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  • Re: OT: Relocating to Columbia, SC

    Thank you all for your help.  My son is only 3 months old so we aren't in a situation where higher learning is a huge concern right now :).  However, we are targeting the Lexington area more than likely.

    Again, I appreciate it!  Hopefully we can all meet up for some eggin'.  I'll know my wife, my in-laws and that's about it when/if I arrive.
  • Re: What lumps are available in Michigan?

    I buy Lazzari from Herman's Boy in Rockford (probably a drive for you but worth visiting if you're ever on the west side of the state).  I get 2 bags at a time, one mesquite and one oak.  They're $25 for 2 bags, IIRC.


  • Re: Weekend Egg Activities...

    Smoking a 10 pound pork shoulder tonight for an end-of-the-season golf league party tomorrow which will consist of 8-10 guys watching college football on a patio all day.  Can't wait.  It'll go on at 7:00pm tonight and come off hopefully around 10:00am tomorrow, just in time for Gameday.
  • Re: OT... Schedule College Football

    GO BLUE!  
  • Re: New to BGE

    Congrats and welcome!

    A platesetter is needed to start.  This allows you to do indirect cooks and smoking.  I also would eventually build a raised grid (or buy one but I just built one:  http://winnipeggheads.com/2013/02/18/how-to-make-a-home-made-raised-grid-for-a-large-big-green-egg/).  This allows you more versatility with your cooks.

    If you're looking to get into smoking, a Maverick Dual Probe Temperature Gauge is a must (around $60 on Amazon).

    Other tips?  Find a lump charcoal you like and stick with it.  I experimented with a few and found Royal Oak to be my favorite but everyone has their own preference.

    Start with something low and slow, maybe a single rack of ribs.  This allows you practice without blowing $30 or more on a brisket for a ton of people.  Practice makes perfect so make sure you get comfortable with the dampers, daisy wheel and lighting methods.

    Good luck!
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