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  • I bought BH at Shop & Save recently. Don't remember the price. Also found BH at a deli in New Melle yesterday. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Mike, really sorry to hear about your dog. We've been through that with a lab we had for ten years. We let some time go by and adopted a new dog. Not the same as the dog you lost, but seems to work out well for us. Mike Marthasville, MO
  • Glad he received the mini, I'm sure he and his friends will enjoy it. The mini is great, but it's what he is doing for our Country that is really great. Barry marthasville, MO
  • Good post and very true. This is the best forum I participate on. Everyone is very helpful and willing to share their experiences with the BGE. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Suggest Stinky's Fish Camp on hwy 30A, a few east of Destin. Might also consider Goat Feather's, also on 30A. We've eaten at both a number of times over the last few years, always had good luck. Both have a local following as well as out-of-towners.…
  • Thanks for all the reports. Sounds like the hummers are on schedule. We really enjoy them except when they get in the garage and can't figure how to get out. Thanks again. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • We have an xl and looked at the medium and small as the second egg. We went with the small for traveling ease. The medium weighs about 95 lbs and the small about 65 lbs. For us senior grillers, 65 is a lot better than 95, IMHO. The small has been a …
  • I use 2hrs/lb as a general rule, but things and butts do vary. I put a 7.5# butt on last night at 7 pm, pulled it this morning at 9 am, 14 hours. Just about two hours/lb. I maintained the cook temp at around 250* until it came out of the plateau, th…
  • I use a wood stove ash shovel, a few bucks at farm/hardware store. Had to bend the sides a bit so it would fit into my xl vent. It's handle is long enough to go all the way across the egg. With the shovel, I can remove 80% of the ash, generslly good…
  • I have a DO similar to those described above. Will be cooking baked beans in it this weekend for the first time. Fit checks on the small seem to be fine. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • We have an XL and a small. The small for traveling. There's no way I would try to take the XL anywhere. The small travels well and is fun when go get to your destination. We took the small to FL last winter for a month. Was well worth the effort. …
  • If you still have it, roll out the old gasser the egg replaced. It'll be a come down, but you'll have some bbq and you'll really appreciate the egg after it's back on line. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • I agree re the advice thats available, some opinions complement each other while others seem to be going in opposite directions. That leaves you to be the final arbitrator and, after a few cooks, you'll learn what works for you. Barry Marthasvil…
  • Fire egger, thanks for the input. I'm not familar with Harps but do get into northern Arkansas from time to time. The 4.99/bag is a good price. Will check it out. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Hoss, I think 52 bags would be a bit much for me. Although I did mention a pallet buy when I talked them, but didn't get very far since I hadn't ordered from them previously. Could have split the pallet with friends. Thanks for the suggestion. B…
  • Thanks, Mexico, MO isn't that far, will consider contacting them. Since I couldn't get the OO, I've bought Fire King lump from a producer in Belle, Mo. The charcoal plant had been owned by Strumph but was bought by Royal Oak last fall. I bought 20 l…
  • I contacted their plant earlier this year and was told they wouldn't sell to anyone unless they were already a customer, which I wasn't. They stated they didn't have the wood or capacity to take on additional sales. I had planned to make a trip to B…
  • The small is great when cooking for two, it gets a lot of work at our house. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Agree with your assessment. My charcoal grate at the bottom of the fire box will and does move when I'm trying to get the dust and ash in the very bottom of the egg for removal. I've also had the grate move enough to dump lump in the bottom. Fortuna…
  • This is a great event. Long in coming, but finally here. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • It might be safer to use 2 hrs/lb for the butt. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Fire bricks can also be used to raise the grid to the gasket level. Not fancy, but will do the job. Barry marthasville, MO
  • A timely post. Seems everybody has had their share of weather problems this winter and spring. We live 50 miles west of St Louis and watched the storm pass through our area that an hour or so later became a major tornado and hit the StL airport a…
    in Prayers Comment by field hand April 2011
  • We shop at Sam's and buy some meat there. In our area, St Louis/St Charles, we think their meat prices are very competitive. In general we've had good luck with the quality. The Chesterfield Sam's has stopped offering extra thick cut pork loin chops…
  • Been reading about the fires on the web, really out of control. Good luck to you and stay safe. We've enjoyed San Antonio in the past and hope to do so again in the future. PS, your BGE handles are doing just fine. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Enjoy the fun and good luck with the metal detector. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Try it, it should be ok. I'm using charcoal that I bought a year ago and stored in a barn. I haven't noticed any differences in the burn characteristics over the year. Good luck. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Sorry to hear about the Belle/Struemph plant changing ownership. I've bought Fire king from them the past few years at a very reasonable price and had good luck with it in the BGE. Had planned to visit them in June and buy a dozen bags. They say cha…
  • For our every day rub, we use the BGE rub as a starter and add other stuff depending on what we're cooking. The BGE rub seems to have all the basic elements of most rubs and is a good base. Barry Marthasville, MO
  • Get the egg, you won't be sorry. I had a "good" gasser for twelve years and finally had a burn through in the fire box. At my age, I wanted to get some thing that would be my last grill and be fun to use. Friends suggested the BGE and after some res…