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First Cook, This Weekend

The_Grill_SergeantThe_Grill_Sergeant Posts: 87
edited October 2011 in EggHead Forum
Hey Gang,

I'm going to be taking a Large home tomorrow and give it a whirl.  I saw a video on YouTube about some simple BBQ chicken legs - olive oil, cracked pepper, salt, and a rub.  Cook at about 425, with plate setter in upside down, for about an hour, hour and 10 with a flip mid way.  Brush on BBQ sauce about 10 minutes away from the end, flip at 5 minutes, brush on more sauce, and finish up the cook.  The looked absolutely delish!

If this works out, I'll probably do it again when we have our Big Green EGGstravaganza.

Speaking of rubs, here's what I got with our shipment - any firsthand knowledge with any of these?

Bad Byron's Butt Rubb
BGE - Sweet Maple
BGE - Gourmet Seasoning
BGE - Garlic Pepper
BGE - Green Pecan

Egg Head in Klamath Falls, Oregon


  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102

    First thing ... forget about time ... finished internal temps is all that matters....

    I hope all comes out as you hope ... you will do well to hit your target pit temp and maintain it ...

    Looking forward to hear & see your results ...

    Sorry ... I know nothing of those rubs .. but I'm sure they are good!

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • Good luck
  • ribmasterribmaster Posts: 209
    I have used the garlic pepper, it is good on thighs.
    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
  • @squeezy - If I've learned anything it's to catch the temp on the way up, and hang onto it.

    That reminds me - is there anything that needs to be done to an Egg prior to first use, or just fill the box and light'er up?
    Egg Head in Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    I've used the Green Pecan and sweet maple.both were good.
    context is important :)
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,476
    Calibrate the dome thermometer.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Aye-aye, Granny!
    Egg Head in Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,476
    edited October 2011
    I learned the hard way. Enjoy and good luck to you in your new venture.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • No matter what, everything you cook will be awesome on the BGE! Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 222
    How often do you calibrate your thermometer?

  • ribmasterribmaster Posts: 209
    Once will do.
    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,439
    I've noticed the thermometer out of whack sometimes after hi temp cooks. Because I'm familiar enough with the vent setting that should produce a 250 dome temperature, and am getting readings that are 25 degrees higher, I check the calibration.
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,476
    I fidgit with my thermometer. I have a habit of turning it with my target temp to the top. Makes it easier for me to read. So sometimes I feel that the little nut on the back may have gotten moved so I probably check it more than the average egger. It has been off more than once.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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