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It’s almost football season, so we’re perfecting our favorite tailgating and homegating recipes! Whether you like hamburgers, wings, brats, ribs or something cooked with beer, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect tailgate party. We always like inviting friends to join our tailgates because the EGG is about community and having fun, so make sure if you’re inviting company you make extra - the food will be gone before you know it! Don't forget dessert, either!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

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  • Re: BGEs N' Da' HOUSE! Pic heavy tho'!

    @Kyrstie_Mandarin - to be honest, have NOT cooked on the Eggs at all over the last few weeks!  TOOO busy working trying to PAY them off!  hah!  LOL!  So to ansser your question, I paid a pretty penny to install ALUMINUN plates about 1/2 thick that the stands sit on!  It has significanlty reduced  the heat transfer but it still gets hot!

  • Re: BGE Table in the Making

    @KyrstieMandarin nice table! It looks like Cazzie's table!  

    Did you see mine?  Was made after his but with MY OWN improvements and upgrades!  Some of what I got from a whole slew of others!

    I think it's cool that you make your drawings available to the site!  Just allows people to be more creative making their own!  Bottom line is that we all love the BGE's and what better way to showcase them in custom tables!

    Just my 2 cents!
    PMG! 
  • Re: BGEs N' Da' HOUSE! Pic heavy tho'!

    TO ALL A VENDOR TIP/SUGGESTION: With regards to possible table fires; I was concerned for the "circled" edges of the BGE touching the sides of the Cedar Table Top, after viewing one persons table burning on the Fourm “Yikes”, it prompted me to research, to find and to call this company called Gladiator Glove Works – they are located on the web at http://www.gladiatorglove.com/default.asp  - CHECK out some of my pics on how I did utilized the product!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    This is their info on the product I got to wrap around the inside top edge of my Egg Table Top holes and other possible high heat contact areas:

     Gladiator’s premium highly texturized tape provides exceptional insulation.

     Common uses: sealing, lagging, exhaust wrap, heat shielding, insulation, and encapsulation in automotive, process equipment, or architectural & construction applications.

     • Made exclusively with ZetexPlus® highly texturized fiberglass

     • ZetexPlus® is treated with a Vermiculite coating which allows heat to disperse evenly across the surface of the tape

     • Strong, flexible, and abrasion resistant

     • Supports continuous operating temperatures to 1500°F (816°C)

     • Supports peak temperatures up to 2000°F (1093°C)

  • Re: BGEs N' Da' HOUSE! Pic heavy tho'!

    @Cazzy – I was waiting to see YOUR comments!  Thank YOU!  You know - wanting to emulate somebody is THE highest form of Flattery!   And I truly liked/loved your concept of a table/Stand!  It really suited ME best from all the others!  Hope you noticed, I made sure you were given PROPS in my initial Forum post!  Wanted folks to know it was your concept, your stand and table!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    Back in May, June and October 2013, we had exchanged a few messages via the Forum that I was interested in your table and that I was looking to build one like it!  I’ve showed off your table to MANY of my friends as well as Store vendors while making purchases, as they were curious of what I was building, NOT many people are aware of the BGE – NOW they are, though; BUT I am SO glad to hear you like mine WITH the different “spins” I built on it!  SO while it is “Cazzy-esque” as Eggcelsior so eloquently put it, it was made in high regard and will ALWAYS be treated as such BUT with Spins!

    Sorry to hear about the storing of your unit while you wait for a new house to be built!  Congrats to your wife for selecting for AVP!  Awesome!  Selling your table – someone will enjoy it!  Another table build?  XXL placed in it?  J

  • BGEs N' Da' HOUSE! Pic heavy tho'!

    I am fortunate to have 2 Big Green Eggs - one is a Large and the other an X-Large!  I saw Egg tables in the BBQ store but wanted to build my own. I talked with a salesman who informed me of the Egghead Forum website! So I checked it out and decided to join.  This is really my 1st post - SORRY SO LONG WINDED BUT SO EXCITED)!! When I saw the Table Forum, I was so excited about all the different tables, designs and features people had built on their own. I took lots of notes, saved many pictures, as well as saved favorites from the website! I took bits & pieces of designs and features from pretty much everybody on the site as well as the Naked Whiz! Key tables that were instrumental for me as a design concept was the one that CAZZY had built! Big Daddy and a few others as well!  

    I built MY OWN from ground up!  It truly has been a labor of love!  I've been working on it on and off over the last few months. I added my own touch, such as bilateral umbrella mounts on the table so that I can have shade depending on which Egg I am using at the time and can be easily moved from one side to the other, it has rib umbrella lights for night lighting; I installed flexible low voltage LED Strip Lighting secured underneath the rim edge of the table top that will provide a unique touch as well as illuminate the contents of the drawers in the cart during very early morning & night grilling - check out the night pics; I built a stand to sit on top of the table that has a heavy-duty-telescoping-pole that I can place my Bose Sound Dock 10 system on & listen to tunes while tending to meat.  I also purchased a 37" long flexible extension with three arm sections to mount my iPad, so I can review recipes while preparing to cook or just surf the web.  The back of the table has chains to lower and support a metal shelving rack that will hold hot items off the grill like a plate setter, rib racks, pans, etc.  I had the metal rack and stainless steel drawer pulls POWDER COATED to blend in with the black on the BGE's. I purchased a commercial grade 4-prong electrical outlet to allow for multiple connections of various equipment.  I can run my Harbor Freights gas powered generator as a source of power.  In addition, I am also making my own end grain cutting board to accent the table top as well - not there yet!

    OF SPECIAL NOTE, I purchased my BGE Stands from a Master Blacksmith from San Antonio, Texas.  He mailed them to me in SoCal. As you can see from the pics - he did a great job of "metal smithing" the stands.  I've added some pics of the stands themselves because they really "stand-out"!  If any of you are interested in his products, please message me and I'll give you his information.    

    Table is made from Western Red Cedar, it is THE best cedar you can buy according to the folks at J&W Lumber (redwood supply company here in SoCal)! Frame is made from Home Depot Poplar wood and sanded smooth pine panel board (see series of pics). The finish is Hellmans Spar Urethane (Marine type) finish - really makes the wood grains stand out!  The table top is made from Cedar board that was straight edged and biscuit jointed; then I added a 3/4" piece of Maple wood as trim to "pop" the table top!  I think it added a nice little touch! 

    I am also posting pics of the construction because I know others may wish to see how I did certain things, as well as gain ideas and insight for their own, much like I did from others here on the egghead forum.

    Overall, I'm SO happy how it turned out and can't wait to put the table to use! The best part is that I can wheel it around as well as take it to multiple destinations for BBQ!  Who knows, maybe even competition BBQ events!! So satisfied!