I have been reading and reviewing your experiences for some time and finally decided to take the plunge and invest in a BGE. I moved to NYC from England in 2004. A neighbor introduced me to the art of BBQ smoking. My wife and I decided to test the water inexpensively and after a few years of successful entertaining with a basic smoker we decided to celebrate a significant milestone and invest in an XL BGE. We have a celebration planned with about 40 guests comprised of family and close friends but I am terrified of using the BGE for the first time for such an important occasion. Ideally I want to do a pork butt (I believe also called a shoulder or picnic?) and a standing rib roast.
Looking forward to being part of the Egg Head community and learning from you all.
Bronxville, New York. XLBGE, MBGE