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  • dmchicago said: Decoy Red Blend Second that.  Friend just turned me onto it and it is SO much better than anything else I've had. Normally $20-30 depending on source.  Scored two bottles of the Decoy Red Blend 2014 on sale at the local …
  • Looks great, but I'm obviously in the wrong line of work if people are cooking tacos with $20/lb steak..
  • Mattman3969 said: Fire is fire no matter how you control it.  More air = more fire, no air = no fire.  Sounds like your vent setting were off  SmokyBear said: Hey gang.. Tried doing BabyBacks today using the Flameboss 200.  Got a "li…
  • Thanks everyone..I still had a good amount of lump left, but was surprised at how much some areas (especially toward the back) did burn down to ash.. Good suggestion to try without the FB and see what happens.  I've never really done a long cook on…
  • SE MI here..Bouliers is the BGE dealer in these parts that seems to be pretty decent.  Not sure if they have any events as they're 40'ish minutes from here and I only go there when I absolutely need something like replacement parts for the Mini..
  • Off - absolutely.  Dust both sides with your favorite rub.  We use DP Raging River and it's awesome.
  • SciAggie said: I use these often: https://www.amazon.com/Rutland-Safe-Starter-Squares-144-Square/dp/B00138MO16/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466887517&sr=8-1&keywords=rutland+fire+starter+squares Same here for both the Mini BGE &a…
  • I have the Grill Mat and place it in front of either the Mini or the KJ when egging.. If I remember right, @Nature Boy had an earlier version of the BGE before they added the screen to the draft door. Keep the screen on your draft closed and it "s…
  • @hapster - NICE!  Hope mine turn out as well..still trying to figure out why I only have one honkin bone vs several..what the heck ARE these things?
  • Here they are mid 170s..looking and tasting fabulous! BTW, what the heck type of beef rib ARE these things with the one big giant flat bone?  They're still a pretty good hunk of meat.  I fit 2 of them on the Mini but there wasn't a ton of room to s…
  • BTW I'm doing these indirect..maybe cuz it's the Mini they're cranking a LOT faster.
  • Holy cow..only about an hour on @ 250 dome and they are up to 155..yikes.  Sure hope they plateau or they're gonna be lunch and not dinner.
  • Thanks guys..I have a Maverick probe in them and will watch the temp until it gets up in the 190s..then Thermopen them to 205 since I trust the Thermopen more than my Mav which seems off by about 5 degrees..(at 77 already..jumped from 45 fridge temp…
  • Thx..would have to price everything out but would think two FB200's at $350 or so would still be more costly than a Stoker with a couple of fans and a few probes but something to think about.. BTW, it would be rare that I'd run both the Mini and KJ…
  • How are you guys adding wood for grilling temps?  Doesn't the wood combust?
  • Love my Mini, but at times wish I had the extra 3'' of grate the small or MM gives you to move food around on.
  • Thanks..any idea how long it'll take these things to come up to 130'ish at 225 in a Mini BGE?  Just trying to plan the cook.. I usually take steaks to 135 or so internal then crank the Mini to thermo-nuclear (600+) with a CI skillet in there and se…
  • Ketchup.   HATE Mustard! Chicago Dogs (even though I live across the pond in MI) are the best - poppy seed bun, pickle spears, onions, relish, tiny peppers, mustard (skip!) and tomatoes. We have what's probably the "best" Coney Place in the known …
  • yljkt said: Grill of a lifetime? Its getting its ass handed to it on Facebook. $1500.00? I have an old Weber kettle that's been handy. Think I paid 30 bucks for it. Whatever. Good luck to them lol... @yljkt - where did you see the FB bas…
  • That's IT?  "The Grill of a Lifetime?!!!" 'I'll pass.  ESPECIALLY at $1,500.  I wouldn't buy this even if it was $500.
  • I've been looking for a new 'go to' lump after OO went out of business.. Tried Rockwood from Firecraft some time ago. TINY (and I mean tiny) pieces and lots of dust.  5 bags of it.  A hundred bucks of tiny pieces and dust. I really miss OO.  I or…
  • Question is how thick is the Ribeye, as I've not had good luck w/RS unless it's 2+''.. RS for me tends to dry out my steaks.  I've been doing "Reverse-Reverse" sear..super high (600) for ~2 min per side (ideally on CI)..rest off the Egg till BGE ge…
  • lousubcap said: If you can get at least over-night in the fridge (uncovered) and then lightly dust with corn-starch when you apply the rub, just before the cook you should be there. Good suggestion.  Maybe I'm just not going long enough …
  • blind99 said: @smokybear you just can't tell... i'm using RO and the whole bag looks like the lump pictured above.  cheap and readily available at my home depot, i couldn't be happier with it. Yep!  I'm on a bag of RO right now that has …
  • Doh!  I meant that I cook raised DIRECT, not indirect..(fixed earlier post). Also should have mentioned - I do the first 7 minutes breast side down, then about 35 additional minutes on the chick's split back turning [not flipping] 90 degrees every …
  • Honey is that you?
  • I'm on my second bag, and while I've had a (very) few pieces that size, I also have a lot of pieces MUCH smaller - as in, smaller than even RO which to this point I had thought was not great when it comes to decent 'sized' lump.. I know it all burn…
  • Did we ever find out what 'really' happened to OO?  Did they sell out to RO or someone else?
  • Wow - that's some twisted logic you guys use to justify pumping the ozone layer full of noxious fumes and carbon from your Egg. Regardless of how you attempt to "justify" your (completely contrary to your political position) actions, the fact remai…
  • nolaegghead said: I told you but you evidently don't understand. No, you didn't.  You just said "wood is renewable". BZZT!  Wrong answer!  Thank you for playing.  We have some nice parting gifts for you, including a version of our home …
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