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    Getting started on new Braten!

    New 1000 just arrived today and I am beyond excited.

    Got a tri-tip to cook tomorrow since I figure what better way to break in this style of grill..

    Anyone have tips for getting started? I've done a ton of cooking with gas and pellets, but this will be my first serious experience with logs and charcoal. Engelbrecht's video suggests laying out two logs and putting a chimney of charcoal between them so figure I'll try that but would love to what has worked for others here..

    Also any tips how to season this thing? I sent that q to Engelbrecht as well and given their responsiveness so far I'd bet they'll reply pretty soon.. But honestly I'm so excited right now I'm not sure I can wait!
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    #2
    Great lookin' Cooker!

    Good luck with her!

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      #3
      Awesome. Congrats. You're gonna love that bad boy

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        #4
        Practice, Practice, and more Practice.
        Keeping a cooking journal helps me.

        Happy Grilling to you.

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          #5
          Awesome cooker! you will enjoy.

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            #6
            Nice ride!! The EB was very high on my list when I was researching stick burners. I'm surprised they didn't send seasoning tips, but LSG recommends spraying or wiping down the interior with a suitable oil (PAM works well) and low fire no higher than 250 for 4-6 hours to season and cure the paint. I personally did this 3 times before I started using it in earnest, however, after the initial seasoning I tossed in a pastrami and a brisket point on #2 and frozen tri tip on #3.

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              #7
              Nice looking grill you got there.

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                #8
                Bring it over here and we'll figure it out together!

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                  #9
                  Wow!!!!

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                    #10
                    I just got one (a new to me one) about a month ago, they are really fun to cook on! The two log method that Englebrecht shows has worked well for me. Using the offset side though, I would stick to one split at a time with the vents wide open versus two splits with the vents adjusted. I find that gives me a cleaner smoke with more airflow, two splits with the vents wide open gets too hot for the firebox IMO.

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                      #11
                      Congratulations on a beautiful looking cooker.

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                        #12
                        I never could get much info from Englebrecht on their grills. Great idea but few videos out there so I eventually went with the LSG offset.
                        Last edited by Redwng; May 14, 2021, 07:53 PM.

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                          #13
                          Congratulations. Very nice!

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                            #14
                            You guys are awesome thanks everyone for the enthusiasm and support! USMCCrashCrew89 thanks for the tip on offset use that is very helpful, esp as I tried running offset with 2 splits for a bit just now and main chamber was 400+. Thanks CaptainMike as well, I had lit a fire just when you posted that and ended up just burning it in (high heat, no oil), dunno if that was best but am gonna try cooking on it tomorrow.

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                              #15
                              Congratulations on your new cooker. Have fun! Keep us all posted on your cooks.

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