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Popped my Egg cherry

johncristjohncrist Posts: 2
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
After The Mrs. and I moved into our new house, I decided to splurge and went with an XLBGE. I finally fired it up this past Saturday for a long day of college football, and I can't believe how great everything was.

Even though I'd never done it before, I cooked a whole chicken. The recipe wasn't fancy or anything, as I simply stuffed it with garlic and onions and then slathered the outside with olive oil, salt, pepper and Old Bay. I rigged up something to give it an indirect cook -- haven't had a chance to go hog wild with accessories just yet -- and did it low and slow at about 300 degrees for an hour and a half. It was the juiciest chicken I've ever tasted. Just a dab of barbecue sauce on the side, and it was perfect. After that, my buddy seared up some steaks that were magnificent. We were amazed at how easily (and quickly) we could rev the temperature up from about 300 to 500-plus. All the veggies were dynamite, too. Especially the sweet potato. Just wrapped it in foil and threw it on there. Awesome.

After her initial skepticism, not to mention giving me a hard time about spending over a thousand dollars for a grill, The Mrs. is already a believer. Can't wait for Thanksgiving Day. I'm going to give that Mad Max turkey recipe a shot.


  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,673
    Oh....can I be first to say it? Looks like soembody has drank the kool-aid. Welcome to the cult. No turning back now.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    Congrats!  Sounds like a great success.  You will find that just about everything tastes better on the egg.  

    Can't go wrong with the mad max turkey.   It's fun to give it at least one test run ;)

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 323
    Fantastic cook, and congrats on the successful first outing.  It keeps getting better.
    XL and Medium BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,662
    Welcome.  Read and stay active in the forums - it's a great resource.  Post pics of your success and failure.  :)
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    Welcome - you should try the sweet potato indirect but not wrapped in foil - gives it a nice smoky taste if you cut up the skin with the insides.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Great first cook.  Welcome.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
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