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another newbie egg owner!!!

ok, after years of wanting one, today I am the proud new owner of a large green egg. I picked it up from the dealer already assembled and when I get home from work the first smoke will take place. The whole family is excited and needless to say, I am too!

North Alabama - Roll Tide

LBGE 2013


  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,608
    Congrats!  Enjoy the ride.
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,390
    Welcome to the forum!  Post lots of pictures....
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • dude, nolaegghead, I've only been on this forum most of today and you're everywhere! awesome and thanks for the welcome

    North Alabama - Roll Tide

    LBGE 2013

  • JustacookinJustacookin Posts: 279
    After seeing the pictures the other day be sure to tighten the bolts B4 putting to use. And welcome to the cult.
    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273


    I remember my first cook on my new egg when I got it...   Have fun -  post pics...


    Cookin in Texas
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    Welcome, this green kool-aide is great! Remember we love pictures but like to see post just about as much. Dive in ...
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • ok i'm gonna take before, during, and after pics...i'll post'em tmrw

    North Alabama - Roll Tide

    LBGE 2013

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Oh, also.

    Often times as people start to get active with their new Egg's and cooking on one - there are common questions.   I thought it would be helpful if I provided answers to the top 5 common questions new Egg Owners have.  Will save considerable time.   Here goes.

    1. Yes

    2. Yes

    3. Sometimes, depends on the mood of the wife

    4. No

    5. Yeah, I do believe CenTex really did do that.



    Just kidding - fire away with questions and answers - that's what this forum is all about.

    Cookin in Texas
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Congrats! And welcome.


    Boerne, TX

  • msloanmsloan Posts: 366
    welcome!  i'm a newbie as well and everyone has been great!  im loving this forum.
    gettin lucky in kentucky!   2 XL eggs!
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 987
    edited July 2013
    Welcome aboard and welcome to the cult! It is been less than a year for me and I can still remember how good I felt when my new Large was set up and at home with me. You're in for a lot of fun cooks and a lot of great meals. Congratulations.

    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Welcome to the zoo!
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,715
    Come on over and join the madness. Yes, pics please.


    Large and Small BGE, Blackstone 36 and a baby black Kub.

    Chattanooga, TN.


  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 647
    Welcome, You will love it here and you will become a better cook!
    Milton, GA.
  • mt332mt332 Posts: 13
    I am considering a XL or Large.  Will be my first.  Several people gave excellent suggestions.  Just wondering about your decision to go XL.  Number you usually cook for, etc.  Thanks, MT332
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,528
    Welcome aboard.  And since it hasn't been said, enjoy the journey!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 212
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
  • OK, we enjoyed some chicken on the first cook. I think I threw it on too early but it still turned out great! Not a single bite leftover! 400* for 1 hour - direct heat. Prob try indirect next time I cook this.

    Feel free to critique!

    North Alabama - Roll Tide

    LBGE 2013

  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 964
    edited July 2013
    Welcome aboard and nice looking food. If I had to add a criticism I would say your egg is way to white get to cooking =))


    Texarkana, TX

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    I love your grill support - looks very similar to mine ....
    Cookin in Texas
  • Tbonez3858Tbonez3858 Posts: 88
    You made a great choice buying the egg prebuilt. I have an XL and it was one of the worst things I've ever had to put together.... and that includes kids toys with 6,000 pieces and only pictures for instructions. 
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,315

    Look at that, first egg trick right at the start.

    Nice bricks!

    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 647
    six_egg said:
    Welcome aboard and nice looking food. If I had to add a criticism I would say your egg is way to white get to cooking =))
    Also, Get rid of the Mickey Mouse thermometer and invest in a Thermapen!
    Milton, GA.
  • Welcome to the asylum. Nice looking virgin cook. :)
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 478
    Welcome to the Club,  Roll Tide Roll
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • radamoradamo Posts: 372
    I am less than a month in as well.  Loving the egg-way...  Enjoy!!!
    Long Island, NY
  • StreetgliderStreetglider Posts: 104
    Welcome to the forum and RTR!


    LBGE, Grill Extender, 5 burner Char-Broil gasser that hold my eggessories
  • pineypiney Posts: 1,298
    alabama_egg, welcome to the cult. I am sure you will enjoy your new egg and this forum,everyone here is very very helpful. Congrats on your purchase! 
    Lenoir, N.C.
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