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Spice the site back up

I love this forum.  Seems to maybe have drifted off some.  I'm sure someone's cooking something somewhere.  I've learned a lot from this place.  Maybe it's just me.  But relighting the fire.

What are some of the gadgets everyone owns but hasn't brought out in a while?

Or maybe what made you choose it in the first place, do you still use it or better yet would you recommend it?

I want a Dutch oven.  I need it to survive a 800 plus pizza oven as well.  Any tips?


Columbus, Ohio

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  • DavidCrumptonDavidCrumpton Posts: 198
    edited August 23
    Pizza oven doesn’t need to be $800. 
    I’d use just about anyone of the Ooni if I did already have something else. 



    As for gadgets: I can’t live without the BBG Guru. I happened upon a green egg because I walked into the grill store and told them I wanted to start smoking merat. But, I wasn’t going to be the type to sit up all night to watch the fire. Now I have three eggs and two gurus. Guru kicked it up a notch for sleeping while you smoke meat . 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,826
    This summer has been miserably hot, and I haven't egged much, even though its outside and my main meal in retirement is at noon (when my deck is still shaded).  Lots of gazpacho, baloney sammiches, tomato sammiches, sushi, salads, etc.  
    Did cook up a pot of green chile stew this morning, ridiculous for August, but I haven't had Hatch for almost a year (mebbe post a pic tomorrow).  
    Give me a few more weeks, and I'll prolly be posting more egged stuff.  Right now, its just too hot outside.  
    ____________________________________________
    "When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent."
      - Isaac Asimov  
            
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,010
    Botch said:
    This summer has been miserably hot, and I haven't egged much, even though its outside and my main meal in retirement is at noon (when my deck is still shaded).  Lots of gazpacho, baloney sammiches, tomato sammiches, sushi, salads, etc.  
    Did cook up a pot of green chile stew this morning, ridiculous for August, but I haven't had Hatch for almost a year (mebbe post a pic tomorrow).  
    Give me a few more weeks, and I'll prolly be posting more egged stuff.  Right now, its just too hot outside.  
    It has been hot here in Utah, I have stayed inside as well.  However BBQ/grilling season is about to start with the heat coming to an end.  Cooking outside in Utah is best from Sept-April.  Cant wait.

    Cant wait to see the green chili stew, sounds ridiculous.

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 704
    Pizza oven doesn’t need to be $800. 
    I’d use just about anyone of the Ooni if I did already have something else. 



    As for gadgets: I can’t live without the BBG Guru. I happened upon a green egg because I walked into the grill store and told them I wanted to start smoking merat. But, I wasn’t going to be the type to sit up all night to watch the fire. Now I have three eggs and two gurus. Guru kicked it up a notch for sleeping while you smoke meat . 
    800 degrees.  Sorry.  Ment a Dutch oven that can survive the heat.
    Columbus, Ohio
  • PowakPowak Posts: 1,221
    Just ordered me a Thermoworks Thermapen ONE. Coming today. Can’t wait. Have had my MK4 for a solid 5 years and it’s goin nowhere, just wanted that 1 second tool in my arsenal.
  • LitLit Posts: 8,917
    Not sure what you mean? John and his buddies have been keeping this place great. They have atleast 20 troll accounts that post regularly.
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 583
    I bought the Lodge enameled Dutch Dven for making chilli, etc. on the egg. I love it! But, I don't think any enameled Dutch Ovens are rated for 800°F that I have seen.  The Lodge is rated to 500°F.   

    Bare cast iron can obviously survive the temperature.  However, your seasoning may not like getting that hot.  After all, that's how self-cleaning ovens work.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,424
    Langner91 said:
    I bought the Lodge enameled Dutch Dven for making chilli, etc. on the egg. I love it! But, I don't think any enameled Dutch Ovens are rated for 800°F that I have seen.  The Lodge is rated to 500°F.   

    Bare cast iron can obviously survive the temperature.  However, your seasoning may not like getting that hot.  After all, that's how self-cleaning ovens work.
    Needless to say but I’ll still say it…even with naked CI, remember not to go direct from fridge into screaming hot pizza oven  ;)
    canuckland
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,039
    We have a dutch oven and I use it all the time for artisan bread making.  It’s great for that.  You want something that would fit on a Large Egg, I assume?
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • Lit said:
    Not sure what you mean? John and his buddies have been keeping this place great. They have atleast 20 troll accounts that post regularly.
    clown.  you make you’re own bed.
    I have a very large vegetable garden.  Very large.
    Just this side of the ATL.
  • LitLit Posts: 8,917
    Lit said:
    Not sure what you mean? John and his buddies have been keeping this place great. They have atleast 20 troll accounts that post regularly.
    clown.  you make you’re own bed.
    Oh look a troll
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,039
    Langner91 said:
    I bought the Lodge enameled Dutch Dven for making chilli, etc. on the egg. I love it! But, I don't think any enameled Dutch Ovens are rated for 800°F that I have seen.  The Lodge is rated to 500°F.   

