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As a die hard weber kettle guy for 30 years, i will admit  i was always intrigued by the BGE ....but with a mortgage  and  a kid in college..... who ,then decided that he "had to" go to  law school ( yea i know, i failed , don't hate on me) ....   a BGE  was a lessor priority than miller lite vs. Pabst blue ribbon.  i stayed loyal to miller lite.
I have been following this site  for a long time now  .... primarily because i have champagne taste on a beer budget. .. AND because many of the posters here.... are some of the funniest SOB's .... i have EVER encountered. So many of you have GREAT wit and it is REALLY appreciated.!!
 After retiring and moving part time from Florida to the mountains of western North Carolina, i started getting serious about purchasing a BGE, and after proper fiduciary consideration , i recently i bought  a medium BGE in Athens Georgia. It grieved my soul to buy my egg at a place so near to the University of Georgia, but price overtook preference... and  my   strong affection for the University of Florida.
WOW, WOW and WOW , do i love my medium BGE. So much so that i have been daily  perusing ( for you Georgia  Bulldog graduates  that means "looking at" )  craigslist  for a minimax  to take to our florida home.
  
We just returned  this afternoon from a trip to Atlanta where i purchased a used (only twice) BGE minimax. Traffic in Atlanta ( even on a Sunday) sucks, but a recommended stop at the Buford Highway farmer market for meat and sausage for the BGE (plural) made the trip a good one.
Thanks to all of you regular posters for really great advice and even more great laughs! stay safe.

PS: my wife and i have had 3 english bulldogs over the years, the most recent a member of the Uga bloodline. Go Gators!

Sarasota Fl. and  Lake Toxaway N.C. (and Novembers on the island of Kauai) (and April in France.... Don't hate on me for that)
BGE  medium and minimax
HOW  BOUT THEM GATORS !
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  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 845
    Congrats on the purchase and welcome. This is a wonderful community. Things to stay away from: warranty questions, charcoal questions, and politics. Other then that ask anything on your mind. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,903
    Very cool, welcome...
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  As you have sorted out, have fun.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • DanielsonDanielson Posts: 54
    Welcome to the forum, you're going to love your egg and all the great advice here especially once you've mastered low and slow grilling. 
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,904
    Welcome.  Can't wait to see your cooks
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • Welcome aboard. You will be happy with both your eggs. But you need a bigger one :smiley:
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,333
    Welcome! Can't wait to see some of your posts!
  • erikjs71erikjs71 Posts: 68
    edited July 2017
    tml1230 said:
    As a die hard weber kettle guy for 30 years, i will admit  i was always intrigued by the BGE ....but with a mortgage  and  a kid in college..... who ,then decided that he "had to" go to  law school ( yea i know, i failed , don't hate on me) ....   a BGE  was a lessor priority than miller lite vs. Pabst blue ribbon.  i stayed loyal to miller lite.
    I have been following this site  for a long time now  .... primarily because i have champagne taste on a beer budget. .. AND because many of the posters here.... are some of the funniest SOB's .... i have EVER encountered. So many of you have GREAT wit and it is REALLY appreciated.!!
     After retiring and moving part time from Florida to the mountains of western North Carolina, i started getting serious about purchasing a BGE, and after proper fiduciary consideration , i recently i bought  a medium BGE in Athens Georgia. It grieved my soul to buy my egg at a place so near to the University of Georgia, but price overtook preference... and  my   strong affection for the University of Florida.
    WOW, WOW and WOW , do i love my medium BGE. So much so that i have been daily  perusing ( for you Georgia  Bulldog graduates  that means "looking at" )  craigslist  for a minimax  to take to our florida home.
      
    We just returned  this afternoon from a trip to Atlanta where i purchased a used (only twice) BGE minimax. Traffic in Atlanta ( even on a Sunday) sucks, but a recommended stop at the Buford Highway farmer market for meat and sausage for the BGE (plural) made the trip a good one.
    Thanks to all of you regular posters for really great advice and even more great laughs! stay safe.

    PS: my wife and i have had 3 english bulldogs over the years, the most recent a member of the Uga bloodline. Go Gators!

