WTF Need big green egg advice...

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  1. Petal

    Petal A girl in a sea of mults VIP

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    We are going to get a large Big Green Egg tomorrow as part of a delayed gift. :yay:

    For those that have one, any suggestions on size and eggcessories?

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    JJDealer Well-Known Member

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    pizza stone
     
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    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    Gift? ok. Don't pay for it.
     
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    Congrats! I'm a gas guy, but have been pondering. Will watch this to see what kind of responses you get.

    Oh, and tell us how you do.
     
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    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

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    I love mine, I got the big one.
    Pizza stone is good, rib rack, wireless probes are nice too.
     
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    Good luck. I have a Weber 22" kettle and a Pit Barrel Cooker. Charcoal is the way to go. Good luck and enjoy. Don't use too much wood when smoking and buy a good thermometer (something to monitor the internal temp, and something to monitor your food). A instant read thermapen is great for grilling.
     
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    I use mine 3-4 times a week. :)

    If you ever cook for anyone, get an XL. I started with a large and two months later got an XL. Just not enough grill space on the large if you're cooking for more than maybe 6.

    You have to get the conveggtor or whatever they call it. They changed it to a goofy name a couple years ago. The piece that goes under the grill to allow you to cook indirectly. That's th whole point of the egg... Gotta get that.

    Don't scrimp on a cover. Get a good one. Eggs aren't cheap. Treat it well.

    I have plenty of other items for it, but most aren't egg branded because they don't need to be. A v-rack, different pans and so forth.

    Don't get the electric starter. It's hard to use and not convenient. Use the weber parrafin cubes. They're cheap at Home Depot.

    GET A PITMASTER IQ. When you smoke it will regulate the temp in the egg for you so well you can leave your house if you want. I did it this morning. Went on a three hour bike ride and didn't worry a bit. Makes it very easy. It does a great job and is by FAR the most economical out there.

    If you have any questions I'd be happy to help. I've made everything from bread to pizza to apps to veggies to mains to seafood to desserts on mine. :). Use it constantly.
     
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    Pic thread. It's hard to mess up bbq.
     
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    Big Green Eggs are amazing. Takes a bit more time but easily beats gas for taste and can do 170 degree smoking on up to 700+ degree pizza cooking.

    Get the pizza stone as suggested and the convEGGtor for indirect cooking. Maybe a small torch to start the charcoal would be good. Get good cleaning tools and don't skimp on charcoal and wood chips.

    Go here for tons of information:

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com

    http://www.greeneggers.com/

    http://eggheadforum.com
     
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    I've only had mine a couple of months. Get the plate setter as buried said. It's an absolute must. get the little tool to scrape the ashes out. You won't have much but it's important to keep the airflow clear. IMO, you might want to hold off on the Pitmaster IQ. I was going to get one but I'm able to keep a really steady temp on mine. I still might get one but I'd wait, if I was you. My Large is big enough for me because I only cook for 4 at the most. I bought one of those pliers to remove the grill from the egg. It's very convenient.. As has been said, you don't need the expensive BGE brand for most of that.
     
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    I'm somewhat envious. I love to grill. Those look like a lot of fun.
     
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    Will do. I'll keep you posted on all the extras needed to get this thing going. Sounds like it's not the egg only... need a base unit to hold it, the inside conveggtor, etc.
     
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    I didn't bother with the ash tool... I just take the grate off and use my wet dry vac to suck them all up. Only have to do it once every couple months, and that's using it 3 times a week at least.

    I agree it's really easy to keep steady temps... I use the IQ if I want to "set it and forget it", which I do quite a bit on long smokes.
     
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    It's not cheap to get complete set up, but you should never have to buy another grill ever again.

    I started out with a nest, but built a table for it right away and now have it built into my deck and under total cover from weather.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    250 four hours.
    900 for homemade pizza.
     
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    I wonder if the egghead forum will be interested in any wig theories while I am in there. :bigthink

    Lol. Thanks for the info.
     
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