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We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

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Hey there! I'm in glen allen. (Short pump) Yourself?


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  • Virginia is expensive as well. You have to order a packer from a butcher as the only thing you can get in a store are flats. I paid $7 something for a brisket for Memorial Day. Enjoy the 4th everyone!
    in Brisket $$$$ Comment by vapilotda July 4
  • That's a great thing and rare these days. I'm in the aviation industry and it scares me as nobody lasts very long here.
  • The folks at outdoor kitchen creations are great. They helped big time with warranty work and their BGE charcoal is always cheaper than everyone else. Green top is also a dealer now. They guys at acme stove have a ton of accessories in stock.
  • I pull the legs off my kettle, bungee the lid down, and take that. It travels well. It's always been disappointing to see the ragged out grills at beach rental houses.
  • Eggcelsior said: I'll add to the list, and as I travel I see it everywhere..."world famous". Doubtful that anyone out of that county has heard of it. There was(is) this dump near school that's name is Dannys. Directly under the name was "…
  • xiphoid007 said: Does the cornmeal burn?  When I used it, the cornmeal turned black right away? It turns black but has never tasted burned. I scrape off any extra cornmeal between pizzas. I use a wooden pizza peel and a metal …
  • RVA! Richmond, VA
  • Love some In n out!! Probably because I live in VA and can't get it very often.
  • I bought a roll of stainless at harbor freight and it has worked just fine in my xl.
  • I just did my first tri tip last week as well. It was great! Living in Virginia, they are hard to come by and I had to order it from my butcher. People at the grocery store handed me a tip roast (not sure what it was but wasn't the tri tip cut.) Nev…
  • I get the shoe adds tied with the big green egg search. Key words in craigslist bug the crap out of me. If I am looking for a specific vehicle, egg, tool, or anything, listing all kinds of other brands for keywords is certainly not going to make me …
  • YEMTrey said: Excuse my ignorance, but what is this "Weber upgrade" you both are speaking of? You take two charcoal grates from the large Weber kettle grill, crosshatch them to replace the  cast iron grate on the XL.  It provides more airflow a…
  • I have had one of those grates from STLCHARCOAL in my large now for almost a yr and it is great. I have never had an issue with ash choking the fire out like I did with the OEM cast iron grage. Definately a worthwhile upgrade! Thanks stlcharcoal. BT…
  • Ragtop99 said: I too piled them-up on one, or both sides, of my kettle when roasting meat and I wanted it cooked indirect. The XL is is the same.  I just pile up the coals on 1 side in the XL for two zone cooking.  The metal divider looks neat, b…
  • That's great stuff! While we are at it, I'll throw props to my dealer in Richmond as well, Outdoor Kitchen Creations. I had a piece of ceramic flake out of my dome and the firebox had a crack in it. They replaced both pieces as well as my plate sett…
  • My large is like that as well and I have never been able to get it perfect, even with the bands cocked a bit. I called Egg corporate and they said a little underbite like that is ok. For what it's worth.
  • Here goes another hello from the RVA. I dig the old VW's as well but am a old Volvo dork as well. ha
  • The Weber Kettle is great. I've had my kettle for about 8 yrs and the extra couple bucks for the ash catcher instead of the pan is well worth the money. It's been a great grill and learning tool.  I do miss the lack two zone cooking when I got large…
  • Pilot for JetBlue, father of two boys and a Large and XL BGE!