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Just bought my first BGE!

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  • btw should i mix the lump coal and some hickory chunks when i cook this chicken tomorrow?
  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 651
    My preference is no wood with chicken as poultry tends to really absorb the smoke but its up to your own tastes.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • I live in Raleigh and the winters here aren't that bad, little bit of snow and ice sometimes, my question is can i keep my egg on my back porch during the winter time or does it need to go in the garage? 
  • i do cherry with all poultry. really adds a nice sweet note to the bird.

  • You're doomed!  It all started for me this spring, with one Large, then a Medium, then a Mini, then a custom cart with granite top, then some toys.  I have never had more fun cooking.  Welcome and there are some great folks on this forum to help.  
    Large, Medium, and Mini BGE, a few accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter and powdery snow. 
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    +1 on letting the lump smoke burn off. i usually let it go about 45 minutes before putting any food on. that way, i'm sure to satisfy swmbo as she really dislikes the lump smoke taste
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,806
    Welcome to the Nut House. Bet ya can't just have one egg! There will be another one in the future.
  • Welcome to the madhouse. As a newbie here, I find the Egg is like a new born child - you get tons of great advise on what to do when you get it home, but at the end of the day you what works best for you and your Egg. Tons of wicked, awesome advise, but don't be afraid to customise to suit your own unique taste.
    Enjoy!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,415
    Welcome to the madhouse. As a newbie here, I find the Egg is like a new born child - you get tons of great advise on what to do when you get it home, but at the end of the day you what works best for you and your Egg. Tons of wicked, awesome advise, but don't be afraid to customise to suit your own unique taste. Enjoy!
    Yeah you right (btw, welcome to the forum)... I see seasoned vets doing things I consider appalling and I'm sure the reverse is true.  What matters is results, do what works for you.  I would recommend anyone learn as much as you can about food science so you can predict actions and results, but good news is you're at the right place.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Welcome to the madhouse. As a newbie here, I find the Egg is like a new born child - you get tons of great advise on what to do when you get it home, but at the end of the day you what works best for you and your Egg. Tons of wicked, awesome advise, but don't be afraid to customise to suit your own unique taste. Enjoy!

    agree x10. well said

  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 625
    Make sure you get the egg in the prenuptial agreement. ;)

    Buy a young yard bird and try a spatchcock chicken.  Keep the legs in the back where it's hotter, cook direct around 350-400 until the breast is 160.  Try raising the grid if you can, if you can't, keep the temps down to 300-350.

    Welcome to the club!


    +1  on nolaenegghead idea. Welcome aboard.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Welcome to the Club, Im new also but already addicted
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • DredgerDredger Posts: 307
    We're in upstate SC and ours stays on the deck year round. We have a cover on it when not in use. You will find that even in snow and ice, the egg cooks just like it does any other time of the year, so if your power goes out, you're good to go where egging is concerned. Once it gets to temp, it stays to temp.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
  • Got it put together, now it's time to do some cooking! Every egg deserves to live inside right? Lol
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Welcome to the Club, best decision I ever made when it comes to grilling!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    Read buckeye bob above. That was my 1st rookie mistake. Got to burn off the VOCs, the nasty smoke. Give it 20 minutes. Also give it the smell test, the early smoke smells strong. After about 20 minutes the strong odor is gone and you get the pleasant charcoal smell. Don't rush it.
  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 539
    Welcome.

    Here's a link that's helpful
    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramic.htm

    I agree a thermapen is a must have too

    http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/

    NEVER EVER EVER use lighter fluid in that egg either

    Happy egging :)
    One LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen
    AR

    Albuquerque, NM
  • llrickman said:

    Welcome.

    Here's a link that's helpful
    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramic.htm

    I agree a thermapen is a must have too

    http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/

    NEVER EVER EVER use lighter fluid in that egg either

    Happy egging :)

    Thanks! It came with some BGE starters but I was thinking about getting the electric starter once I run out. Thoughts?
  • I use an electric starter and love it. 

    Welcome to the board. 


  • Some board members dislike the electric because you have to allow it to cool and was always worried about his kids running around in the grill area. I can see how that could pose a problem. 


  • Some board members dislike the electric because you have to allow it to cool and was always worried about his kids running around in the grill area. I can see how that could pose a problem. 



    I gotcha. I have no kids so I should be good then. When roasting a chicken is it best to use the plate setter?
  • Some pics as promised
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  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 580
    Looks great, you are off to great start. I don't remember my BGE's ever being that clean.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • grEGGorysgrEGGorys Posts: 166
    My BGE was never that clean because I bought a demo egg. They do look real nice before the first cook. I look at it that mine was experienced when I got it. Welcome to the ride.
    Gulf Coast FL
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,742
    edited July 2013
    Love the electric bge starter. Its the way to go IMO.
    Got 2 little ones, unplug and place it in a safe spot. It cools down fairly quick.
    Seattle, WA
  • dstrbd488dstrbd488 Posts: 65
    The wife bought me a looft liter for Father's Day and I think it is the greatest thing ever. Of course I've only used that and the starter cubes but I will not be going back
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