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New Forum Member Saying Hello (w/ Pictures)

jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 912
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hello to all the forum members here. My name is Jim and I live in N.E. Massachusetts. I've been lurking on here for the last 6 months and got my Large BGE in August. I had planned on my new Egg joining my 6 burner gas grill and offset horizontal barrel smoker, but I have only used the gas grill once in the last 2 1/2 months. I have used my new Egg nearly 70 times in the same time period and I now see it replacing both the grill and smoker and I plan to get a second Egg. So I have fully joined the cult. 

I love my new Egg and thanks to the help of the posts here I've been learning how to use it. I have not direct grilled on a charcoal grill before so I still have lots to learn there. Low and slow & high temperature indirect cooks I am pretty comfortable with. The temperature control on the Egg is amazing. Direct grilling at 400-500 degrees I am still working on my techniques. 

Besides Grilling and Smoking my other hobby is photography. I've had a website for the last 7 years which brings together the two hobbies, It is listed in my signature below. If you like food porn, please pay it a visit. There is also a blog, but until August of this year it didn't cover the Egg. Speaking of food porn: I'm going to post some pictures below of some of what Ive been doing on the Egg.

Thanks again to all of the great folks here that have shared all of their valuable insights.

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Big Bob Gibson's Bar-b-que Chicken - First Cook on the Egg. (Big Bog Gibson's BBQ Cookbook)


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Bare Naked Brisket - My first low & slow cook on the Egg. (Big Bog Gibson's BBQ Cookbook)


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Greek Pizza (BGE Cookbook) - First High Temp Thin Crust Pizza.


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Rib-eye with Shallots & Garlic (BGE Cookbook)


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N.Y. Strip Steaks with Horseradish Sauce (Weber's Charcoal Grilling) and Grilled Fingerling Potatoes (BGE Cookbook).

That's it for now, I'll post more later.

Jim
Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,746
    Welcome. So glad you came. I'm very impressed and I look forward to seeing your work. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Welcome home!  That close-up of the ribeye with shallots & garlic made my mouth water!  Great looking food and your pix are impeccable.

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    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!

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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Looks great!  What kind of camera do you shoot with?
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

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  • ZickZick Posts: 171
    Awesome! Look forward to learning from and with you.
    When was the last time you did something for the first time? - Zick Boulder, CO
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,746
    Welcome home!  That close-up of the ribeye with shallots & garlic made my mouth water!  Great looking food and your pix are impeccable.
    Yea really. I have a few shallots in my fridge. Thats deff happening soon. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Welcome. From your first cooks on the Egg I look forward to future posts. Great job.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Welcome aboard. Nice pics!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Just checked out the web site - fantastic! Great pics and great cooks.
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 912
    r270ba said:
    Looks great!  What kind of camera do you shoot with?
    Wow, things sure happen fast around here :). When I started taking pictures of my cooks, DSLRs were still well over $1,000 so I started using Canon G-series cameras. They are prosumer point and shoots with features borrowed from the SLR/DSLR's: Hot shoe for a detachable flash, they use the chip from the low end Canon DSLRs and they have a foldout viewfinder screen like many camcorders. Makes taking food photos from any angle quick and easy. I liked the results from the G-Series models so much I never bought a DSLR when the price dropped below $1,000. They are fun to use, take good pictures and are easy to bring anywhere you go. I am on my 3rd model with my current one being the G-11.

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • Shallots!  (smack head on counter) Why didn't I think of that?  Onions, yeah all the time but shallots and garlic.  So subtle and smooth.  Yup, I got ribeyes waiting for attention.

    A big +1 on the pics.  Keep them coming.

    My actuary says I'm dead.
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Cool thanks Jim and keep up the great work.  We all love seeing pictures!
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

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  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Very nice, man. Glad you're no longer lurking.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,807
    Impressive web site.  I'm thinking we can learn some good stuff from you.   Yay - a Mac user!
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 912
    edited October 2012
    Thanks to everyone who has looked, commented and made me feel welcome! 
    Impressive web site.  I'm thinking we can learn some good stuff from you.   Yay - a Mac user!
    Yes I am a Mac user who put his money where his mouth was. You'll appreciate this: Through an IRA I bought a bunch of Apple stock in the 90's when they were "Beleaguered Apple Computer". The stock was in the single digits and low teens and the so-called financial advisor fought me all the way.Until 5 years ago he kept telling me to sell. This August "Surging Apple Inc." paid their first dividend check and it bought my BGE and paid to build a wood gazebo to house my grills. 

    Right now I feel like I know enough to be dangerous when it comes to the Egg. But I know this is the place to soak up lots of knowledge. Also I gotta say this is the most fun I've ever had with this hobby. EVER!! I can't wait to get back out to the grill.

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • Great looking steak, how I love a good steak off the Egg.

     

    Welcome to the fray!

     

     

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,807
    Great investment Jim.  I supported a Mac for my wife for years but just got my first MBP early 2011, and just got my b-day present to myself a couple of weeks ago - the Retina display MBP.  Love it.  I need a lot of screen space/resolution when I'm not connected to an external monitor and it's been a dream-come-true.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 994
    Welcome - really nice looking cooks!!  Great website too.  I like your idea of using the food saver to make extra large marinating bags.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    wow I missed the website...looks great Jim.  I will add it to my Reader!
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    Welcome! Great looking cooks and pictures. I like the website and now I don't know if I can wait till lunch to eat..  =)

    Your Ham Steak with Cherry Cola & Jalapeno Glaze looks so good, it is going on my list of things to try! 

    Keep the great pictures coming! 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • Welcome Jim.  Great website !
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Ok I think that we may need to limit the number of references to Jim's website before lunch time...seriously hungry right now :))
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

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  • Bookmarked your website , Thanks ! And Welcome !
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
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  • That's the way to bring it! Nice job and welcome aboard.

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 839
    Fantastic! So looking forward to your posts. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 839
    And your site is a time-killer if I ever saw one. I keep telling myself, "You're on deadline. You're on deadline." For another day. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 912
    edited October 2012
    Once again I want to thank everybody for making me feel so welcome and for the nice comments about my pictures and my website. After lurking here for six months, I feel like I already know some of you. It is nice to finally be able to interact with people in a two-way fashion. As for my site If it's any consolation: I too have to time my visits around whether I have a full stomach or not and it has been an even greater time waster for me. But it's a labor of love. And I hope there's some information on there that might be of some help to the people here. Because I certainly owe all the folks around here a lot for all of the useful info I got that he me getting started on my Egg. Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • Welcome to the party.  I enjoyed your website and I'm looking forward to your input.
    Brighton, IL (North East of St. Louis, MO)
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,135
    edited October 2012
    Welcome to the egg family Jim! 

    After viewing your website, I have a feeling you're going to add a lot to our forum.  Look forward to seeing more of your posts.  

    You may have lurked for 6 months...but boy do you know how to make an entrance!  =D>
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • great website.  really enjoy the play by play posts and love the afterthought section with tips for next time.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,757

    Hey Jim, I see you found your way over here. Glad to see you made it to the party. Somehow I don't remember seeing that Greek pizza. The sauce on it looks delicious. Is that the steak you cooked when you lost power and had to shoot the one bite in the dark.

    BTW...Jim has been posting over on the Barbecue Bible Forum for....well....how long, Jim? He just recently got an Egg and took to it like....well...like you see how well he's taken to it!!

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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