It doesn’t get much hotter than the EGG cookin’ in July! Make sure to keep yourself hydrated with a bit of whatever you’re using for the Beer Can Chicken. Ice Cream Sandwiches are also a great way to stay cool. Looking for some great ideas for a summer cook out? Try out a Pimento Cheeseburger or Dr. BBQ’s Spare Rib Surprise. Just don’t be surprised if your neighbors stop by for a quick bite when they smell what you’re cooking!
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I still have and regularly use my Weber kettle. Always use a Weber chimney, lump charcoal, and a Weber starter cube to start. I use it now primarily, and actually prefer over Egg, for grilling. The ability to get all the charcoal on one side for indirect is sooooo much easier. I have done low and slow on it prior to getting my Egg though with pretty good results. I basically did the Minion method of lining up the charcoal around the outside and started one end. Worked great, but temp control, longevity of cook, and insulation no where near the Egg. A kettle is a great way to start on a budget, learn the tricks of the trade, and enjoy the journey. Save up for an Egg down the road. Best of luck and enjoy!!!!!
I agree with your statements completely. I rarely, if ever, order ribs at restaurants anymore. I understand they have to mass produce, adhere to timelines, and simply cannot apply the tlc good bbq needs. You're not a snob, just lucky to be an Egghead:)