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  • Make sure your drop in grill is safe to put in wood.  Most are not, or need an insulating jacket.  
  • If you could email me your plans and info I would appreciate it. I have been wanting to build a table for my XL and that looks amazing. Reverendbsb@yahoo.com. Send me your mailing address and I would be happy to send you a bottle of my habanero p…
  • You should not have to worry about getting an old XL, unless your supplier has had them in the warehouse a long time.  Just check the nest, make sure you get the nest with locking front casters.  And spend the extra money and get a nest handler, it …
  • Stainless Steel Cooking Grids, still Cast Iron Charcoal Grates.
  • I smell a troll. There is no reason someone following the advice of earlier posts would have any problem getting the Egg to a higher temp.
  • If you want the aged look, do nothing. I use Thompsons Water Seal once a year to keep mine looking nice. The Thompsons also keeps grease from soaking into the wood.
  • The Cast Iron Cooking Grid (I use the term grid and grate interchangeably but some people here get pissy about it. Grate is technically used to identify the charcoal grate.) is great. I use it for all my cooking. The bars are closer together than…
  • Thats about what I did. Came out perfect.
  • Only 14.99 a pound at my local deli. Amazingly tender, juicy, and flavorful. And the sear/indirect method worked perfectly, it's now going to be my go to method for thick steaks. Love the Mini Woo!
  • I made some cool door and drawer pulls out of the BGE tablecloth weights. Take out the clips, drill a small hole in the back, put a wood screw in your drawer or door, and screw the weight onto it.
  • A couple years ago the Large Egg became slightly larger. We first noticed this at the store I work at when the eggs no longer fit properly in the tables and outdoor kitchens. Also until BGE changed the insides there was extra space between the fir…
  • Good to hear. The only pieces I was really concerned over were the bolts and springs in the band and hinge assembly. But 6 years is a pretty good life for them in general, much less in salt air.
  • It probably will not work. After the redesign we had a customer buy a new platesetter for his old XL and complained that it would not fit properly. He was an idiot though, so maybe he could just not make it work. When I bought my XL it was an old…
  • I still have mine, and the old three tier rack as well. I prefer it to the new rack because you have more space between the tiers. 2 inch ring is also great for raising the grid. But I do not think they are available anymore. Last time we trie…
  • The brisket has been on since midnight, it was 170 around 4 am. The flat of the brisket is now 195, but the fat end of the brisket is still at 175 and has been since 4 am. I am wondering if I should cut the flat off to avoid overcooking it and lea…
  • I got a plastic cabinet at wal-mart that works wellfor about $75. I have it under a covered area so I dont know how waterproof it would be, but you could add some foam weatherstripping inside that would probably seal it up pretty good.
  • Boil a pot of water, immerse the thermometer stem in it. The thermometer should read 212 degrees. If it reads another temp, then adjust the nut on the back of the dial so it reads 212 in the boiling water.
  • One big advantage of the Cast Iron grid is that the bars are close together, reducing or eliminating the need for a special tray or pan for small foods like veggies or shrimp. The bars are also triangle shaped, and the flat base or the triangle is …
  • The BGE table measurements include some extra space so you can put a paving stone under the egg. If you are recessing stone into the table then you would need to make the shelf closer to the top of the table.
  • I bought one at Cost Plus World Trade Market for $20. I have also seen them a Sur La Table for around $30, but it is a larger size.
  • I made my own wiggle rod out of a $4 steak hook I got from a local hardware store. Just bend the hook straight and its perfect for a large egg. As others have said, you probably had airflow problems. I find when I have old charcoal on the botto…
  • Right now at the store I work at our L Eggs are coming with the new thermometer and SS grid. Our XL's are coming with the new thermometer, but not the SS grid. And the nests for the L are now coming with the extra bar in the back for bracing. And…
  • The L was dry, and thats the one that got the cracks. The XL was the one with the moisture and mold, and it got much hotter with no cracks.
  • No, its a new crack. Its big enough that I would have noticed it before. After cleaning out what was left of the charcoal and ash this morning I also found a hairline crack in the fire box and the grate is cracked in half. I sell eggs on the week…
  • The Weber brushes are no longer made of brass, but the steel they use is safe for use on porcelain grids. Weber makes several grills with porcelain grates that are less durable than the eggs.
  • One more thing about Primo, they only warranty their ceramic for 20 years, not lifetime.
  • Big Green Egg has a new grid lifter for the cast iron grid, works real well. But not all dealers will have them in yet. When I first got my cast iron grid I used the ash tool to pick it up and a heat proof mit to steady it.
  • It depends on what temp you want to smoke it at. Cook by internal temp, not by time. You want the thigh to be 180 degrees. Best bet on wood is to use chunks, not chips, mixed into the charcoal for a steady smoke throughout the cook. Do not soa…
  • I work for a dealer, and I can tell you that sometimes stuff is back ordered forever. This summer XL's and XL platesetters were on backorder for us until almost xmas. And like others said, your dealer might be wanting to wait for a large order to …
  • Go to the BGE site and look under Eggcessories, there is a PDF with all the new stuff there.