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Newbie Section

Steve753Steve753 Posts: 140
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I've been wanting a BGE for a long time. In January, Barbecues Galore had a display model of last years XL with Nest for $999, and I bought it.
I've been using a Weber Kettle Grill for years, but I quickly found out that the BGE is completely different. It's taken me a number of experiments to get an idea on how to use it.
What would be really helpful is to have a newbie thread where experienced people gave tips on how to use it. I found the instructions and DVD kind of useless.
I will say that the BGE is a terrific outdoor cooking appliance.(I can't call it a grill, because it's much more than that).
I'm glad to be a BGE owner, and part of this group.

Large Big Green Egg
Weber Gold
Old Smokey

San Diego, Ca


  • medic119medic119 Posts: 80

    I am also new to the egg, but have found that you can ask any question on this forum and you will get 10 different answers, so I say ask away.  Happy eggin'


    Thomas Bubba's BBQ and Harris Family Catering Pigs on the Run Competition BBQ Team Medic-Que BBQ Team, LBGE, Party Q
  • RebellabRebellab Posts: 43
    Don't be afraid of the search function.  Many of the questions that you may have about cooking, setup, temps, are in the forum archives.  If your specific question is not out there ask. 
    LBGE South Dakota
  • edited March 2012
    I've been an egger for a year. There are some things I'm super confident in and others where I need help. With just a few exceptions, we're all like that in a way. Everybody here is absolutely happy to help.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    I will always be a newbie, I've had the egg for a year and just getting ready to do my first pizza.
  • Steve, Keep a log book on meats ,times and temps. You can refer back to it every once in awhile and fine tune your cooks. Play with your temps and start cookin like a mad man!!!!!!
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • you are gonna love your egg...welcome to the "cult"...

    Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! Life is too short to get caught in the fast lane behind somebody slow!

    XL, LG, Sm, Mini and Weber for drink holder

  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 227
    I've only had my egg a few months. I've cooked probably 8 - 10 pizzas, multiple steaks, briskets, butts, chicken every way mentioned here and never have I used the same method. I haven't had a bad meal yet.

    Learned a lot here.

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Thought I was progressing - but after looking at some of the cooks going on here ----- I am a newbie still.  But learning fast - burning the charcoal.....


    Cookin in Texas
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    this whole PLACE is a newbie section.

    we're all learning
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • scooter759scooter759 Posts: 257

    I've been an egger for almost a year now. I've found it's like having a salt water reef aquarium....very addictive, you get totally sucked in by it, great forums to participate in, always learning something new to try, and always "something else you just gotta have"!


    Extra Large, 2 Large, Medium, Mini Max, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
  • scooter759scooter759 Posts: 257
    Okay, one difference, you don't eat the stuff from your salt water tank.
    Extra Large, 2 Large, Medium, Mini Max, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
  • Flamethrower has good advice... write it down...especially the mix of rubs, temps and cook times. I;m sorry... but the search feature on this site is useless... google however will usually bring you to a pertinent thread on the forum for you questions. There's a ton of great eggheads here that have all of the answers... and if they don't they usually make one up, or discuss it into the ground!!

    Curious to know what the first cook is going to be!

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971

    be nice over here not every one understands your scathing wit and humor! You don't want to scare them off.

    Bacon, bacon, bacon.
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    you are gonna love your egg...welcome to the "cult"...
    It's either a cult or a new religion!! My life had absolutely changed since I got my medium. I want to cook on it EVERYDAY!! Eggs are fantastic and don't be afraid to ask. This forum is extremely friendly and everyone is very helpful! Welcome to a new way of life!!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • Steve753Steve753 Posts: 140
    I'm loving it so far. The more that I use the Egg, the more I learn .
    Large Big Green Egg
    Weber Gold
    Old Smokey

    San Diego, Ca
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    this whole PLACE is a newbie section.

    we're all learning
    Yep, don't be worried about asking questions. People here aren't childish like other boards. They don't tell you to "search, it's already been discussed ".

    Paul Go there. I write it.
  • this whole PLACE is a newbie section.

    we're all learning
    So true! 
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,674
    I learn something new every day I come here. I still consider myself a newbie. Ask any questions you have and you'll get an answer.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,016
    I have found there are a lot of helpful folks here, with interesting ideas. Post away.
    Large, small, and a mini
  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 433
    More meat please !! :-)
  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    Newbie here!!! Girlfriend got me a L BGE for my 30th, surprised the hell out of me. If that wasn't the sign to go buy something round and I bought an adjustable rig customer combo! 

    I'm an avid member of the BBQ Brethren and compete under the team name Early Mornin' SMokin' 

    check out some of my pizza pics and pics of the adjustable rig in action
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