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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


Retired dude from Illinois. Been egging since 2000 with 4 eggs...L,M,S & Mini. Also been teaching BGE cooking classes since 2006.


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  • Family heirloom skillet......

    Wolfpack said:
    That is really awesome- love family stuff. Not to be Debbie downer but does putting a family heirloom on the egg hurt it in anyway? Sorry but just want to make sure it is okay to pass to the next generation. That is an awesome gift with a better history- better still you got to hear the story of the piece instead of finding later and not knowing. Enjoy it- and sorry for your loss.
    I'd bet dollars to donuts that that piece has survived higher heat and abuse than a BGE can throw at it! Besides it has lasted all these years so if there were any cracks via inferior casting then that piece would have been trash years ago! My advice is clean it and use it and LOVE it like I think he already does! Using a heirloom is better than putting it "away"!
  • Medium BGE Refurb and Handle Ideas

    Since it is a scissor type band that really does date it. My medium is 13 years old but even by then they had ditched the scissor and gone to a locking lever band. If it were me  the first time that scissor failed I'd pop for a spring assisted current model band. As for innards I assume you just plan to stick with the broken pieces - right? - but when you do replace them you probably need to measure well, or at least be sure you can return the parts in case they don't fit. Over the years some changes have been made to fire boxes and fire rings. BTW what is the outer condition of your ceramic? Can you post any pictures of your work in progress?
  • Which kitchen shears do you all recommend?

    This may sound hard to believe but my 22 year old CutCo shears which actually came as a "freebie" are still remarkably sharp and handle any meat and bones that I have ever tried to cut. I admit I am not familiar with other brands so maybe this will sound stupid...but make sure whatever ones you buy that they easily separate for easy cleaning! Left over chicken in between the blades would not be cool!
  • Who said the Small won't hit nuke temps?

    Not me either! My small is my inferno machine with ease! BTW of all my eggs my small gets 60% or more of all my egging business!
  • Lighting the Lump.

    I don't mean to mess with your plans but why do you not want to go turbo? I will never go back to 240 overnight! Some here think it is a rite of passage to stay awake or at least sleep light hoping they will wake up. I did that for years and years but once I tried turbo - well - here I am messing with your mind, but the BGE isn't a crude home made off set cooker needing attention all night...just sayin...