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1st Year with the Egg-Ultra Mega Ginormous Picture Post

jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
edited August 2013 in EggHead Forum
Earlier in August marked my first year anniversary using the BGE. To say it has changed my grilling life is an understatement. This last year has been far and away my best year ever grilling. Things kept improving over the last year too and the culmination of of this will be my trip to the Eggtoberfest in Atlanta this fall. I am making a huge picture post which represents less than 25 percent of what I have done on my Egg. The versatility of this grill is amazing. I am cooking foods on my Egg that I never imagined making.

I will share a story I find amusing related to the arrival of my new Egg last August. The Egg came a week early. The dealer had a cancellation and they called me to see if it was ok if they delivered mine a week early. That was a no-brainer. So when my wife got home from work that night she walked right by me grilling on this odd shaped green grill, and didn't notice anything new. When I brought in the spatchcocked chicken she noticed a difference right away. She said OMG three times and said this was the juiciest, most tender chicken she had ever tasted. The next night same drill. She walked by the new grill and didn't notice, but she declared it to be the best steak she had ever tasted. This went on for a week. I didn't tell her the Egg had arrived ealry just to see if she'd eventually notice it. She never noticed the grill itself, but after a week she said: "OK what is going on? You cook great meals on the grill but all of a sudden everything you make is the best I've ever had. How did you suddenly up your game?" This is when I pointed out the window and said my Big Green Egg was delivered a week early. 

OK onto the pictures. This represents just under 25 percent of what I have cooked on my Egg and it is still a ton of photos. I am sizing them at 640x480 which is smaller than I usually post and will need to spread it across several messages. I wanted to show the versatility of the Egg. Many of these pictures I've posted here, but they should be new to some folks. I hope I haven't crossed the line for what is too much food porn. Oh and I'd like to thank the great guys and gals here for all the great advice and all of their positive feedback to my picture posts.

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My grill setup August 02, 2012. My new LBGE and my horizontal offset barrel smoker & 6 burner gas grill. I never used the smoker again and I used the gasser to grill corn twice when my Egg was tied up doing something else. Now that I have two Eggs I realy don't need the gasser. I also was using a 10'x10' EZ-Up shelter and my Black & Decker workmate for a counter.





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1 year later I have a 10'x10' grill gazebo with lighting and outdoor furniture made for the Egg.





FIRST COOK: BGE BOB GIBSON'S BAR-B-CUE CHICKEN:

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FIRST PIZZA-GREEK PIZZA:

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FIST STEAK ON THE EGG-RIBEYE WITH SHALLOTS & GARLIC BUTTER:
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EGGS THE EGG-SPICY SPANISH FRITATTA:

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BELGIAN BEEF STEW & BUTTERMILK BISCUITS:

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EGGFEST CHILE & SKILLET CORNBREAD:

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GRILLED NEW POTATOES:

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NEW YORK STRIPS WITH HORSERADISH SAUCE:

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BALTiMORE PIT BEEF SANDWICHES:

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PORK T-BONE STEAKS:

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PEPPER CRUSTED RIB-EYE:

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SAUSAGE & MUSHROOM QUICHE:

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HAM STEAK WITH CHERRY COLA JALAPENO GLAZE:

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BEEF TENDERLOIN SANDWICH:

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COTTAGE PIE:

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COWBOY RIB-EYE:

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Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968







    BARBECUED LAMB SHANKS:

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    EGGNOG BUNDT CAKE & HERMITS:

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    CLOVERLEAF ROLLS:

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    SMOKE ROASTED TURKEY:

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    VIRGINIA YEE'S DRY FRIED STRING BEANS:

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    COUSIN ZANES SICHAN BEEF:

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    FRIED RICE WITH HAM, EGG & SCALLION:

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    HOISIN PORK WITH PEPPERS:

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    PEPPERY VEGETABLE FRIED RICE (left), SICHUAN PORK WITH PEPPERS (center), MONGOLIAN LAMB (right): 

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    SMOKED HERB CRUSTED PRIME RIB:

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    MEATLOVER'S BREAKFAST SKILLET:

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    GRILLED ISLAND CHICKEN WITH TROPICAL SALSA:

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    LAMB & RED PEPPER PAELLA:

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    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,109
    Wow...just wow. What a body of work!
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,080

    You are the man @jfm0830 I knew you wouldn't regret getting an Egg. You've cooked many a fine meal on it and I for one am glad you've shared them with us.

    I still remember you posting that picture of the steak and you went to cut it and the electricity went out so you shot the picture in the dark with a flash. That was a cool picture.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • gregogrego Posts: 12
    Food looks great. Can we see some more pics of that grill gazebo?
    Floral Park, NY
  • Fantastic!!! Great variety and everything looks amazing.
    Madison, CT
    LBGE June 2013. 

