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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

Talking at people about egging?

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 6,750
    Flag! Ten yards for using a Canadian expression in CT
    Well, that's better than ten metres. Where's your sense of humour?  :D
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    The outside is all discolored from the heat, so it isn't a nice shiny unit anymore!  The problem is, it conducts too much heat through the walls and burns up all the lump -- zero insulation.  I must say, it is a converation piece for sure!!  Don't know exactly how you get it up onto a towing reciever??  I asked if this was copied from another, his son said "no"?  Heck of an investment in materials and labor for an "idea off the top of your head!".....  I will try to get a picture of it!
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,588
    I bought mine after seeing one in action while in Hilton Head. Since I bought mine two of my buddies have each bought one. My step dad and brother in law are both buying one next few days. On a MMA forum I'm on I helped convince 3-4 people to buy one who had heard about them.
    Boom
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,588
    And I talk about Egging a lot at work. I also never say grilling or smoking anymore ha. Just say egging. It's become like saying to google something, regardless of what search engine you use. One of the first things I'm going to do with my mini once I get the stone is take to work and do a pork butt for them.
    Boom
  • My friends are all cheap bastards... no amount of me talking something up will ever convince them to drop coin. They think I'm a snob because I don't drink A-B beers except at softball, or because I ride a Triumph instead of a Harley, on and on. My tastes are simple, I only want the best.



    I stopped fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now.
  • SickEyeDiazSickEyeDiaz Posts: 147
    And I talk about Egging a lot at work. I also never say grilling or smoking anymore ha. Just say egging. It's become like saying to google something, regardless of what search engine you use. One of the first things I'm going to do with my mini once I get the stone is take to work and do a pork butt for them.
    ^^^ and I am one of the MMA fans he is talking about! Thanks again guy!

    Unfortunately, only one of my friends likes to cook/grill/BBQ. Before I got the BGE, we were chatting about it. When I told him approximately how much they were (I wasn't even sure), he said he would invest that money in building a permanent smoker/BBQ pit outside, as that's something we had talked about several times before. Sure, something like that would be cool for the aesthetics at a party, and would make some great tasting food, I decided it had nothing on the versatility and convenience of something movable like the BGE.

    You can probably guess where this is going. Now he is pretty much tortured because he wants one so much. The only thing he's actually ate from it is some cold BBQ chicken pizza I made. He just realizes that the possibilities are endless. I wish I could work on some more of my friends, but like I said, none of them really appreciate good food and can't be bothered to light and cook on a grill. Especially a charcoal one. I guess I'm gonna have to settle with chatting with my online fellow cultists!
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Picture, as promised, of stainless steel cooker!!imageimage
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,218
    @charlie_tuna, paint that black and you have the Black Knight. "It's just a flesh wound."
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Never heard of a "Black Knight"??  But this thing can't hold enough lump to cook more than three hours -- no insulated sides.....
  • aemaem Posts: 107
    Two issues seem to scare people I talk to away from ownership: Time and Money.  Most people assume gassers are quicker (and easier) for grilling.  And admittedly the BGE is not cheap.  Those issues kept me away for a while.  Instead I entered the Weber camp with a Genesis gas grill and a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) smoker.  Those are two great products and I have nothing bad to say about either.  The WSM online community is very active and I learned a lot about outdoor cooking from them.  As I got better at cooking on the grill and smoker, I really wanted something that could grill on a wood fire.  Yes, the WSM can do it but not easily.  I seriously considered adding a Weber Kettle.  After a lot of research, I picked the BGE instead.

    How do I talk to people about the egg?  I tell them my story.  And then I offer to cook for them. 

    I still have the Weber gasser, but rarely use it except for the occasional hot dog.  My wife and I are empty nesters now and thinking about downsizing to a smaller house/yard.  I've been very clear I need a patio/yard big enough for at least one grill, and if I had to pick one it would be the BGE.   I gave the WSM to my brother to spare him the shame of the Brinkman he was using.


  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 433
    2 Weekends with my Egg so far... 3 employees have ordered one already because of how good the food I keep bringing to work is!  Soon my entire dealership is going to have one.

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs, Even though checkered by failureThan to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer muchbecause they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat"Theodore Roosevelt
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 763
    All my friends are too cheap as well. They can definitely afford one. But then the argument that it takes too much time to cook on it. They dont really know, all they know is that what I cook is better than anything they have ever made on any contraption. They also always seem to invite themselves over if I am cooking.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,653
    @charlietuna The good thing about that steel cooker is that it is in the front yard and closer to the curb.
                                                                        
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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
  • AcnAcn Posts: 374
    Never heard of a "Black Knight"??  But this thing can't hold enough lump to cook more than three hours -- no insulated sides.....
    Get thee to You Tube and search for 'Monty Python - Black Knight', or even better just go ahead and buy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail.'

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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