We’re halfway through National Barbecue Month and loving every minute of it. We hope you’ve had some time to try out some new recipes and enjoy a few old favorites as well. If you’d a couple tips on smoking meat, check out our Smoking Basics Publication
. For delicious recipes, try Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp
, Greg Bate’s BBQ Dr. Pepper Chicken
, Bobby Flay’s Chicken Thighs
or Dr. BBQ’s new Maple Brined Pork Chops
. Need dessert? Finish off your meal with some Planked Twinkies
. Have a great rest of May & get ready for some fun summer happenings!
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I am sold on buying my first Egg and will do so in the next week or so. I can't decide which size. I have had two different pieces of advice. One (from another blog) said to buy the biggest you could afford even if you only need the larger size once/year. Oddly enough, my local dealer disagrees. (Shows how honest he is pushing the less expensive unit.) He thinks the more appropriate test is what is your most common use. His concern is that the XL will use so much more fuel for those times when I am cooking for just my family.
Here is my current use (which may increase once I get my first egg!) - I grill once a week for about 6-8 people (even if it is just my family of 4 I cook for leftovers). I do burgers or individual chicken pieces fairly often which requires a lot of grill space. Every few months I might be cooking for about 15 or so. About once a year I may have my Sunday School class over which with kids is about 60 people. For that I would smoking brisket, chicken etc.
What do you recommend? What are the disadvantages of the XL?