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New Egg Owner. First Cook

After two plus years of wanting an Egg I got my Large today and did my first cook. I have been lurking around for about a year gaining a ton of knowledge from all you Eggheads. The crazy thing is, I could not decide what to cook first. Sunday is usually chicken so I ended up going with a London Broil from Fresh Market. Did a reverse sear after being marinaded in Moore's Original and dusted with Dizzy Pig Red Eye Express. It went indirect at 300 until an internal temp of 115. Then pulled and removed the PS and seared for 3 min per side at 550. I did not want the temp to go that high on the first cook but it quickly got away from me. You can read and research all you want but nothing replaces actually doing the cook. I still have a lot to learn and boy is it going to be fun and tasty learning on the job. Thanks for all your help
Johns Creek, GA Large BGE Weber Kettle Weber Genesis
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  • Grillin_beersGrillin_beers Posts: 1,194
    Great looking first cook man! Congrats and welcome to the cult, lol! I have a large as well and love it. Pretty soon you'll be grilling 4 days a week at least. All of your clothes will smell like lump and smoking wood. It's a great thing!
    1 large BGE, Spartanburg SC

    My dog thinks I'm a grilling god. 
  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 210
    Congratulations and welcome to the club....
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
  • mslawmslaw Posts: 241
    It's an addiction you cannot break. Welcome
  • jmarbs21jmarbs21 Posts: 129
    Nice first cook, welcome!!
    Durham, NC
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    +1 on the addiction! Congrats on the egg and the first cook! Welcome to the forum! Lots of good folks here and great advice. If you have a question just ask, you will have an answer ot two soon enough.
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 15,684
    Welcome to the cultish egghead community. Great looking first cook. Enjoy it.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,676
    Great looking first cook - you did do your homework.  Welcome to the forum.  Keep posting those cooks and pics!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • MeTedMeTed Posts: 619
    Welcome @Nyltiger Great looking cook. It`s a good thing you took pictures of your Egg brand new, so a year from now you can look back because it will not look that pretty for long. :-*
    Belleville, Michigan

    Just burnin lump in Sumpter
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    Welcome to the life... good looking LB there. Strong pics for your first cook, thanks for sharing :)
  • NyltigerNyltiger Posts: 16
    Thanks y'all . When I removed the DW the felt seal came off. There is a good bit of sticky residue so I put it back on. Who knows how long that will last. Do you think it was because of the higher temp on the first cook or maybe I took it off too soon?
    Johns Creek, GA Large BGE Weber Kettle Weber Genesis
  • PhatchrisPhatchris Posts: 1,634
    Looking good!
  • RickyBobbyRickyBobby Posts: 744
    The previous models never even had the felt up top around the vent. I'd discard it and keep Egging! :D
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
  • PhatchrisPhatchris Posts: 1,634
    Nyltiger said:

    Thanks y'all . When I removed the DW the felt seal came off. There is a good bit of sticky residue so I put it back on. Who knows how long that will last. Do you think it was because of the higher temp on the first cook or maybe I took it off too soon?

    More than likely, I was told to do a couple of lower temp cooks as my first to so call break in the egg.
  • Nyltiger said:
    Thanks y'all . When I removed the DW the felt seal came off. There is a good bit of sticky residue so I put it back on. Who knows how long that will last. Do you think it was because of the higher temp on the first cook or maybe I took it off too soon?
    I melted the felt off on my first cook too. I cleaned off the residue with some rubbing alcohol, and never bothered to replace it. Advice here was there was little need for the felt.  I have never missed it.

    Nice job on your first cook. That egg is so clean!  You should scrub the inside with soft scrub after ever cook to keep it nice and white like that!  
    :D
    1 LBGE in Chapel Hill, NC - Go Heels!
  • BullhalseyBullhalsey Posts: 106
    Only advice I'd give is do the plate setter with the legs "up"...looks like you had em down for this one...welcome to the lifestyle !
  • AcornAcorn Posts: 163
    I see you are in the John's Creek area. Where did you purchase the egg?
    Is there a store up your way that has a good variety of lump and egg-cessories?
    Atlanta, GA  - LBGE -
  • NyltigerNyltiger Posts: 16
    Acorn said:
    I see you are in the John's Creek area. Where did you purchase the egg?
    Is there a store up your way that has a good variety of lump and egg-cessories?

    I bought the Egg from a new store The Big Grill Shop in Suwanee. The owners are extremely nice and very helpful. The only lump I saw was The BGE. The ACE hardware in Johns Creek will carry Rockwood, Wicked Good WW and I have even seen Ozark. Not all at the same time.
    Johns Creek, GA Large BGE Weber Kettle Weber Genesis
  • NyltigerNyltiger Posts: 16
    Acorn said:
    I see you are in the John's Creek area. Where did you purchase the egg?
    Is there a store up your way that has a good variety of lump and egg-cessories?

    Thanks. I realized that after I got it going. Still lots to learn and remember.
    Johns Creek, GA Large BGE Weber Kettle Weber Genesis
  • stemc33stemc33 Posts: 3,567
    Welcome to the fun. Excellent looking cook. Looking forward to your future posts.
    Steven
    Mini Max with Woo stone combo, LBGE, iGrill 2, Plate Setter, 
    two cotton pot holders to handle PS
    Banner, Wyoming
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,621
    Welcome. ..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • PNWFoodiePNWFoodie Posts: 1,014
    Welcome - great looking cook!
    XL, JR, and more accessories than anyone would ever need near Olympia, WA
    Sandy
  • I'm glad you're here! Nice maiden voyage!

    .......................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan

    Where shootings and tap water are equally deadly

    My fleet of eggs: XL, Small & Mini.

  • TTCTTC Posts: 676
    Welcome, based on the looks of your first cook I'd say you'll be fine
    XL BGE - Gallatin, TN
  • AcornAcorn Posts: 163
    Great news, one good thing about living in the metro Atlanta area is several dealers around. This is the best place to share and learn new things. Enjoy.............
    Atlanta, GA  - LBGE -
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 12,114
    Strong start-most eggcellent intro.  Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • TexansurfTexansurf Posts: 398

    Looks good

     

    Corpus Christi, Texas.  LBGE x 2, Weber Smoky Joe, and Aussie Walk-About
  • Sniff~  I remember my first cook  Sigh~

    Seriously, good cook and welcome!

    Egghead Davey....

    no, not -that- one!
    KI4PSR
  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 669
    Great first cook. Welcome to the club!
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome aboard and enjoy!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 1,958
    Good looking first cook. Welcome.
    Scott
    Greenville ,Tx

    Xl bge with woo2 and ajustable rack
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