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New Egger - 1st Cook

QuadzillaQuadzilla Posts: 40
edited 7:03AM in EggHead Forum
Hi Everyone! Just got my egg last night and took some pics of my first cook. Nothing too exciting but, it sure tasted great! I am looking forward to learning as much as I can from everyone here.

New Egg

Pork Loin Marinated in EVOO, Garlic, Salt, Pepper and Thyme

3/4 done

All done and looking good!


Over all I amazed at how easy it was to control and maintain the temp. This summer is going to be fantastic!


  • Boilermaker BenBoilermaker Ben Posts: 1,956
    Welcome Quadzilla!
    Looks like a good first cook. Man, does that look juicy.
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Eggcelent cook.... :)
  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your new egg. The pics look wonderful. Great first cook.

    Wichita, KS
  • FearlessGrillFearlessGrill Posts: 695
    Welcome, and congrats on what looks like a great first cook. That loin looks really tasty!

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I'm impressed, not only with your cook but you posted pics on your very first post, good job! -RP
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,906
    Give that same loin a direct heat cook next time.
    Skip the plate setter. The nice little char will add to the great flavor. A little cherry wood will also add to the color and flavor. It will only get better...
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • QuadzillaQuadzilla Posts: 40
    I was just happy that I was able to cook something edible my first time out. ;)
  • QuadzillaQuadzilla Posts: 40
    I was just happy that I was able to cook something edible my first time out. ;)
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,906
    Looks way better than my first Egg cook. Just tossing out a couple easy tips I learned on the forum.
    Keep them coming.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Welcome aboard and that does look very good.
  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    Very nice! Nothing like the excitement of the first cook. B)

    A word of caution: I see the Egg is on a wooden deck. Be watchful for possible sparks coming out the bottom vent. I know it doesn't happen very often but there is a potential for it. A neighbor had a coal get lodged between the boards on his deck and didn't see it until it as too late. He burned off the backside of his house. :(
  • ViennaJackViennaJack Posts: 357
    Great job - that looks fantastic!
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Quadzilla, Great post. Welcome to the forum. Tim
  • QuadzillaQuadzilla Posts: 40
    Thanks everyone!

    One quick question. Is it safe to go high temp (600 degrees) this soon or should I do a few cooks at a lower temp.
  • toothpicktoothpick Posts: 154
    Quadzilla, Nice cook! Welcome to the club. This forum has saved my butt (and other cooks) many times. You're among friends here.

    You're right. It's going to be a great summer. Keep the pics coming!
  • Big George's BBQBig George's BBQ Posts: 1,152
    Very Nice
  • ChargerGuyChargerGuy Posts: 357
    Quad, I am not sure what the concensus is for high heat cooks right away but I did a high heat cook on my second cook and my gasket took a hit. Not sure if it would have mattered or not. Very nice first cook by the way.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Quadzilla, During the time I have been using this forum I have seen a lot of posts where new owners of the BGE have experienced a cooked gasket because they went high heat on a relatively new egg. I have heard some say to cook using lower temp cook until the gasket materials heat up over the course of several cooks in order for the gasket material to adhere to the egg. Just saying. Tim :)
  • Woody69Woody69 Posts: 360
    Good job !

    You will wish you would have bought it a long time ago.
  • QuadzillaQuadzilla Posts: 40
    @chargerguy and @2fategghead - Thanks for the info guys.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Nice cook and welcome. I'm going to bet you did that below 300* ;)



    Caledon, ON


  • QuadzillaQuadzilla Posts: 40
  • op2kop2k Posts: 62
    Nice first cook. Here's to many more....
  • “Here’s a Health to the Company”
    Congrats on the first cook!
    Hope you enjoyed the adventure and are ready for many more.
    Screw your hat down real tight…This is going to be a ride!
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