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lecramslecrams Posts: 106
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hey all, long time reader first time poster. I inherited an egg from my grandfather 8 years ago. I started cooking on the egg with my grandaddy when I was a young man. I look forward to being a part of the group here. On tap this weekend, smoked pork loin tomorrow, and a pizza on Sunday. And of course, plenty of Sweetwater 420 and Dale's Pale Ale.


  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,419
    Wow...I'd love to see a pic. This also shows what type of longevity we an get from our eggs.

    A 20+ year old weber would probably be unidentifiable at this point.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,419
    edited August 2012
    hapster said:

    Not sure why the multiple posts... Sorry

    You like to rush into things do you? =))
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • lecramslecrams Posts: 106
    Ha! I'm an engineer so nothing happens without much thought.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    @lecrams: i also would love to see a pic. I hope i get to hand mine down

    @hapster: did you spathcock the crow? Direct or indirect?
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,215
    Better late than never!

    Welcome. When you can post some pics and cooks, you are among the few seasoned veterans.
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,326
    I already like because of the Dales Pale Ale mention.  They are probably my favorite Colorado Brewery right now, but Fort Collins Brewery is giving them a run for my money.  Welcome to the board.
  • I liked Flat Tire when I was out there last summer.


    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 389
    too cool.  My daughter is 8, and she has already asked for me to get her a small egg so we can cook together.  gotta do it!

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

  • lecramslecrams Posts: 106
    Here's the requested photo.image
  • A BGE or an original kamado?
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Welcome aboard! Nice piece of history there! Is it earthenware or ceramic?
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • Wow!  Impressive!

    1large BGE and 1 well used mini BGE living in coastal South and North Carolina!
  • lecramslecrams Posts: 106
    Original BGE, it is terra cotta. I love it, but may upgrade to a large BGE soon. If you look in the bottom right corner, there's a crack forming.
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,822
    Thats is awesome, to have a grill for the many years, handed down too. Twenty years from now, maybe my kids will be using mine, I'll sit back and leave the grilling to them..
    Welcome to the forum, please don't be afraid to share some of the old recipes from your grandfather too.
    Large, small, and a mini
  • Great pic & family story on the BGE. Welcome aboard?
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,195

    Your grandfather was a wise man. Cool story and photo.

  • misumisu Posts: 213
    very cool.

    One of these days when the wife is not looking I'll pick an old one like that to add to the collection

  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394

  • That's great! First saw an egg in Atlanta in the 80s and finally got mine in May.
    Lovin' my Large Egg since May 2012 (Richmond, VA) ... and makin' cookbooks at
    Stoker II wifi, Thermapen, and a Fork for plating photo purposes
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