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  • Tim M,[p]Great pics as usual. Sorry I didn't get to see you all there this year. [p]Ed
  • Dr. Chicken, Thanks for the tip. I will have to transport the roast to my brother’s house, but it is a short trip. I will wrap it in foil and then transport it in a cooler. [p]Have a great holiday as well. What are you planning to cook?[p]
  • jerry,[p]Try it on the egg. You will love it. Don't forget, you may need to "salt" the eggplant because the large ones can be a bit bitter. I slice mine into one or one and a half inch thick slices, salt them for a while, wash off the salt and bru…
  • Kreg N. ,[p]I use the "rain cap" and not the metal top when I shut my egg down.
  • Gfw,[p]I haven't gone totally without bricks either, I use the drip pan with two bricks to support the cookin grid. However, I did buy the grate extender, and will probably try not using bricks.
  • Gfw,[p]Sometimes, I use a drip pan with water, instead of ceramic mass do stuff indirect. I do think that you can have "too much" ceramic mass. Then again, I only have the large fire bricks and not the "split" ones.
  • egg6000 alias michaelh,[p]1. Use more lump. Fill the fire box to the level of the holes as directed by BGE. Need lots of lump for high temps. [p]2. Calibrate the dome thermometer. See GFW's site. Water will boil at a different temp I guess wit…
  • A lot of good comments and pointers have been raised about how other forum members start their fires. I use one weber starter cube nestled on the bottom of the grate, I take one page of a standard Washington Post newspaper (the front page seems to …
  • Dooms-Dave,[p]Take it apart! If you haven't already, then upgrade to a new auto lock band, and you will have it all done.
  • Larry Jenkins,[p]Thanks for the info.
  • Earl, I love that picture. I want to buy the mini and get the stand - if they still have them in Atlanta. How do you start your mini? Do you use a fire starter? Guess it doesn't take much in the way of lump or smoking woods to fire it up!
  • JJ,[p]Thanks for the input. One place we booked a place at is reported to have a gas grill. I have never had one, and never used one, and don't intend to start. Having had the Large for almost a year, I didn't want to regress food wise.
  • J Appledog,[p]Thanks for your input, and JJ's input. I am always amazed at how quickly forum members respond to questions!
  • JJ,[p]Thanks for the input. If I buy one, I will have to see if I can get atlanta to send me a neat stand like the one that he had in his picture of it when he goes ice fishing. What is the most that you have been able to fit on the mini at one ti…
  • Char-Woody,[p]Ahh, a digital instant read thermometer. Sounds neat. BTW, you were up late / up early this am!
  • Tim M,[p]Good tip about the drip pan trick for starting the egg in the rain. I'll run out to costco for baby back ribs tomorrow!
  • Tim M,[p]Looks great. Makes me want to get some baby backs of my own for tomorrow. Is it raining down there too? I have the extended grid / grill but haven't used it yet.
  • MollyShark,[p]Try your own test. Try cooking two steaks with different flavors and see what you like. Roto roast is great on prime rib.
  • Char-Woody,[p]What is a pocket polder?
  • ken sullivan,[p]He may be a crazy, but only a bit crazy. Encourage him to buy one - and then taste the stuff he makes. You'll be buying more than a T shirt in a short while!
  • Smoov-E-Luvman,[p]Congrats on the purchase. Most of us cook ribs till they are pulling back a bit off of the end of the bone. Are you doing them direct or indirect? Indirect you can go to a higher dome temp, and not flip them. Direct you need to …
  • char buddy,[p]Glad to hear that you are cooking up a storm. Wood is a personal preference. Try different woods, and see what you think. Mesquite can be a bit bitter if done too heavily. Back off on the amount you use, or try someother wood like p…
  • RRP,[p]Don't know the stock number. It might be best to call Atlanta - speak with Jewel - because they probably have the new ones there. All the distributors might not have them yet. Don't worry, the thermometer you have should dry out completely i…
  • RRP,[p]There is a new thermometer now, and I think Jewel from BGE says that it is water proof. It is easier to read (IMHO) than my old one. I picked one up in Waldorf at eggfest 2k.
  • Nature Boy,[p]Try the Char-Sui recipe. Good stuff.
  • MikeO,[p]Thanks. Nice pictures! Did you use a digital camera or conventional and a scanner?
  • MW,[p]Call the retail store in Atlanta. The 800 number is on this site. They should be able to ship one out to you ASAP.
  • char buddy,[p]Glad you got that thing home in one piece. What are you going to try next?
  • Joe W.,[p]Look at Tim M's web site, and he has instructions.
  • RLA, BGE lump is made by Royal Oak, so it should be the same stuff!
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