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Hey all, I am joining the BGE community since I just won a medium egg in a contest. I currently do a lot of smoking and BBQ on gas grills and a gas smoker so I am excited about starting with the Egg. I have wanted one for some time but never pulled the trigger. The accessories arrived at my house and I am just waiting for the Egg so I can get started. How does the medium size work for those who have it? Would it be more beneficial if I was to try and exchange with a local dealer and upsize to a large?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,866
    Welcome to the forum!  I have a medium and a large and I probably use my medium more often.  If you cook large amounts of food, you might want to trade up for a large, or get a second egg later.
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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 

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  • HumphHumph Posts: 14
    Normally cook for 2 or 4 but occasionally a crowd. I'll keep this one and if it's as good as I think it will be, I'll be supplementing it with a large! Lots of research to do here first before I begin...
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  • HumphHumph Posts: 14
    Won it on the first try on this contest online. They are giving out 85 (one a day for 85 days) I believe. Kind of like a slot machine deal and I hit the first day! My wife hates me too...
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  • The propane suppliers are gonna hate you, too.
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  • HumphHumph Posts: 14
    I'll still have my stainless steel, propane powered smoker for big jobs. I need to make some alterations to allow larger lumps of wood instead of just chips though. I am in a competition this Labor Day and will stay with the gas until I perfect the Egg (at least for this one).
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,940
    Welcome aboard-given the choice between lucky and good, take lucky every time!  Great score!
    Louisville
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  • Someday I'll get a good deal on an egg.

    Welcome, I recommend you dive right in - search for Mickey's turbo butt recipe!
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,502
    Humph said:
    I'll still have my stainless steel, propane powered smoker for big jobs. I need to make some alterations to allow larger lumps of wood instead of just chips though. I am in a competition this Labor Day and will stay with the gas until I perfect the Egg (at least for this one).
    This will occur very quickly.

    Welcome, by the way.

    I had a medium and loved it. The only disadvantages are the lack of accessories(compared to the other sizes) and the overall size can't handle the largest items, like a big packer brisket. There are plenty of options for doing everything on it that you can do on the other sizes. You just can't hang with the cool kids that have the adjustable rig. 

    I am pretty sure you will wind up grabbing a second one down the line if you are already doing competitions. This will be fun.

    Don't listen to anything Captain Brisket(The Cen-Tex Smoker) says. He is incorrigible. 
    ;)
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  • Humph said:
    I'll still have my stainless steel, propane powered smoker for big jobs. I need to make some alterations to allow larger lumps of wood instead of just chips though. I am in a competition this Labor Day and will stay with the gas until I perfect the Egg (at least for this one).
    This will occur very quickly.

    Welcome, by the way.

    I had a medium and loved it. The only disadvantages are the lack of accessories(compared to the other sizes) and the overall size can't handle the largest items, like a big packer brisket. There are plenty of options for doing everything on it that you can do on the other sizes. You just can't hang with the cool kids that have the adjustable rig. 

    I am pretty sure you will wind up grabbing a second one down the line if you are already doing competitions. This will be fun.

    Don't listen to anything Captain Brisket(The Cen-Tex Smoker) says. He is incorrigible. 
    ;)
    That it total BS.......er.....I mean welcome Humph. Glad to have you on board. You'll love it here (except for Excelsior, but just tune him out).





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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Eggs are like boats, you start out small and want a bigger one in a few months. I would just trade up and get a large.
    Or keep the medium and get a large later Down the road.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,429

    Welcome to the journey!

    You will still get a lot of use out of your SS gasser.

    They make a wonderful place to store your egg accessories!

