learned has been from experience, but almost all of my learning has started here on the forum. The forum lead me to the Naked Whiz site (among others) and I thought I had looked NW's site over pretty well, but I missed something that may be some of the most helpful advice I've come across. A few days ago there was a thread here about DFMTs falling off, and Gandy Dancer posted this link to NW:
http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm#dwsetting
Just line up the lid swivel screw with the daisy wheel swivel screw, front to back, and you won't lose your DFMT setting when opening and closing the dome! This means rotating the whole DFMT when you make a change in the lid opening (don't have to change anything if just changing the daisy wheel). Makes perfect sense, and I'm a bit ashamed of myself (I am an engineer) for not coming up with this on my own. Sure makes my life easier and I thought I'd share it once more for others to benefit from.

Comments

  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    Another tip: Turn the dome thermometer so that your target temp is straight up. Now you only have to glance at the red needle, not the numbers to know if you're right on temp.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    That has been useful to me as well. For some reason, that piece of advice stuck in my head before I even bought my first egg. Now if I can remember the rest of the stuff I will be doing good.
  • Big Easy EggBig Easy Egg Posts: 191
    Plenty of Cold, Cold Beer ;)
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    always take the membrane off of your ribs.... B)
  • Nardi513Nardi513 Posts: 66
    I like this idea, looking down off my deck is much easier if I'm only trying to see a red line and not numbers.
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,785
    And watch out for the ceramic-eating willy wasps!
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Me too Terry...especially on the small
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    my small daisey fell off a year ago so i do not use it as much as i should :(

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,293
    That is a great idea Mike! It's one of those "DOH! Why didn't I think of that before?" I can see my therm from my upstairs window but sometimes wasn't sure whether it was 250 or 300f from up there. Thanks!
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
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