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The wait is finally over, my XL BGE has arrived.

Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
edited 7:23PM in EggHead Forum
Well guys and gals its been almost a month and a half, but today I finally got my new XL BGE. Thank goodness they set it up for me because this thing is massive. Its like when you go to Best Buy to get a big screen TV. Doesn't look that big in the store next to all the other huge tvs, but when you get it home, sweet lordy. Without further adieu may I present the before and after pics of my equipment.

The Before, I was such an innocent little thing in this pic.

The After, a man and his Pig Furnace.

Now that I have my XL BGE I know I did the right thing by being patient and waiting for the newly re-designed one to be ready. When you've spent this much on a grill you might as well get their latest and greatest offering.

The only questions I have now are, "What should I cook first?" and "Why the heck didn't I take the rest of the day off to spend some quality time with my new baby?".

We may never know the answers. :)


  • Big George's BBQBig George's BBQ Posts: 1,152
    Congrats They say breat it in by a low cook initially like ribs
  • Sooner EggSooner Egg Posts: 578
    congrats!!!! it's a thing of beauty :woohoo:
  • chronochrono Posts: 177
    Wow, if this was out last year I think I would have had a hard time choosing between a large an XL. That is just mammoth looking. I wonder since the lid is bigger if the ceramic grill store will build any new accessories?
  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    Now, that's a picture of a proud Papa. Low temp cooks, half dozen or so to seat the gasket. Spatchcock is a popular choice.
  • Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
    I've been in contact with the ceramic grillstore about a flip ring for the new XL BGE. According to them its in the works. As soon as its out I'm buying one for sure.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Congrats now get cooking and take pics. -RP
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Congrats Mudpig. And it matches your barn!

    I say load that thing up with some slow cooking suff. How bout some ribs and a fattie? The fattie would make for a great breakfast, and they are great sliced and eaten cold believe it or not.
  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    Just wanted to add--the food is going to amaze you.
  • Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
    It is pretty funny how my big green shed and my big green egg look perfect together. Nice addition to the yard.
  • Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
    Not to worry, I'll be taking plenty of pics. I think my first order of business will be Ribs.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Mud Pig,

    Sweet! I so want one of those.



    Caledon, ON


  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Welcome Mud Pig! and Steven that thing is bigger than YOU! what on earth would you do with it??? :evil:
  • twovkaytwovkay Posts: 42
    MudPig, congrates on your new XL! Can't wait to smell the smoke from Alexandria!

  • Judy's EggJudy's Egg Posts: 104
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    Congrats Daddy...does it have a name yet? Start Cooking!!!!
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  • Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
    Oh it has a name, Pig Furnace, Meat Locker, Hammerfist of an Angry God, or possibly Cupcake. Depends on what sort of mood I'm in that day.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Very nice "upgrade"! :lol:
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Enjoy your egg. Many good cooks will be in your future.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    I want it cause my XL is shorter than me. You just never know when you might have to cook a large meal ;)



    Caledon, ON


  • mikeggmikegg Posts: 11
    Congrats , we've had ours since Nov. 09 and haven't fired the gasser since , yo going to love it. :lol:
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Mud Pig, awesome "pig furnace". :) I love my XLG. My first cook was the Elder Ward pulled pork on the Naked Whiz web site.
    It came out perfect and left me with some confidence that I could successfully do a lo and slo. It was my first 'real' BBQ.

    Love the other egg names as well!
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,017
    I'm bettin that XL will not be allowed to cool down for at least a week. Start cookin and enjoy. It's gonna be a heap a lot more fun than the little kettle pictured. Lookin foreward to the pics. Love your handle as well. I'm thinkin pig furnace will probably be a dominate name for the XL. Congrats.
  • B) cool pig furnace :woohoo:
  • Pilcher ManPilcher Man Posts: 87
    I've had my XL bge for about a year and I love it. You did the right thing getting the XL. Happy egging, Pilcher Man. B)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Whew, I'm so glad for you!! I can't wait to watch you grow!!
    I'd suggest a spatchcocked chicken or two. Butternut squash and you HAVE to try baked taters. I waited over 2 years for these. Don't do that, they really rock!
    Colorado Springs
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    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • rzrrobrzrrob Posts: 162
    I bought a xl a few months ago what is the diff???
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    So how has the 1st Egging weekend gone so far Mudpig?
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