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First Cook

Lei'd-n-EggLei'd-n-Egg Posts: 289
edited 10:28AM in EggHead Forum
Thanks Eggers! I've been reading the forum for several weeks and finally took the plunge. Today I picked up a LBGE from a local shop (Thanks Kat from Winter Springs Swim-n-Fun). Also purchased a plate setter and pizza stone while I was there. Thinking about getting MANY other eggcessories, but will continue to eggsperiment more before breaking the bank.

Tonight I learned a few things:
1. Basic setup, prep, and lighting
2. How to use the egg as a grill, can't wait to learn more about using it as a smoker
3. I need to grill my steaks at a higher temp for shorter time
4. Cookies should not bake on direct heat :blush:
5. And last but not least, I learned that I have a whole lot to learn, but its gonna be unbelievable fun :laugh:

Here's a few pics of my first cook:


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Lei'd-n-Egg, Welcome to the forum! :) Are you Hawaiian from Hawaii?
  • BashBash Posts: 1,011
    Or Hawaiian from Denver? :woohoo:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    You rite! It's fun learnin!Cookies need and all other bakin needs to be done indirect as well as most lo-n-slows!You're gonna LOVE it! ;)
  • Ha! Yes, Hawaiian from the real-deal Honolulu. Now living in Central Florida. Close to HI on the temperature, but the humidity is killer in FL.
  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Welcome! Egging is so much fun, and reading the posts here will not only give you info, but grat ideas too!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Great 1st cook! You will learn it all in time at all. Cookies on your first cook, that shows a lot of adventure!
  • Hey man,

    Congrats on your egg. I live here in Central Fl I am also thinking about taking the plunge and buy an egg. I have seen the place in Winter Springs you bought the egg. Did they treat you well. Any discounts available. Feel free to contact me off line if it is more appropriate. thanks
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Nice job Lei'd, you have obviously been paying attn. to some good advice. Welcome to the group.

    Tip: try those taters naked with just some oil and kosher salt about 350. Turn em every now and then till tender.

    Thanks for posting, those were great pics.
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    Welcome to the World of Egging. Yes you will learn on the way. Nice try on the cookies. The nice thing is the next time they will come out perfectly. We all keep on learning new things about the EGG.

    Enjoy your next cook and your next and your next.......

    Canoga Park, Ca.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I cooked my taters naked and when I seen the police come around the corner I ran inside and put my cloths back on! :laugh: :woohoo: :blush: :ohmy:
  • Welcome to a great way to learn how to, on your new Egg. Wish you the best with your Egg. Don't worry about some bad cooks we all have been there and done that. Just enjoy and have fun.
  • It all looks good to me
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