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  • Thanks for the comments everyone! I almost waited for the new "Wifi enabled" DigiQ but my wife was clamoring for Pulled Pork and Briskets, and not having to get up every couple hours during the night for the hundreds of cooks I'll use this for was w…
  • I have a Williams-Sonoma grill press and it comes in handy grilling rib eyes that are under 1.5" thick. They tend to curl up if they're not thick enough. I also use it tailgating when we cook "breakfast" pork chops that are only a half inch thick. B…
  • Maybe I have a lemon. In addition to the inconsistencies in temperature readings on hot cooks, I don't think the Thermapan is as "instant" as it boasts. The paperwork says it will give a reading in 3 seconds. Mine is closer to 8 or 10 seconds. Jus…
  • Hey all Humphrey is good stuff, high heat little ash and lasts long. That's all I use. Franco,  Just saw you posted before me. Loving the Swing Rack I got from you a week ago! I have done 4 cooks on it and as you said it's blackened right up! I…
  • You can order directly from Humphrey in PA. You can get a 10, 20 or 40 lb bag or pallets of each size. I'm ordering a 40 lb bag for $24.99 - S&H is $13 so that brings total to $37.99 - that's a great deal compared to BGE lump at my dealer at $25…
  • I never use oil when searing steaks on my BGE. But if you are going to use one of the two mentioned, I would use grape seed oil since it has a MUCH higher flashpoint.
  • Thanks for the nice comments everyone! Brian was a pleasure to deal with and you can tell he takes pride in his work. I can't recommend him enough! http://www.biggreeneggtables.com/ The Prime Rib was my first on the egg and my first cook with my bra…
  • bhugg - I'd have to go back and look. (I ordered it 3 weeks ago) But you can go to his website and price it out with the same options I have. As I recall the Deluxe table starts at around $600 and then I added a couple options including the drawer f…
  • I bought a "Potlifter" off of Amazon, but ended up not using it. My friend and I just lowered it in after taking the fire ring and fire box out. The hardest thing was getting it balanced properly on the ceramic feet.
  • OK - Talked to Ken at Rock's. Looks like certain routers WPA security won't work with the Stoker for whatever reason. I got my Time Capsule working (with WPA2 and the PSK setting on the Stoker) But it wouldn't connect through the D-Link DIR-632 with…
  • @Tmackie Are you using a AirPort Extreme router? cazzy - I am using a Time Capsule, which according to Apple Support is the same router as an Airport Extreme
  • The instructions are a little unclear and are written more for a typical router (not Apple). I had to click on PSK security even though Apple doesn't have that option on the Airport Router. Also, I got an updated manual with my Stoker, even though…
  • OK. It definitely has to do with the WPA2 Personal Security. When I enabled the guest network on my Time Capsule with no security, the Stoker connected fine and I could access the Stoker page with the system info via my laptop.  WPA2 Personal (which…
  • Ordered on Feb 16 and shipped on Feb 28 from California.  cazzy - the wireless bridge should work. I haven't tried one though...
  • I just got a brand new stoker unit today in the mail. It came factory loaded with the latest wifi firmware. I am having the same issues that you guys are. It connects fine via ethernet and I complete the wifi setup and save it to the Stoker, but whe…
  • Just thought of this too: With wood chips or chunks, use less than you think you should! Coming from an offset New Braunfel's that was leaky and inefficient I had to learn that the BGE holds in the smoke and moisture and you can get plenty of smoke …
  • Owned my LBGE since Christmas. Welcome to the Club! Wish I had known about the Ceramic Grill Store Woo3 and Pizza Stone or Adjustable Rig before buying a Platesetter.  http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/large-woo3-big-green-egg.html Also wish I had k…
  • I don't have one, but from everything I've read Coverworks makes the best custom covers out there. http://coverworks.nakedwhiz.com/ I'm sure someone can share their personal experience, but everything I've read has been extremely positive.
  • I agree, Dizzy Dust for the BB & Shoulder. I use Swamp Venom on my tenderloins and chops!
  • Thanks Joe! I will wait until the Swing Rack comes in. I do have a platesetter. How much travel is in the Swing Rack? You said your pic was an inch above the felt line and you could've went higher. How much higher?
  • Love your cast iron grate tmackie! Thanks! It's the BGE grate I got at my dealer. I have a Ceramic Grill Works Swing Rack on order that hopefully will ship soon...
  • NecessaryIndulg - feel free to share - no worries Austin Egghead - I use the Dizzy Pig - Cow Lick Steak Rub these days on my burgers
  • I had this burger on a college road trip to NC (home of Krispy Kreme) in the mid 80's. Don't know how long Paula has been making it. A buddy of mine told me he thought he saw it on the menu at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas too. Again, the thin…
  • Here's a better view of the top of the donut with the grill marks:
  • One more thing.... A KK donut has 210 calories. A nice bakery bun from our local supermarket has 180. So, only a 30 calorie difference!
  • Bakeman - yes you grill the donut but only on the cut side. My picture shows the top bun grilled. You place the burger between the two glazed parts of the sliced donut. With the cut/grilled sides you have a nice clean grip on the burger! It only tak…
  • Thanks Bakeman! They really are good. The sweet and savory really do well together. My wife was really surprised. She expected the donut flavor to really stand out, but it doesn't.
  • I'm sure I will order the Adjustable Rig at some point, but the Swing Rack just seemed the most logical for me at this point. Can't wait for it to come in!
  • I have the Fruit Rings that BGE markets. The wife and I cook Fuji and Granny Smith Apples all the time.  First you core the apple and put a mound of butter in it then add a heap of brown sugar and cinnamon. Apple pie without the crust! Bake at 350* …
  • Thanks for the advice guys! I went ahead and ordered the CGW Swing Grate. They are out of stock at the moment but Franco told me that it should be no more than 2 weeks. I will report back once I receive it with some pics and a short review.