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We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

Application Approved

After 3 attempts to join the forum I was finally approved. I'm pretty new to the egg world I had heard the name a few times but didn't really know what it was till Easter this year when I tried some pulled pork off of one.  It was love at first bite. A few weeks ago my wife got me a Large Egg for my 30th birthday.  
 
Without making this look like a Match.com profile here are a few of my favorite things.  Beer brewing, Angels, Gadgets, Home Theater, BBQ, I love ribs, if all I ever used my egg for was to make awesome ribs then I'd be happy. 
I'm not much of a cook so I'm not super interested in a bunch of recipes that aren't low and slow.  Hopefully I don't offend the eggheads here but I see a lot of posts and I wonder why don't you just cook that on a regular BBQ?
 
Anyway I'm happy to be a part of the forum and I hope to learn a lot and make some pals.
Jake

Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
Orange, CA

Comments

  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 1,478
    Welcome, yes the wait for approval is tedious.
    Seattle, WA
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,590
    Should have given up the second attempt. But welcome to the cult anyway.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,218
    The egg is a very versatile cooking device that allows for smoking, grilling, and baking in broad terms. Since it is so well insulated, It provides very tight temperature control and moisture retention. It makes it very easy to cook "difficult" meals since it eliminates many variables. Wait until you grill a steak or bake a pizza. The egg gets much hotter than and standard consumer oven and will not dry out food like a "regular BBQ" can.

    Welcome!
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 1,350
    I've never cooked before I got the egg. Even the wife cooked the burgers on the gasser. Now I cook every weekend and every time I get some extra time during the week. It's more than just cooking for me. It's a hobby. Not to mention I'm eating better. Welcome to the forum and can't wait to see how long it takes to turn your gasser into a cabinet
    -————————————————————————•———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Welcome... you're real name isn't Josh is it?
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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
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 193

     I hope to start cooking more on the egg.  I always forget to stop by the butcher on the way home from work on Fridays so I don't have anything to cook or the wife's got plans on the weekend.  I just got a new gas grill about a month before the egg so I was surprised the egg got the green light.

     

    Welcome... you're real name isn't Josh is it?
    Nope it Jake.
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    ...what are you wearing Jake from State Farm?

    Kidding!  welcome to the forum dude!
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 193
    I get that all the time.  I do work for an insurance company and today I am wearing a red polo....strange.
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,650
    edited June 2013
    ...what are you wearing Jake from State Farm?

    Kidding!  welcome to the forum dude!
    You crack me up Nola!   :))
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Small BGE 2014, Adjustable Rig R&B, PSWoo3, Thermapen.
    Weber Gasser for the Wife. 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    BREWnQ said:
    I get that all the time.  I do work for an insurance company and today I am wearing a red polo....strange.
    hahah  Sorry it wasn't original...guess that was part of the point.

    Anyway, I like the same stuff you're into, except the Angels.  Again, welcome and I gar-on-tee you'll learn much from the fine folks here.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    BREWnQ said:

     I hope to start cooking more on the egg.  I always forget to stop by the butcher on the way home from work on Fridays so I don't have anything to cook or the wife's got plans on the weekend.  I just got a new gas grill about a month before the egg so I was surprised the egg got the green light.

     

    Welcome... you're real name isn't Josh is it?
    Nope it Jake.
    Ok... I'm a big Ranger's fan and if you had been Josh (Hamilton) I was just going to say "hope you're enjoying your new baseball home!"
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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
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 193
    Josh isn't doing as well as us Angels fans had hoped, I bet he's just missin some good TX style BBQ here in the OC.
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    @BREWnQ... you'll come to find that Josh is missing more than BBQ; probably missing a marble or two as well. But, hey, he's got his wife to pick up the slack when necessary!
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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.
    ____________________
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • WylecyotWylecyot Posts: 79
    Welcome BREWnQ!  I'm in on the border of OC and San Bernardino County.  Glad to see another So Cal EggHead on the forum!


  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,162

    You'll be sorrrrrrrry!

    Really, the only thing you'll regret is how addictive this fountain of help and advice is!

    Welcome, and enjoy the Big Green Journey! 

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,261
    Welcome aboard...
    Cookin in Texas
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,372
    Let me see, in order your likes in a non-specific manner include: alcohol, sports, things you have to really think about why you might have bought them, man-cave electronics and eating anything cooked over open flame - yep you fit right in...Welcome!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    Welcome!  Great place to learn. I've cooked at least a dozen things in the last few months that I never would have tried without this forum. 
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 834
    welcome. sounds like my match profile. just kidding. lots to love about the egg! i have made my wife a beliver. especially brining and then egging salmon. wow. a must do once a week
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • Que_n_BrewQue_n_Brew Posts: 517
    ...what are you wearing Jake from State Farm?

    Kidding!  welcome to the forum dude!

    Khakis. She sounds hideous. Well, she's a guy. Classic
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!
  • Que_n_BrewQue_n_Brew Posts: 517
    Welcome. Nice handle.
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!
  • ToolmasterToolmaster Posts: 41
    Welcome ! Welcome ! Welcome !!!   Now get ready to pick-up a new belt or suspenders. The old one wont fit in a few months.  :-)
    :))
    I went to bed last night mean and woke up meaner !  
    "Matt Dillon"

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