  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    edited August 2013
    Thanks so much guys! For someone who is into this hobby having an Egg is the ultimate, but why I am I telling you this.

    @Griffin Yeah I remember that too. I knew the steak tasted great, but I had to see the finished pictures to see the doneness inside. I also remember my weather app Dark Sky saved my bacon that day. It showed I had 20 minutes before the rains came. I just got in the door from grilling the steak and before the screen door finished shutting I heard this woosh sound. It was a wall of water. I have never seen it rain that hard. I couldn't see my neighbors house 300 feet away across the street. As you mentioned the lights went out and that happened just as I was pulling some steak fries out of the oven.

    @grego careful what you wish for:




    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    Fantastic!!! Great variety and everything looks amazing.
    Thanks & I love your forum handle!!
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,709
    Nice, I will have the Scotch eggs for breakfast, the Panini for lunch and a thick slice of that herb crusted prime rib for dinner. Make sure you look me up at the eggtoberfest, I will be at the meet and greet as well.

    Jim White 
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    edited August 2013
    Thanks for sharing! It's 9:52A and I am now starving.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,468
    You inspire me. Great variety of cooks. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. You have had an eggcellent year!
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Which of the burger buns did you like best?
  • someone went deep in to the shed, lol

    nice work!
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
  • R3KR3K Posts: 51
    Dude, that was amazing!  I've had my LBGE for about 2 weeks so you have definitely inspired me to get busy!!!!  I also really liked your presentations.  Something about the square white plates just made the contrasting colors of the food pop, and added a flair of elegance.  Nice touch!
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    edited August 2013
    Thanks again! It will be nice meeting some of you at Eggtoberfest and putting a face to a forum handle.
    Which of the burger buns did you like best?
    Mindy's Pretzel Buns from Wicked Good Burgers. Not only were these the best pretzel buns I've had, they were about the best bun period.
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    @R3K  Thanks and Congrats on your new LBGE. You are in for an amazing ride!! There basically are not limits to what you can make on it. I went to the NewEgglandfest in June and I was amazed at the wide variety of food people were cranking out on their Eggs even though I should know better by now.
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • Amazing. Your wok dishes were especially inspiring to me. An absolutely fantastic first year. You are definitely doing it right!
  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 338
    im hungry
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    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
  • I am blown away.  You're an inspiration to us all.  Pretty consistent amazing cooks - nice work!
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 112
    Where did you get that veggie basket that the asparagus is in?
  • New2QNew2Q Posts: 164
    Amazing job photo-documenting all your fantastic work!  I just have one question, why no brisket?!?!?!
  • erbloveerblove Posts: 87
    Wow...great work. 
    Columbia, SC ~ LBGE, ThermaPen
    I love to eat...sue me!
  • StlScottStlScott Posts: 77
    Easily one of the impressive and amazing posts I've seen on this board. I'm going to have to get more info on that Pit Beef :) StlScott
  • luistluist Posts: 15
    Very inspiring, fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing.
  • radamoradamo Posts: 362
    Read this post while eating lunch.  Now I am hungry again.  Awesome line up of cooks.  Thanks for sharing!!!
    Long Island, NY
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    edited August 2013
    Thanks for all of the additional comments. If it is any consolation: the pictures make me hungry too, probably moreso because I can imagine exactly what everything tastes like.

    @biznork That is a Weber large stainless steel fish basket. I feel it has several advantages over the Half Moon flex basket from the Mothership. If you are interested in learning more about it and some lessons I learned using it, I wrote a blog on my website:


    @New2Q Had to leave something out. 

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    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 417

    I can't believe you've done all of this in one year.  That just blows me away.  I've done copycat versions of a lot of cooks from this forum, but now I realize that a good deal of them are straight from the cooks you've posted. From your cowboy ribeye, to the Scotch Egg...they were all delicious.  Apparently you're my BGE hero.  

    Credit given where credit is due.  You're the man, Jim.  Happy 1st anniversary!

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • BobsBGEBobsBGE Posts: 99
    In anticipation of your 2nd year of Egging, would you be interested in adopting me??
    Fayetteville, Ga
  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 214
    I think I gained 5 pounds just by looking at this post!  Awesome job.

    Living Large and XL

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,163
    This type of thread should be banned immediately. I now need a new monitor and keyboard from all the licking and drooling, SWMBO is gonna be pissed when I show up with a boatload of meats I want to cook now (freezers are already packed with stuff), and my bucket list of things to cook just got even longer! 

    Just kidding :) I'm bookmarking this thread for inspiration. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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