Over the weekend my wife gave me a Medium BGE for my birthday to replace the flower pot rig that had served me well for the last two years and got me started with BBQ. Today, I exchanged the medium for a large. The dealer didn't have any plate setters in stock and doesn't know when they will get more :( The large was still boxed so a friend and I put in the truck and went home. After dinner I unpacked the box and started inspecting things hoping to get it assembled. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered they didn't include ANY of the hardware, rings, hinge, vent, nothing but the ceramic parts. By the time I realized I was probably missing box 2 the dealer was closed. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the rest of the parts and put this thing together. Anyway, on to my questions.
[ol][li]What accessories are necessary for cooking?[/li]
[li]Does anybody have an online source for parts and accessories that they would recommend?[/li]
[li]Does anybody have any pictures of corner tables that will hold an egg?[/li]
[li]Are there any sites showing modifications that people have made to their eggs?[/][/ol]
I see I can quickly spend the price of the egg in accessories but curious about what is considered necesary vs nice to have vs gimmicky. My intial plans are to try it as a smoker for some pulled pork but without a plate setter that might be #2. I'd like to try searing some steaks, and the pizzas everyone is talking about sound wonderful, again no plate setter.
I am all for supporting my local dealer but he doesn't have much in stock and I can't wait weeks to try this thing out.
I need to build a table and my wife would like something to tuck into the corner of the deck.
I'm sure there are plenty of threads here but this forum software isn't very easy to use or search compared to the vBulletin stuff I am used to using. Any forum upgrades planned?