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New Egghead that went BIG

Hello to everyone at the Forum. I have been lurking for about 2 months now and decided to join as I finally purchased my XL Egg!! From my readings on the forum I also picked up quite a few toys to go with it... Like all that I could possibly think of!  I have everything ordered, but nothing has started to show up yet!


XL Big Green Egg
Sealed Green Egg Table
Thermapen
Platesetter
Adjustable Rig / Woo2 Customer combo with all the options selected
Open Bar ring (coal reducer)
Ang-L Brackets (coal reducer)
half moon and 17.5" stones (I got this and the platesetter so I could do pizzas, using both or indirect with either)
Eggware Stainless Steel chimney cap
High-Que high heat Gasket (I don't plan to even install the stock gasket)
Grill Grates
19" Wok
18" Drip Pan
16x20 Oval Stainless Grid
Tel-Tru replacement Dome Thermometer (both, the higher temp and the lower temp one)
2 half moon CI grid
Looftlighter
Ash Tool
Welding and meat gloves
Third Hand
Three Finger
Wiggle Rod
A near full set of Griswold Cast Iron skillets (already owned these)

Now I'm debating between a Stoker and the CyberQ wifi.  


Next summer we are doing a major addition to my home and will be adding an 840ft screened in porch with outdoor kitchen built in. At that time I may add a small green egg to this one and I'll definitely be adding a couple of stove eyes, a crawfish boiler and a sink/fridge with LOTS of counter space! Thank you all for the help you have given me without even knowing it!! I'm looking forward to learning how to perfect my low and slows now that I graduated to a big boy setup from my junk grills of the past.

Biloxi, MS
Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
The Grocery Cart
XL / Small Green Eggs
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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 540
    edited May 2013
    Welcome That is quite the list. Hope you remembered charcoal :)
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,682
    You bring a whole new meaning to "go big"!

    ___________________________________

     

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

  • SeeingSpotsSeeingSpots Posts: 151
    Don't forget Mangrates.  They are a must have!
    Flowery Branch, GA  LBGE
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,744
    Nice!  I hope everything works out ok in your divorce settlement :P.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430
    Yeah... My fiance got me the Egg for my Birthday.. The rest is just my excessiveness at work.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • Wow, hate to see the final tally on that pricelist.  The only thing missing is a meat injector--might as well buy the spitjack magnum primo edition:

     

    http://spitjack.com/category/MEAT-BRINE-INJECTORS.html

     

  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430
    edited May 2013
    Don't forget Mangrates.  They are a must have!
    Aren't they basically the same thing as Grill Grates?
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
    With all that stuff coming in; you need to change your name.... no reason at all to be grim with that potential set up
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,038
    Welcome.  The fiance probably knows she will have to cook less and have great food to boot.  I got my second XL less than 4 months after I bought my first one.  Once your friends and neighbors smell and hear about your egg, you will be cooking for tons of people. 

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430
    IS there a High-Que fire grate for the XL?  Or is one even necessary for long low and slows?
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    You might invest in an Armed Guard Service for your outside kitchen!! :D   Welcome, did you have any money left over for a camera?? :P
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,628
    Don't forget Mangrates.  They are a must have!
    Aren't they basically the same thing as Grill Grates?
    Shhh... don't tell anyone...

    Read THIS. Bask in the glory that is Mangrates!
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,628
    IS there a High-Que fire grate for the XL?  Or is one even necessary for long low and slows?
    I have heard it is not. You can always get an 18 inch weber grid to perform the same function. It is just not as thick.
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,038
    IS there a High-Que fire grate for the XL?  Or is one even necessary for long low and slows?
    I have the XL fire grates with the 3/4 inch holes and have never had an issue with airflow.  The newer and replacement firegrates for the XL with 1/2 inch holes tend to clog a little easier but most likely will not be a problem.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430
    dlk7 said:
    IS there a High-Que fire grate for the XL?  Or is one even necessary for long low and slows?
    I have the XL fire grates with the 3/4 inch holes and have never had an issue with airflow.  The newer and replacement firegrates for the XL with 1/2 inch holes tend to clog a little easier but most likely will not be a problem.
    Could I use a strong bit and open up the holes a little wider if it's ever an issue?
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,256
    Wowza! Thats quite the setup. Welcome!

    The new stock gasket is actually pretty good, not like the old junk felt ones. also the newer eggs should come with Tel-Tru therms as stock therms.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,628
    dlk7 said:
    IS there a High-Que fire grate for the XL?  Or is one even necessary for long low and slows?
    I have the XL fire grates with the 3/4 inch holes and have never had an issue with airflow.  The newer and replacement firegrates for the XL with 1/2 inch holes tend to clog a little easier but most likely will not be a problem.
    Could I use a strong bit and open up the holes a little wider if it's ever an issue?
    Yes. It has been done before by others on here. 
  • Welcome.  You didn't go big, you went nuclear.  One thing I did notice was missing if you want to do the low and slows is a Maverick 732.  Good product that lets you monitor your cook, but not necessarily have to be at your egg.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • hapster said:
    With all that stuff coming in; you need to change your name.... no reason at all to be grim with that potential set up
    how about "that_guy_with_the_bad_ass_egg_setup"


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430
    caliking said:
    Wowza! Thats quite the setup. Welcome! The new stock gasket is actually pretty good, not like the old junk felt ones. also the newer eggs should come with Tel-Tru therms as stock therms.
    Well dang!!  I guess I will have some replacements around at least!
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430

    Welcome.  You didn't go big, you went nuclear.  One thing I did notice was missing if you want to do the low and slows is a Maverick 732.  Good product that lets you monitor your cook, but not necessarily have to be at your egg.

    Although if you go with a CyberQ or Stoker..you dont need one.

    I'm definitely going to get one or the other. Just haven't decided which one is going to be best for me.  Lots of information to wade through.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430
    Thank you all for the big welcome!!  I've been known to get carried away, so the porch/kitchen build next summer will be a fun thread hopefully.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • SocalcajudoSocalcajudo Posts: 132
    Work HARD play HARDER!!!!!! Right? Enjoy your green egg.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,577
    I'm assuming...

    You're starting a small dealership
    A "little" compensation
    You're a beast in the boudoir / gifts from wife
    You're the man of the house we wish we were

    Either way... Welcome.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760

    Or trying to compensate for something else.

    Either way, welcome to the cult :D

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,430
    Ha, no. Not compensating. I have a nice new place out on the water and so far every weekend has seen 30+ people at the house and just needed a way to cook higher quality food for a larger number of people.  And compared to all my other hobbies this was by far the cheapest yet.  Try getting into the aquarium hobby or boating for only $3000 and you won't make it far!!
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760

    @Thatgrimguy I like that. I'll use that line on acquarium hobby or boating next time when I talk to my wife

    >:)

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Lets see, i ONLY have one large egg, but am thinking i need a new boat???  How many eggs will i have to buy, before "the new boat" sounds good to my wife???
  • Go ahead and fix the typo in your name, shoud be "ThatGRINguy"
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