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  • Just goes to show ......the way to a women's heart is through the stomach.
  • I have one that I never use. You are welcome to have it if you pay the shipping cost from 30269.    
  • try making your own wiggle rod. Straighten a metal hanger and fashion a small handle on one end (bending the wire), while the other end is bent into a 90 degree angle with a 1.5 inch tail. get you fire lighting mechanism of choice lit and in the lum…
  • Cowboy brand works good for me.......and it's sold locally where I live.
  •  I was lucky enough that when I bought my egg back in 2006, the dealer added a 4' foot long pressure treated table for $ 225.00 without the casters. I didn't need the casters, since the egg stays on my back deck under my aluminum roof awning. Sounde…
  • rauchbier As DD said, simply put the top inside the Egg after your cook... I'd suggest you let the Egg burn around 500 degrees for a 2-3 hours... put the plate setter, racks, top and anything else that is "dirty" in there. Like a self cleaning oven,…
  • I agree with Squeezy on this one. Keep the foil far away from the butt. Remember the reason why you bought a smoker in the first place. How I do mine is place the plate setter legs up, a drip pan on the setter filled with liquid of your choice, ru…
  • Not being an expert at beer can chicken, (never cooked one myself) but I have read that the boiling point of the beer is around 212F degrees, and the inside of the chicken when cooked never goes over 180F degrees. So in short, no steam vapor goes up…
  • I would ask the event people if they kept the box that the egg came in and dismantle the egg. Make certain to tie-wrap the spring loaded hinge prior to loosening the bolts and removing the band, Rember how all the pieces fit in to the egg while disa…
  • If your BGE is a large, I fit two 9-10 lb. boston butts on my smoker. As others stated, place the plate setter legs up, and place the two butts directly on the grill. There will be enough gap between the two to circulate the smoke between the me…
  • @hoppy The feet directly in contact with lumber is a no-go. I never gave it a second thought. I have had mine sitting on the three feet for the past five years in my table. No problem yet...... but I have a patio block that I can swap them out…
  • You can either stand it on the three feet that came with the EGG, or place it on a 6 inch patio block. Patio blocks are cheap enough.
  • So if I'm reading all these posts correctly, I remove the daisy grate, place it directly on the coals, run the egg up to 750 F for a hour with the top closed, and all will be cleaned?  Can I open the top so that the gasket doesn't stick after the …
  • Now that looks REAL good!!!.
  • I just bought a large.  Dealer said there was a "package deal"...BGE, table, plate setter, ash tool, grid, charcoal and wax lighters, maybe a couple other small items.  I wanted the table so I went for the pkg.  Total was $1,000. This is pretty m…
  • I've been using the wax sticks since we purchased the egg five years ago. I use three sticks broken in half and place stratigically in the the center of the lump charcoal. Light up the the sticks with the grill removed, and leave the sticks to compl…
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