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New guy intro

Cuda1965Cuda1965 Posts: 49
edited January 2013 in EggHead Forum
For Christmas my wife got me a large BGE. For the last couple of years I have been using an electric smoker and gas (infrared) grill to do a lot of cooking. I had been looking at getting a charcoal smoker & grill, and she surprised me with this.  She gave it to me the night before we were leaving town to visit family. I didn't get to use it right away, but luckily I got to spend some time reading through this forum to get a better understanding of how to use my new toy and get ideas.

Once we got back home I jumped right in with using my egg. In the first few days I did a test run with chicken, tried my hand at pizza, grilled some awesome rib eyes, and did an overnight low & slow smoke of a pork shoulder along with baking rolls and a peach cobbler for dessert. 

I am amazed at what I can do with my egg. 
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Look like you hit the ground running! Welcome.
    Lynnwood WA
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,442
    Looking forward to many more cooks/pics
    =D>
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Way to start out strong. Welcome to the forum.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
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  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,712
    edited January 2013
    welcome. off to a great start!

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  • You jumped in with both feet ! Congratulations and welcome !
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
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  • Welcome, way to hit the ground running.
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    Welcome to the Swamp.....GO GATORS!!!!
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,770
    Welcome Here. Looks like you are well on your way. Keep the posts and pics coming.
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  • Welcome!  Make yourself at home.

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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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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,133
    edited January 2013
    Welcome, always room for one more in this boat!

    My son has an infrared on his custom Jackson - incredible Trex steaks - some times even makes the egg look like it's out. 
    Be interesting to see what you think. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    Welcome aboard! It sounds like you picked a really good one. And I don't mean your large Big Green Egg, I mean your wife. Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    Welcome...try a spatchcock chicken too.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,635
    Welcome aboard-it is a game changer.  Enjoy the journey and congrats for jumping right in!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
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  • Great looking cooks!  Welcome! :)
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • Thanks for the welcome everyone. I made some mistakes on these first few cooks, but that's the fun in learning right?
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  • bodskibodski Posts: 365
    You must be a quick study, Cuda. Great looking cooks. Welcome aboard!

    Cincinnati

    LBGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Gasser

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  • Welcome.  You'll be teaching us new tricks in a month or so.   ;)
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,466
    Welcome to our world.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Welcome, looks like you are off to a great start!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,958
    And another one is hooked! Great intro, glad to have you on board.

    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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