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First cook Complete

LongrifleLongrifle Posts: 130
edited 3:12PM in EggHead Forum
Ran the BGE for the first time today :laugh:. Made smokey potatoes to use for twice baked potatoes tomorrow, they look wonderful. Then I made big ol' hamburgers with worcester sauce, seasoning salt and fresh ground black pepper. Came out great!! I was surprised by how good the hamburgers were. I was useing my new instant read theromoter as advised by folks on this fourm and was getting a real low temp reading. I decided to pull the hamburgers off, reading be damned, and I was correct they were done. Well done, much to my suprise they were moist and tasty. Apparently, I need to work on my technique with the themapen :P . Tomorrow, I am working on steaks, chicken, grilled veggies and will finsh the twice baked taters. I had an easy time maintaining the temp at 400. The only real issue I had was my grill gloves need to be a bit heaver to remove the plate setter that sucker was burning through my mitt. By doing both of those cooks today I learned a lot ababout the the BGE. Hopefuly before to long I will smoking with my BGE.



  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Nice 1st cook...oh and search the forum for "smokey deviled egg" recipe...they are deelicious... ;)
  • WingRiderWingRider Posts: 326
    Food looks great :woohoo:
    I use welding gloves to remove the ps in my eggs....have a landing zone all ready and make the move quickly :lol:
  • CrazyHarryCrazyHarry Posts: 112
    Great job! The first thing I Egged was a couple of nice steaks, but I wasn't prepared for the super high heat and I overcooked them.

    Then I smashcocked (it definitely wasn't "spatch"cocked) a chicken and put in a BUNCH of wood chips. It tasted like cigarette smoke.

    Fortunately, I'm on a roll now. I made some delicious salmon on Tuesday and a stuffed chicken breast on Wednesday. Both came out GREAT.

    Congratulations on a successful first cook!
  • Very nice first cook. The potatoes sound like a great idea...twice egged, yum.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hey Harry,

    It's been my eggsperiance that chicken soaks up smoke flavor like a sponge. I use little or no additional smoke when I egg chicken. ;)


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Looks very good! Welcome to the cult. :)


  • OconeeDawgOconeeDawg Posts: 148
    That looks great. I have made some of the best ribs and boston butts on my egg. Steaks are harder I will cook a real good one then the next will just be ok. I want to be the best not just average. It is fun and you will learn a lot from a lot of great people on here!
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    I'm with ya on that one, Blair.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Welcome're gonna like it here.
  • fasteddiemfasteddiem Posts: 212
    The egg now has it's hooks in you! As was stated to me a few months ago...Welcome to the Cult!
  • LongrifleLongrifle Posts: 130
    The Smokey potatoes are good and easy to make. Rub the spuds down with Bacon grease, sprinkle kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper on them. Stab the spuds a few times with a fork. I put them in the Egg naked with Hickory smoke at 400 for an hour or so. They are equally good on the side as a baked tater or scooped out and turned into twice baked and even potato skins. Good Eats!!
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