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New to the Egghead family - Oregon style!

mcmacmcmac Posts: 493
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Good evening everyone,

Well, I finally did it and took the plunge! I'm now up to my neck with a brand new XL and all that goes with learning the ropes. In fact, I'm currently sitting outside at 10:50pm local time making sure I can control the dome temp. So far things are going well, my goal was to maintain a temp at 300 and I have been holding pretty constant at about 295 for the last 40 minutes or so. This thing is going to be a lot of fun!
I currently have a very nice Traeger pellet grill, so I was beyond shocked when I asked my wife if I could get a BGE and she immediately said yes. I couldn't believe it... as you can imagine, I was out the door before she could change her mind. Just got it put together and fired up some lump... working on temp control. 
I've been lurking in the forum for a while now and really appreciate all of the useful information provided by the members. In fact, I plan to break this guy in right with by hosting a wedding rehearsal dinner in a couple of weeks. Between the Traeger and the Egg I will be making 3 briskets and 15 rack of ribs... I can't wait to get started. Barbecue is addicting isn't it!!

XL BGE -  Med BGE - Mini BGE - Traeger Pellet Grills

 Hillsboro OR


  • NewvilleNewville Posts: 84
    Nothing like jumping right in mcmac. That woo/adj rig combo should add the rehearsal effort. Best of luck!
  • mcmacmcmac Posts: 493
    Thanks Newville. It will be a couple of busy cooking days but its going to be a lot of fun bringing it all together. Glad to have this forum to use as a reference option.

    XL BGE -  Med BGE - Mini BGE - Traeger Pellet Grills

     Hillsboro OR
  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186

    Welcome  And congrats on your egg.I too have a Traeger.I like it too but it doesn't do everything an egg searing steaks. It's nice to have both.

    Warning there is no 12 step program for the addiction you have signed up for.

  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    Congrates and welcome to the family
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,528
    Welcome to the "cult". You are way beyond club status-enjoy the Kool-Aid:)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • mcmacmcmac Posts: 493
    Thanks everybody! Happy to join the family / cult!

    Just got back from the lumber yard with a bunch of cedar. The Egg table begins. Wish me luck.

    XL BGE -  Med BGE - Mini BGE - Traeger Pellet Grills

     Hillsboro OR
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