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Unread 09-10-2009, 05:26 PM   #12
vern1915
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Join Date: 07-18-09
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I use lump. I put big pieces on bottom, then small & used ones on top. I use an electric starter. Lid open, bottom vent full open. When burning good (usually about 15-20 minutes) I close lid, set bottom vent to about 3" & daisy wheel with holes fully exposed. When it gets to around 200 I close the bottom vent to 1/2-1", then fine tune the bottom vent to get desired temp. It's harder & takes longer to cool the egg down than it is to slowly ease up on the desired temp. With good charcoal I can do 18 hours easily, with charcoal left over. It took me several years & lots of cooking to figure out the egg, but I didn't know of this forum when I started.
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