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Where to Start: Tips, Links & Useful Information

Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
When I got my first egg it took me a while to find the 'stuff’ discussed here on the forum. What follows below are posts and sites that help me getting to know and use my BGE(s) better. You will find links to some of the posts, member sites with great information, recipes and toys/accessories for the egg. This is just a starting point and quick reference to help you on your egg'n adventure. Welcome and congratulations with your egg.

Feel free to copy or bookmark this post/page for future reference.

Where to begin:
. Make sure you read the manual
. Watch the video provided with your new egg
. Calibrate your dome thermometer. Instructions are included with the egg.

Now, it's time to 'mouse around', enjoy:

- BGE Headquarters - The Mother Ship Home Page
- New stuff from BGE - What's new from BGE
- The Egg Components What everything in & on the egg is called

- Recipes - BGE HQ Recipes
- Recipes - Forum Recipes
- Boiling Point Calculator - From the Forum

Quick Tip - (on or off the egg) For great tasting food, cook food to temperature and use time as a reference.

- When is the food done - Food Cooking Temperatures
- USDA Is My Food Safe - How Temperatures Affect Food
- USDA Cold Storage - Freezing and Food Safety
- USDA Safe Food Handling Fact Sheets

- Egg Temperatures - Visual Guide to Vent Settings & Clear Smoke
- A Visual guide to - Good & Bad Smoke
- One of many ways to light the lump - Paper Towel & Oil

- How to post a picture on the forum - Using Photobucket - Visual Guide
- How to post a slideshow on the forum - Using Photobucket - Visual Guide
- What is Flashback (important) - Understanding Flashback

A few personal favorite cooks I have found to be easy, fun and result in some darn good eats:
- Chicken & Veggies
- Pot Roast in Dutch Oven
- Pork Char Sui
- Pulled Pork, Shoulders (Butt and Picnic)

Quick Tip - How much meat should I buy to feed Pulled Pork for a group of people. Take the number of people eating and divide by 2.4

- Prime Rib
- Buckboard Bacon
- Pastrami
- Chili Verde
- Mad Max Turkey & Gravy

Forum member sites, good places to spend some, you will find a wealth of knowledge being shared:
- Thirdeye - Recipe Section
- Thirdeye - Thirdeye Front Page Don't pass up the other BBQ/Smoking help on the site.
- Wess B - Recipes, Tips & Fest Cookbooks
- Nakedwiz - Lump Database, Recipes & Tips

Thermometers:
Most forum members will advise to get an instant read thermometer. The Thermopen is a well worth investment, don't settle for lookalikes. The MTC is also an good thermometer, pick up the thin fast reading probe. Both are fast reading and extremely accurate.
- Thermoworks - Fast Read Thermapen
- Thermoworks - MTC Mini Handheld (get the 2 sec read probe)
- Maverick Redi Check - ET-73 (abt. $40 online) Pit & Food probes with remote & alarms

Tools, Toys and Must Have's:
Some forum members who offer Tools & Accessories, you will also find recipes and tips at some of these sites - take time to look and learn:

- Thirdeye - ThirdHand Grid Lift, Wiggle Rods, Micro Adjuster and ThirdFinger
- Ceramic Grills Store, Egg Accessories - One of my favorites, the Adjustable Rig & Spider
- Dizzy Pig Rubs - (DP) Rubs
- Chubby's accessories for the small egg - Grill Mates
- Lawn Ranger - Custom Handles and Tools
- Big'un - Carnivore BBQ Sauce

Enjoy, GG

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