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Hello all, just wanted to say thanks for all the great info on this site and well, I wanted to show off my new grilling station. It was just finished last week and while I didn't build it myself, I'm super proud of it. 
LBGE, Minimax

Dallas, TX

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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,188
    Welcome!!  That's a sweet setup.  A lot of good grub will be created in that spot!

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    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Srf_in_DfwSrf_in_Dfw Posts: 14
    Very cool.  That gas grill won't be getting much use though!!

    One suggestion, get a table nest or ceramic feet/tiles under the large.  Otherwise that stone is just acting as a big heat sync.   Just a little air gap is all you need. 
    Thank you for the suggestion, I will get some feet for the big dude. 
    LBGE, Minimax

    Dallas, TX
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,600
     Show off! :) Welcome to the Forum. It appears you are in the Dallas Area. If so, there is an eggfest coming up that I think several of us are going to be at. You should stop by. https://www.sunnylandfurniture.com/page/Dallas-Fort-Worth-EggFest/126

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,662
    What is that big silver thing?
    NOLA
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    buzd504 said:
    What is that big silver thing?
    I've seen those...I think they keep food warm when it comes off the Egg.
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • MJGMJG Posts: 508
    buzd504 said:
    What is that big silver thing?
    I was going to ask too but seem to remember another person posting something similar. It’s a storage cabinet for Eggcessories. 

    Sweet set up. +1 on the need for an air gap under the big daddy. 

    Large Big Green Egg in a nest. North Shore of Boston.
  • Srf_in_DfwSrf_in_Dfw Posts: 14
    buzd504 said:
    What is that big silver thing?
    Yeah, I thought since I was putting in a new deck and all I might as well do a direct line gas grill just because. 

    While it works, it has been completely neglected. In fact, the innards are still in a pile inside the grill, along with the owners manual which I have yet to open. 

    And, with the Minimax/Looftlighter combo, which gets me cooking in almost no time at all, I don't think I'll get that silver thing going anytime soon. 
    LBGE, Minimax

    Dallas, TX
  • Srf_in_DfwSrf_in_Dfw Posts: 14
     Show off! :) Welcome to the Forum. It appears you are in the Dallas Area. If so, there is an eggfest coming up that I think several of us are going to be at. You should stop by. https://www.sunnylandfurniture.com/page/Dallas-Fort-Worth-EggFest/126
    I did see that and I'll try to make time. 

    Full disclosure: This deck and grill were built in connection with our pool build this Spring and because of that I was "forced" to go shopping at Sunnyland for furniture. I thought I'd seen it all until I witnessed with my own eyes what I would term a regular old lawn chair draped with a $1K price tag. That, coupled with the hard sell from their sales force really turned me off on the place.  
    LBGE, Minimax

    Dallas, TX
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,600
    Try going to Jackson's Home and Garden. Then your eyes will really be opened to expensive overpriced stuff. Like a $50 sculpture of Texas made from old rusted License Plates that's only about 1ft tall.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,770
    edited April 27
    Sweet setup!

    when should we come over?? :smiley:

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,233

    very cool set up


    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,965
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Above all, have fun.
    Great set-up right there.  Have fun with it.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,071
    edited April 27
    Is it metal or wood under that stone? Thinking of doing a outdoor kitchen this summer. I want to add some stone that matches some on house. Looking good
  • Srf_in_DfwSrf_in_Dfw Posts: 14
    Tspud1 said:
    Is it metal or wood under that stone? Thinking of doing a outdoor kitchen this summer. I want to add some stone that matches some on house. Looking good
    It's granite tops on stone, there is no metal. Based on the feedback here I'm going to order some feet for it. 

    Thanks!
    LBGE, Minimax

    Dallas, TX
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,110
    buzd504 said:
    What is that big silver thing?
    Out door timer, but I don't see the clock.  Must be under the lid ;)

    Btw, awesome setup.  I would be proud too.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 524
    wow that is a nice set up, if there is no wood then you don't really need an air gap, the egg might be more stable without it given your set up.  the air gap everyone including myself is mainly to prevent the wood from burning.  I hope to have something like this one day.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,442
    Looks like a fun summer!  

    I've got a similar setup - large, MM, and a gasser, but no pool.  Life is very hard....  I use the gasser more than I thought, it has a ceramic sear burner that is very hot.  
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,174
    Nice spread! Welcome
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,524
    Very nice. I see that gasser getting replaced with a Blackstone by mid summer. 
  • Srf_in_DfwSrf_in_Dfw Posts: 14
    Very nice. I see that gasser getting replaced with a Blackstone by mid summer. 
    Don't give me any ideas!!!
    LBGE, Minimax

    Dallas, TX
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,726
    Nice setup.
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,600
    Oh, trust us. You will cave. It only took me 2 months. I'm already thinking about what Big Green Egg I want next. Luckily SWMBO likes my cooking and doesn't mind spending money on something that will get used multiple times a week. But I have to admit if I asked for a XXL next she might slap me upside the head.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    Nice.  Welcome.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • jdkeithbgejdkeithbge Posts: 302
    Welcome to the group and love the setup.  I agree with @DoubleEgger a stainless Blackstone would look great in place of that Eggcessory holder.  Nice to have another DFW egger on board, too!
    XL BGE, CGS AR & spider, 36" SS Blackstone, SMOBOT - Flower Mound, TX
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,071
    Tspud1 said:
    Is it metal or wood under that stone? Thinking of doing a outdoor kitchen this summer. I want to add some stone that matches some on house. Looking good
    It's granite tops on stone, there is no metal. Based on the feedback here I'm going to order some feet for it. 

    Thanks!
    I meant how is stone attached to the structure? Is there a,wood frame and concrete board under the stone. You can find ceramic pot feet to go under your egg.

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,806
    Beautiful set up!  I look forward to seeing more of it!
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    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • Srf_in_Dfw $1K for a chair is crazy - almost as much as a overpriced green kamado cooker  ;) .  In all seriousness, you get what you pay for.  We see cheaper merchandise at market every year and whether it's patio furniture or a cheap kettle grill, we only sell merchandise that we can stand behind.  It's one of the reasons why Big Green Egg is the only grill we carry because they take care of their customers and they make a great product.  
  • FYI... we are hosting another EggFest this November at Sunnyland.  This one will be thanksgiving themed.  Find more details at eggfestdallas.com.
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