    AWESOME.. and yes. welcome.. I just got mine about 2 months ago, and haven't looked back.. if your in the Atlanta area.. go to ROSWELL HARDWARE.. I think it's an ACE.. I don't know what a mini-max or other sizes cost, but I got a:
    LARGE EGG
    NEST
    PLATE SETTER
    ASH TOOL
    GRILL GRIPPER
    DAMPER TOP 
    20 LB BAG CHARCOAL

    all for $799, and they load it in the car for you.

    They have an unbelievable selection of rubs and "Eggcessories"...  (They'll get ya on the the accessories, but they also give you 15% coupon for other stuff)
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,682
    Sweet lawn mower. Where in WNC??
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,507
    g8golfer said:
    Congrats on the purchase and welcome. This is a wonderful community. Things to stay away from: warranty questions, charcoal questions, and politics. Other then that ask anything on your mind. 
    You forgot one, what size egg questions. But he already bought the right size for everyone, it's a medium, so that's been settled. 

    welcome to the club tml1230

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • Thomasc18Thomasc18 Posts: 162
    Welcome!
    Madison, AL
  • ewyllinsewyllins Posts: 304
    Go gators!!
    Large, Mini Max, Akorn JR, 36 Blackstone, and 2 Chihuahua's
    O-Town, FL

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,475
    Welcome aboard - and go Seminoles!

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,240
    Let us turn your attention, now, to suisse vide.
    Dude, it never ends. The best accessory you can now own is a BFW. (BIG FAT WALLET)
    You will see it morph to a TEW. (Thin empty wallet) It is a no charge service from the BGE.
    Welcome to the Machine.
    I strongly detest the Gators.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,138
    Welcome... bring it on brother!!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • Hmmm this sounds a lot like a Dawg still in the closet. Come on out! It's never too late. Welcome to the forum. 
    Snellville, GA


  • LmidkiffLmidkiff Posts: 436
    Welcome and enjoy"
    McKinney, TX
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,023
    The medium is a  probably pissed egging monster. Egg on and welcome 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • BrasonBrason Posts: 285
    Welcome and good luck! I'm not sure which of the "Great" minds on here said it but, the cheapest purchase is the egg. Enjoy the ride.
    Cheers,

    Jason

    Orange County- CA
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    Congrats, and great choice.  The medium is a great egg!
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,499

    Welcome to the forum.  Great group here.  Maybe ease into the Friday night threads...  
    Phoenix 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    Welcome aboard.  Anyone in the Atlanta area is missing out if they don't get to Buford Hwy Farmers market regularly.  It's best during the week.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • erikjs71erikjs71 Posts: 68
    bgebrent said:
    Welcome aboard.  Anyone in the Atlanta area is missing out if they don't get to Buford Hwy Farmers market regularly.  It's best during the week.
    For BGE stuff?  I haven't been there in years.. used to live in Chamblee..  but would be willing to make the trip if so..let me know!
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,128
    tml1230 said:
    ... WOW, WOW and WOW , do i love my medium BGE...
    I love my Medium, too!  I have a Medium and a Large, and it's the Medium I cook in by far the most.  It's just perfect most of the time, and I love it.

    Congratulations, and welcome to the madness!  :)
  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 411
    Welcome! Always great to have another Gator on board. Enjoy the EGGSPERIENCE and this forum. Can say that everything I learned about the BGE I learned here from some great folks with a load of experience.
    George
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blairsville, Ga.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,945
    Oh Lord. Another Tebow fanatic....

    Just kidding. Kinda. 

    Welcome and looking forward to seeing some cooks. 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 897
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • I've said it before - after owning the Medium, Large and Mini Max, my conclusion is that the Medium is in the sweet spot of performance within the BGE lineup. Quick to get to temp, small enough to move around without too much grief, conservative with lump and large enough capacity to handle bigger cooks. I do not regret my decision to replace the Med with the Large and MM, but there are certainly days where I miss it profoundly. 
  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 2,101
    Congrats on the eggs and welcome! Good stuff here.
    L x2, M, S, Mini and a Blackstone 36. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
  • NC_EggheadNC_Egghead Posts: 540
    Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to some of your cooks.  BTW, I have a '74 110. Still use it to till the garden. 
    Charlotte, NC

    XL BGE, WSM, Weber Genesis 2, Weber Kettle
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