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It’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy the aromas of fresh smoked meat as we sail towards summer. Not sure what to smoke? Try Down & Dizzy Pork Shoulder or Smoked Spanish Chicken. Now that Spring is in the air, 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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  • Spatchcock it.  Cooks in about 2.5 hours (pull when breast is at 160-165).  The picture is of 15lb turkey on a large egg. 
    in TURKY Comment by JLNC November 2011
  • I made smoked pork butt chili, which might be the best I've had (although not a traditional chili).  I cut up a butt into chunks (removing as much fat as I could and then rubbing them with a cumin based rub) and smoked it on the egg indirect at 300 …
  • High-que fire grate.  You can light with newspaper-- no starters, torches or alcohol.  And it will get hot quick and never clogs.  I also don't have to use the wiggle rod for anything but clean out.    The only down side is that some of the small st…
  • 20 year on ceramics.
  • Two minor things that made the difference for me -- the stainless grates and the "pre-cut" (not cracked) firebox, could both be considered innovative (though I guess other folks had stainless grates before).  Without these two fairly recent changes,…
  • I recall a previous question about why they would use these gaskets when they send a "high heat" (nomex) gasket as a replacement.  And the answer was--- "probably because they have a warehouse full of the felt ones." I'll bet you'll see Nomex or som…
    in New Gasket Comment by JLNC November 2011
  • He must be allergic to pizza. 
    in New Gasket Comment by JLNC November 2011
  • I got the woo3 with the extender to put my pizza stone on.  This puts the stone a few inches higher than the felt line---a bit more up in the dome (you'll have to pull your thermo out just a bit as well).  I think you get better top heat this way, b…
  • Nope, a good pair of kitchen shears and a strong hand is all it takes.  I just cut up both sides and I actually grilled the backbone too---- chef's treat (has some crispy skin and just a bit of meat-- ---yum).  After you remove the backbone, you tur…
  • The stuff BGE sent me did not have the adhesive, so I used the 3M spray stuff----really, it probably works better than the self adhering stuff anyway.  
  • I followed the directions on the lid adjustment video yesterday and it worked like a champ.  My dome now fits perfectly.  I ended up only needing one washer on the left side and then I used the method in the video for removing the under bite---- wor…
  • I did a spatchcocked turkey yesterday and it was easily the best turkey I've ever made/had.  I think the way it sits on the grill really cooks everything evenly (breast and thighs get done at the same time).  I cut out the backbone, pulled the breas…
  • You can get the Woo3 for around $42, plus about $43 for the oval stone (plus shipping), but it also sets you up to be able to raise the stock grid to the felt line (direct) -- and add other accessories down the line-- it's a multitasker.  The plate …
  • Being a junior egg owner with less experience-- and not owning a plate setter, I will say that the folks with plate setters are certainly more qualified to give you educated opinion, butt with the Woo and the oval stone, you can get pretty darned in…
  • Or, you can get a rig (woo or spider) with a stone and drip pan and extender from ceramic grill store and skip the plate setter.  I took this route because it gives me indirect cooking like the plate setter, with the added bonus of being able to rai…
  • Wow, that makes total sense.  My brain couldn't comprehend how to move it until seeing this video.  I'll try this over the weekend.  I'd like to know where to get that stainless hardware as well. 
  • For my alignment issue, it really just appears to be a variation in the assembly.  I could probably just muscle it over if it starts to be a problem.  For yours, if you do move the back of the band up to sit against the lip, I think it will solve yo…
  • My dome sits slightly askew to the right (facing), so that the bottom gasket is a little more exposed on left side than the right.  I doesn't affect the cooking, so I haven't messed with it.  In your picture it appears that the top ring needs to mov…
  • The Nomex that BGE sent was not the self-adhesive type, so I too used the 3m 77--- spraying it in a cup and applying with a brush-- has held up great.  I haven't noticed any issues with only having it on one side-- but perhaps it's because its a lar…
  • I was concerned about the Rutland--- the manufacturer does not recommend use as gasket for eggs (I've seen this on other posts).  I recently changed to the Nomex (BGE sent it to me free) and I only replaced the bottom -- leaving the top clean.  On S…
  • Thanks mbcjr----- Yep, I fried my gasket within a week (trying to set a record).  I was tired of wondering when it would go, so I cranked up the grill for a pizza cook and it just melted and dripped right off.  I got the "high heat" replacement from…
  • I would just take them off and then take them to Lowes (or wherever) and match them up with new ones.  By the way, the bent bolts will still work-- -just put them back on and keep the bend to the outside.  
  • Just bought some bags--- seems fine-- nice big chunks.
  • Except for when I'm doing low/slow, with the High-que grate I just use a wad of newspaper --- stuff it in under the fire grate, light and it works fine.  I use the starters for low/slow.
  • Thanks.  Well, I've already purchased the Egg and went with the nearest dealer-- someone who we've purchased outdoor furniture from before.  Unfortunately, with the two minor issues/questions that have come up so far, I'm beginning to see that they …
  • Being a newbie as well, I think I know what he is talking about and it is related to not waiting for the smoke to go clear.  I cooked some kabobs and put them on a bit too early and got some of that fresh charcoaliness.  This is just my barely educa…
  • If I just wanted to patch that spot to protect it, would you recommend a dab of JB Weld and some touch-up paint?  Other ideas?  I saw somewhere they make BGE touchup paint as well. The good thing is that it is invisible with the thermo in place--- I…
  • I could put a little JB Weld around the hole there, but as you said, its new and I hate for it not to be perfect from the beginning--- at least.  And I hate to start making repairs a week in.  I noticed on the BGE site that chips on the exterior are…
  • Sure thing.  They offered a package, which included the large egg, the nest, the mates, a bag of charcoal, starters, wiggle rod, grate lifter and cover for $950.  The nest and the mates are really very overpriced for what they are, but I didn't want…
  • Thanks.  I just removed the cedar planks and replaced them with some ash I already had-- using the metal bars that came with the mates.  I used two strips of wood under the center on each side to help with stability and to reach the far outside boar…