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What accessories to get with Large Egg, I think I finally wore her down!

TurkeyTurkey Posts: 38
edited 5:06AM in EggHead Forum
Well gang, I think I finally broke the wife. I knew her resolve wasn't as strong as she wanted me to think. We are going some night this week to get the large egg and I need to know what accessories are a must. I want to cook mostly Butts and Ribs so I need an indirect rig set up. Also need to use a pizza stone but wonder if I can just use the one we have now for the oven.[p]Only one condition on the Egg, we have to get new deck furniture as well. I'm doing a good job of making it seem like a big compromise, I wanted new furniture anyway just hadn't told her yet.[p]Thanks for any advice you can give me.[p]Turkey


  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    V-rack, plate setter, ash tool, might want to get a BGE pizza stone, dome thermometer and a polder or the like (to check internal temps). The rest of the toys can come later.

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    first off I`m a newbie I`m sure others can add to the will definately need the dasiy wheel top ( dual function ) a dome thermometer and calibrate can either get the BGE grid extender or just a weber grid from home depot, I use split firebrick for my indirect cooks 6 of them which you can get from a brick yard or fireplace store, you can just as easily use the BGE plate will need some lump charcoal and some form of lighter. I use weber fire starter cubes..for my butts I use a V rack and I got mine from linens and things for like $7 not porcelain coated though..some sort of drip pan will be needed..I just use the throw away foil ones..a polder thermometer is a great thing to have but you could maybe get by with just an instant read meat thermometer...oh yeah..a healthy appetite will come in real handy also...
    Hope this helps..[p]Wess

  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    For sure you will need a grill gripper, also a good pair of gloves to protect your arms from any flare-ups. I would also recommened a electric starter,only if thats the way you wish to start your egg. Polder temp gauge & Smoke & Spice or Sublime Smoke cook books.Well,now that I have just spent another $100.00 or so of your money, I'll leave.LOL[p]Earl

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Earl,[p]And maybe a can of Cheese Whiz - huh Earl??[p]Tim
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    The grill gripper was a great suggestion..I didnt buy one becuase a friend that owns an egg said he almost never uses his...I went back the first week and bought one and I use it costantly..[p]Wess

  • Dr. ChickenDr. Chicken Posts: 620
    If I might add my $.02 in here.[p]Slide Daisy, Polder, Pizza stone,(don't use an "off" brand, if you want it to serve both as a deflector for indirect and for pizzas. I've already seen 3 P.C. stones break under these circumstances. I'm sure other's will follow suit.)a plate sitter, a rib rack or "V" rack, good gloves and a couple bags of lump. Anything after that, can come later. These are pretty much what I found I needed after getting my 1st Egg and it is what we made sure each of our kids got when I bought them their 1st Eggs.[p]I pretty much listed them in order of importance. I'm sure I forgot something, but this list would sure be a good start![p]BTW, welcome to the "Cult"! You and your wife, close family and close friends are gona love this "little green monster"! It may be habit forming, addictive and a whole lot of other things you never thought of, but you're soon gona learn what "real" eatin' is all about![p]Cheers,[p]Dr. Chicken

  • Turkey,[p]I would suggest some of the great cook books for smokers. I have Smoke and Spice which is great as well as the Barbecue Bible which is very informative. What fun to try new recipes!!
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    And with all the respect due to the lady, I`m sure the reality is she just gave in to your wishes and dreams because she loves you...and trust me it took a LONG time to wear mine down as it were..LOL
    Welcome to you and the misses[p]Wess

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Dr. Chicken,
    Howdy sir! Hope life is treatin' you well right about now..[p]Good suggestions. Only thing I can add is the extended grate. Just a second grate with legs on it. I use that more than almost any other accessory. It clips handily to a standard oven broiler pan, or nicely straddles a drip pan, while keeping the meal elevated several inches above the pan to ensure even browning, while utilizing the desireable environment of upper dome cooking. The extended grate rules![p]Best to you and your family.
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  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Turkey, I can only say, your a sly one, and let the rest make the suggestions..I am sure they will all be sound ones.

  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    Tim M,
    To bad I didn't have a can opener that night, what a laugh that would have been. LOL[p]Earl

  • Dr. ChickenDr. Chicken Posts: 620
    Nature Boy,
    Thanks Chris! I hope you showed the Missus a wonderful Mother's Day! My wife enjoyed hers! I didn't cook, so she didn't have to clean anything up! :-)))[p]I knew I'd forget something! Like the extended grate or the grill gripper????? Who knows what else????[p]The family is doing great. With the new "puter", I kin finally get back to seeing what everyone else is doing. That was a very long month!!!![p]Man! I can't believe how many new "faces" we're seeing! That's great! And it proves all of us "oldies" really did have the right idea! :-)))[p]Take care and keep on cookin'![p]Dr. C

  • Trout BumTrout Bum Posts: 343
    I'm a newbe also (a large for about 2 months). The necessary essentials are; daisy wheel, ash tool, grill gripper, starter(I use electric), dome thermometer, lump and beer (lots o beer).
    Additional accessories that I have since added are; plate sitter (really great item, especially if you want to switch from indirect to direct during cook), 12" metal pizza pan & roll of aluminum foil to use as drip pan, polder, instant read dial, V-rack and fish pan (great for Mr. Jobb's sausage and peppers & salmon). Yummy Yummy, it's almost time for the tummy.
    Good Luck, you will enjoy!
    B D[p]

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