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First XXL Big Green Egg arrives at Outdoor Home - Springfield, MO

aswaggeraswagger Posts: 7
edited January 2014 in EggHead Forum
Hey everybody-

I don't get on the forums nearly as often as I should, but I figured you all would want to see this first. I work for Outdoor Home in Springfield, MO and we just received our first XXL Big Green Egg!  This is 1 of 20 in the entire world, and is personalized for Outdoor Home with an engraved plate on the rim.  I can't divulge any specific pricing/availability details (sorry), but they should be at a limited number of dealers soon (very soon)!!!  Enjoy the eye candy for now!!!

Here's the letter that came with the shipment...
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Assembly started with building the nest and then settling the base...

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Then came the dome and handle kit...

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Everyone marveling in amazement...

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Owners of Outdoor Home, Bev and RD...

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Here's the XXL, Large with mates, and an old model Medium BGE

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XXL Fire Grate with a quarter for scale...

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20lb Pomeranian in the XXL Fire Box

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An XL next to the XXL.  This really shows the size difference...

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Family photo!!! XXL, XL, Large, Medium, Small...

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The XXL is so big, we figured putting a person inside was the best idea :)

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Detail of the personalized plate for Outdoor Home

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  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,757
    edited January 2014
    That's some serious bragging rights
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  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,757
    I might have enough for the first load of lump
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,189

    WOW!!!  Very cool.  Might have to make a road trip to come check it out.

    BTW, that is a vintage medium you have in the "family photo".....early '90s?

    Thanks for the pictures.

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  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    I wonder if the Pomeranian would be best sous-vide then a quick sear! ;) Just sayin', I've never had Pomeranian on the grill.

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,553
    That's. Just. Awesome!
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,350
    Wow!  Thanks for all of the pics- that is certainly something to marvel at!  Do you get to do demo cooks on it?  I want to see at least 80 lbs of pork butt on the main grid ;)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • We'll be having it on display January 10th and 11th at our retail store in Springfield, MO.  After that it will be part of our HBA Show show Jan 31st - Feb 2nd .  From then on we will be doing some serious demo cooks with it, and reporting specs back to Big Green Egg.  I knew you all deserved to be the first to see it.
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  • What does that thing weigh?
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • Without the nest or plate setter... at least 460lbs
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  • BobsBGEBobsBGE Posts: 99
    How many people does it take to lift the lid?  That thing is a monster.
    Fayetteville, Ga
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  • Fire it up!  Break it in with a single hot dog cook!
    CC, TX
    1 Small, 1 Large, BGE Lump... and a lot of love.
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  • You should see the springs on this beast.  It makes lifting the lid easy as an XL.
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  • How big is the cooking grid on that monster?
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  • Just measured the cooking grid:  29.25 in making the overall cooking surface 672 in².  And it weighs about 30 lbs by itself
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  • That is incredible! Great picture work too. Very descriptive and definitely something to be proud of!
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
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  • I'll trade you my XL and a box of Ding Dongs for it ... I want one!
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • Something like that should have a door on the front to shovel in lump.. I honestly think they missed it on this one.  Not practical until then.
    CC, TX
    1 Small, 1 Large, BGE Lump... and a lot of love.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,285
    Love to see the hardware side. I want one so bad but I'm gonna wait till the beta period is over.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,189

    How deep is the fire box & ring?  From the fire grate to the cooking grate?  It looks a lot deeper.

    The lid looks much higher too.  My XL is a later one, but it's still hard to get it loaded up when you have the platesetter in.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,775
    That is sweet!! Thanks for the pics. Nice touch with the Big Green Bow :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • shuckershucker Posts: 281
    Bet it takes a pallet of lump to fill her up

    Shucker

    Eastern North Carolina

    Go Pirates!

    Large & Mini Max Big Green Eggs


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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    @stlcharcoal wants us all to buy one of these...;-) Man thats a beast
    Lynnwood WA
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  • I hope they have armed guards at their demos. I could see some of us doing what ever it takes to get one of those.

    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,761
    Have you ordered an AR for it yet?
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  • Wow...I didn't get it until the side by side with the XL....Massive...
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,550
    Thanks for sharing
    Seattle, WA
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  • Is that a wooden handle?
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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  • THAT....IS....HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,858
    When it made the XL look like a medium I knew it was huge, fricking huge.
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  • NsdexterNsdexter Posts: 144
    thats obscene!!
    HFX NS
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