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Eggsitter is hooked; Intro & Pictures

Well, long story short I am holding/storing an LBGE for a friend as they are downsizing to a small condo for a few years.I decided to try her out, and there is absolutely no chance they are getting this back. Or more realistically, I will need to buy one the second before the owner takes it back.

I'm officially hooked. 

In my very short time of ownership I have made excellent cedar planked salmon, ABTs, veggies, and took a shot at BBs last weekend. Sunday I did low n slow 3/1/1 baby back ribs, sipped some IPAs, and read this forum all day. A lot of great information on here. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to contribute as I'm still learning but I look forward to being active on the forums.

LBGE:
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Cedar Planked Salmon:
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Black Bean Tacos and Wok Veggies:
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BB Ribs 3/1/1:
Removed membrane, rubbed with yellow mustard, used homemade rub, chilled overnight, 3hrs indirect with hickory, 1hr wrapped in foil with apple juice, 1 hr direct all at 240 degrees.
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Any advice and input is appreciated. On my to-buy list are a thermapen and pizza stone. 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    Get the Thermapen ordered today. (IMO) the most importment opt.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 733
    Looks great! Even better, offer to buy it from them now since they're not using it at the moment. They can always buy new ones a few years later down the road. Besides, you might get a good deal from it ;)

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151
    Thermapen ordered.
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Looks great @WalrusBBQ. If it's a really good friend offer to buy it now, otherwise, let it depreciate a few more years and buy it then.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 888
    WalrusBBQ said:
    Thermapen ordered.
    You're going to have some great cooks soon with this kind of enthusiasm! 
    Biloxi, MS
    XL / Small

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
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  • Tell them you will buy them a new mini for their condo in exchange for them letting you keep the large. 
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 733
    That might be a good or bad deal depending on how old the LBGE is.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,148
    Great cooks so far!  I will have to remember never trust any of my friends to egg-sit for me.  I want it back!


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

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  • Cool, egg sitting, that could be a good business. Nice cooks.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,146
    Well played to sit the BGE.  Once you have partaken of the Kool-Aid it's all "downhill".  Welcome.
    Louisville
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,276

    Wait just a second here! Where did you get that granite? Looks identical to mine and I paid a huge premium cause the guy told me it was unique. He said it was hauled down from the Himalayas on yak back.

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    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151

    Wait just a second here! Where did you get that granite? Looks identical to mine and I paid a huge premium cause the guy told me it was unique. He said it was hauled down from the Himalayas on yak back.

    photo 6f475071-16e1-4bfb-ab69-663091cb045d.jpg

     

    You have good taste sir! Also a delicious looking dish
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  • @WalrusBBQ: where are you located?  My deck and granite look eerily similar to yours.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
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  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    @WalrusBBQ: where are you located?  My deck and granite look eerily similar to yours.
    maybe he borrowed your deck
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,276
    WalrusBBQ said:

    Wait just a second here! Where did you get that granite? Looks identical to mine and I paid a huge premium cause the guy told me it was unique. He said it was hauled down from the Himalayas on yak back.

    photo 6f475071-16e1-4bfb-ab69-663091cb045d.jpg

     

    You have good taste sir! Also a delicious looking dish
    It's actually a running joke around here. A lot of us have very similar granite. VI for one and Zippylip.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151
    @WalrusBBQ: where are you located?  My deck and granite look eerily similar to yours.
    South Carolina outside of Charlotte
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  • @brycos: maybe he's living in the basement.  I don't go down there much.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
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  • @WalrusBBQ:  definitely not same contractors, then.  I'm in Fairfax County outside DC.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
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  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    I perceive a legal custody battle over the BGE.  They're awesome and worth every penny of legal fees.
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    CharlieTN said:
    I perceive a legal custody battle over the BGE.  They're awesome and worth every penny of legal fees.
    Could make a good Judge Judy episode.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    CharlieTN said:
    I perceive a legal custody battle over the BGE.  They're awesome and worth every penny of legal fees.
    Could make a good Judge Judy episode.
    He could argue that his friend must relinquish the Egg because of the quality of food he has become accustomed to.  If it became a big enough issue, might even inspire a Law & Order episode.
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,801
    WalrusBBQ said:



    @WalrusBBQ: where are you located?  My deck and granite look eerily similar to yours.

    South Carolina outside of Charlotte

    Several from SC on here. I'm in Columbia.
    Boom
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  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151
    Is the adjustable rig worth it? 

    I could really see value in making apps (ABTs or the like) while cooking low-n-slow ribs or pork butt.

    Outside of that, I'm not sure how much use it would have and if all i really need may be a grill extender?

    Thanks for your help
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,566
    Judging by the few cooks you posted, you'll contribute just fine!  

    Nice work!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited June 2013
    It's actually a running joke around here. A lot of us have very similar granite. VI for one and Zippylip.
    I don't like to brag, but mine was taken out of an old Bavarian castle shortly after the war (The Great War).  It is said that Louise of Mechlenburg-Strelitz (Wilhelm's mother) had her servants prepare young Kaiser Wilhelm's meals on my granite counter.

    That's what the salesman at Cut Rate Granites and Linoleums, Inc. told me.
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    Just west of Austintatious

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  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151
    Y'all are lucky finding your granite so easily. I could write a book on where mine came from.
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  • njlnjl Posts: 804
    WalrusBBQ said:
    Well, long story short I am holding/storing an LBGE for a friend as they are downsizing to a small condo for a few years.I decided to try her out, and there is absolutely no chance they are getting this back. Or more realistically, I will need to buy one the second before the owner takes it back.
    That's how I got mine.  I never would have laid out the cash for one before having cooked on one for a while, but having used it for a few years, I was not willing to part with it.  When the time came, I bought one to make up for the "borrowed" one.  The only trouble with doing it that way is warranty coverage could be questionable. 
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