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Recent BGE owner in beautiful East Tennessee

Hello all, I have been reading the forum pretty much daily for several months. Only yesterday was I finally granted permission to post. (Something strange going on there). We have a large BGE, for which I built a table, and most of the accessories including an Adjustable Rig. The only thing lacking is some sort of draft / temperature controler with a remote display. I just cant make up my mind which one and if i truly need it. We have had many successful cooks this summer including Spatchcock Chickens, Steaks, Ribs, a Turkey and several overnight Butt cooks. Love the pulled pork from the Butts! I have learned a LOT from all of you guys and it is really great to now finally be able to say Thank You! I am attaching a picture of our set up.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,169
    Welcome from Murfreesboro. Love the table and especially the background.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,169
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    Thanks henapple!  I worked several weeks on the table.  I am attaching a picture of it during assembly.  I took it all the way from rough cut lumber.  Woodworking is one of my hobbies.  I cant take any credit for the background though.  I am fortunate to live in a remote farm community.  Three sides of our 8 acres are surrounded by a 700+ acre 'gentlemans farm' that is pretty well taken care of.  image
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,169
    We've always called East TN "God's Country".Where are you located?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    We live in the Limestone Community in Washington County.  It is situated between Jonesborough and Greeneville.
  • I love the table but I love the east TN backdrop even more!  Greetings from west TN (Munford).
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,869
    That is a great table, but I think I have a case workshop envy. Wow what a work shop.

     "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

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 3,092

    1) Welcome aboard.

    2) It seems that in your first post, you are asking whether or not you need a temperature controller.  My vote is "no" but many here will disagree.  As long as you have some place on the charcoal grate beneath your lump that you know is not clogged, the egg holds temperature very well.  I have done several all-night cooks and I sleep very well knowing that the egg will take care of me and whatever is cooking.

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

    San Antonio, TX

  • Welcome from a Florida biy who tries to visits E.TN. several times a year.  Heading up in a couple of weeks hopefully to see some fall color.

    Welcome to the Swamp.....GO GATORS!!!!
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,139
    What a view!
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nice workshop!  I love woodworking too and I am totally jealous of your work space.  I just have part of my garage to do my thing.

    Living Large and XL

  • @Keefer My sis-in-law lives 17 miles from you on Horton Hwy, Greeneville.  She has a BGE but not an Egghead.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,435
    In my opinion you don't need temperature controller. I have rarely ever had any problems controlling the temperature. I do use a remote reading 2 probe thermometer (Maverick ET732) which alerts me if something goes wrong during the cook and I can take appropriate action.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120

    Thanks everyone.

    I am leaning toward the dual probe remote reading thermometer.  I just havent had a bad experience (yet) with the egg not keeping its temperature.


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