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Anyone make use of "residual" heat after a high heat cook?

I experimented with some pizza cooking this weekend, and noticed my grill took several hours to cool off - do any of you regularly make use of that "residual" heat after a high heat cook?  Any tips/advice?


  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,139
    Brownies.  =)
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,477
    Nope. Probably should, but I never do. I have baked brownies and cakes, but never with "residual" heat.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    edited April 17
    To clarify, after a non smokey cook.  Desserts absorb smoke.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,055
    I use it for a warming oven
    Visalia, Ca
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,876
    During peach season, I try to remember a couple peach halves on the grill while dinner is being consumed.  
    And with ALL cooks (high heat or not) I try to have a bulb or two of garlic put in, tops cut off, slightly surrounded with foil to keep upright, and a blop of olive oil over the top.  Once cool, fantastic spread on toast, meats, salad dressings, Cheerios, etc.  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    Baked sweet potatoes or regular baked potatoes. You can wrap them in foil it the smoke bothers you though I like it.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,969
    Baked and stuffed apples are good.  Something like these

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 529
    I've cleaned my CI, re-oiled and then popped it back into the BGE to dry it ... Seems to be ok - usually wait till it gets down to around 200F or so...

    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • tenpenny_05tenpenny_05 Posts: 241
    ill put the chimney cap back on and stick the daisy wheel inside. Helps melt off any fat and keeps it from getting gummy.
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Second hand Medium BGE, Second hand Black Kamado Joe Classic, Second hand Weber Kettle, Second hand Weber Smokey Mountain
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,848
    I sometimes throw on some big chunks of pineapple in a foil pan - with a cinnamon sprinkled over them.  When we finish eating, they are a good, warm, and reasonably healthy dessert.  And they go great with ice cream.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,174
    Dry herbs for @Jeremiah 's brownies :grin:
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,763
    ill try warming some brandy in it next weekend, maybe apricot =)
  • whldchwhldch Posts: 114
    I've put heads of garlic wrapped in foil to have roasted garlic.
  • dharleydharley Posts: 203
    I almost always cook Sunday dinner on the egg, and I always spatchcock a chicken for a few weekday lunches after dinner is done. Whole chickens are cheap. $4-$6. The egg is already lit and it seems such a waste to shut it down. Chicken takes well to any situation. If it's a butt, ribs or brisket, etc., I crank the heat and leave it indirect. If it was a hot cook, like steaks or chops, I shut it down a bit, pop in my woo and cook it direct at the felt line or higher. 

    After long cooks, it's a great way to use up the charcoal to start fresh next cook while burning off the low and slow residue. 

    The garlic idea is great. It made me think of doing that APL garlic next time.
    Second hand LBGE with New PSWOO, 36" Blackstone- Playing with fire in Three Rivers, MI

    Always do sober what you said you would drunk, that'll teach you to keep your mouth shut.  -EH
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 529
    "pop in my woo"...

    just sayin'...

    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • stompboxstompbox Posts: 725
    I assume you are talking with the sniffer on amen bottom vent closed right?  Otherwise, you really aren’t saving much.

    i never cooked with it shut down in fear of a smoldering fire taste.  I assume if it was in an enclosed container it would be fine though (covered in foil or in a Dutch oven)

    i have, however taken food off, snuffed it, ate dinner, just open the lid and to make s’mores on it on many occasions.
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