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Sailor61Sailor61 Posts: 13
edited 11:07PM in EggHead Forum
Ordered a large BGE yesterday, I'm picking it up on Friday or Saturday. What's the concensus about the best 1st timer recipe?[p]Thanks[p]TJ


  • Sailor61,
    imho, cook whatever you feel comfortable with. maybe try what you last cooked on your gasser or in the oven. you will truly be amazed at the difference. once you master fire building and temperature control techniques, you can branch out into all the wonderful stuff people here will teach you![p]enjoy!

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i went with ribeye's for my first buy a timer or use your watch get egg to 700deg and throw them on wait min and a half flip them wait another min and a half close egg up and wait 5 min open let them rest and enjoy. be careful of flashback actually be VERRY careful!! the naked wiz's site is a must look it over you will love your egg
    happy egging
    and welcome

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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Sailor61,[p]Welcome to the wonderful world of Egging.[p]I usually recommend pork steaks for first cook because they can be grilled or barbecued. Tri-tip would be my second choice. With either, you have a few options for set-ups, they both can tolerate a variety of cooking temps and finish temps too. Depending on how you choose to cook them, they take just long enough (less than 1 or up to 4 hours) to allow you to play with your new toy. [p]Steaks are wonderful, but need a higher temp fire and the cook is over in a few minutes. Chicken can take some practice to match the doneness with crisp skin you may expect. Ribs require longer cook times (5 to 7 hours) and a few practice runs are a good idea to get them way you like them. Butts and brisket take a real long time and you need to work a little on fire control before jumping in on a 12+ hour cook.[p] If you you will go to my cookin' site. My how to on tri-tip is in the BEEF section and pork steaks are in with the other PORK items.[p]<font size="3.5" color="green">~t<html><font size="3.5" color="red">h<html><font size="3.5" color="blue"><font size="3.5" color="blue">i<html><html><font size="3.5" color="orange">r<html><font size="3.5" color="green">d<html><font size="3.5" color="red">e<html><font size="3.5" color="blue">y<html><font size="3.5" color="orange">e<font size="3.5"<font size="3.5" color="red">~<html><font size=3.5" color="black"><html>

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  • Woody54Woody54 Posts: 148
    Sailor61,[p]Keep it simple the first time and then expand into low and slow, etc. There IS a learning curve to it, although the Naked Whiz web site minimizes it. I always suggest spatchcock chicken for the first cook. T-Rex steaks are always impressive - key tips to T Rex are:
    a. watch out you don't fry your gasket (stay below 750 or so)
    b. don't overcook - the meat will rise 5-10 degrees after removing from the grill. The steak does not stay on the fire for long
    c. safety first - T Rex lends itself to "flashback" that can cause burnt arms and faces, again, see Naked Whiz[p]Good Luck, Happy New Year and Keep asking anything[p]Woody

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,579
    Sailor61,[p]Um, a 15 pound brisket on a rack over 2@7 pound pork butts... Err, oh! you wanted a first cook, not a second...[p]Just joking, although there are some folks who jump right into the deeper water. [p]I started with "boneless" baby back ribs. In other words, a boneless section of pork loin cut from near some back ribs. These were the easiest to do in my previous grills and smoker. On the Egg, first time, they turned out better than 90 per cent of my earlier attempts.[p]gdenby[p]

  • Sailor61,
    I started with steaks, hard to mess up, 1st batch of ribs I messed up left on too long and didn't have the platesetter, I think you should make sure to get a platesetter as a 1st extra.
    And Welcome to the "addiction"

  • gdenby,[p]I was one of those that jumped in the deep end on the first cook. 14 lbs of pork butt. Overnight using elder wards recipie to a tee.... everything went perfect and I have never looked back since
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