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We hope everyone’s enjoying the first few days of summer. For us, the weather heating up means one thing - the EGG’s gonna be busy! Whether you’re making stuffed burgers for a backyard grill out, some brats before a baseball game or searing a steak for dinner on the patio, we hope you’re doing it with full flavor and having fun all the while!

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  • Re: Bikinis, Brews, & BBQ

    Yer all SICK! ! ! ! !  
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  • Re: Newbie questions: Takes too long to light? Too much lump?

    BGE fire starters are basically sawdust and paraffin wax. I've had my LBGE for about a year and a half and always used that product to avoid any chemical residue found in some other brands.  I also had similar issues as yours. I found that after lighting the cubes, I would place a piece of lump over the flame to help light it faster. It produced a fair amount of black smoke and seemed like very little air flow was causing the problem. When the flame went out I would get a lot of white smoke for a few minutes and that would finally dissipate. About 30 minutes later I may or may not be ready to cook something. I recently purchased an electric charcoal starter which is just a small stove element. 10 minutes buried in the coals and I am up to temp in another 10. I no longer have the undesirable smoke issues coating the inside of my egg either. I am happy with this way of starting the egg for now. We will see how long it lasts.
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  • Re: Cold weather use of an Big Green Egg

    hondabbq said:
    I just got my egg last October I hae only used it about 10 times before the cold Canadian winter hit. I am scared to use it in the dead of winter, heat and cold dont mix, or so I thought. Didnt want to crack it.
    If the space shuttle's heat shields can handle the temps from space, enter into the earths atmosphere and go from 100* below 0 to 1000* above 0,  I don't think our cold Canadian Climate is gonna mean squat to the egg. They are made of the same material. Besides, you have a lifetime warranty if it does.
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  • Re: Problems with bottom vent

    Make sure that your draft door is on the outside and not behind the screen door. I tore a corner of my screen off in the first week because of this. It was really hard to move also. I occasionally pull the draft door to far open and it ends up going behind the screen door again. Something to watch for.
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  • Re: Favorite winter brew?

    cajunduck said:
    Coors light cause we don't have a winter down here. It was 75 here today..
    Would you like some beer with that water? All American beer is light beer isn't it????
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