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Lessons Learned by a Newbie

Anthony Up NorthAnthony Up North Posts: 205
edited 12:16AM in EggHead Forum
Despite the good coaching given by all of you good people, I have learned much in a dozen sessions watching the smoke from the BGE. It seems none few can escape the world of hard knocks, though you all make the burden so much lighter. Thanks.[p]Mistakes:
Dropped my Daisy wheel on the concrete. Slightly cracked the gizzmo that holds the handle. Fixed it with J.?. Weld because the crack is not serious. (hope it holds) [p]Misread a recipe for grilling butterflied chicken direct. Good recipe. Chicken was tender and juicy and done to perfection. But it was charred because I forgot to add the oil to the marinade. Too anxious to start cooking. DUMB ME![p]Tim's Ribs. Wonderful recipe except I left them in too long. I did not adjust the time to my specific cut of meat. A little too dry.[p]And its tough to adjust the cooking times on the old Gas Grill to the BGE.[p]Successes
Char-Woody's steaks 2-2-5. Perfect. Transferred that to Center Cut Pork Chops and left them in a tad bit longer. Same outcome - superb.[p]JJ's Rub. Simply the tops.[p]Salmon - wonderful.[p]I will persevere with great joy. Next week - same menu with the intent of correcting my mistakes. My wife is patient. Stay tuned.[p]Sorry for the Long Post - but I can't contain my new found enthusiasm for the BGE and the people that own it.[p]Anthony Up North[p]

Comments

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Anthony Up North, the BGE is one of the few places where mistakes and errors can still turn out wonderful - ask me, I know. Keep up the efforts. [p]Life is GOOD! :-)

    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ[/ul]
  • Gfw,
    You are so right. Even the mistakes taste good even though they are not perfect (not as one would like em).[p]Thanks for the encouragement.[p]Anthony Up North.

  • Bama FireBama Fire Posts: 267
    Anthony Up North,
    Sounds like you're doing great! If you're ever in birmingham, feel free to stop by and let me watch you cook on my egg. Feel free to bring all your supplies! ;-D[p]It sounds like you are ready for a low & slow cook -- say a nice boston butt! Be sure to read Elder Ward's essay before atempting.[p]Bama Fire

  • Bama Fire,
    Elder Ward??? Where do I find it... On a recent post? Sorry I'm a Newbie and need to learn the lay of this land.[p]Thanks for your encouragement and your invite.[p]Anthony Up North

  • Bama Fire,
    Elder Ward??? Where do I find it... On a recent post? Sorry I'm a Newbie and need to learn the lay of this land.[p]Thanks for your encouragement and your invite.[p]Anthony Up North

  • Bama FireBama Fire Posts: 267
    Anthony Up North,
    Check the recipe section -- look under pork.[p]I'll see if I can post the link.....

  • Bama Fire,

    [ul][li]Elder Ward's Essay[/ul]
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