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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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  • Ann, Before you get all hi-tech and stuff spending big money on a draft control learn to use you egg... and learn to control the temp without a draft control. Don't get me wrong I have one but I only use it for looooong cooks ( lo and slo )... I b…
  • Crawdaddy, Go to ACE Hardware or you local Home Depot or Lowes and get the smallest Weber replacement grid you can find... I saw a 8.5" earlier today... should work in a pinch.
  • hayseedpaddy, Large and small ... great versatilty... I have had a large for about 4 years... use it all the time... just got the small and now use them BOTH all the time... didn't think I would use them both as much as I do but now it seems if I a…
  • topper, I personally use Cowboy... many here don't seem to like it but it is the only thing available to me... every now and then I can get some Royal Oak from Wal-mart but it's slim pickin's here in Tidewater VA... I personally like Cowboy... seem…
    in lump Comment by Good Eats July 2007
  • Pork Butt,[p]I have used pellets in the past and have found the best way to use them is place them in a small heavy aluminum or SS bowl... I have found that wrapping in aluminum foil and dropping them in there just hasn't worked well for me... a lot…
  • Fidel, Nice lookin pie dude... pizza has become a staple here at lunchtime on Sundays... don't let the PC stone worry you... I have been using one for about 3 years and haven't had a problem yet.
  • Back2Char, Get the Large... then in a year or two when you find out how much you love it get the small... I have a family of 4 and thought the large would be plenty ( it is ) but I finally convinced " she who must be obeyed " that we needed a small…
  • Back2Char,[p]In response to your question YES... the BGE IS that much better than that other thing you mentioned... while it is a rule of thumb that we don't compare the BGE to other cookers on this site I will kick it off with a few of the virtures…
  • BurntRaw,[p]Beautiful pix... didn't know places like existed anymore.
  • Big Hairy Dawg,[p]Not owning a XL myself but from reading the posts I believe that is how it is recommended you set up the XL ... I am sure some others will chime in.
  • duckegg, grip
  • okiesmokie,[p]This is how I do it on the Large... Platesetter legs down, little green feet that came with the egg on top of the platestter on top of the platesetter, pizza stone on top of the feet, pizza on, 400 degrees for about 20 min... I usually…
  • OUTLAW,[p]I just read Chefarnoldi's post and certainly hope he didn't mean that you could cook all of those items at the same time on the mini... I have a small and would be hard pressed to fit all of that food on one. I also have a large and just r…
  • Bald Headed Fat Guy,[p]From what I have heard and I may be wrong ... the ones you see on E-Bay are Remanufactured... does it have a warranty? How much is shipping? Personally I would rather buy right from BBQ Bob ( a member here that works for BBQ G…
  • Brian,[p]This is the only recipe you will ever need for steaks.[p]www.nakedwhiz.com/trexsteak.htm
    in steaks Comment by Good Eats June 2007
  • neweggerart,[p]I have a few Tel Tru thermometers and have decided on sticking with the 2.5" probe only because sometimes when I load up Humpty the probe hits the meat... and well to be honest after a while you can just kinda' tell where the temp is.…
  • StumpBaby, Someone is posting as Stump! I actually understood his post.
  • AU Parker, Get the Egg up to temp... cook on it... when it is time to shut it down put the daisy wheel in and use the green cap that came with the Egg to shut it down... the residual heat in the Egg will burn off the gunk on the daisy wheel.
  • Dave, Great web-site... looks like you are off to a great start... I did notice one thing though... if you are really lookin to kick up your cooking and the flavor of your food try this link ...[p]www.dizzypigbbq.com[p]The guys that run in are EGGE…
  • 1/2 Chicken,[p]Welcome to the cult, I mean uh Club... now shut up and drink this Kool Aid... Soon we'll show you the secret handshake. WELCOME ABOARD!
  • cynkr,[p]Platesetter legs down... take those little green feet that came with the egg and put them on the platesetter... put the pizza stone on the little green feet... follow the directions on the box... make sure you have a clean burning fire befo…
  • WMK,[p]Got it! Awesome ! Thanks for the help !
  • Papa Bob, I know that you said that you were looking for something besides chicken but if you follow this link and try this recipe chicken might be the only thing you ever eat agian... the Whiz's Spatchcock Chicken is S I M P L E and amazing... it …
  • Retired RailRoader, Pizza looks great... you're off to a great start with your EGG and it looks like everything is turning out as EGGSpected... the batteries in the first pic. must be from the camera... I know you're giving it a workout too. Keep i…
  • Retired RailRoader, You can't go wrong with that stuff... as I remember I usually put it on an hour or so before the cook.
  • eggecutioner,[p]Pics. of the bird look AWESOME... I still remember my first Spatchcock and my family and I absolutely love it, so easy. If you didn't try it this time try the McCormicks Roasted Garlic Chicken Rub that the Whiz recommends it is EGGse…
  • sigmore, Dead men ( and women ) don't even sell there Eggs... they leave them to other cult members.
  • LAD,[p]You put the receipts from your BGE purchases through the shredder so your wife doesn't know you bought any new " toys "
  • Retired RailRoader,[p]Been following your posts for a week or so now... glad you got your EGG, glad the first cook went well and welcome to the cult.