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New Egg

Shawn MShawn M Posts: 5
edited 10:04PM in EggHead Forum
I just joined the club and brought home my new Large Egg. Unfortunately, neither retail store near me had a dome thermometer!!! The nearest store that has one is about 1.5 hours away (You do what you gotta DO).[p]Anyway, I was interested in a First Recipe. Does anybody have a NO FAIL rib recipe?[p]Shawn


  • MopMop Posts: 496
    Shawn M,If you ever try one rib recipe, then make this one a consideration.....this one put me on the map with my co workers and family!

    [ul][li]Try this one![/ul]
  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    Shawn M,[p]Welcome to the forum and the family. The thermometer from the higher end Weber kettles and gassers will work just fine in your Egg for now. Even the shaft if the correct diameter for the predrilled hole. You should be able to find them at Home Depot, Lowes, etc and only $8.[p]K~G

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,508
    Shawn M,
    Howdy and welcome to the group. For a first recipe, when you are getting used to the way the egg operates, cooking direct over the coals is a nice way to get used to things. Might I suggest a pork tenderloin. Marinate in some teryaki sauce, lots of pepper, some olive or sesame oil. Or you could rub it with char crust or JJ's rub. Or slather it with mustard and a pply a rub. Kenny G's jerk recipe is also great. Lots of ways to go. Whichever way you prepare it will be good.[p]Grill direct at 350, turning every 15 minutes or so, until the internal temp is 145 (somewheres about 40-45 minutes). Slice and serve to rave reviews.[p]Again, welcome. And Happy New Year!
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  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    Nature Boy,[p] Welcome Shawn:

    Chris is right, for the first cook, try the basic way of direct heat. Keep a close eye on the temp & time as they tend to over cook quickly near the end. I, myself will try Mop,s suggestion very soon, problem is, so many recipes get
    posted, hard to say which on to try next. Whatever you try, let us all know how things turn out.Your going to love the Egg.[p]Earl

  • Shawn M,
    A retailer not having the dome thermomoeter is inexcusable.
    My only complaint with BGE is selling the model as stripped down and making everything optional. The dome thermo is a must
    It's like buying a car, then adding the steering wheel as optional.

  • MopMop Posts: 496
    Irish Smoker, You know you can always use "vice grips" on that steering column if there is no steering wheel....[p]hahaha

  • KennyG,
    In regard to the dome gauges, are they accurate or is the boiling water test a must? Reason I ask is that my cooking times are shorter than expected and I had a black turkey....

  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    Schneid,[p]BGE thermometers are very accurate once properly calibrated. It's not at all uncommon for a new thermometer to be reading incorrectly and so an initial boiling test is a must. Periodically retesting is also a good idea as the thermos will drift in either direction from time to time.[p]I'll bet that you find that yours is reading low.[p]K~G

  • KennyG,
    Thanks for the advice, water is getting to 212 right now.
    "Measure twice, cut once"---only works with a proper yardstick.....

  • BamabobBamabob Posts: 246
    Irish Smoker,
    BTW did you ever come up with info on the other thermometer you mentioned awhile back? also check your email I'm still not sure my letters are gettin' outer' my puter.Happy Holidays-- Bob

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