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ShockerShocker Posts: 9
edited 8:40PM in EggHead Forum
Just wanted to say hello... Just got my first BGE for my 40th Bday. I am putting the first match to her this evening for steaks. I have been lurking around the forum for a while getting information and figured now that I have my EGG I should join the crowd. My brother-in-law got me hooked a few months back and is giving me the general rundown on things; any initial advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


  • Sign up for Addicts Anonymous, you are now qualified. :whistle:
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    Cook alot,take lot's of pictures and enjoy the food,P.S.- you now have more storage space-Your oven.


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hi Shocker,

    You found the right place. Even after you have had your egg for ten years, this is a great place to be. Welcome to the forum.


  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    You're gonna love it.

    Jump in with both feet and enjoy it. You'll be up to speed in no time at all.
  • ShockerShocker Posts: 9
    I appreciate the warm welcome... I guess my big concern is if there are any major "Don'ts" with the BGE. I look forward to the learing curve of figureing things out, just don't want to majorly mess anything up.
    Thanks again!
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Welcome aboard. Listen to your BIL's advise but also form your own techniques and opinions.
  • Don't open the dome on a hot Egg without being certain there is enough airflow first.

    See The Naked Whiz's Falshback video at:

    It will put the fear of God into you.
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Don't put your food on until the bad smoke has will understand that very soon.

    Enjoy your egg.... :P
  • Shocker wrote:
    Just got my first BGE

    Your FIRST BGE...heh heh.

    Welcome to the addiction-I mean forum. And Happy Birthday as well.
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    Make sure and burp your EGG (ALWAYS) to ensure that you do not get a flashback.I have lost serious eyebrows and hair on the arm by rushing twice.


  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Welcome to the forum!! My first bit of advice would be to attend an eggfest. It's really fun to meet and get to know the people you chat with on the forum. I would highly recommend going to Atlanta for the big eggfest in October. I'm sure it's the largest gathering of forum members of any of the fests. The eggheads are a great group of people.
  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    DON'T EVER use charcoal lighter fluid !!!!!!!
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Congratulations and welcome to the forum. Watch the video.

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,716
    ya know, 40 is the new 30, so if life expectancy is around 75, you got 45 years of egging ahead of you......gotta love this new math....... ACGP, Inc.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Hello and welcome!
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I believe that's two bro-inlaws that have help turn folks to the egg this week. Welcome and good luck with your cooks.
  • Welcome is wonderful. Go to was the best. We are going for our second time. We have a large and a small. Plan to get a mini. :laugh:
  • Don't hesitate to ask questions here.... this forum is one of the most helpful and fast sources of information I've ever found anywhere.
    Don't be surprised if you gain 10 pounds.... :silly: happy egg'n!
  • neweggnewegg Posts: 78
    When I respond it says I am a visitor. What do I do... :huh:
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,521
    Howdy, and welcome to the forum!
    Best advice I have is cook lots, try new things, and pay attention to what is being posted, and has been posted on this forum. A major wealth of info.
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  • Ex-GasmanEx-Gasman Posts: 287
    Hello and Welcome, You will love how this thing will cook. First few cooks don't go high temp. You don't won't to fry your gasket.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Welcome Shocker to the $40's, it's all down hill now :laugh:
    No really, wlecome the the forum!
    Ask away and post pics.
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    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Welcome and Happy Birthday. I hope that you will join the rest of us that document some of our cooks with pictures. I can't wait to see what you are doing. Good Luck :woohoo:
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • Aunt CrazyAunt Crazy Posts: 378
    Welcome to the family-I was a lurker too. You will not be sorry....I remember 40--I think... :laugh:
  • SteveinTNSteveinTN Posts: 229
    you must go to the eggfeast in atlanta!!!!
    huge fun
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    If you are married, don't let your wife get to you about your EGG. You are not obsessed.
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