I only know how to make three things in life (breakfast burritos, beef vindaloo, fish in foil) so somehow I have decided I want to be a great bbq'r since my wife and I love ribs and pulled pork. I own a gas grill but she uses it way more than me.
Since my birthday and my first ever father's day as a father have collided, my wife said I could quit watching BBQ Pitmaster marathons on TV and actually buy a Big Green Egg and try it myself.
So we have decided on getting a Large Big Green Egg (From Dizzy Pig BBQ) and their package comes with the charcoal etc.
I plan on getting a nest, a thermapen (I am crazy paranoid about food safety) and a place setter. I bought the cook book last week and have read it cover to cover and scoured the web for every bit of advice I can find before I try this. I even have conned my dad in making the trip up from Texas to help with the first smoke. I think we are going to try ribs, then a pork butt. Before he leaves we may try a brisket.
What else should I consider getting? My wife made the mistake of saying "does it have a thermostat?" which opened up talk about buying one of those temp probe/fan combos. oh, it also comes with stainless grate, should I get something different like the two tier one?
Any help you have would be great!