    Bare cast iron can obviously survive the temperature.  However, your seasoning may not like getting that hot.  After all, that's how self-cleaning ovens work.
    Needless to say but I’ll still say it…even with naked CI, remember not to go direct from fridge into screaming hot pizza oven  ;)
    Yep, and always be careful handling these things after they come out of a hot oven.  They retain heat very well, and can still be hot to the touch long after coming off.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,409
    I have the 5qt from lodge and love it. The lid can double as a small skillet(we use it for fajitas). 


    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2 


  • Ha ha. I knew this was going to go sideways quickly. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • BarBar Posts: 166
    Powak said:
    Just ordered me a Thermoworks Thermapen ONE. Coming today. Can’t wait. Have had my MK4 for a solid 5 years and it’s goin nowhere, just wanted that 1 second tool in my arsenal.
    I’m in the same boat and trying to put this purchase off as long as possible.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,674
    edited August 24
    What are you cooking in a DO at 800F?  Not being snarky. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,552
    Civil unrest and the pandemic might have had something to do with it? Just spitballing here. May impact some priorities.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Botch said:
    This summer has been miserably hot, and I haven't egged much, even though its outside and my main meal in retirement is at noon (when my deck is still shaded).  Lots of gazpacho, baloney sammiches, tomato sammiches, sushi, salads, etc.  
    Did cook up a pot of green chile stew this morning, ridiculous for August, but I haven't had Hatch for almost a year (mebbe post a pic tomorrow).  
    Give me a few more weeks, and I'll prolly be posting more egged stuff.  Right now, its just too hot outside.  
    Being New Mexican: Greens Chili’s are life. I always get 30-40 lbs of roast each year. It last until the next buying cycle in Sept. which is coming up and time to buy for next year. 
    I eat the darn things almost everyday. 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,039
    Botch said:
    This summer has been miserably hot, and I haven't egged much, even though its outside and my main meal in retirement is at noon (when my deck is still shaded).  Lots of gazpacho, baloney sammiches, tomato sammiches, sushi, salads, etc.  
    Did cook up a pot of green chile stew this morning, ridiculous for August, but I haven't had Hatch for almost a year (mebbe post a pic tomorrow).  
    Give me a few more weeks, and I'll prolly be posting more egged stuff.  Right now, its just too hot outside.  
    Being New Mexican: Greens Chili’s are life. I always get 30-40 lbs of roast each year. It last until the next buying cycle in Sept. which is coming up and time to buy for next year. 
    I eat the darn things almost everyday. 
    Where are you at in NM?  I get out to ABQ and Los Alamos a few times a year (when there’s not a pandemic).
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 704
    caliking said:
    What are you cooking in a DO at 800F?  Not being snarky. 
    The issue for me is its a larger wood only oven.  At generally 650ish it's great until you have to add a small log then it spikes if your not careful.  I'm thinking of saving the pan should it occur.  Pizze4
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Botch said:
    This summer has been miserably hot, and I haven't egged much, even though its outside and my main meal in retirement is at noon (when my deck is still shaded).  Lots of gazpacho, baloney sammiches, tomato sammiches, sushi, salads, etc.  
    Did cook up a pot of green chile stew this morning, ridiculous for August, but I haven't had Hatch for almost a year (mebbe post a pic tomorrow).  
    Give me a few more weeks, and I'll prolly be posting more egged stuff.  Right now, its just too hot outside.  
    Being New Mexican: Greens Chili’s are life. I always get 30-40 lbs of roast each year. It last until the next buying cycle in Sept. which is coming up and time to buy for next year. 
    I eat the darn things almost everyday. 
    Where are you at in NM?  I get out to ABQ and Los Alamos a few times a year (when there’s not a pandemic).
    Clayton. A town of about 1200. I don’t live there anymore. Family still does. Since 1906 we have farmed an ranched there.  
    I am now in Texas the last 30 years. 
    I get back to Santa Fe, Taos, and home a bunch. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,674
    edited August 24
    jdMyers said:
    caliking said:
    What are you cooking in a DO at 800F?  Not being snarky. 
    The issue for me is its a larger wood only oven.  At generally 650ish it's great until you have to add a small log then it spikes if your not careful.  I'm thinking of saving the pan should it occur.  Pizze4
    The Lodge DO, posted above, is a great option.  Enameled CI may not be good for >500F. A couple of CI skillets would be nice to have, too. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,826
    DavidCrumpton said:
    Being New Mexican: Greens Chili’s are life. I always get 30-40 lbs of roast each year. It last until the next buying cycle in Sept. which is coming up and time to buy for next year. 
    I eat the darn things almost everyday. 
    Ayup.  The Air Force stationed me at Kirtland for 5 years, that's how this german/norwegian gringo got hooked.  Just walking around and smelling a roaster on every corner, damn that's cool.  
    ____________________________________________
    "When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent."
      - Isaac Asimov  
            
