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  • Welcome to the madness!  Instead of a plate setter, take a look at the Adjustable Rig from Ceramic Grill Store.  It's much more versatile.  I agree with everything else mentioned so far.  Good luck and have fun!
  • Welcome to the madness!  I have a medium egg as well that partners with my large.  It looks like you are set to start off, but as others pointed out watch your wallet!  I do recommend you look into getting something that you can raise the grid for d…
    in First BGE Comment by Wylecyot July 2016
  • Take a look at Fishbecks in Pasadena as well.  I don't know anything about them, but a buddy of mine purchased a nice steel table for his LBGE from Fishbecks.
  • Outdoor Kitchen Creation in Upland is small, but they are authorized dealers of BGE, Dizzy Pig and John Henry's rubs.  I believe they are the only store in So Cal that sells Dizzy Pig.  Outdoor Kitchen Creation are also the host of the So Cal EggFes…
  • Let me start by saying I own two Eggs, and will probably expand my collection to a third in the next week or two.  I have referred at least 30 sales to the local BGE dealer over the past few years.  I love my BGE and would never consider owning anyt…
  • That's a 5-star cook right there!  Nice job!
  • Welcome to the madness!  I may be late to the party but 120 Inch Pounds/10 Foot Pounds is the recommended torque on the band bolts.  Remember to re-tighten them frequently.  The bands have a tendency to loosen after several cooks.  There have been t…
  • Looks great!
  • Here is the BBQ Sauce.  Be sure to try it with peach nectar when using on pork.  Also, the longer you let it simmer the thicker it will become.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 28 oz. bottle Hunt's Ketchup 1 19 oz. bottle Jack Daniel's Honey Smokehou…
  • I miss seeing his posts here.  I learned a lot from VI.  His bbq sauce recipe is absolutely killer!
  • One of my favorite cooks!  Well done!
  • Same with me.  I had a bad experience once.  I bought a torque wrench from Harbor Freight for less than $20 and keep it near by.
  • The band bolts should be torqued to 120 inch pounds/10 foot pounds.  Check them often as they tend to loosen over time.
  • Shad from Outdoor Kitchen Creations is the coordinator of the event.  I know he checks in here from time to time.  I've been attending the So Cal EggFest for several years now, and had the pleasure of cooking at the event last year.  If you are look…
  • I'm 50, started egging about six years ago.
  • 15 - 20 min per pound @ 325 degrees is suggested.  I cook mine at approx 250 degrees for about 20 min per pound until it hits 135 internal temp.  Remember, all you want to do is heat a pre-cooked ham.
  • @SGH posted some tips for smoking a ham back around Easter.  I have smoked many over the years, all have turned out moist and tasty.  The recipe below has never failed me.  In fact, it's earned me a couple of awards!  I cook indirect around 250 de…
  • Welcome to the madness!  As you will see, many have differing viewpoints of XL vs two eggs.  I opted for two eggs myself and never looked back.  This past weekend I slow-cooked barbacoa on one while cooking pumpkin pies on the other for our Hallowee…
  • I'm another F150 XLT Supercrew with Ecoboost owner.  I absolutely love the truck!  Best vehicle purchase I've ever made, and I've made a bunch!  I average 19.4 MPG in heavy stop and go traffic in Los Angeles. 
  • There are all sorts of different variations with pulled beef.  You can use coke, wine, even fruit juices as your braising liquid.  Check out Cen Tex's post on how to make barbacoa.  It's another winner!
  • I have used Mickey's spatchcock technique many times.  I usually inject the bird a few hours before (butter, wine and herbs) and let the everything settle before cooking.
  • I have a Large and Med.  My recommendation is two Larges.  You'll be able to switch accessories when needed.
  • I have a LBGE and MBGE.  The thought was the family is downsizing with kids off to college, and the MBGE would be more than sufficient for SWMBO and me.  More times than not, I cook on the LBGE though.  I guess it's a loyalty thing...
  • I switched the beer to Corona Dark (found in bomber-size bottles) and it has been a huge success everytime!  
  • I use to buy the smaller bag of RO, but switched to the 17 pound bag now that it's available at Home Depot.  I definitely noticed a difference in the size of the lump that comes from the larger bag.  I guess it's true..size matters! 
  • @GregW - The egg typically gets a wok hotter than what your normal kitchen stove.  That's the big advantage!
  • Looks good!  Please share the recipe. Thanks in advance!
  • Apple would be a great addition to peach
  • Nice!  I did the same cook for the So Cal Eggfest a couple weeks ago.  I used Corona Negro (bomber bottle) instead of the stout for the Pepper Beef.  The butts were good (made with Village Idiot's Secret BBQ Sauce), but I couldn't believe how fast t…
  • I've been eggin' for a few years now.  I just started wrapping my indirect stones with foil for low and slow cooks only.  I do not notice a difference in the cook, but clean-up is a breeze!  First cook can't go wrong with Spatchcock Chicken!  Easy…
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