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Greetings and Salutations

Hello all,

My awesome new wife picked me up a Large BGE for a wedding/Christmas present.  I have been cooking on a Weber kettle for years, but I am excited to branch out into this brave new world.  I now have a green Weber Performer (may be sold soon), a green Weber Genesis (wedding present from new in-laws), and a BGE.  There is truly no excuse for me not to grill every meal.

The BGE will be assembled and used for the first time this weekend.  Not sure what to christen it with yet, but I am open to suggestions.

I have no doubt I will be asking a series of questions you have all answered before, but hopefully soon I will also be adding to the discussions.  Love the table forum.  That will be a project for the Spring.

Thanks,
Bryan

 

Homewood, AL
Lg BGE, Green Weber Performer, Green Weber Genesis

Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,544

    Most important: Welcome to the forum where you will get 4 different answers to any question and 3 will be correct.

    Most important: Learn to burp your Egg ( open about a half inch and close to keep from burning off your face).

    Most important: buy a Thermapen (not a look alike)

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Scott805Scott805 Posts: 198
    Welcome to the cult.

    Large BGE, 2 Tier Adjustable Swing Rack System, three (3) bricks from Home Depot for raised direct - Finally have a decent table!

    Dallas, TX

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Welcome aboard. Inaugural cook... Spatchcock chicken.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,086

    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Here's a link to a great site that has lots of eggcellent info.

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramic.htm Check it out when you can.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Welcome
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 998
    Welcome aboard!  What time should we all arrive?  
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,622
    Welcome, keep the kettle, always nice to have another charcoal grill. The side burner on the Genesis and using it isa warming oven place to put hot tools and setters is a really nice to have. If you have the room, hang onto everything. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    Welcome. +1 on mickey's advice. A butt would be a good first cook. It'd be good to take a night to load the egg and play around with the temperatures. Easy to go up but hard to bring the egg temperature back down.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • EggoMaticEggoMatic Posts: 130
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride! There are many avenues to explore when it comes to cooking on the egg. You will find that practice really makes perfect.
    LBGE Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Welcome,  +1 on Hennaplle's advice, start with something you know to cook and remember to Post pictures or it didn't happen.
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,669
    Welcome. To add to @mickeys list be perpared to buy lotsa beer/booze.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,220
    Welcome!

    Yes, the pics are important... you will be branded a liar if you don't post them :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • HotchHotch Posts: 2,413

    Most important, thank your new wife. \:D/

    Welcome and ask away.

    "Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Ronald Reagan 2 March 1977

    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
    N Texas BBQ Brethren Bash Fall 2016 (LINK)
    Please Drive thru to the First Window
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,544
    Where are you?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • You are right Skiddymarker.  I could only get a few dollars out of the kettle.  May as well keep it for backup.  I can make some killer wings on it.
    Welcome, keep the kettle, always nice to have another charcoal grill. The side burner on the Genesis and using it isa warming oven place to put hot tools and setters is a really nice to have. If you have the room, hang onto everything. 

    Homewood, AL
    Lg BGE, Green Weber Performer, Green Weber Genesis

  • Mickey said:
    Where are you?

    I am in Homewood, just south of Birmingham, AL

    Homewood, AL
    Lg BGE, Green Weber Performer, Green Weber Genesis

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,544
    Mickey said:
    Where are you?

    I am in Homewood, just south of Birmingham, AL

    Good. I am getting ready to retire and need places to sleep & borrow money around the country.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Mickey said:
    Mickey said:
    Where are you?

    I am in Homewood, just south of Birmingham, AL

    Good. I am getting ready to retire and need places to sleep & borrow money around the country.
    Just run the grills full time and we may work out a deal.

    Homewood, AL
    Lg BGE, Green Weber Performer, Green Weber Genesis

  • I offered Mickey a bed to crash here in Flint (BYOWeapon), bit he wussed out.

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,022

    Welcome !  All these folks are G-R-E-A-T !!  You'll see.

     

     

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • Jump in and hang on!
    Hendersonville, TN.
  • GoVolsGoVols Posts: 206
    Now that's a great wife. Enjoy your egg
    Tim Rickman,Tn.
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,423
    Enjoy your egg, Bryan. I'd do chicken.

    Bryan
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,036
    As you wander along the path of Egging, you will find no better source of info, encouragement, and great cooking advice than this forum!
    Welcome.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Welcome to the wild bunch...and good luck on that first cook.

    Alexander City,Al
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    Welcome - you'll get some good-looking cooking.

    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

  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    edited January 2014
    Welcome to the madness I would say for the 1st cook Pork shoulder or Butt and make pulled pork it's a fairly easy cook and the Pork is forgiveing so as a new cook with the BGE  it should be a huge success ,I would set you Egg for 225 degrees with the plate setter in legs up with some apple wood chunks and cook until the meat reaches 195  then pull it wrap it in tin foil and then a towel and put into a cooler for at least 1 hour and then pull it and serve ,good luck and remember to take photos and post to the fourm  
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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