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Gewürzt

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active May 2021

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    Love what this thread has become.

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    Egg was second hand

    Cool, looks like a good score. I'm guessing the person you bought it from barely used it? Looks almost pristine on the inside.

    suspect I need to be even more militant with the top vent.

    My kamado has a slightly different top vent than the big green egg but opening the vent by just a couple of millimetres will shoot temp up 10 degrees at a time. For the 95c (205f) needed for pulled pork etc I barely have the top vent open at all, the fan will do pretty much all of the work to keep temp.

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    They look great.

    Still need better control on the temp

    What issues are you having, overshooting? I always struggled with temp control for the really long cooks when you need to keep around 95/100 Celsius until I bought a temp regulator fan.

    The problem with just using the vents is that even the slightest bit of wind has quite a big impact on temp swings so you're constantly having to tweak the vents to compensate and it always ended up being a lot of work and I still couldn't quite get it perfect.

    Not starting the kamado with a chimney starter definitely helps as although it takes a bit longer to hit temp, overshoots are massively reduced but I really recommend getting a fan you'll be amazed at how much better it is. I know the eggs are insanely expensive so it's hard to stomach dropping a couple of hundred more when it should just work but it's definitely worth it. Plus you can do overnight cooks which is a real game changer.

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    Intrigued but can't imagine it not being a massive disappointment. Pretty pricey punt.

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    Are you guys serious about this? I'd be up for getting involved.

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    nowhere does it better than Yorkshire.

    This.

    London is so shit for fish and chips, usually the best part of 15 quid for fish, chips, mushy peas and crushing disappointment (no scraps either)

    I've given up even bothering there's so many better options here. I am more than happy to be proved wrong though so if anyone knows of anywhere decent near the E7/E11 border I'll give it a go (then write a terrible review here when I'm disappointed once more)

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    I'm completely with you with this, it's so stupid. If a brewery gets taken over and starts making the beer shit then that's a reason to kick off but making good beer as widely available as possible is surely only a good thing?

    I don't see the trappists getting the same stick for making their beer available in pretty much every supermarket in France and Belgium.

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    This, like all of the flora and fauna range, is excellent. If you're a sherry cask fan you can't go wrong, extremely well balanced, touch of spice and very subtle smoke on the finish. Also a cracking example of an alternative for Japanese whisky fans as you can pick up a bottle for under £60.

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    Yeah that was kind of my back up plan but those straps look pretty handy and a less bodgey way than I thought I'd have to do it. Cheers.

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    Yeah, you're probably right and it might be the way I go but I'd rather not have a basket if possible as I still want to be able to use my ILE bag when not carting the kiddo about.

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