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It’s almost football season, so we’re perfecting our favorite tailgating and homegating recipes! Whether you like hamburgers, wings, brats, ribs or something cooked with beer, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect tailgate party. We always like inviting friends to join our tailgates because the EGG is about community and having fun, so make sure if you’re inviting company you make extra - the food will be gone before you know it! Don't forget dessert, either!

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  • RRP, Sorry, I failed to metion, but yes it was the original type felt gasket. I did take my time cleaning off the old gasket (paint scrapper, wire brush and rubbing alcohol) and thought that I had gotten it all off. At this point, I am not as con…
  • reg, The last several long cooks I've done, I have used the following method to start the fire. First, I pull out the unused lump from the egg and put in a chimney starter, adding some new lump to fill the starter if needed. I set the starter on …
  • djm5x9, I tried these a while back, but I had to pull the bacon off before the scallops were done because of the flare-ups. How do you avoid that from happening? Do you pre-cook the bacon?[p]Thanks, Chipper
  • Don, I have done three butts using the grill extender. However, common sensically, the larger the butts, the tighter the fit. I did three 9-10 pounders at one time on my large last month and there was not a whole lot of extra room. They were all…
  • J Appledog, That sounds like a better idea. All I had on hand were the deli slices. Next time I will plan ahead and get the chunk o' swiss. What time & temp do you use?[p]Thanks, Chipper
  • RhumAndJerk, A couple of weeks ago I did some pork spares on my small using this method. They turned out great. I thought that they would be drier than the ones that were cooked on the large using the 3/1.5/1 method. They did get done sooner, so…
  • sprinter, Did a couple of Vidalia's on the Egg for mother's day. Some butter, salt, & pepper and wrapped in foil. Cooked at the same time the 'taters were on (between 325° and 400°) for about an hour. Tasted as sweet as candy.[p]Chipper
  • TomH, I installed my large into its homemade table mostly by myself. First, I took everything out from the inside. This makes the weight at least manageable. I then layed a old tarp (apporx. 8'x12' in size) over the cutout where the Egg will sit…
  • Spin, Thanks for the reply. [p]Happy New Year to you and your family. Chip
  • Char-Woody, Thanks for the response. Sorry, I didn't mean to give false credit. I think one of his posts was where I picked up this trick for starting high temp fires. I normally use an electric starter and have had trouble getting over 500°. Ha…
  • Mop, I think it's the difference between 'Marketing Numbers' and 'Engineering Numbers'. The Marketing Numbers usually come with the disclaimer "Your actual milage may vary.":-) I have found a 20# bag will last me anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. [p]H…
  • Car Wash Mike, Don't laugh, it's not far from the truth. Here in "Hotlanta" yesterday morning it was 30° with 1" - 3" of fresh snow on the ground (this brought our yearly total to 1" - 3".):-) All of the schools were closed and just about everyth…
  • Vanni Fucci, I brined two turkey breasts in the two gallon Ziplock freezer bags (one per bag) with a gallon of brine apiece. I stored them in my Igloo cooler with a couple of gallon jugs of ice. When I retrieved them after 24 hours, there was abo…
  • Bamabob, Maybe this chick was a Demicrat? ;-) Seriously though, were you hitting a bone that was out of place, or was the chicken partially frozen when you put it on?
  • Gfw, Man that looks good! I think I will give it a go this weekend. Thanks for the link. You've got a great site.
  • Gfw, I'm not really a beginner, but I still have a lot to learn. I did the pulled pork this past weekend. It took a bit longer than expected. I put the boston butts (2) on at 9:00pm Friday. After about 14 hrs., the internal temp seemed to plate…