Big Green Egg

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    Wifey and I won a Big Green Egg at a Valentine's function at Church Friday night. I know...that's a heck of a door prize. I've always wanted one but I would never pay that much for a grill. Anyway, for any of you that may have one, I'm just looking for tips and ideas. Already did a round of ribeyes and chicken that turned out great.
     
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      Be sure and get an indirect plate to go under the actual grill surface. It’s a must for anything you want to cook for time. If I can find the printed version I’ll post the Viking cooking school’s recipe for Boston Butt. Done on the egg will change your life.
       
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        Great gift! I’ve never used one but heard great things about them.
         
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        Piss off.
        Then you don't get to learn about how to use it nor benefit from trial an error. Go get a $99.99 grill and move one.
         
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          My big brother and his wife bought us one a few years ago.

          I have cooked pork butts just fine with only the basic rack. Just restrict the air flow top and bottom.

          I have bought enough $199 gas grills that rusted out to pay for two green eggs.
           
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          Oh no. I can do things unimaginable on a regular charcoal grill. Looking to take it to the next level with the egg though.
           
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            Yep, the indirect plate came as part of the package. Haven't used it yet though. That will be my next venture. Would love to see that Boston Butt recipe!
             
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            Update with the table I built for it last night.
             

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              I've had mine for a little over a year and love it. (And yes, that was a heck of a door prize.) I'm still feeling my way through different charcoals, but have come to learn that you pretty much get what you pay for. I've not tried Fogo yet (which my grill master co-workers swear by and is my next purchase of wood), but have found I really like the BGE stuff the best. I was thrilled the other day when I was in my local Ace Hardware and they were selling torn bags at a discount. The holes in the bags I bought were 1-2" slits; no way any wood was lost.

              You may have already known about this, but there are a ton of videos on youtube. I'm a big fan of BBQ Buddha. Check out his video on spatchcock chicken; it is delicious. I didn't even bother making the sauce.
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                Thanks for the info! A large bag of the BGE lump coal was part of the prize package so I haven't ventured into different charcoals yet. And that chicken looks fantastic!
                 
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                  The egg is remarkable. A friend of mine sells them and I suppose if you grill out enough you can find the best ways to use it. I was thinking about one last year, but I'm still waiting for my 10 year old Weber to die.
                   
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                  You need to get on these sub-forum posters about these thread titles!! Tighten up!!
                   
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                    I was too mad about the guy @Swampy! bïtching about “I’d never spend the money, blah blah blah” but “I won a XX and want some tips”. Boils my blood.

                    But, you’re right. My first insult should have been the thread title. :lol:
                     
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                      Good luck with that, my Weber is at least 20 years old.
                       
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                        For a reasonably cost grill, Webers are made to last; better yet, they sell the parts to keep them going!
                         
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                          Swampy is a legend around these parts better ease up on the guy
                           
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                            Marinated quail bacon wrapped cooked masterfully thanks to The Big Green Egg. I've been cooking on the Egg since the early 90's.
                             
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