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Newbie Needs Lots of Cooking Advice
Hubby and I just used our large Egg for the first time with mixed results. We're sure no experts on grilling, so I'm hoping for some hints and tips from more experienced users. Please forgive the basic nature of these questions and assume we know nothing [p]1. We followed the lighting instructions in the book and let's just say getting the coals burning was messy and time consuming. I'm sure we made it harder than it needs to be - is an electric lighter a worthwhile purchase? [p]2. We grilled steaks, trying the searing method in the book, but they didn't get "crusty" and really tasted no different than from the gas grill. I used a BGE thermometer that fits in the lid hole - is this particular item usually accurate? I'm wondering if the Egg just wasn't hot enough. Do we need to add chips to get that flavor I miss from charcoal?[p]3. I have a 5.5 lb top round roast I'd like to try in the Egg. Can I use a small, non-stick v-rack I already have for oven use? I don't have a drip pan - is there something I can use temporarily until I can find one?[p]4. We'd love to try a turkey for Easter, but is this the type of thing we should try once before attempting it for company?[p]5. Is there any online source for accessories that I can't find locally?[p]Any advice would be very much appreciated. We really want to be able to be as thrilled with our BGE as everyone else seems to be.[p]Thanks!