     

     

    :))
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 455
    Humph said:
    Won it on the first try on this contest online. They are giving out 85 (one a day for 85 days) I believe. Kind of like a slot machine deal and I hit the first day! My wife hates me too...
    Welcome and congrats!  Where is the online giveaway?
    Southern California
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,470
    Welcome and congrats on the "lottery" win. 
    Have a mediu, works fine for two of us and will handle a larger crowd if you are a good planner. For raised direct cooking, keep your eyes open for a grill dome extender rack. The part number is GE-3000, it fits the medium. I think Grill Dome has discontinued this product. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Welcome aboard matey....   love the boat pic.
    Cookin in Texas
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 467
    Concur w/ Jaydub, the gasser will soon become a thing of the past, you will see! WELCOME!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • finsterfinster Posts: 126
    I love my med.  You can always get another after one of those gassers rusts out.

    MBGE in Charleston

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  • HumphHumph Posts: 14
    bicktrav said:
    Humph said:
    Won it on the first try on this contest online. They are giving out 85 (one a day for 85 days) I believe. Kind of like a slot machine deal and I hit the first day! My wife hates me too...
    Welcome and congrats!  Where is the online giveaway?

    https://www.facebook.com/SaveMartSupermarkets?directed_target_id=0&filter=2
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  • HumphHumph Posts: 14
    edited August 2013

    boatbum said:
    Welcome aboard matey....   love the boat pic.

    Thanks, that's my more expensive hobby! And to think I stressed over buying an egg? I fully intend on getting hooked, remodeling my BBQ island and adding some more green in the near future! What kind of boat do you have?
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  • HumphHumph Posts: 14
    Got my egg today! Put it together and cooked some rib eyes....damn near perfect! Nice smoke flavor and super juicy. The wife is still smiling.... what else matters?
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Humph said:

    boatbum said:
    Welcome aboard matey....   love the boat pic.

    Thanks, that's my more expensive hobby! And to think I stressed over buying an egg? I fully intend on getting hooked, remodeling my BBQ island and adding some more green in the near future! What kind of boat do you have?


    SeaRay Sundancer 40 ft

     

    Love it - we spend a lot of time on it - cut into my Egg time.

     

    About to sell it and move to something we can live on for a couple of weeks at a time.

     

    Cookin in Texas
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    Welcome to the zoo. Where are you? Also get ready to spend a boatload of $$$ :-c
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • GoatseggGoatsegg Posts: 108
    Welcome! I'm pretty new to the forum, as well. There is a great group helpful of folks that are quick to answer
    Questions and give advice. Enjoy!
    -The Goat
    Marietta, GA
    XL BGE

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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,719
    boatbum said:
    Humph said:

    boatbum said:
    Welcome aboard matey....   love the boat pic.

    Thanks, that's my more expensive hobby! And to think I stressed over buying an egg? I fully intend on getting hooked, remodeling my BBQ island and adding some more green in the near future! What kind of boat do you have?


    SeaRay Sundancer 40 ft

     

    Love it - we spend a lot of time on it - cut into my Egg time.

     

    About to sell it and move to something we can live on for a couple of weeks at a time.

     

    Humph - Welcome to the Eggworld.

    I never realized but there are other boaters here.  (Nevermind the name boatbum).

    Where do you guys boat?  We have a 30ft Rinker that we use on the Hudson River.  Moving it somewhere else next year if it does not sell.

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    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
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  • erbloveerblove Posts: 83
    Welcome...
    Columbia, SC ~ LBGE, ThermaPen
    I love to eat...sue me!
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,569
    Welcome, nice score on the egg.
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 602
    Grats and Welcome.

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

    Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

    Grenada, MS

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 682
    Welcome and congratulations on the first egg. You'll want to add up more pretty soon :D

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • HumphHumph Posts: 14
    Thanks all! I have a Sea Ray 410DA out here on the West Coast in Northern California. Getting ready to spend 5 days out on the water with freshly smoked baby backs so I can win a small competition.
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    I have been on the water for a week. Left out last Saturday, last night was the first time to not stay on the boat. At a hotel, with real showers for the night. Bare boat charter in Maine, we go here every summer.
    Cookin in Texas
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