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Just dropping a line and wanted to say Hi to all the Egg heads...NEW egg owner is Sunny South Florida...

Got a new LGE about to get a custom table next week...


  • TexansurfTexansurf Posts: 453
    Welcome! How can you wait A week to start cooking...,
    Corpus Christi, Texas.  LBGE x 2, Weber Smoky Joe, and Aussie Walk-About
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,194
  • eddiemm3eddiemm3 Posts: 10
    OH NO Texansurf...I got the nest, I already did some ribs from amazing and they were amazing...Family was happy and the kids were finger licking...
  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,077
    Welcome brother. Always glad to see new people join. You have come to the best forum on the web. You can get answers to about any question you have here. There is a wealth of knowledge on these pages and many seasoned and professional cooks as well that are more than willing to help. All one has to do is ask and help is on the way. Again welcome my friend. Glad to have you.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,696
    Put that thing together, set it on a paver and start cooking! Oh and hi!
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Welcome. ..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Welcome!!! Have fun and start taking and posting pics...

    Food porn is king 'round here
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,773
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Welcome. You will learn a lot on this forum. Any professional picture advice, ask Cazzy or Hapster!
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • GreenWave36GreenWave36 Posts: 123
    Hello All -- I just had my XL BGE delivered yesterday.  To get comfortable using the BGE, what types of foods/recipes would you start out with?  I would like to ramp up on it and master all of the settings and learn how to best control the temperature as soon as possible.  

  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,540
    edited April 2014

    There are lots of threads with beginner's tips on here.  Having recently got one myself (Feb), I think the best tip i found is to go ahead and light the coals and practice adjusting temperature.  This will have the added benefit of curing your gasket as well as getting you familiar with your vent settings and how they relate to temperature.  Practice shooting for 250, 300, 350.  Remember, it's much easier to bring your temp up, than down (because the ceramics hold heat).  Give your egg 30 minutes to stabilize at any given setting - don't chase temps.

    Learn about VOCs (volatile organic compounds).  It will take most lump 30-60 minutes to "burn clean".  Wait until you get clear (or thin blue) smoke before putting your food on, or it will taste off.

    As for first cooks - pork butt is a great low and slow cook.  Or fast cook.  It's very forgiving and tastes great.  Spatchcock (or beercan) chicken is a good one to start with as well.

    Learn about reverse searing - great for steaks or anything you want to add a touch of hot fire too\.  Works great on the egg, because it's so easy to open the vents and raise the temps at the end of a cook.

    Get a quick read thermometer (thermopen, thermopop or similar).  Cook to temperature, not time.

    Good luck - lots of great info and helpful people here!!!
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    Welcome to the madness 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • markemmarkem Posts: 54
    buzd504  said.  Practice holding temps and learn about adjustments to keep the temp.

    The advice on what to cook is great.  I plan to do a spatchcock (butterfly) chicken today.  My first smoke was a brisket because that is what I love the most and have smoked time and again on a different brand. 

    Also, go to youtube and search on "big green egg" and what you want to cook.  Some really good videos out there, some of which come from members here.

  • KtimKtim Posts: 364
    Welcome, The very first thing you should do is stock up on Budweiser! My first cook was baby back ribs,then spatchcock chicken, check out tasty licks bbq for the video.Enjoy the journey!
    sumpter township Mi.
  • bodskibodski Posts: 462
    Welcome to the forum. I've learned a lot from the folks here, and I'm sure you will too. One thing I learned was that I should have waited a little while before I bought some of the accessories I did. Real-life cooking experience coupled with sage advice from this forum would have changed my priorities. 


    LBGE, Weber Kettle

  • eddiemm3 said:
    Just dropping a line and wanted to say Hi to all the Egg heads...NEW egg owner is Sunny South Florida...

    Got a new LGE about to get a custom table next week...
    I'm a new Egger in SoFla too!
    Southern by birth, Italian by marriage. Ciao and Roll Tide!
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome aboard!


    Boerne, TX

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