I just purchased the Large BGE. I'm really excited to begin this culinary journey with you guys and gals! I believe a broke a primary rule for first timers but I had to go with burgers. The plan is Ribeyes tomorrow and I'll let you guys know how they go. I will stress again to burp your egg and/or invest in gloves. After reading this 1000 times, the egg was up to 500 and when I lifted the grate....BAM, there goes my knuckle hair!!!! Needless to say I will be getting gloves tomorrow. I hope I can eventually contribute to this forum as I have been lurking until I made the purchase. Thanks again!