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

aswaggeraswagger Posts: 11
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...

Assembly started with building the nest and then settling the base...


Then came the dome and handle kit...


Everyone marveling in amazement...


Owners of Outdoor Home, Bev and RD...


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


XXL Fire Grate with a quarter for scale...


20lb Pomeranian in the XXL Fire Box


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


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


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


Detail of the personalized plate for Outdoor Home



  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 5,535
    edited January 2014
    That's some serious bragging rights
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 5,535
    I might have enough for the first load of lump
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 2,504

    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.

  • 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

  • DMWDMW Posts: 10,894
    That's. Just. Awesome!
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,700
    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. 

  • 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.
  • What does that thing weigh?
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
  • Without the nest or plate setter... at least 460lbs
  • BobsBGEBobsBGE Posts: 99
    How many people does it take to lift the lid?  That thing is a monster.
    Fayetteville, Ga
  • 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.
  • You should see the springs on this beast.  It makes lifting the lid easy as an XL.
  • How big is the cooking grid on that monster?
  • Just measured the cooking grid:  29.25 in making the overall cooking surface 672 in².  And it weighs about 30 lbs by itself
  • That is incredible! Great picture work too. Very descriptive and definitely something to be proud of!
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,743
    Love to see the hardware side. I want one so bad but I'm gonna wait till the beta period is over.


    Caledon, ON


  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 2,504

    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.

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,780
    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.
  • shuckershucker Posts: 480
    Bet it takes a pallet of lump to fill her up

    Eastern North Carolina
    Go Pirates!

    L & MM BGE/Blackstone 36" Griddle/Pit Barrel Cooker/Lang 60 Deluxe/Shirley Fab 50" Patio/Gator Pits Party Gator/Stump's Classic/Weber 22" OTG

  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    @stlcharcoal wants us all to buy one of these...;-) Man thats a beast
    Lynnwood WA
  • 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.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Have you ordered an AR for it yet?
  • 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...
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,384
    Thanks for sharing
    Seattle, WA
  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 1,173
    Is that a wooden handle?
    A poor widows son.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
  • 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
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,497
    When it made the XL look like a medium I knew it was huge, fricking huge.
  • NsdexterNsdexter Posts: 193
    thats obscene!!
    HFX NS
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