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my first overnight

skihornskihorn Posts: 600
edited 8:00AM in EggHead Forum
I am embarassed to say this, but but even though I bought my first Egg last July (Large) and my second Egg in Dec (Med) I have yet to do an overnight cook.

For tonight, I must confess to being a little bit cocky. I have had no problems with long cooks at slow temps for Christmas and Thanksgiving. For all of my previous cooks it was just "pour it in." For tonight's, just to be safe, I followed the Naked Wiz' advice and cleaned out my Large Egg and then built my fire based on the "remove all lump and replace biggest to smalest." Hopefully, it will work out just fine.

I will update as needed!

League City, TX


  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Freddie...You did the right thing with the cleanout! Especially for an O.N.!! Its one thing when you are there to monitor during the day...but overnight (If you want to sleep at all) you did the right thing! ;) Just make sure the egg is stabilized an hour before you go to bed, and you should be able to rest easy. :S (except when you wake up and remember you have the cook going, and you run out in your skivies to make sure all is still ok....) :blink:
    Best of luck with your first OverNighter!! ;)
  • skihornskihorn Posts: 600
    Oh, Michelle that sound so...never mind, wrong forum. Anyway, so far so good.

    League City, TX
  • skihornskihorn Posts: 600
    I hope that was just a bad joke.

    League City, TX
  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    Cook at 250 dome minimum and periodically check on the temps. If you check every 3 hours nothing bad will happen. If you don't Murphy's Law will slap you along side the head.
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