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New member introducing himself

BkopperlBkopperl Posts: 4
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
I'm a new BGE ( xl) owner in the Sacramento CA area. Going to do my first cook tomorrow, burgers and grilled onions. No complicated recipes until I'm used to the egg. Found a lot of good ideas and discussions on the forum and look forward to joining in with some of them


  • Yaaaaaay. Nothing is complicated to cook, only to prep.

    Paul Go there. I write it.
  • Actually, your right. The marinade for the onions takes a few minutes, but is well worth the effort.
  • You have a great Egg dealer there in Fair Oaks, David Hill runs a store called "BBQ PRO".  Check it out when you can, David's a good Egg cook with a lot of cooking knowledge...I taught him everything! LOL


    Congrats on the new Egg!



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • If you are cooking burgers or anything at high temp ( over 500deg.), don't forget to "burp your egg" or you will have no hair left on your arm.

  • Thanks for the advice everyone. I definitely want to try tritp at some point, in a manner which does not involve scalding the flesh from my arms. And I will check out BBQ PROif I get out to Fair Oaks.
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Simple is good. Like learning photography with black and white before moving to color.

    Welcome to Egghood. Enjoy the ride.
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
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    Instagram: @DizzyPigBBQ
  • I am also new to egg land, since August. I,ve made lots of mistakes and these guys have great solutions. I get better every time I fire it up, you will too.
  • Welcome aboard. Does your dealer offer cooking classes? I found that a great resource to exchange ideas. We have a local butcher that supports us also
  • galengalen Posts: 57

    Fired up the EGG for the first time today.  Just to break it in and see how it functions.  Will cook tomorrow.

    Local dealer here in Honolulu cooks for the customers on the weekend.  Not sure if he shares receipes but he certainly helps on equipment ideas.

    He has a rather unique smoker on the property.  Built out of 20" steel pipe.  The kind used in drilling for oil.

    HIs smoker can do 24 chickens or 10 turkeys at a time. Missed his feed at Thanksgiving but certainly will make the Christmas party. 

    I hope to do my first turkey next week.  This forum has been a great help.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,770

    Hi galen-

    I am envious of anyone with a 50th State handle-I have been there and lived there not long enough...All that whineing aside, welcome and if you don't find what you need here try . The aforementioned site used to be affiliated with BGE but that all changed several months ago.  The search function there, while with limitations does house a repository of info from several years of experience with many who will offer to help with any topics.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Did my first cook with the egg yesterday. Due to human error, the egg took much longer to reach temp, but I figured out my mistakes and how to correct them ( too little charchol, shutting the lid too soon, not opening the top damper all the way), but the burgers and grilled onions came out great. Next weekend off I will try again weather permitting. Thanks for all the advice and support.
  • I learn something new every time I use the egg, don't be afraid to try new techniques
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