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Newbies First Cooks from NC

Hello everyone! Bought my first BGE-XL a couple of weeks ago and I have been trolling the forum here for tips and ideas.  Fortunate to to have this site as it is such a great resource of information and it has been extremely helpful!

I have included a few photos of my first cooks.  The first was a spatchcock chicken and pork tenderloin...yes I initially forgot the drip pan as I was "caught up in the moment"... but they both turned out great!  The second is my first attempt at chicken bombers or bombs?.  Trader Joes in WS NC sells boneless skinless thighs which worked out perfectly.  Manchego and garlic filler, hmmm.  The next one is my first pork butt on the BGE.  Modified "cazzy turbo style" with what I call a cheater glaze to help with the bark (a little unconventional but it works). The first pic is fat side up the second is bottom side up which is where the cheater glaze comes into play.  Look forward to learning from all of the information and posts on this forum!
Michael ~ XL ~ Winston Salem, NC

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,489
    Welcome. Great first cooks. You are well on your way to joining the madness. Keep posting.
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  • Looks like you're off to a great start! Welcome to the lifestyle.
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  • pineypiney Posts: 924
    Welcome to the cult! I just noticed a new member from Thomasville yesterday, glad to see more eggers from N.C.
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Welcome! Great first cooks
    LBGE
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,600
    Awesome first cooks!  Tell us more about this cheater glaze.  Is it just a sugary glaze that burns up a little to help the crust form?  It looks excellent! 


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  • Thanks everyone!

    @SmokeyPitt - The cheater glaze is something that I use when I do (or rather used to do) BB's on the kettle grill and it seemed to make sense for this turbo method.  It is a reduction of hard cider, cornstarch/water and the same rub that I used for the butt.  Cooked normal at 320 dome to 180ish temp, flipped fat side down and put in steam pan then basted with the glaze.  Kept the same dome temp until internal of around 190 and then closed the egg off.  Finish to final temp as the egg cools.  Best BB I have ever done! 
    Michael ~ XL ~ Winston Salem, NC
  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 326
    welcome - live just south of you between Walburg and Midway...and we know good BBQ since we live near Lexington

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    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Welcome! You'll love the ride!

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  • If thats your 1st cook I cant wait to see your 100th cook that food looks amazing it seems like your well on your way keep doing what you do and keep posting photos 
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,617
    Great man!  Good looking food! 

    We are very close!  I need to get to Trader Joes's.  A friend of mine was just talking about it and said it is a great place to shop. 
    Thanks,

    Matthew
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome aboard and enjoy!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX


  • pasoegg said:
    welcome - live just south of you between Walburg and Midway...and we know good BBQ since we live near Lexington
    That we do.  Lexington BBQ Fest this weekend!
    Michael ~ XL ~ Winston Salem, NC
  • Great man!  Good looking food! 

    We are very close!  I need to get to Trader Joes's.  A friend of mine was just talking about it and said it is a great place to shop. 
    TJ's would be worth trip.  Great place!  ChefSmart is right down the road also and they have pretty good deals on meat and lump.
    Michael ~ XL ~ Winston Salem, NC
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,617
    wmtillman said:

    pasoegg said:
    welcome - live just south of you between Walburg and Midway...and we know good BBQ since we live near Lexington
    That we do.  Lexington BBQ Fest this weekend!
    Love that Lexington BBQ.  However, I will stay away from the festival.  To many people.  I will just hit up Speedy's on a Tuesday night when the crowd is not there.  
    Thanks,

    Matthew
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