National BBQ Month sure was tasty! We hope you got to try just as many new BBQ recipes as we did and some old favorites as well. If not, you can find all our BBQ recipes here
and try them out all summer long. One of our favorites was Dr. BBQ’s Spare Rib Surprise
and Ted Reader’s Rum Injected Sweet Potatoes
. As the weather’s heating up, use your EGG for a cool treat-Ice Cream Sandwiches
! Keep an eye out for some Father’s Day recipes from chefs & their dads, coming soon!
Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340
Problems getting XL BGE to peak temps
For several years I had a medium BGE that I thoroughly enjoyed. I particularly liked searing steaks at very high temps, ~800 degrees. Last summer I sold my medium and bought a XL BGE. I'm having trouble getting it to these same high temps. I typically pile up the BGE charcoal in the center, and start it with my electric starter, but it gets nowhere close to 800 degrees. Even if has been completely cleaned out with the lower vent wide open and the upper vent wide open. I'm wondering, does the XL just require a lot more fuel (charcoal) to achieve these high searing temps?