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Newbie bandwagon (table and first cooks)

RTSampsonRTSampson Posts: 7
edited March 2013 in EggHead Forum

I had planned on posting pics of my table and maiden cooks from this weekend,but it looks like I was one of many first time eggers this past weekend.  I have had my sights set on a large big green egg since my family dragged me down to Eggtoberfest last year.  SWMBO advised that if I was planning on building a table then I had to build that first as she didnt want the egg sitting low where kids could reach.  I researched just about every table I could find on the internet then dove straight in to my first wood working project.  Took a lot of inspiration from fellow Yellow Jacket @ETBee (though nowhere near the craftsmanship).  Also picked up a tip from @nolaegghead on wood expansion on that thread so I have the top secured with figure eight fasteners.  Table is cedar.  Used Kregg jigg for pocket hole joints so no exposed screws.  Lots of trial and error, but I'm quite happy with the result.

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All egged up Friday night.

Went with spatchcok chicken over some potatoes for the first cook.  Turned out pretty good.  

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Sunday I dodged raindrops and cooked a rack of turbo ribs and some wings.  All were a hit.

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Plated with some leftover potatoes. 

Looking forward to lots more cooks in the future. 

 

Suwanee, GA
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Comments

  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    Well done!  Welcome to the club (obsession?)!
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Where is Saturday's cook???
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,491
    Nice job! Welcome

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,300
    really like what you got going on there!!!


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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,003
    Really nice - Welcome aboard.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 615
    Awesome stuff. Welcome.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

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  • nashbamanashbama Posts: 102
    Looks amazing! I really like the table.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,799
    Looks great!
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  • Love the table, nice cook. 
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