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  • Royal Oak lump surprise

    I was loading up the LBGE tonight using a 17.6lb bag of Royal Oak lump, and something caught my eye as not belonging.  I reached into the bag and pulled out a flexible drinking straw.  I've gotten odd junk in lump before...but this is my first straw.
  • Holy HI-Q

    I cleaned out my LBGE a few days ago, and in the process noticed that my [second] OEM fire grate was beginning to break up (cracks through several of the holes and warping in different directions), so I swapped it out for the HI-Q that I bought a few years ago and had stopped using.  I cooked on it tonight.  My normal lighting method (old bacon draining paper towel in the center of the lump) usually has the egg up to temp in 10-20 minutes.  I lit it as usual, checked it in 10min, and found the temp was off-scale and flames shooting up through the top!  I'd forgotten how much better the air flow was with the HI-Q.
  • Re: Why do people even buy fire starters?

    Will try the oil soaked towel, since I love to experiment.  When the egg is cleaned up and prepped the day before it's used, can you add the oil soaked towel at that time? 
    Probably.  My only concern would be attracting bugs or other critters.
  • Re: I am convinced, Lard is the best cooking oil

    I've been saving and cooking with my bacon fat for years. More recently it occurred to me, bacon is the cheapest way to light the egg. I.e. When I cook bacon, I put it on a paper towel to absorb some of the excess fat. I now save those paper towels in a ziplock in the fridge as egg lighters.  
  • Re: OT-NY strip

    Haley said:
    What a stupid way to ruin a steak.  If it ain't cooked on an Egg it ain't good.  Why would somebody post an oven cooked steak on a Big Green Egg forum?  Let's get with it! 
    Some really nice steaks can be made using a CI pan, your stove top, and open fire required.  Some things are actually easier without the open fire.
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