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The AR FREAKIN' ROCKS!!!!

My contribution to the recent spate of copycat threads. :D

Anyways, a big shout out to @tjv. Placed my order late on the 12th, processed on the 13th, outside my front door before lunchtime on the 14th. Sweet! I know, it probably helped that I live in Houston, but still - that's practically overnight delivery for very reasonable shipping charges!

I bough the R & B combo with extender, sliding D grid, oval stone, oval rack, and a slide guide. I think I think I may want another oval rack and slide guide, but let me play around and see. 

First real cook was chicken - 10 skinless quarters, dusted with Oakridge Secret Weapon and Slap Ya Mama Hot. Indirect, with a water pan, extender and sliding D grid in place,  dome temp about 300°F, for about 1.5 hours, until the IT was 165°ish. I was amazed that the quarters cooked up pretty much all at the same time -   I had to leave one quarter on for about 20 mins longer but it was significantly larger than the other quarters. 
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Chicken turned out beautiful. Super moist, no charring of pieces around the edge of the oval rack or the D grid. I could have squeezed in more quarters probably, but I only had 10 to cook last night. I wish I had bought the AR sooner, instead of meddling with foiled bricks and terracotta saucers, etc. I love the fact that you can lift the whole rig out in one piece load up the egg, light it, assemble the grids and meats on the rig, and just pop it back in. 

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

Comments

  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 645
    I want one
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 467
    Agreed.  I got mine (pretty much the exact same set up as you) over the holidays.  Fantastic product.
    Southern California
  • Nice! Ya went and got it all dirty though. They are so pretty when they are new.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RACRAC Posts: 1,527
    Agree 100%

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,155
    I couldn't bear to keep it clean any longer  :) 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Built this little booger a few min ago - plan is to use it to place on original grate to allow for direct cook with increased distance. the rack also fits well in the large egg with the platesetter in use.
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,488
    @marcfed your well on your way. Delaying the inevitable
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • What did you do with all that chicken?

    Seattle. LBGE. Vikings. Beer.

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,155
    Trust me - I'm the first to try and figure out how I can home brew an eggcessory. I used a Weber hinged grate and foiled bricks for about a year,   a clay saucer for indirect.  The setup mostly worked,  but disassembly and then reassembly was  getting tedious. 

    @EGG_Daddy : we  ate it! Well not all of it... There are some leftovers :) 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • The r and b with the raised d grid sure makes a whole difference in cooking. Now I've been in to cooking bone in chicken breast raised direct with the extender. Or any cut of chicken with bone. I too just recently got mine about 2 months now. Such a sweet device for the egg.
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,357
    Dang, I'm digging the picture, has me Jonesin' for some sweet leg.  

    We appreciate the very kind comments and support from everyone.  It means a lot to us.  

    Now, just got find some time to hit the grocery chicken cooler for a bird........

    tom
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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