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,039
    Botch said:
    DavidCrumpton said:
    Being New Mexican: Greens Chili’s are life. I always get 30-40 lbs of roast each year. It last until the next buying cycle in Sept. which is coming up and time to buy for next year. 
    I eat the darn things almost everyday. 
    Ayup.  The Air Force stationed me at Kirtland for 5 years, that's how this german/norwegian gringo got hooked.  Just walking around and smelling a roaster on every corner, damn that's cool.  
    I didn’t realize you’d spent time at Kirkland there, Botch.

    Did you ever get out to this hole-in-the-wall burger joint they have at the outskirts of the base?  I’ve been once, and if I recall correctly they had a mighty fine green chili burger.  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,826
    I'm sure I have, love me a green chile cheeseburger (Owl Cafe?  Rex's?)
    And the best enchiladas were at Sadie's.  Used to be in the back of a bowling alley, they opened their own place while I was there ('87-'92) and last time I visited they moved into even bigger digs.  
    The cafe at the Sandia Peak Ski Area had a great burger, too.
    And I know what I'm cooking next when I finish my green chile stew...  :triumph:  
    ____________________________________________
    "When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent."
      - Isaac Asimov  
            
  • Botch said:
    I'm sure I have, love me a green chile cheeseburger (Owl Cafe?  Rex's?)
    And the best enchiladas were at Sadie's.  Used to be in the back of a bowling alley, they opened their own place while I was there ('87-'92) and last time I visited they moved into even bigger digs.  
    The cafe at the Sandia Peak Ski Area had a great burger, too.
    And I know what I'm cooking next when I finish my green chile stew...  :triumph:  
    There is nothing like a green chili burger, except green chili stew, well anythin with green chili. My wife makes a green chili, cheese sausage, and egg breakfast casserole that we eat 3-4 times a month.
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,482
    Botch said:
    I'm sure I have, love me a green chile cheeseburger (Owl Cafe?  Rex's?)
    And the best enchiladas were at Sadie's.  Used to be in the back of a bowling alley, they opened their own place while I was there ('87-'92) and last time I visited they moved into even bigger digs.  
    The cafe at the Sandia Peak Ski Area had a great burger, too.
    And I know what I'm cooking next when I finish my green chile stew...  :triumph:  
    There is nothing like a green chili burger, except green chili stew, well anythin with green chili. My wife makes a green chili, cheese sausage, and egg breakfast casserole that we eat 3-4 times a month.
    Chili on bottom topped with eggs, sausage and cheese?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Botch said:
    I'm sure I have, love me a green chile cheeseburger (Owl Cafe?  Rex's?)
    And the best enchiladas were at Sadie's.  Used to be in the back of a bowling alley, they opened their own place while I was there ('87-'92) and last time I visited they moved into even bigger digs.  
    The cafe at the Sandia Peak Ski Area had a great burger, too.
    And I know what I'm cooking next when I finish my green chile stew...  :triumph:  
    There is nothing like a green chili burger, except green chili stew, well anythin with green chili. My wife makes a green chili, cheese sausage, and egg breakfast casserole that we eat 3-4 times a month.
    Chili on bottom topped with eggs, sausage and cheese?
    All mixed together and baked. 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,826
    DavidCrumpton said:
    There is nothing like a green chili burger, except green chili stew, well anythin with green chili. My wife makes a green chili, cheese sausage, and egg breakfast casserole that we eat 3-4 times a month.
    Huevos Rancheros and green chile cornbread are right up there, too.   :) 
    ____________________________________________
    "When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent."
      - Isaac Asimov  
            
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