Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Want to see how the EGG is made? Click to Watch

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #BigGreenEgg.

Hi Newbie EggHead from NJ

just wanted to hey to y’all. Bought my first egg today.  I can’t be more thrilled. Any tips
/tricks for beginners is appreciated. But I do have one question my egg was delivered and put together by the distributor I bought it from. Is it normal to have an offset such as this or do I have to make an adjustment. Only noticed it until after the guys had left. Thanks in advance.  


  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Welcome.  That under/overbite/offset is not normal for a new rig.  The seller needs to come out and correct.  The search bar in the upper right corner is your friend for cooking questions.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • sloppy job by the distributors people, do as bgebrent suggested
    Lrg 2008
    Mini 2009
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 6,405
    Welcome... yeah get hold of installer and have them come correct..... then cook and have fun... 
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,636
    edited March 2019
    Welcome aboard - agree with all above, have them come back and get it aligned.  
    Memphis, TN 

    LBGE, 2 SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,927
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • JMCXLJMCXL Posts: 1,510
    Welcome, I am in Northern NJ, what part of the state are you? 
    Northern New Jersey
     XL - Woo2, AR      L (2) - Woo, PS Woo     MM (2) - Woo       MINI

    Check out for some fun and more Grilling with Papa (incase you haven't gotten enough of me)

    Also, check out my YouTube Page

    Follow me on Facebook

  • lentsboy007lentsboy007 Posts: 385
    Welcome .  I hope u don’t have your egg on a wooden deck attached to your home. If so , certain members on here who view themselves as God like beings will tell u what an idiot u are . 

    1 Large Egg, Blackstone griddle

    Belgium...........The Netherlands??

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 8,189
    Welcome.  Nice to have you around.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,595
    Hello and welcome. By all means contact your dealer for the adjustment. Watch them do it. If that doesn't prove satisfactory, pop back in. It's an easy adjustment that your egg will periodically need and you will need to know how to perform. 
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • YnoYno Posts: 420
    When I bought my XL, I had the option of delivery and setup. But I have a truck and some tools, so I did it myself. It was pretty straightforward. Download the video from the BGE site and you should be good to go.

    When I bought mine, I assembled the nest first, and was able to open the XL box and carefully slide the base off the tailgate and into it. Would be way better to get some help, though!
    XL BGE in San Jose, CA. Also a Pit Barrel Cooker, a Cal Flame P4 gasser, and lots of toys including the first ever Flame Boss 300 in the wild. And a new Flame Boss 500.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,620
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey. Above all, have fun. 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • bikesAndBBQbikesAndBBQ Posts: 284
    I personally wouldn’t worry about that slight misalignment. I have the old style bands on my large and my alignment is way worse. It doesn’t seem to hurt anything. I still have stable temps. It would be good to learn to adjust the bands yourself as others have said. You’ll have to do it occasionally. 
    Pittsburgh, PA. LBGE
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,790
    Just remember to catch the target temperature on the way up. The egg retains heat so well that if you exceed your temp it's a bear to bring it back down. As far as the bands I wouldn't have the guy come back out. If he didn't know how to do it right the 1st time he probably won't the 2nd. Most importantly welcome to the club. 
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,282
    If your installer left the 4 plastic spacer guides, you might as well re-align it yourself.  Then you will have the skill to do it going forward!

    Napoleon Prestige 500 built in++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 2,215
    Welcome! Pics of your cooks are greatly appreciated! Lots of great advice ^. Look forward to seeing your creations!
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17", 28"
    Cumming, GA  

  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,852
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,508
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538

    Welcome! I'm in northern NJ also...

    Get yourself a Costco membership, and make the drive to the Costco Business center in Hackensack. Full prime packer briskets for less than $4/lb. Then start reading some of the posts on here, make a game plan, and go for it! 

    Large BGE -- New Jersey

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.