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Egg For Wedding Gift

RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 207
edited 11:57AM in EggHead Forum
Just got my Large Egg this past Monday night (as soon as I got back from my honeymoon in the Dominican Republic). It was a wedding gift from my wife's aunt and uncle. The Egg is a focal point at their house, and I have had many amazing pieces of meat from their egg. We got engaged while visiting their house in Asheville, NC,last year and had some outstanding butts for dinner the night we got engaged. Before Monday night, I was using a standard charcoal grill to smoke butts, chicken, and everything else. I gave the Egg a test drive on Monday night and turned out some pretty decent chicken leg quarters. I have a bit to learn(I forgot to burp the egg and ended up burning off the gaskets), but I was amazed at the performance. The Egg is my new best friend, and I have become somewhat obsessed with it this week. I have been itching to fire her up all week, but have had to wait until tomorrow. Unfortunately, rain is in the forecast here, but the Egg is getting fired up with two butts regardless. Glad to be a member of the club.


Raleigh, NC


  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 4,516
    Welcome! Great gift. Will get used more and outlast most other wedding gifts. Love how the weather takes a back seat to the egg. Nothing like grilling at -15 during a winter storm!
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 472
    They may be hinting that it's payback time! :evil:
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Sounds to me like you married into a good family. A real bunch'a "Good Eggs!!"
  • smokeybreezesmokeybreeze Posts: 162
    Welcome to the crazyness. Enjoy, and share the results of your cooks with friends and family.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,095
    Wow, what a generous gift! You should definitely repay the aunt and uncle with some smoked meat. Congrats, and welcome.

    As you have probably already read- gaskets are optional. I'm coming up on my 1 year anniversary with my egg and I would say I'm at about 50% gasket left.

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 580
    I have about 10% gasket left been that way for a year or so. Dont have any problems with it
    One LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen

    Albuquerque, NM
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Welcome to the forum RaleighGuy. ;)

    You have come to the right place.

    The link in my signature has a lot of great information feel free to save it to your favorites. Tim
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Welcome to the cult...after 500 posts, we will teach you the secret handshake... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Congratulations on your wedding - and the Egg too! Look forward to seeing posts and pics as you ocntinue this most eggcellent adventure! ;)
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Just a heads up, I know you are just off your honeymoon... :) but going on 30 years here next week :whistle: If hubby said the egg was his new best friend just days after saying I was...... me and the egg would have been outta there :S
    LOL welcome! and enjoy! and congrats on the marriage!
  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,437
    Welcome Raleighguy! Raleigh N.C. ? Get in your car and blow up the road to Waldorf & meet some fellow addicts :)
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,804
    Congrats on the wedding and the new egg, welcome! But
    The Egg is my new best friend
    ? Pity the poor egg widow B) :silly: :P
  • Welcome to the forum. A wealth of info at your fingers.
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Welcome! And congrats on your marriage. What a great gift. I hope they've been elevated to favorite aunt and uncle status! Sounds like you've married into a great family. Good times ahead for you guys!
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