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New guy, new egg!

ForwardAssistForwardAssist Posts: 21
edited July 2015 in EggHead Forum

Hello all! I'm new to the forum!

 

I've been doing a wee bit of grilling since moving to Michigan a few weeks ago.

 

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I've always wanted a Big Green Egg, but I couldn't quite justify the $800 plus cost. I found a Vision at Sam's Club for $404 on closeout.

 

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It came with the grill, side shelves, and nest. It seemed like a pretty good value. So, I pulled the trigger. After assembling the nest I opened the box to remove the grill. And found this...

 

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I was bummed. After returning it to Sam's in 8,000,000 pieces, I stopped by a local BGE dealer. They had a lightly used medium (smaller that I originally wanted) on the floor marked for $399 with the egg, nest, cover and cast iron grate. I lightly negotiated and got out the door at $350.

 

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It's missing the ceramic chimney cap and the wire handle. I've emailed BGE to see if I can buy the wire handle, and I'll pick up the cap soon.

 

So, what should I cook first on this? I'm thinking of a whole chicken or steaks tonight. My wife picked up a plate setter and a bag of BGE lump tomorrow. I'm going to start with BGE lump, but I'd take a suggestion or two. I have some Cowboy brand now, but it kinda sucks.

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