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Saving up for a BGE

Hello everyone, I have been a lurker on the forum for a while, and have finally commited to saving the money to get a BGE. I hope you guys don't mind me lurking for just a bit longer and hopefully soon I can start posting pictures of my own cooks. Thanks so much for having such an awsome forum!!! Peace
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,792
    Welcome aboard and lurk all you wish.

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a Mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,077
    Welcome. You don't have to lurk, comment, ask questions, be a smart a$$! It's all good!
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,407
    Good Luck with saving your money and hope it comes sooner than later for you. Keep on reading,start asking questions and just playing with the group.

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,107
    Lurk away brother. I lurked here a long time myself before jumping in. For the record, participating is far more enjoyable than lurking so jump on in and enjoy the ride. Welcome aboard.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • freddyjfreddyj Posts: 129
    What size grill has your interest?
    Kamado Joe Big Joe, Classic & Junior
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,006
    edited January 2015
    Sell your gasser, sell your weber kettle, sell your propane tanks, sell your stash of charcoal briquets. You won't need them any more! If it's going to take too long to save up. Find out where @badinfluence lives and go steal one. He has so many he probably won't notice one missing! Only kidding, I would never advocate breaking the law unless I did not have a BGE.
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,077
    jhl192 said:
    Sell your gasser, sell your weber kettle, sell your propane tanks, sell your stash of charcoal briquets. You won't need them any more! If it's going to take too long to save up. Find out where @badinfluence lives and go steal one. He has so many he probably won't notice one missing! Only kidding, I would never advocate breaking the law unless I did not have a BGE.

    =))
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    If you live near salado you can get one sooner than you think.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,077
    grege345 said:
    If you live near salado you can get one sooner than you think.

    Good point. Look for a nearby fest and buy a demo.
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • BuhamBuham Posts: 4
    Thanks for all the warm welcomes guys! @freddyj‌ I am interestered in the large because from all that I have read it seems to be the most versatile. The XL seems good too, but I think it maybe a bit overkill for my small family. @jhl192‌ lol
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,309
    Welcome aboard! You definitely have come to the right place before making your purchase. It's a big decision! But you won't regret it in the least. And the wonderful people on this forum will most definitely help you get started on your soon to be lifestyle. :D
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,469
    Only bad news is the bge itself is only the starting point- I would factor in an adjustable rig and some kind of instant read thermometer. The rest you can decide to add as appropriate.

    You will love the bge- I'm convinced it makes you a better cook. You get more involved in the process and people on here will stimulate/expand your knowledge base-

    Good luck and keep lurking
    Greensboro, NC
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,077
    Where's home?
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • BuhamBuham Posts: 4
    I live in central virginia (richmond, chesterfield, petersburg,etc) area.
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    You need to get up to manassas and meet the people at dizzy bbq. Pick up some pineapple head spice while your there. It's worth the drive
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • Buham if I could be of any help I've had my egg for almost a year now and I literally use it every day it was tough to put down close to 1,200 dollars cash but I'll tell you want I look back now and it was the best $1,200 dollars I have ever spent. Now like I said I've had it for almost a year now and I'm probably a good $3,000-$4,000 dollars in when you figure plate setter, bags of charcoal, starters I don't even want to figure in meat I have gone to buy just to try out a recipe I found on the forum, but it is all worth it your family will love it and you will want to cook stuff just to try it and show it off to someone who isn't familar with BGE and the distinct taste it has. If I can give you any advice I'd say do whatever you gotta do to get one sooner than later and size does matter I got a large, father has 2 larges and he told me to get an XL from the beginning and I thought it was gonna be too much but now looking back all the cooks I've done I wish I would of gone ahead and got a XL. Good luck and welcome to the group it is definitely a way of life.
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,750
    It's a good investment if you like to cook outdoors and for others.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,167
    @Buham, feel free to lurk until you pull the trigger on an Egg.  Sounds like the Large would be the one for you.
    Also. you don't have to just lurk, you can chime in any time the mood strikes you.

