Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
We hope everyone’s enjoying the first few days of summer. For us, the weather heating up means one thing - the EGG’s gonna be busy! Whether you’re making stuffed burgers for a backyard grill out, some brats before a baseball game or searing a steak for dinner on the patio, we hope you’re doing it with full flavor and having fun all the while!

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

Majority of your cooks-direct, raised direct or indirect?

Majority of mine (based on number of cooks-not hours per cook:)) are now raised direct; moving past the indirect low&slow.  Weekends low&slow is the winner, hands down.  Others?

Louisville
·

Comments

  • nemonemo Posts: 105
    Almost all are raised direct.....
    Fairview, Texas
    ·
  • During the week....direct. Weekend...indirect.
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!
    ·
  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    Mostly direct - steaks, chops, wings, other chicken pieces.

    Tim
    ·
  • 90% indirect and 10% direct here....(retired) lots of spatchcocks and butts!!
    ·
  • AltonAlton Posts: 432
    Indirect
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!!!!! Stuck in Dallas.......
    ·
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 1,652
    Indirect 75%.
    ·
  • More direct. Pizza once a week for sure, so that would be the indirect side of things. Subject to taste bud cravings. :-bd
    ·
  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,790
    Indirect 75% here as well.  Don't like to hover and flip, interferes alcohol intake.  More of a Ronco set it and forget it style. :))
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    Hollin' bout huh, egga what!?  Huh, give a Fock egga what!?
    ·
  • KempyKempy Posts: 188
    I like to go indirect most of time when I can.  Takes longer to cook and it makes SWMBO think I'm really working hard putting the meal together. #world'sbesthusband 
    ·
  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    75% indirect, 25% direct.  I am addicted to brisket and pork shoulder.  Although just got my Spider and vast iron grill for hot searing....so that may change.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Keywords: Gator, Nashvegas, LBGE, Looftlighter, Thermapen in Racing Green (faster than the red one!), PSWOO2, Spider with CI, IQ120
    ·
  • I'm probably an 80/20 guy ... indirect to direct raised. I'll often combine for steaks using the Finney Method.
    ·
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,272
    Yep  . . . weekdays, get 'er done . . . weekends, let 'er run . . . 
    ·
  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    Directly in the oven lol...no egg yet but i'm almost ready to bite the bullet!
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
    ·
  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    Raised direct for chicken parts and burgers.  Direct and close to the coals for steaks.  Indirect for brisket, butts and ribs.
    ·
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,422
    Most all my cooks direct / raised (the adj rig stays in both Larges and the Mini Woo stays in Mini).
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

    ·
  • REMtxREMtx Posts: 16
    Most are raised direct (chicken and sausage mostly) but also throw in indirects (wings, ribs) from time to time.
    ·
  • Great question. 80% indirect, 15% direct on the fire ring, 5% raised direct.
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
    ·
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 818
    Probably 70% indirect. Gerhard
    ·
  • bo_mullbo_mull Posts: 332
    70% indirect, But I just got my pswoo2, so that number can change at random.

    Cleveland, TN.

    LG BGE, PSWOO2, Stoker WIFI.

    ·
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    Depends on what I'm cooking and what the fire looks like.    If I'm cooking something large that needs even heat searing, I might just go direct raised with a super hot fire if my fire is asymmetrical.  Otherwise I'll go regular level direct.  Other direct mode is putting a small 13" grate right on the hot coals and cooking (almost) cave-man style.  Lots of dripping fat will make me go indirect, so I can mitigate burning fat. 

    I can't even estimate - probably more direct cooks since I've been doing sous vide.
    ______________________________________________
    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 

    ·
  • I only bought my egg to smoke low & slow and for pizzas. Being able to smoke in sub zero temps was my driving force. I have yet to cook direct, but since everything has been great so far, I'll never say never.
    XLBGE- Anchorage, AK
    ·
  • GezrGezr Posts: 153
    Probably half and half, direct/indirect. I need to work on doing more raised direct and explore the possibilities.
    If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

    Afton, VA
    ·
  • All over the place but probably 60, 40 direct
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
    ·
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,273
    I just use my oven/range combo. I don't even have an egg. :^o
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
    ·
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    I lean towards raised with a hot Cast iron grid when doing direct cooks.I use the cast iron because I think it helps cook a bit faster. I find it easier to finish with a sear if needed. (it beats burning your seasonings) I'm with you Cap on  the direct/indirect ratio. Most cooks during the week are fast direct cooks, and weekends are for indirects with the exception of pizzas and wings.
    ·
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,907
    Direct raised, my woo lives in my small and I have yet to cook without it. 

    For my large its been Indirect more lately both with pizzas and long cooks. 
    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. 
    ·
  • I'm probably 60% direct, 35% indirect and 5% raised indirect.
    Knoxville, TN
    ·
  • EggRacerEggRacer Posts: 400
    raised direct
    XLBGE & LBGE
    North Richland Hills, TX
    ·
Sign In or Register to comment.