Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Friends

Followed by 1 person
Looking forward to a delicious Christmas dinner? Keep our Holiday Entertaining Publication handy throughout December for all your holiday dinner needs. But you can also find some of our favorites on our Country Christmas page, including Christmas Ham and Peach Cobbler. Happy cooking!

The 17th Annual EGGtoberfest was amazing - here are the highlights Click Here

trackman ·

About

Username
trackman
Joined
-
Visits
0
Last Active
Roles
Member
Posts
47

Comments

  • I've got an XL and have no issues with the lids at all. You have probably heard that the lids were hard to manage from guys who have the original XL with the old style hinge. The new hinge is spring assisted on both sides and opens up back and ove…
  • I've cooked a bunch of butts and the only time I have had problems with them is when I picked a butt out of the grocery store meat cooler. The problem was that the butcher had trimmed a lot of the yummy fat from it and at the end of the cook it jus…
  • Yes. I did this last year and had plenty of room. It's all about what kind of drip pans you pit in there (if any).
  • I'm a real big fan of the Jamaican Firewalk. It's good on everything that I've tried from turkeys to chicken to eggs. I've only done 1 turkey that way though so my suggestion is to buy a large variety and do some cornish game hens then select what…
  • I have an XL and decided to buy a MINI for the same reason. Needed an extra one to cook something small on and wanted something to travel with. My experiences though is that while it is small and easy to get around it is difficult to cook enough f…
  • Alton Brown has a pretty good pork brine recipe that you can pull down off of food network.
  • I'm a huge fan of the Jamaican Firewalk. It might be a bit too hot for kids though. The original dizzy dust is a great fallback.
  • Check out food nework and Alton Brown's show "Good Eats." He has a brine he used on one of his shows for pork chops that works great.
    in Brine Comment by trackman August 2006
  • I feel the need to chime in and say that in my mind it is all about what you can afford and what kind of cooking you are going to do. Buy the biggest that you can and if you have any leftover buy the next one. Over the long run the cost of charcoa…
  • I've done a spatchcock on my mini but I had to cut off the thighs and drumsticks and re-arrange it so that it would fit. Not a lot of room on the mini for this. If I were to do it again I would remove the drumsticks all together and save those for…
  • This is definitely normal. I've had the egg up to 700 cooking steaks and you should see how long it holds temperature when you get it that high.
    in Cool down? Comment by trackman May 2006
  • There are some very good recipes at the 3men site. I'm good friends with one or the original 3 men (Grant McKinstry) and have sampled many of his items. Good luck with the fish.
  • I have an XL and was in the same position you were about 6 months ago. I decided to go the route of getting a mini thinking that all I really wanted it for was small sides or a single steak while I'm using the XL. Big Mistake on my part !! Don't …
  • I have an XL and a mini and I have this problem from time to time as well. What I am not doing and you may not be doing it either is periodically tightening up the bands. The nut and screw loosen up from time to time and you need to re-tighten. O…
  • I live in Tampa and all the convincing I needed was to try the food from two of the guys in my neighborhood who have eggs. I've always been a charcoal / lump guy and that's all the convincing I needed.
  • My traditional Easter cook is a rabbit. I typically will cook 2 or 3 given the size of the crowd that's around and serve it with some nice grilled vegetables.
  • To date I have cooked at least 5 turkeys on my XL and have not had any issues with them. The first one that I did I was vertical and it came out fine. After that one I spatchcocked a chicken a few weeks later and decided that with the size of the …
  • When I was looking to see what size egg I would first buy I took the advice from most everyone in the forum which was buy the largest one your budget and space can afford. SO, I went ahead and got an XL and have not looked back on my decision at al…
    in XL Egg Comment by trackman January 2006
  • You can definitely smoke on it. I have a little mini that I bought for little side items while cooking on my XL. I cooked a small picnic shoulder (3.5 lbs.) on it a few weeks ago. You just have to get a barrier down so that the meat doesn't get t…
  • When you have the hings off does the top mesh evenly with the bottom? I had a similar issue with my extra large egg and ended up rotating the L bracket 180'. I have no idea if the L bracket is the right word for it but it is the piece of metal t…
  • I've only been cooking for about 5 months and I hate going out. The only reason why we still do is that sometimes you get the urge for a bite of brisket or pork and can't wait the 8-20+ hours that it takes to cook one. So, you settle for something…
  • I use a shopvac to get the ash out. The only issue I have with it is that it also picks up the small pieces of lump that fell through the grate and never burned out. This has a tendency to clog up the line and you lose suction quickly (I guess I n…
  • I use a shopvac to get the ash out. The only issue I have with it is that it also picks up the small pieces of lump that fell through the grate and never burned out. This has a tendency to clog up the line and you lose suction quickly (I guess I n…
  • Retired RailRoader, Thanks for the reply. This is it. Pat
  • RRP, Thanks for the reply. This is it. Pat
  • Carrot: I was having a similar problem with my XL egg a while back. I fried my gasket and in the process of replacing it took a hard long look at how the bands worked when the dome closed. What I ended up doing (I'm sure it's not recommended bu…
  • Thanks for the reply. I ended up taking a kitchen knife and running along an opening in the back and all the way around. Thanks to info on the Naked Whiz site for that suggestion. The end all is that my original gasket is completely fried and I…