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Egg turned 11 today

SkySawSkySaw Posts: 650
edited June 8 in EggHead Forum
I'll never forget the day I first got my Egg. Eleven years ago there weren't many people around me who had one (still aren't, actually), and the only real ceramic grills in business were BGE and Primo. I was a bit nervous dropping that much money on a grill, when I had been using a Weber kettle for years pretty happily. So glad that I took the plunge!

I've used my Egg pretty consistently over the years, except for a brief period in 2010, when I made a transition away from meat. It took me a little while to figure out how to use the Egg regularly when you can't smoke a big chunk of something for 15 hours. Today I use it about as much as I ever have.

Tonight I figured I would celebrate by making something really easy, something I have never done before, and something that makes use of the knowledge from this forum, which I first joined around 2005 (or maybe 2006, when it was a different forum). So baked potatoes it is. 

Thought I would include a shot of me doing one of my first cooks on the Egg, with a photo repeat from today. Both the Egg and I are a little less colourful today, but at least I can replace the rusty nuts on the Egg, and shine up the Egg mates with some mineral oil. I'll have to get to that tomorrow.





Comments

  • Other than some smoke in your hair you look the same. Glad you have enjoyed it for so long - I have a couple of years to get there but have never regretted my choice.

    Cheers,

    Chris
    St. Louis, MO
    Unit 1: LBGE, cedar table Unit 2:Akorn
  • Agree that your looks are consistent. Good genes, I guess.

    Judging by the Sleeman Clear (they made it back then!?), you appear to be a Canadian. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,543
    Happy anniversary brother. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • SkySawSkySaw Posts: 650
    Agree that your looks are consistent. Good genes, I guess.

    Judging by the Sleeman Clear (they made it back then!?), you appear to be a Canadian. 
    The Sleeman Clear had just been introduced. That was back when Sleeman had just been bought by Sapporo. I live in Mississauga now, but first started buying Sleeman when I lived in Kitchener and drove to the brewery in Guelph to get my beer fresh. Since discovering Beau's, I haven't had much Sleeman beer.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,523
    edited June 8
    Happy 11th! I'm rolling up on my 18th. 

    I have not abandoned my meat "fetish" like you but to each their own! 

    During that meatless periiod did you take up any baking in it? It really surprises me how few of us eggers discover the way that an egg can knock their socks off baking delicious breads and desserts!
    L, M, S &  Mini

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,378
    edited June 8
    What a Richard
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, Smobot, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize
    Temperance, like chastity, is it’s own punishment. 
  • GrillinoisGrillinois Posts: 163
    Gongrats on your anniversary. I wish you many more!
    Joliet, IL
    Large, Mini, Stoker, Smobot
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,386
    Great post! just checked my paper work, got my first egg May 2008, a year after you!  Still love my egg but afraid to say I've also acquired few other cookers since  :)
    canuckland
  • SkySawSkySaw Posts: 650
    RRP said:
    Happy 11th! I'm rolling up on my 18th. 

    I have not abandoned my meat "fetish" like you but to each their own! 

    During that meatless periiod did you take up any baking in it? It really surprises me how few of us eggers discover the way that an egg can knock their socks off baking delicious breads and desserts!
    Thanks! I do quite a bit of baking in the Egg, but I only use whole wheat flour, which limits the kinds of things I can bake. I just wish it was possible to make a Neopolitan-style pizza dough with whole wheat flour!
  • SkySawSkySaw Posts: 650

    It looks like you are having a lot of fun with those cookers, too! Thanks, Gary.

    Great post! just checked my paper work, got my first egg May 2008, a year after you!  Still love my egg but afraid to say I've also acquired few other cookers since  :)
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,008

    Very cool post, and happy anniversary.  


    Phoenix 
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