Hello all this will be my first post, but one I did a lot of research for before I bought my egg last month. Here we go. Not sure where you live in maryland but there is a place in Lewes DE, Teller wines that sells eggs. They have great prices and no sales tax, I know an xl was 900 and think the large was 700. Then the regular prices for the plate setter and nest. Overall their price was the best due to no sales tax, but I ended up buying at Clark's Ace Hardware. Their price for the xl was 1099 and this included the plate setter and nest. If you do not want the nest and setter they will take 20% off the price, so the xl would be 880 plus tax. The reason I went to Clark's was it is a Ace Hardware and I was able to trade in my Discover Card cash back bonus dollars for Ace gift cards. Discover would give you a $50 gift card for $40 of your cash back bonus dollars. Basically you are getting a 20% discount. I traded in $1080 in bonus dollars and got $1350 in gift cards. $1350 got me an xl egg, plate setter, nest, ash tool, pizza stone, 2 bags of lump, pizza peel, and 2 pool noodles (for my kids 2 and 3.5 who were with me and well behaved). All this and I still had $.24 left on he last card. When I payed with the gift cards the guy at the register looked at me as if I has robbed a store for gift cards. Told him what I did and he said great. So in the end I came out of pocket nothing to get the best grill ever. PS also ace gives you 2% back in ace rewards to use later. Guess that will buy me another bag of lump. Hope this helps.
I bought a whole filet a few months back from wegmans. I went in to look at their pork butts and saw a few whole filets that were marked down 50% off due to sell by that day 6.50 a lb versus 12.99. I bought two one for us and one for a friend. I left two behind. If I had know how good it was going to be I would not have left any there. It was by far one of the best steaks I have ever had. The wife even ate all of hers not trimming any thing off. As I type this I think I am going to pull some out of the freezer for dinner tomorrow night. Ps all of your food looks great.
@xlbalco the above comments are right, if you bought the stone at an egg dealer it has a three year warenty. Just take some pictures of it and go in and they can file a claim on your behalf. My stone was less than a year old when they replaced it due to a large crack. I went in showed them pics and the next week it was there. My wife was unaware I had taken care of the replacement and she called and asked when was I going to do it. I told her it was already done. Her reply was great when you asked me to put it inside the egg the other day it broke into two pieces. So now I have a xl stone and two xl half stones.
Just put tomorrow nights brisket in. This will be my first overnight low and slow brisket. I have done two using the "Travis method" but none over night. Grill is settled in around 225 and I have some big chunks of white oak in with it.