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  • Got the high-q for my birthday today and tried to cook up some wings with it. I'd like to report that it worked great and I made amazing wings but I failed. It does start quicker and runs hotter than the factory grate. However it is less forgivin…
  • Assuming that you picked up a new egg with a nomex gasket, I don't know that there's a need to baby it. I did steaks the same night I put on my nome last year with no problems. By this point in the night you are probably 3 sheets to the wind i…
  • I always let my wings dry out a few hours uncovered in the fridge as others have suggested then go indirect between 400 - 450 for about an hour. I like to cook some with Swamp Venom, some with Jamaican firewall and some with Tsunami Spin. I ac…
  • I use DD on ribs and butts. Firewalk and swamp venom on wings are my favorites but my wife says that wings with tsunami spin are "the best wings she's ever had"
  • My wife didn't like the smoke flavor (or maybe my cooking) when I used WG so I've switched back to RO for grilling. I think I'll be sticking with WG for smoking though because the pieces are larger and seem to burn longer than RO.
  • I did the pre-shrink like Cort and sprayed the Super 77 in the cub like Gato.  The only thing they haven't mentioned that helped me was to get the paint remover attachment for my drill mentioned here:…
  • That is a beautiful butt.  Yardbird is my go to on chicken and I use it on butts sometimes too.  Can I ask what you did with the vinegar?
  • How long do they take direct, Mickey?
  • Thanks smoke_monster for the link. I'll have to modify mine. I'm pretty embarassed to say that it never occurred to me to fix the problem. I just tried to be extra careful not to lose that retainer after dropping it the first few times.
  • I've had the et-73 for a year or so. I've had the same problems with range etc as the reviewers. My chief complaint is that to turn on the unit attached to the probes you have to open the battery compartment . Honestly, I just use the probe unit…
  • Wait a minute, buuba. the whiz is not an on demand research arm of the forum. ) The Naked Whiz and Siri are not the same program?  Does this mean he will not in fact call me Rock God?
  • I'm halfway through my second bag.  I've been happy so far, it burns fine, doesn't have an unpleasant smell.  It seems to burn much like RO, which I've also heard is who makes it.  There were some pretty big chunks in there and my bags haven't been …
  • My local fish monger almost always has wet scallops and labels them as "scallops".  They sometimes also have dry scallops and label them as "dry scallops".  We only buy dry after trying to get a good sear on wet scallops during our first scallop c…
  • I've had my egg for 3 months and replaced my gasket with Nomex a couple of days ago.  I scorched it on my first pizza cook/high-temp screwup which was my second cook.  I did throw the gasket in the dryer but didn't bother to measure before and after…
  • Tell her that you've changed your mind about the one thing you really want for your birthday this year only, you'd rather have a BGE. ; )  If your wife is like mine, she'll laugh and you'll get both.
  • I've cooked many grain fed steaks but only 2 grass fed.  My opinion echoes what others have said about the grass fed beef being more beef flavored.  I thought it was the best tasting steak I've ever cooked and am considering buying part of a cow.  F…
  • I ended up with a container of Weber Burgundy beef rub that I got on clearance at Sam's club. I mix it in with the burger before making patties and it turns out pretty tasty. Other times I pat in seasonings just to change it up.
  •  I've been very happy with my egg as a rib cooker.  I've had such great success (in my eyes) with ribs so far that we've been eating them more often.  I've done a few sets of baby backs sort of a 2-1-1 style (which is fall off the bone tender) and j…
  • I have an 8 lb butt on to pull for a church potluck. First time I've done one on the egg. When we get home from the potluck, I'm cooking spares for the first time period. My wife is a Manning fan, the kids and I are rooting for the Pats. The bee…
  • I burnt my felt gasket while cooking pizzas a couple of weeks back and the pizzas picked up the burnt fell smell.  We pitched 3 disgusting tasting but well cooked pizzas and ended up making frozen pizzas on the Pizzazz instead.  Worse still, my wife…
  • Looks real good. I've been Eggin' only a month now. We had lobster a week ago and I was blown away how much better it was on the egg compared to the gasser.
  • I'm a big fan of Plowboys Yardbird rub on smoked chicken. It's reliably delicious and is just spicy enough for me without being too hot for my young children.
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