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Newish Egger, New Table, and First Cook on XL

RocEGGRocEGG Posts: 89
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hi All,
Been lurking around for quite a while. Also been cooking on my Dad's large for a years. Decided to replace my old New Braunfels barrel smoker/grill with a new XL egg. Picked that up a few weeks ago and have been working on a table in the mean time. Just sort of winged it for plans. Built out of solid heartwood spanish cedar, glued and screwed with stainless kreg pocket screws. Finished it with a sprayed coat of thompsons clear water seal. Since I am tall I built the table 36" to the top surface. Dimensions for the top ended up being 34" x 66".

Finally got the table out onto the deck with the help of a friend and the base into the table, assembled in place from there. went together great and had it finished in an hour. Decided to do my first cook in it last night with pizzas. Didn't have a platesetter or woo and stone so I just built a smallish fire towards the back of the firebox and put my pizza stone in the front of the egg. Got the temp stable at 500 for about 25 minutes and then put the pizza on. First is a standard red sauce and mozzarella for the kid, second is a black truffle oil, fresh mozzarella, cracked black pepper and salt, and sauteed shallots. Cooked them for about 8 minutes with a turn in the middle. They came out great. They were so good I got out another dough ball and did another of the black truffle pizza at 550, which took 5 minutes to cook and turned out great too.

Up next I've got some choice ribeyes, a pork butt, and some smoked sausages waiting in the wings.

Rochester, NY  - XL BGE


  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    nice looking table!
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Nice work!
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,065
    Good job!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,346
    Aww...look how cute that gasket is! All fresh and new...

    "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity, and are able to turn both to their advantage."

  • fish8503fish8503 Posts: 30
  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    Nice cook.  The platesetter and Woo will give you a lot of flexibility in your cooks and are definitely must haves.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • RocEGGRocEGG Posts: 89
    Thanks All. I am waiting for the woo2 to come back in stock at the ceramic grill store. I emailed them and they said 2-3 weeks. Has me chomping at the bit to get on with it. Might have to buy a platesetter in the mean time. Looks like I am going to do pork butt and brisket for fathers day.
    Rochester, NY  - XL BGE
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    The Plate Setter is well worth it.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
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