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1 Week into my LBGE - Pic attached

Just got my LBGE last week and I've already used in 3 times. All chicken so far. I have the placesetter and ashtool but will grown into all the other extras.

What advantages do I have with the cast iron vs. stainless steel racks?

Any recommendations for my first slow indirect cook over the weekend?

Thanks in advance!


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  • nashbamanashbama Posts: 102
    Better grill marks.

    Plus, it's better for searing. Cast iron has a wider surface area than the round and narrow steel rack.
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  • Congrats on the LBGE and welome to the zoo.  Warning, it is addicting.  For a first low and slow I'd do a pork butt.  Very forgiving cook if you don't stay within your target temps.  See the below discussion for all types of options on temp.  Good luck and post pics or it didn't happen.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1150356/pork-butt-what-is-your-grid-temp-of-choice#latest

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 510

    Pork butt would be a great first cook.  Here is mine from 5/12 a day after the egg was delivered.

    Edina, MN

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    I bought the BGE cast iron for my large when i bought my egg.  Used it for steaks and chops, but now i am using it less and less since i have been cooking steaks and chops direct at gasket level.

    Welcome to the funny farm.  Know right off the bat, that there are many ways to cook on the egg and get the same results.  Keep that in mind when reading this forum, it helps to save your sanity!

    ;)
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Welcome, where do you call home?
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • Thanks for the comments; Home is in California!
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Welcome aboard Legend. You can't go wrong with Boston Butt

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • Congrats on the new egg!  Interesting looking nest, What is it made of?
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 603
    Welcome. Nice cook.

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

    Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

    Grenada, MS

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,718
    Welcome!

    A fatty is dead simple. Unwrap a roll of Jimmy Dean sausage and smoke it. After that the world is your oyster - try them rubbed and/or stuffed with all kinds of things. Pork butts are also easy to do and yield a lot of pulked pork if you have hungry mouths to feed.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    @caliking said to "smoke a fatty"! Wow those were the days. B-)

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • WEST COAST oh ya, welcome,  you will have a blast with the egg. Questions asked here will always be answered with like a zillion different ways, which is good then you can pick and choose what works best for you. 
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,356

    Welcome. One thing that I would be concerend about is your Egg on that wood nest. Looks like a fire waiting to happen.Just my thought. That sucker get's hot down there.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • +1 on all the folks that suggested pork butt as a first cook. Very forgiving. Great for learning. My best advice is before any cook, get on here and read tips, hints, failures of all the people on here that have been doing it a long time. I have only had my egg since January but almost every cook I have done has come out close to exactly how I wanted thanks to the knowledge gained from this forum. Good luck and welcome aboard!
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
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  • AltonAlton Posts: 432
    Welcome !! I have a CI grid and love it. Great grill marks and retains the heat.
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!!!!! Stuck in Dallas.......
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  • Budgeezer said:

    Pork butt would be a great first cook.  Here is mine from 5/12 a day after the egg was delivered.


    looks like you have gas run to your egg! Love your new ceramic cap holder.

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  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    legend502 said:
    Just got my LBGE last week and I've already used in 3 times. All chicken so far. I have the placesetter and ashtool but will grown into all the other extras.

    What advantages do I have with the cast iron vs. stainless steel racks?

    Any recommendations for my first slow indirect cook over the weekend?

    Thanks in advance!


    cool looking nest! Is there any heat protection?
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  • EggxtractorEggxtractor Posts: 42
    edited April 2013

    Congrats on the LBGE and welome to the zoo.  Warning, it is addicting.  For a first low and slow I'd do a pork butt.  Very forgiving cook if you don't stay within your target temps.  See the below discussion for all types of options on temp.  Good luck and post pics or it didn't happen.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1150356/pork-butt-what-is-your-grid-temp-of-choice#latest

    I feel so honored that a post I started is being linked for a Neo-eggophile to learn from!!!   I feel like Cen-tex or Nolaegghead  ;)  

    Congrats on the new egg Legend
    LBGE, Twin Eagle 36" grill to hold my EGGcessories
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