    Welcome to the journey!
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • ZmokinZmokin Posts: 1,938
    Buham said:
    Hello everyone, I have been a lurker on the forum for a while, and have finally commited to saving the money to get a BGE. I hope you guys don't mind me lurking for just a bit longer and hopefully soon I can start posting pictures of my own cooks. Thanks so much for having such an awsome forum!!! Peace
    No need to just lurk, you can still post food porn you pull out of your oven or off your stove top.

    Just know that if it looks real tasty, some of us occasionally have to wipe the drool off our keyboards.  Some may even need to clean the lick marks off the monitor. ;)
    Large BGE in a Sole' Gourmet Table
    Using the Black Cast Iron grill, Plate Setter,
     and a BBQ Guru temp controller.

    Medium BGE in custom modified off-road nest.
    Black Cast Iron grill, Plate Setter, and a Party-Q temp controller.

    Location: somewhere West of the Mason-Dixon Line
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,077
    Hell, @SGH‌ has over 10000 posts and all he owns is a weber kettle, and it's broke down.
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • antonanton Posts: 1,813
    Get one, you will love it and never look back. Welcome.
     Using a MBGE,woo/w stone,livin' in  Hayward California," The Heart Of The Bay "
  • FromanFroman Posts: 201
    Hope you get one soon. You won't regret it!
  • tcracingtcracing Posts: 378
    Pull the trigger, and before you know it you'll have two.
    George Foreman? Who? 
    Tim C. Panama City, Fl. 
    Large, Minimax-soon
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,682

    If you're saving up here are some other ways to scrounge some cash, all tried and tested :)

    1. Negotiate your electricity rate if you have multiple providers in your area.

    2. Call your cable company/internet provider and negotiate. Bundling services together will usually save you money. Or cut the cord altogether and get Roku or Chromecast.

    3. Appeal your property tax assessment every year.

    4. Ask your family to not give you any gifts for Father's Day, anniversaries, birthday, xmas, whatever. Ask them to contribute to your BGE fund. Every little bit helps.

    And before you know it, you have more than you need to get your FIRST egg.


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    Without knowing what kind of family you have or lifestyle you lead I will give you this.  If you eat out more then 3 times a week fast food included, stop. If you enjoy good food with minimal effort continue. If you enjoy even better food with a decent amount of effort continue further. 

    Many don't realize how much money they spend on take out food until it is presented to them. If you have one hour a couple of times a week to cook and 3-4 hours on weekends both your diet and your enjoyment of meals will improve. The Egg is just a vehicle for a larger enjoyment of meals. Some of us take it further then others, but as long as you don't mind messing around with a little charcoal I nearly guarantee it will be a worthwhile investment. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,380
    @Buham-welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  And an eggcellent comment above about looking for an eggfest to purchase a demo BGE.  Will save you $100's-The BGE get used once at the fest and then it's yours assembled and with the warranty.
    And post away with any questions you may have.  Odds are you will get different answers and with the BGE all will work.  Very versatile.
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • pineypiney Posts: 1,477
    Welcome Buham, just fall right in line here, share ideas, comments, and recipes as you wish. But most of all you will learn a lot and meet some great people. If you have a question about anything someone will be along to answer (might not be the right answer but an answer). Welcome aboard and good luck Egg hunting.
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,504
    Buham said:
    I live in central virginia (richmond, chesterfield, petersburg,etc) area.
    Welcome, I live South of you in Floyd County. I wanted one for several years and finally I had the money so I got myself a Christmas gift this year. I love it and wish I hadn't waited so long to get it. By all means do what it takes to get one, you'll never regret it!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,322
    edited January 2015
    Once you make your egg purchase take some time and see what you need for accessories. It's easy to spend others money here. Take a few months and learn the egg and time will tell you what you do/don't need. It's easy to drop hundreds upon hundreds after the excitement of the new egg purchase. It's still fun buying accessories year's later but you start to understand if the accessory is going to be a game changer or something that's going to sit on shelf that gets used once or twice
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
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