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Egg upkeep

I'm relatively new, as I just got my egg for a bday back in late February. Since then, I've been using it non stop. Sometimes grilling something up quick every night. The wife thinks I'm nuts, as I'm sure the neighbors are as well. I've only done a handful of long cooks since having it. Already it's looking like a seasoned vet. I was just curious as of what state everyone's egg was in. I'm definitely a bit on the lazy side as far as cleaning it goes. (I'm adding flavor, right?). And I haven't quite picked up the habit of using a drip pan. I've only cooked indirect so far....yeah, yeah, I know...so you can only imagine.

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    First off, we need pics.  If the wife thinks you are nuts now, wait til you stop the family from eating until you take pics.  That pushed Mrs. TJ over the edge at the beginning. 

    Not sure I follow.  "Grilling something up quick"  and "I've only cooked indirect so far" don't quite go together.  Anyway, if you are not using a drip pan on indirect cooks, you can cover the platesetter in foil to avoid the mess and bad flavor from burning drippings on the next cook  Need more detail.  Welcome, and look forward to more posts.
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  • Bshults1Bshults1 Posts: 145
    Indirect as I've only done wings and pork chops, so nothing involving a cook time of over an hour. I'd include a pic but the egg is preoccupied right now. ;)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    As I remembered too late last week while doing white chili, when doing anything in an open dutch oven, ball up some aluminum foil and scrape the crud off the inside of the dome. (unless you think of it as a seasoning)

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    edited October 2013
    Bshults1 said:
    Indirect as I've only done wings and pork chops, so nothing involving a cook time of over an hour. I'd include a pic but the egg is preoccupied right now. ;)
    Welcome to the forum!

    So you've had your BGE since Feb, used it almost non-stop and all you're eating is wings and pork chops? It's time to branch out a bit! 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,705
    I'm adding flavor, right? Has worked for me the past 7 years.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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