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Finally got my Egg and fired it up within 24 hours of bringing it home!

YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,729
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Brought my XL home from the Cincy Porkopolis Fest yesterday.  What a great fest and good time!

XL is now in its home on my patio.  Wanted to use it, but the threat of scattered thunderstorms kept me at bay all day.  Went outside to uncover it and clean it out.  Rolling thunder in the background, but it's moving away from my area. Figure what the hell, just fire it up and get used to getting it started and controlling temps.
Now, I have a gasser and an offset smoker already on the patio, and have made some excellent food on both, but this XL Egg is amazing.  You can control temp very easily, it recovers temp amazingly fast.  I knew it was a good purchase, but today even floored me.  So happy I didn't let the weather scare me off today.
Dry rubbed about a dozen jumbo wings and put them on the egg.  Too easy.  Turned out amazing.  Excellent flavor, moist as all get out and the family loved them.

Can't wait to fire it up again. Wish I could call in to work tomorrow and get a pork shoulder or some ribs on!
-Steve
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XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio

Comments

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,729
    I would have liked to fire it up last night when I got it home, lol.  But an entire day, 9:30 to 6pm, out in those humid temps took it's toll on me. Had a couple bud's help me get it from my truck to the patio and was spent.  Took a nice cold shower and celebrated my egg with some cold beers.
    The egg sits on my patio, right outside my screened in patio, so I plan on using it year round.  The egg will be the centerpiece of football season.  So happy right now.

    Cheers!
    Steve
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    How was the EggFest? I could not make it even though it was only 2 hrs away, bummer! Welcome to the obsession!
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,014
    24 hours Shame on you! Just kidding. You going to really enjoy and there is a lot of eggsperience here. Welcome
    Large, small, and a mini
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,056
    Why take off work for the low and slow. No need to tend to it. Just set it up, go to work, come home, then eat. Take the next day off due to a food hangover.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    Congrats your going to love it .
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,729
    Why take off work for the low and slow. No need to tend to it. Just set it up, go to work, come home, then eat. Take the next day off due to a food hangover.
    This is a very likely scenario once I get more comfortable dialing in the temps. 

    But until then, I'll enjoy the ride. Nothing better than sitting in the screened in patio, some Brother Duane Allman on the stereo, cold beer in my hand, and the egg cookin' away. Perfect.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • NewvilleNewville Posts: 84
    Welcome to the cult YEM. Enjoy the journey.
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