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edited 4:35PM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone had success with cooking burgers indirect? If so, please give me the details.


  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Sure. Setup I use; flat 12 inch grid on drip pan, room enough for 6 good size burgers. This setup sits on the BGE grid that is resting on firering. I get the fire going with hickory or pecan smoke then put in the setup. Burgers will be juicy and have a nice redish smoke tint color on the outside. This setup will eliminate grease smoke and gunk on lump. Same setup for lamb burgers, pork burgers, turkey burgers, chicken burgers, vege burgers, venison burgers, turtle burgers, tuna burgers, salmon burgers,.....sorry, must be the coffee.
    Have fun!

  • TonyTony Posts: 224
    Never tried cooking hamburgers indirect. I cook burgers direct around 400* raised grid and sometimes normal grid level. They always come out great. Haven't cooked a bad hamburger on the egg yet, I can't seem to mess up :)
    I would imagine that cooking burgers indirect would work fine. In fact, I think I'll try some with that set-up myself. Don't be afraid to expierment. You'll surprise yourself, cooking on the egg is very forgiving.

  • bigarmsbigarms Posts: 136
    ClayQ,[p]Ditto.......and don't flip the burger. So easy just close the lid and come back in about 20/30 minutes.

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Yeah, so easy yet so good. 350 dome with hickory whisping out, and the burgers don't shrink up much at all, thanks to the egg. Just before I pull 'em off I'll lay on a good amount of cheese for those who like cheese me. A slice of onion, a pickle all inside a soft bun.....yes sir, that's good.

  • flemsterflemster Posts: 264
    Gotta agree with all above.  Did my first ones after some Pizza one day just to try.  Outstanding.  450deg on raised rig up in the dome.  Perfect even browning...

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  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 635
    Did them the other night indirect at 350° for about 30 minutes I think. Don't really remember the time, but that sounds about right. Gave them a quick poke with the thermapen to make sure they were ready. Then I threw them on the CI grill that was warming nicely under the adjustable rig to sear them up. Best I've made yet.
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
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