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I am a new egger!

KoskoKosko Posts: 535
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
I finally bought a large egg after many years of drooling over one. I brought my egg home in the box and noticed it came with feet. Should I use them or not use them.i have enjoyed reading you guys post on here for the last couple of months and hope to be able to cook some of the stuff you all are. Let me know what are some mandatory starters. Thanks!
Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,449
    Welcome.  If you have a nest you won't use the feet, except maybe on a plate setter.  Without a nest you need the feet, or some bricks to elevate the Egg off of whatever it is resting on.
    Pasquali Luciano
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    I am currently building my own table. I have seen people use pavers or feet. I just didn't know what's best?
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • A lot of guys are envious that you got feet with your Egg because BGE is discontinuing them.  Some use them as spacers between the platesetter and the pizza stone or a pan.  I haven't used them in that capacity yet because until very recently, my large was sitting on them.  I bought a patio stone just becasue of the chatter on the forum about using them as spacers.

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Keep your feet to elevate your drip pan from your platesetter. It will help your drippings keep from burning in your drip pan...

    Oh and welcome to the club.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,908

    Kosko said:
    I am currently building my own table. I have seen people use pavers or feet. I just didn't know what's best?
    Welcome to your soon-to-be obsession's forum.  If you build a table, you want to put down a paver AND use the feet to create an air gap between the egg and paver.   That is, if you have the paver on the wood shelf.  If you build the paver into the design, you don't need the feet.  I use the paver on a wood shelf with the feet.
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  • HashmakerHashmaker Posts: 149
    edited October 2012
    I'm with nolaegghead...my egg sits in a table on feet, on a paver. I started simple with cheeseburgers because I couldn't wait to cook on it. I have learned that Whole Foods or Publix will spatchcock a chicken for you. It makes it a whole lot easier. (I hope these guys won't think I'm cheating!) I've done a couple and they've been the juiciest chicken I've ever cooked. Enjoy your egg and welcome!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,908
    I almost set my table on fire without the air gap.  Lesson learned. :)
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • HashmakerHashmaker Posts: 149
    @nolaegghead - when I set mine up, I put the egg on the feet without knowing about the air gap. Just blind luck that I set it up like that. I almost didn't use the feet and said "what the hell, it's got feet, I'll use them". By the way, I'm a Gamecock fan. Don't hold that against me!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,908
    @hashmaker - I respect all fans regardless of their unfortunate selection of team ;)  (Wait...except for that Alabama fan that dangled his junk on a passed out LSU fan in the French Quarter. :(   )

    I was new on the forum and I posted some pics of my egg in the table I built, and someone said - you need an air gap.  Sho' nuff, I looked under the table and it was black in the center.  Thank you egg forum!




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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • 733102243733102243 Posts: 38
    edited October 2012

    Congratulations - It took me forever to make up my mind too. Just wait til you fire it up. It will or won't be exactly as you imagined.

    In my case - it was not as I imagined. Why with all the time I spent didn't I go to an event or at least a store demo? Probably would have been a good idea but - after the initial surprise (documented elsewhere) it's going to be a fun learning experience.

     

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,908
    Takes a few mistakes to learn from.  I graduated from the school of hard knocks.  Yeah, I made a few dishes that featured the taste of an ash tray.  Took that and research here on learning how to make a fire, add wood, recognize when it's ready, and to not do stuff like snuff the fire with food in it.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Thanks guys for the input....I am almost finished making my table and I am def. going to put my egg on the paver and the feet!...I will post a pic when I get the table done . And hashmaker it's all good, I hate it we (Georgia bulldogs) threw away an opportunity to play for the champ. But I still love my dawgs!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Well guys I am done with my table. I will let the wood dry out for a while before I paint and stain. She is ready to give birth to a large egg . Can't wait!
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    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • Congrats on the new Egg, you're gonna love it.

     

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  • EllisEllis Posts: 193
    Your going to love your egg, and there is a bunch of great guys and gals on this fourm that are always ready to help

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    I have the feet but it's sitting on slate tile. Don't paint. I'm a paint contractor and you don't want paint around heat. if you've already built the table, what you put under it might effect your height. Try different things. You might find a 16 x 16 tile or larger to set the feet on. Search this to see what the experienced guys have used on the top. My 2 cents.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,144
    Or keep your feet for the plate setter and go buy a table nest, there is always something to buy....
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • I agree with Skiddymarker. Buy the new table nest and keep your feet as a way to space your other Eggcessories. (or sell them on EBay, as last I checked they were going for $40 + for the set)
    2 Large Eggs and no chickens. How's that work? :)
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Well here she is!....I listened to you guys and put the feet on . I fired her up for the first time a while ago and I must say this thing is a dream!....I cannot believe the temp. Control. I am BLOWN away!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,908
    Yep, you did it right.  Congrats!
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    By the way. Thank you ALL for helping me and you won't be able to run me off from this forum.
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Cook # 2 on my egg. Home made lasagna.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    Looks great...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,144
    Table, egg with its shoes on and your cook all look good, congrats. 
    Big advantage I found when I put the egg on a table nest (or the ceramic feet) is the clearance under has a huge benefit for easy cleaning. You can slide a dustpan under the egg and then rake the ash out over the edge of the lower vent onto the waiting dustpan. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    Nice table job...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Congratulations on your success, your table looks nice and sturdy and your food looks good too !
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
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