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RRPRRP Posts: 22,046
edited 1:11AM in EggHead Forum
Thanks to all you fine folks who offered ideas yesterday. Last night I buried the needle! I'm not sure whether it was due to a visit by the BFE fairy or what, but I cleaned the fire box with a vacuum, put in a boat load of lump (which happens to be mostly small pieces about an inch wide and 2 inches long - the whole bag is like that) and fired her up. Imagine my amazement when I revisited it in 15 minutes and found the temp nearly 800 degrees! Thanks again to all I have to figure out is how to get my wife's little Oreck vacuum cleaned up and snuck back in the house. 8^)
L, M, S, &  Mini
And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
Dunlap, IL
Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!


  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    RRP, I can't imagine what my husband would do if he saw me cleaning the eggs with the vacuum cleaner. That could be why I do it when he's not around! JCA

  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Invest in one of those small size shop vacs (wet dry). They have tiny ones at places like Home Despot and they work GREAT on egg cleaning![p]mShark

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    RRP,[p]Congrats! I'm telling you, we can talk fire theory all day, but every now and then when I'm going to insanity temps and it seems to stop at 600, I just stir the coals for a second and two and it's off to a zillion degrees![p]Welcome to the world of blue flames and "surface of the sun" cooking temps![p]Just stir it,

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