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Table Build and First Tries

Just wanted to introduce myself quickly - I'm a new BGE owner (large) as of this past June and after several weeks of night work in my garage, I finished my table put and finally got to use it a few times.  Did two pork butts and a brisket.  Pork butt I seem to have nailed pretty good (to be fair, it's pretty easy), but I need to do a better job on the brisket rub.  I also trimmed it a bit too much, resulting in a much dryer than ideal flat.  The point was great though.

2014 Texas Aggies - Here's to hoping....

in Houston, TX


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,192
    Welcome to the forum and nice job on the table!

    I'd consider putting some bigger castors on it...harbor freight has some nice 4-5 inch cast iron...
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  • Two_DownTwo_Down Posts: 47
    Definitely realized that bigger casters could help after having moved it around a couple times.  They are rated at 110 lbs ea., so in theory should be able to handle 440 lbs.  But the damn thing is a bit cumbersome to move around, do you think bigger casters would help with that?

    And any tips for getting the BGE back out of the table?  Am I going to have to disassemble?

    2014 Texas Aggies - Here's to hoping....

    in Houston, TX

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,689

    Nice table. You should hand paint some benjamins on there to represent the $ the Aggies spent to keep Johnny football from transferring.

    Welcome to the forum and I like the stain on the table. Also the first one I have seen with a painting paver stone. Nice work.


    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    Love your set up man. And welcome to the SEC!!

    I too started with casters I thought would work and after two eggs and other junk it wouldn't budge!! I've now got a 5 inch set that is big as you can get and it will roll with my pinkie. All I did was use a jack to jack each end up to upgrade the casters one set at a time.

    Welcome to the forum!


  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,239
    I like the second picture better where the plate setter is covering them letters. ;) welcome aboard and sic 'em Bears!

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  • Two_DownTwo_Down Posts: 47
    Appreciate the comments.

    Chubbs - Luckily Mr Manziel would have had to sit out a year had he transferred anywhere; that being said, yeah - we are extraordinarily lucky to have had him.  The effect he's had on our program really can't be overstated.

    CookingNurse - Thanks for the welcome to the SEC - I am a little worried about how we will fare this year - been disappointed so many times in the past that I try to keep my expectations low.  Looking forward to try and get to some away games in the upcoming seasons.  And thanks for the tip on the jack - sounds like a good idea.

    2014 Texas Aggies - Here's to hoping....

    in Houston, TX

  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Table looks great, wish I had your carpentry skills, I only question your Collegiate taste, ROLL TIDE ROLL - lol. nice job!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,386
    There's a nasty mark on the lower shelf.  Fortunately you have the platesetter covering it in the second picture.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 351
    Howdy @Two_Down!! Welcome to the club and love the table.

    Glad to have a fellow another ag on the board.
    LBGE 2013 - MiniMax 2015 - Seemingly every accessory the fine folks at CGS sell - Fightin' Texas Aggie till I die - Gig 'Em - Located in the bright lights of Dallas
  • Love the table. Welcome!
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