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There are two very delicious food holidays coming up that we wanted to share with you all because cheese and guac deserve to be celebrated! Guacamole Day is on September 16th and Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th. Happy cooking EGGheads! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

RRP ·

Retired dude from Illinois. Been egging since 2000 with 4 eggs...L,M,S & Mini. Also been teaching BGE cooking classes since 2006.

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  • Reminds me of the story about the yuppie who moved to Texas and bought a ranch. He was pretty smitten with himself and designed an elaborate brand design with fancy graphics and it was rather large when it was all done. He took his design to the loc…
    in Brander Comment by RRP 8:54PM
  • Just be forewarned that those vent caps get very hot and you need to handle it with a tool or gloves.
    in Rain cap? Comment by RRP 2:55PM
  • If buying a SmokeWare cap merely to block rain then save yourself a bunch of money and just buy a metal roof vent cap for under $10. Get an 8" one and it will rest over Miss Daisey!  
    in Rain cap? Comment by RRP 2:07PM
  • That tiny gap would not cause a problem, BUT where you positioned it may very well not let it seat tight. Instead I put mine on right below the vent openings and it sits really tight!
  • There are non-believers and then there are believers. My 10 year old Rutland backs up the believers, but then I really don't know how long it will really last! At my age I may need one of you believers to read my obit and come over and rip it off my…
  • johnkitchens said: We have acorns here, but in my yard it is pecans that we get hammered with. Every morning for the past few weeks the squirrels have been gathering the pecans and eating them in the trees above my dogs yard. He is getting hi…
  • johnkitchens said: It sounds like you guys need more squirrels.  Trust me we have our share of wildlife. Deer eat acorns, but not hickories. Squirrels plant acorns but eat hickories, but the nut production outstrips the demand!
  • Hey guys, I too have been peppered with acorns, but the hickory nuts are the ones that hurt! They have a sharp pointed end. When those still in a husk bonk you on the noggin they hurt, but when the nuts still in the trees start to dry then the nuts …
  • Zarcon said: My cover from BGE is black for my large Yes it is, but he is looking for a black BGE table cover.
  • shtgunal3 said: May be another stupid question..... Can you use the acorns instead of smoking wood? @RRP have you ever tried to smoke with the hickory nuts? Acorns - NOHickory Nuts - YES
  • No - falling acorns will not chip an egg even if the trees pepper your egg! BTW I have the same issue with numerous hickory trees and when those nuts fall like crazy with the husks still on they hurt!, but not enough to damage my eggs!
  • Ballardbbq said: I got a large black official BGE cover last June. The medium cover was only available in green during that same time period which isn't anywhere as nice as the black. The materials are different altogether. The green is very …
  • Biggreenpharmacist said: @RRP didnt realize you had a mini. I just don't know that I would use one enough to justify it since I have the small. I'm pretty certain the wife would frown upon me buying a mini. I think if I buy another egg it wil…
  • grege345 said: Only thing I regret is waiting for the unicorn to arrive and not getting this sooner. Don't fret - just be happy you caught on! The small has been around and loved by most of us owners for years! The M/M has no track reco…
  • EggerinLA said: I didn't want to be the one to say it, but I agree Maccool. if you are agreeing with his assessment that it won't seal better then I'll just say he didn't apply it properly, but why should I know about the Rutland and…
  • I hope you are as happy with your small as I am. BTW my small is a real workhouse and gets 60 to 65% of all my biz! L and a S is the perfect combination!
  • DoctorMojo said: I just purchased a new MBGE and have never cooked on it. I believe the stock gasket would peel right off before I heat it up. Would you just go ahead and replace with a Rutland from the start? Suit yourself, but I know o…
  • Been a stable draw in our locale for years! Good coffee for sure but I never eat more than 2 or 3 donuts a year now. Back when I was a working stiff every Friday morning meeting started with people clamoring to get at the two dozen assorted donuts f…
  • hodg294 said: Thanks for the info. just testing here before I post picts of some of my first cooks...Got my LBGE back in January (Happy birthday from my bride of 16yrs) and built a table for it Feb. Been going strong ever since. beaut…
  • Oblige and make a black one for you? I doubt. I've been around these parts for 14 years now and have never seen a black BGE cover. Custom made ones, yes, but no off the shelf BGE brand ones.
  • Tjcoley said: I like Boar's Head, but whatever you use, buy the stick and slice your own. The pre sliced is usually too thin. I see BH at our Kroger store, guess I just never saw pepperoni there...I better just go ask and sample some, …
  • shtgunal3 said: I get pepperoni out of our grocery store deli quite often. It is sandwich size though. I believe the brand is Prima Della. It is about as big around as a tennis ball. if it is that big then for pizza do you cut it in pi…
  • jlsm said: Dome is still black but free of any buildup. I did need to scrub with foil to get everything off. just my eggperience here, but you said you left your cast iron grate in to clean it. That is what prevented your dome from get…
  • hapster said: I set mine up with the gasket on the inside of the chimney. Had it a few months now; plenty of gunk on the inside... My egg was around 550° when I shut it down tonight... About 90min later it is now around 175° I'm no…
  • StillSmoken said: @RRP‌ I have my gasket in the same exact spot on the smoke ware as you. Mine will not snuff out. I've come out and checked my XL hours later and it's still at 225 after a steak etc. I think the problem is the male/female j…
  • SkinnyV said: Thanks! In my humble opinion that is your whole problem! The gasket in the bottom like that is not going to get compressed when pushed down tight. Scroll back up this thread and see how I placed my gasket that came with…
  • DaveRichardson said: @RRP‌ anyone tried a Rutland on the SmokeWare cap yet? I'll be jumping on the Rutland wagon next year, but I'm staying with my daisy wheel for the short term.... Might try to put one on the daisy wheel and ceramic cap! …
  • SkinnyV said: I had a failed one and my new one is not great.I stand by that for sure and glad to see some are having same issue. I'm not being a smart*ss here, OK? But where is your gasket? Cap or dome and if on the dome where is…
  • Thatgrimguy said: I still use my ceramic cap to snuff. I only use my smokeware to cook. I save a lot of charcoal over using the smokeware cap. Hmmmm, 17 months now and perfectly happy with my airtight SmokeWare! I don't even know wher…
  • BTW - another egger buddy of mine who doesn't post here just recd his new SmokeWare today and he just sent me a pix. His is as tight fitting as mine is. The reason I bring that up is the company has been sold out of stock for some time so yours as w…