Going to cook our Valentine's Day dinner on the egg tonight. I've been looking at them for a long time and reading this forum. I bought a Large BGE and the following components...Cypress table (sealed with several coats of Helmsman Spar Urethane), bag of lump, ash tool, grid gripper, cover, thermopen, Maverick (ET-something or another), platesetter, and Sam Adams. I am going out at lunch to find 3 or 4 fire bricks.
Tonight I am putting the grill together and will grill something, just not sure what yet. Do I need to worry about "curing" the new gasket? I've read conflicting reports. I'd like to do steaks but I can't sear them if I have to keep the temp at or below 350 degrees. I am leaning towards burgers since I have many years of experience with burgers on my Weber kettle grill or maybe some type of chicken.
What do the experts recommend for a first timer? What other accessories are must haves.
I will post pictures!