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Another Newb

After an extensive amount of research, including a lot of lurking on this forum, and talking with owners I settled on the BGE.  After waiting nearly 6 months, I picked up my first Egg (large demo egg) at DizzyFest this past weekend.

DizzyFest was an awesome event!  Tons of great food and wonderful people, all of which helped me convince SWMBO that I wasn’t crazy for spending so much money on a grill.  The staff was very helpful, from everything from stuffing this green beast in the backseat of my car to helping spend more money in the store (Max was very helpful with telling me what I need and don’t need as a beginner).

After speaking with one of the cooks at DizzyFest, she recommenced picking up "Slow Fire: The Beginner's Guide to Barbecue" by Ray "DR. BBQ" Lampe.  I received the book yesterday thanks to Amazon Prime, and I can't put this thing down.  There is a wealth of great information for a beginner and it is presented in a very easy to read manner.  I can't speak to the recipes yet, but I imagine they will not disappoint.

So far, I have successfully completed two basic cooks on the egg, burgers and corn on the cob Sunday and chicken breast last night.  Both cooks turned out excellent.  I absolutely love this thing!!  Looking forward to doing some indirect cooks once I can get the AR ordered (currently out of stock).

L-BGE | Lusby, MD

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,609
    Welcome @QuackatthePrincipal, sounds like you're off to a good start. Come here often as there is a wealth of valuable information to be gleaned.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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  • Welcome @QuackatthePrincipal!!! What a great start by buying an Egg at the DizzyFest

    Claremont, CA - XL BGE with adj rig & woo2

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  • frankc623frankc623 Posts: 163
    Welcome! Where are you located?
    L-BGE | Westminster, MD
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,003
    Welcome!!  I just got my copy of Slow Fire last week and I think it is a great book.  There have been several threads on the forum about other eggers favorite books/cookbooks.  The search function is a great tool.  Using google or Bing with Big Green Egg in the search is great too.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,490
    Welcome! You will love the AR.

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    Welcome. Go ahead and quit your job so you can egg and be on the forum all day.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 203
    Welcome.
    I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.
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  • GA_DawgsGA_Dawgs Posts: 273
    welcome, enjoy and make sure to post your cooks and share anything you learn along the way!
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,518
    Welcome.  Contact NolaEgghead for your welcome kit!
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,239
    edited June 2013
    I can't put my finger on why I like you... :-?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • edited June 2013

    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    @frankc623 I live in Lusby, MD.  I moved down here three years ago from Minnesota.

    @henapple While that sounds enticing, not sure what will fill the dead animal and alcohol piggy bank.

    L-BGE | Lusby, MD

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  • edited June 2013

    @cazzy sorry didn't mean to steal your avatar..but Skol Vikings

    L-BGE | Lusby, MD

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    Wives and teenagers can work... 401k.. Lottery... Have an affair with your butcher...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Hey Quack.  Why are you wearing Cazzy's wig and tiara?
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
    Welcome! Hope the crazies in the forum don't drive you away.

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

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,239

    @cazzy sorry didn't mean to steal your avatar..but Skol Vikings

    Whatever works mang. Like the new avatar too though! :D
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • Welcome, just remember no pic's, it didn't happen. Sounds like your off and running. 
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  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    Welcome to the cult. We only need to know what you drink and we'll have a complete picture. Speaking of pictures, without them it didn't happen. Glad you're joining our merry band.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
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