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  • I have the 9 quart round oven and love it.  I cook for a family of six and it is the perfect size for us.  Also, it fits just fine on a standard kitchen range.
  • Just don't let this happen: 
  • Go with a stone from ceramicgrillstore. Works great and cheaper than BGE stone.
  • +1 on the stone from ceramic grill store. It can also be pared with a spider for use in place of the plate setter.
  • You can use any  kind of cooked or grilled chicken.  I usually cook whole spatchcocked chickens and pull them.  You wont want to cook them to 200 though.  Just 165 degrees in the breast and 175 in the leg or thigh.
  • I used Webers for years before purchasing my XL egg and made many great meals on them but the egg is in a class of its own.  As others have said,  it can do so much more than a weber kettle.  It is an all in one deal.  I still have my weber kettles …
  • I bought some at Wal-mart last year from the hardware dept.  It is all cotton and I think it was under $2.
  • I just use alcohol swabs. They can be bought at most drugstores or big box stores.
  • I have an 18 inch drip pan from that I use on my XL.  It works well but can be a pain to clean.  Even when I line it with several layers of aluminum foil drippings always seem to  work there way down to the pan and get caked on…
  • What does an official BGE XL pizza stone go for?  I have the 17.5 inch stone from  for my XL and am very happy with it.
  • When I plan on doing alot of cooking,  I set up a folding plastic table from Target.  I think it is six foot long and probably cost around $35.  I have an XL with the nest and tablemates.  I plan on purchasing a stainless table like Cookingdude's bu…
  • I do direct, raised grid at the felt line,  450 degrees.  Then just turn every 5-7 minutes and cook on all 4 sides.  I remove it when the internal temp. reaches 145 degrees and they are usually very tender.  I have also cooked them indirect and that…
  • I'm with the "start at a higher temp" club.  I go 450 for the first 20 minutes and then drop down to 325 for the rest of the cook.  As long as you have good thermometers that are calibrated correctly and you pull it when it gets to your desired done…
  • I have used it quite a few times.  Lowe's sells 20lb. bags here.  It seems to work fine and has decent size chunks.  It seems to be much "lighter" wood than the Wicked Good I recently purchased which is much heavier and denser.  It also produces a g…
  • If you don't want to splurge on a thermapen,  Thermoworks, sells the RT600C for $19.  I used one for a year before I bought a thermapen and it is an excellent thermometer for the price.  I think it's an awesome value for the $.
  • BGE charcoal is made by Royal Oak.  I use alot of Royal Oak because it is about the best lump out of a just few choices that I can find near me.  I recently purchased ten bags of Wicked Good from my local ACE Hardware and I like it alot.  So far, it…
  • I could be wrong, but I think Kamado Joe changed their lump supplier several months ago.  Now their lump comes from the same supplier as Wicked Good I believe.  So it should be good stuff.  I wonder if you got a bag of the old stuff or the new stuff…
  • I have used the BGE starter cubes, electric starters and the chimney starter but I prefer my MAPP torch.  Just don't wear your Sunday best while lighting as they can shoot out some pretty good sparks!
  • I have both the XL spider/pizza stone(17.5 inch) from ceramic grill store and the BGE platesetter.  I use them interchangeably.  They both serve the same purpose but the combination of the spider and stone is probably more versatile and cheaper.
  • I have the 18 inch drip pan, but I use it on my XL.  It would be too big for a large.  There is a smaller size for the large.  I think it is a 13 inch pan.  
  • Check out They sell several sizes of drip pans.
  • I use my XL spider(legs down) on top of my platesetter (legs down) with my stone on top of the spider.  That raises the stone higher in the dome and gives me more space under the stone so I am not getting so much direct heat to the stone.  I have ha…
  • Go with the ET-732.  I have a couple of the older ET-73's and they are fine units (they are still available on Amazon for around $30-$35.)  But the ET-732 has some improvements - longer range and higher temp. probes.
  • I roll out my dough on a floured counter top. Then place the dough on my wood pizza peel that is covered in cornmeal. Once it is on the peel I make adjustments to the dough to get it into as perfect of a circle as i possibly can.  Then i build my pi…
  • I have welding gloves, an ove glove, and the pit mitts.  They all work well but i prefer the pit mitt.  They go a little further up the arm than the ove glove.  Also, I like that the pit mitts are black so even if they are quite dirty it is hard to …
  • I have the 17.5 inch stone from and it has worked well on my XL.  I also pair it with their XL spider for use in place of my platesetter.  I know alot of people just use stones bought from discount stores or pampered chef but I…
  • I have the 17.5 inch stone from which I use on my XL.  @ $42.99 the price isn't horrible.  I have heard of people using stones from discount stores or pampered chef and the stones explode because the cannot take the high temps.…
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