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As a new member of the BGE family, I've been experimenting with my new toy the last weeks:

Classic pizza margherita -> baked at 500F during 2min. Perhaps a bit longer next time, but crust & taste was excellent. Instant hit and will be repeated.




Beef ribs -> Angus short ribs ex Australia. Trimmed the fat, covered royally with pepper & salt. About 8hours at +/- 240F with flares to 280F. I packed it loosely in alu-foil during the stall, but don't think it helped a lot. Final result was extremely soft/buttery and tasty meat, but perhaps too rich/heavy in flavour. With the leftovers I made a ragu-sauce which is still in the freezer. Will try again, but perhaps autumn or winter is more suitable for this flavour profile.





Ribeye from Normande beef -> Vac sealed with rosemary, pepper, salt & olive oil and in warmwaterbath of 125F during 75minutes. BGE at 500F with cast iron grill, 2x20sec per side and rest for 5 minutes.  Heaven on earth and best way to make a perfect steak!




Conclusion: 
Very happy with my new toy and have already spent a small fortune on accessories :-)
I will of course continue to experiment and am open to all critiques / suggestions / recipes etc

Comments

  • JKellarJKellar Posts: 40
    Some awesome looking food there.  I am also a new egger and your picture skills are much better than mine.  I haven't tackled the pizza or the beef ribs yet.  But they are on the short list of things i want to try.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,267
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Above all, have fun.
    Great looking cooks right there.  Nice marbling on that steak.  
    BTW- curious as to where you are generally located as I was going with Australia initially but your autumn, winter comment nixed that (given it is winter there now).  Flavour means outside the US but temps in *F is another curve ball.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,779
    Beautiful cooks and welcome 
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 833
    Welcome - good looking cooks.  Curious also like @lousubcap.  Tell us about that table.  Looks like a concrete top.  Did you build it? 
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • chrgchrg Posts: 4
    edited August 9
    @lousubcap @mEGG_My_Day
    I'm from Belgium, but Australian / Irish / French / Spanish meat is readily available here. I was kind enough to convert measurements to F instead of C, otherwise I wouldn't receive any feedback on better temps =)

    Table was indeed a challenging project, but all in all I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Top was indeed reinforced concrete. As you can see, the hole for the BGE wasn't large enough, meaning I had to elevate the paver on which it rests. When I have time / energy, I will probably make a new countertop.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,267
    Thanks for the info.  Great table build right there.  Congrats on that project.  
    BTW- my BGE thermo does instant conversion.  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 833
    Good looking table and great looking dog!!!  I like the integrated unbrella - nice touch. 
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,099
    Winning
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,182
    Welcome and those are some great looking cooks!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • FrostyEggFrostyEgg Posts: 229
    Welcome! That marbling in the ribeye is gorgeous.
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,086
    edited August 10
    Beginner, my ass. Can't wait to see what you turn out when you hit your stride with the new cooker. Great cooks!
    Stillwater, MN
  • JNDATHPJNDATHP Posts: 319
    Nice setup and great results!
    Michael
    Large BGE
    Reno, NV
  • NC_EggheadNC_Egghead Posts: 759
    Good looking cooks and nice table. Welcome!
    Charlotte, NC

    XL BGE, WSM, Weber Genesis 2, Weber Kettle
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,309
    Fantastic job -- I'm amazed!  Way cool!
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