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Probably a dumb question....

just got a medium egg from my father-in-law. Made the first cook, TRex's steak, fantastic. There is still some lump left over. Do I remove the leftover lump and start the fire like I did the first time, with a couple of pieces over a starter?[p]Thanks in advance from a newbie!


  • dunn deal,
    you can still use the old stuff. . .take your ash rake and stir the lump to get the little bit of ash out, and rake out the ash through the bottom vent. ..then simply add more lump, and you're ready to go. ..

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,941
    dunn deal, just stir it to knock the ash off and then add more lump. Since Mr Egg will snuff the fire there really isn't much waste. Too often newbies believe that outdated book and try to cook with too little of lump.

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  • mad max beyond eggdome,
    Thanks. So each time you restart, with leftover lump, do you remove the leftover, light a starter, place a few of the leftover pieces on top, etc.. or do you just light a starter and bury it underneath the leftovers.

  • dunn deal,
    i use a MAPP torch. can buy one in the plumbing dept at home depot. .. a whole kit costs about 40 bucks. . .you fill up your egg with lump, light the torch, hold it on the lump for about 60 seconds, and waalaa, fire. . .[p]if i was using a starter cube, i'd just toss it on top of the old lump, pile new lump on top, and light it. need to pull the leftover lump out of the egg. ..

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