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I just go an BGE

RzeancakRzeancak Posts: 176
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hi all i just brought the egg!  Are there any suggestions out there to what my FIRST MEAL SHOULD BE!


There so many choices,  I alway dreamed of this day but i never thought of a menu.

please help with suggestions

thanks all 

A child can ask questions a wise man can't answer!!!
Large @ Small BGE 


  • Suggest chicken.  Don't go to high with the temps because the gasket needs to "cure".  Congrats and welcome to the forum.
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
  • Welcome aboard, The #1 cook is normally a SpatchCocked chicken. Play with your temps and find where your vents are.Dont get to hot the 1st few cooks.Up to about 400. Check your dome thermo in boiling water at 212 degrees. Good luck and cook it up. Must post pics
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,882
    Burgers KISS.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BakerManBakerMan Posts: 154

    The usual advice for new Eggers is cook some cheap things while you are learning to use the Egg and regulate temps.  Chicken, burgers etc. Here is my take on temp control:

    If you have moved from a gasser to the Egg you are in for a treat.  No flare ups and no fiddling.  Get temp set, put the food on and relax.  It will take a few cooks before you start to trust yourself and the egg.  Enjoy!

    BakerMan - Purcellville, VA "When its smokin' its cookin', when its black its done"
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    Burgers, chicken breasts bone in, wings. First long cook should butt or picnic. Easy piece of meat NOT to mess up. Lots of learning room

    Paul Go there. I write it.
  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    Keep it simple and learn to burp the dome when your BGE is hot and little air going to it. Keep the the airflow clean. 
  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    Oh yeah and you will not believe the taste of the spatchcocked (butterfly, cut the backbone out) chicken. 
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