Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


Is your Big Green Egg still cooking even though it’s cold out? We hope so! We love the opportunity to cook heartier meals on the EGG during the winter. Some recipes you definitely want to try are Double Smoked Potatoes, BBQ Chicken Soup, Monte Cristo Sandwich and Breakfast Quiche. These are sure to keep your stomach warm & full! We can’t wait to see what winter-inspired dishes you cook!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the History of the EGG Museum and the Culinary Center too!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.



Last Active
  • Re: London broil

    Best I've ever done was about 250, indirect.   Then, cut into chunks and simmered/braised in the crock pot to make beef barbacoa.    Pulled apart and made some delicious beef barbacoa tacos.    One of my better Egg cooks.
  • Re: AR/Woo Confusion. Help Please?

    Large AR Rib/Brisket combo here, too.   The oval ceramic does a great job of deflecting heat and takes away the standard hot spot at the back of the Egg near the hinge.  Pizzas are on a stone, so it doesn't affect pizzas.  I can cook 180 chicken wings, 4 whole butts, a 18 lb brisket or 6 full racks of uncut ribs at one time.     The R&B combo is better than a 2nd Egg.  
  • Re: Turbo Butt help needed

    Well, damn.....I have wasted hours and hours slow smoking butts.   This was just as good, juicy, nice texture, good bark.   Couldn't tell a difference and cooked in just under 1 hr/lb.   I guess I'm converted.   

    I will say, though, that the dfference in temp makes a HUGE difference in lump consumed.  Sually, I can hardly tell any lump is gone after a 15-16 hr low and slow.  With this <10 hr cook, half the lump was gone.   I guess the tradeoff in time is worth the extra $3-4 in coal.   Thanks for the advice.   It turned out great.  
  • Biggest failure so far...

    I had to share this.  It's one of those moments where you can't even get just shake your head and thank God nothing bad happened.   My wife bought me some new, fancy rubber grill gloves that are supposed to be heat resistant to something like 500 degrees.  I have always used welding gloves for manuevering inside a hot Egg, but I always leave them out on my table by accident.  When they get rained on, they conduct heat instead of prevent it, and they become useless.  Anyway, I broke out the new fancy rubber/silicone grill gloves.   I was cooking a few chickens indirect with my Adjustable Rig and wanted to speed up the cook because family showed up and were ready to eat.  So, I pulled the heat deflector/platesetter.  Immediate heat filtered through my new, fancy rubber grill gloves and my hands were on immediate fire.   I set it on the edge of the deck until I could think where to put it.   I use some stainless steel nuts to elevate drip pans, and they were laying on top of my deck box.   I arranged them quickly, set the hot platesetter on them, and rushed inside to cool off my burning hands with some cold water.  I came back out, no lie, under a minute later, to this.  Melted all the way through.  Even the top of my shop vac handle was melted a little from the lid falling through on it.   Never in my life would I have thought that thick lid could have melted that quickly.  But, live and learn.  Today, bought a new, larger deck box, and it looks like the old one will go to the garage for storage.  No need for a deck box with a sunroof.   Biggest numbskull thing I've done in a long time.    
  • Re: Biggest failure so far...

    They are called Ekogrips.  (  They get great reviews.   But they didn't do diddly poo to stop the heat from hitting my hands...and fast. The thing about the silicone is it heats up itself.  So, I was still screaming after putting down the ceramic platesetter because the gloves were hot as hell on my hands.  It felt like they were melting to my skin.  Maybe I just got a lemon.   There are over 1000 positive reviews on Amazon.   But my red hands tell me I won't trust them again.