I will be attending the first annual Eggstravaganza in Orlando, next month. I've never been to an eggfest, and I've never even seen a BGE in person or tried one. I've wanted one for a while now, seeing how fanatical you guys are and all the great things I hear. So I went ahead and pre-ordered a Large Demo Egg and I am so excited. I have a few questions:
Is it possible to effectively achieve a 2-zone fire on a Large BGE? Currently I have a Weber Kettle Gold and for many things I cook, I like to sear the meat over the flaming hot side, and then move it over to gently finish cooking on the other side. I will be getting the platesetter but it seems like it would be a pain to get at it with a grid full of meat. What do you guys do?
Also, I hear many people saying how great the egg is for baking and such, and someone said that apple pies, cobblers etc. come out well. My wife brought up a great question; Wouldn't it taste smokey? I wouldn't add smoking chips, but does the inherent smoke flavor of the lump coal have an effect on desserts?
Finally, what would you guys recommend as must-have accessories? I am already getting the nest (sans mates), the platesetter, and the ash tool. I will definitely be getting the pizza stone. I am contemplating the extender for more grid space.
LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47