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New Egg in N Texas

It took some time to get approval to post, but mostly glad to be able to see the pictures in full size now!  I just wanted to drop a note in the forum that I am here and gleening info from you guys (and gals).  The forum came with recommendations from other BGE members that were on a boat forum I frequent...in a BGE thread!  My egg is still in the box.  I was busy selling the boat and took advantage of a sale in Carrollton I couldn't pass up.  I didn't get a nest as I am planning a table.  I am intending to use nakedwhiz plans modified to lower the bottom shelf so as to take advantage of the space for enclosed storage with doors and drawers.  It will be a rolling cart with a granite top...I hope.  That is, if I can stomach the additional expense of that. 

Anyway, just wanted to say howdy, and apologize up front for the stupid questions to follow!  I am a complete noob at smoking or low and slow...never have done it.  I am a DIYer and like structure and following guidelines, so this is going to appeal to me, but I can see it takes practice!  I purchased the platesetter, grill gripper, grid lifter (they threw it in!), and ordered the Mavrick ET 732 dual probe thermometer along with a brown Thermapen that I found on sale from Thermoworks.  So I should be set to become an egghead and enjoy the fruits of my labor, so to speak.  We have been shedding pounds and are weight watchers too, but that doesn't mean you can't have good things, just in moderation!  I also found that forum within, so will visit for help in that department!  I am finalizing my table plans with all the revisions, and looking for a few days off in a row to "break ground" on it.  Thanks for being here, it is always easier to enter into a new adventure  when the path has been blazed and the guides are in place!  And you have already provided me with the desire and guidance to make it this far! 

Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768

    Welcome aboard @txav8r . Always good to have another Texan here. If you have a chance, come on down to the Plano Eggfest on Nov 2nd.

    And no need to apologize for questions. We were all new at one point or another. Plenty of helpful people here to answer any questions you have, just make sure to take pictures and share them.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,212

    +1 Texan

    Welcome

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans



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  • Welcome from Greenville tx.
    Scott
    Greenville ,Tx

    Xl bge with woo2 and ajustable rack
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 603
    Welcome aboard.

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

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

    Grenada, MS

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  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    Thanks for the welcome!  Dang Griffin, I paroozed your pages of grub.  I have a lot to learn!  Maybe I bit off more than I can chew!
    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,936
    Welcome from Tennessee...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768

    You didn't bite off more than you could chew, you can get there. I started grilling/bbqing around 16 years ago and I've screwed up plenty a meal including simple things like chicken breast and have burned a few burgers here and there. Didn't get an Egg till something like 3 years ago almost. Keep it simple until you've got the basics and go from there. My first cook on the Egg was chicken thighs and then my wife cooked cream spinach in a CI Dutch oven. My second cook was the next night and was a spatchcock chicken. Just get to cooking and you'll be a pro in no time and we'll all pitch in and help ya with any questions ya might have.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,315
    Welcome Aboard! Another Texan. :D

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Welcome Aboard. It's always good to another Texan on here.

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

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • I'm glad you're here.  I'm in Flint, Michigan.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • Welcome aboard, lots of great people here with tons of experience. You are going to love the journey.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,239
    Welcome! I am also doing WW, have lost 75lbs since Nov. Got my XL BGE in April and was a bit worried it would ruin the WW efforts, but if you keep things tracked and watch the portion size it still works and you have some of the best food ever. I swapped eating out for egging. At least I know exactly what I am eating. When eating out you never know what kind of sauce stuff has been prepared in, etc
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,239
    Also, smoke and spice add zero points, so you can really change things up for "free"
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    Welcome aboard, this site has the knowledge to help you cook the best food you have ever made outside. We like pictures and no question is too dumb, if your wanting to ask it chances are many other eggheads would like to know as well. 

    Its addicting so watch out once you unpack that egg, post pictures and share your "eggsperience". 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    Man, this is really a great group! Thanks for all the welcome and anticipated help! I will have questions. One right off the bat...I would really like to lower the egg in the table too. Any of you feel it being 4 or 5 inches above is a big deal?
    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
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  • Welcome from another north Texan. I don't post very often but I read a lot.

    Wear maroon, live maroon, bleed maroon.
    Denton TX
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  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    I also wanted to commend you DMW, it is a process isn't it? I have lost 35 so far this time. A lifetime member, having lost 67 10 years ago. So this time, we will keep it off. Another 24 to go. I won't shave off all I did last time, I went too far. It's all knowing what points your eating and portion control. So good food is a must or you will never stay with it. Thanks for the info!
    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
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  • Another welcome from North Texas, near Texas Motor Speedway. I too read WAAAY more than I post.
    Large BGE and a couple non-greenies
    Roanoke TX
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,250
    We can never have too many Texans.  We keep the rest of the folks on focus.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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  • Welcome aboard, and to all the Texans in the house

    HOTTY TODDY!!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,133

    More Texans, More Texans, More Texans is always a  good thing.....

    First of all: any question you ask will come back with at least 3 different answers. All of them correct.

    Second is to hold March 15th open and show up in Salado at the Salado EggFest.

    Glad to  have you

    :-h
    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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  • ProserProser Posts: 159
    edited September 2013
    Welcome, Us Texans are a proud group @Mickey. Do I need to register or buy tickets to the Salado EggFest?
    Arlington, TX  1 large, 1 medium, and a Mini Max
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  • If I was a bovine, I'd be up to my tri-tip in Texans... welcome to another one, from the Imperial Province of Cascadia in Canuckistan. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,133
    Proser said:

    Welcome,
    Us Texans are a proud group

    @Mickey. Do I need to register or buy tickets to the Salado EggFest?

    There is ZERO cost but please register.
    Look just below here in my sig. If problem just call me.
    254.289.1877.
    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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  • Although I'm not from Texas, welcome.
    Hendersonville, TN.
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  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    Thanks for all the welcomes. Native Texan as well. Gotta ask... Canuckistan???
    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
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  • txav8r said:
    Thanks for all the welcomes. Native Texan as well. Gotta ask... Canuckistan???
    aka The People's Republic of Canada.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,936
    Mickey said:

    Proser said:

    Welcome,
    Us Texans are a proud group

    @Mickey. Do I need to register or buy tickets to the Salado EggFest?

    There is ZERO cost but please register.
    Look just below here in my sig. If problem just call me.
    254.289.1877.
    @Mickey... Can you post the registration Web address? Can't see people's sig on my mobile.

    @ Proser... You'll have a blast and sign up to cook.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,133
    edited September 2013
    Z
    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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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,133
    @henapple and all others. Salado Blog Spot ran by Spring Chicken http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com
    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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