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First cook on the medium BGE

my65falconmy65falcon Posts: 17
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
Ok so everyone has told me not to make pizza first, so what do y'all think I should start out cooking on my first go at it?


  • There is a school of thought that you shouldn't do a high temp cook for your first cook to help your gasket life.  I personally did steaks my first time out and had no issues with my gasket - but maybe I just got lucky.  A lower temp cook like Tweev recommended is more optimal. 

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,749

    Here's a great link to many things BGE-check out the recipe for spatchcock chix-you will never go back... 


    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,749
    I was of the old beer can chix school til I went "spatchcock"-much easier and more moist.  Ribs, burgers, chix-adult beverages.  Sounds like a winner all the way around. Enjoy:)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    @Tweev_tip ; you owe me a new keyboard :)
    Pentwater, MI

  • Actually, I like my dark meat like I like my women:  around 200.

  • brian4206brian4206 Posts: 19
    My first cook was a sittin' chicken. I stuck with chicken till I got the hang of using my egg. It's cheaper than most other meats so I wasn't nervous about ruining it while I was learning.
    Chicken is a good start but I'm partial to a big ol' butt myself
  • my65falconmy65falcon Posts: 17
    What about ribs? Are they easy enough?
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    Ribs was my first cook.    Gave me a chance to really learn how to use the egg and starting with low heat and adjusting to get it to 250 and hold taught me a lot.
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • jay75jay75 Posts: 153
    @tweeve-tip, damn man! Lay off da pipe already huh!
    @my65falcon, just cook everything you feel like eating, don't worry about it, nothing you do will be worse than the last thing you grilled,.. And if this is the first thing you grill, it will be, but the first step toward, the best BBQ you will ever taste!
  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    Congratulations on the egg!
  • my65falconmy65falcon Posts: 17
    Thanks all, I can't wait to get it less than two weeks to go!
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