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Old 09-05-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
Rick's Tropical Delight
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Join Date: 04-25-07
Location: Farmersville, Ohio
Talking torching sir francis drake - lighting a large egg with a weed burner

here's how i lit the large egg last night in preparation for baking pizza.

make a hole in the used charcoal all the way down to the charcoal grate for better airflow



add medium and large lump pieces in the hole



put the fire to it! fly, spark fairies, fly!



pulse the turbo trigger so as to make the fire "breathe" like this



dfmt completely off, bottom draft door and spark screen completely open



the fire grows down toward the air supply



close the spark screen and close the draft door halfway. put the dfmt on and close the slider about halfway





put the grid on to burn off any of the last cook. see the charcoal "crust" developing over the inferno?



break up the "crust" and let the flames out



insert plate setter and pizza stone



the dome temp drops because of the added cold ceramic mass. do not change the draft settings. just wait...





give all the ceramic time to stabilize at about 420



open the lower draft door some if you need to in order to reach your target temp, 550 in this case



time to bake!

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