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Offline Korak

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2009, 09:43:00 PM »
Added the small one yesterday.
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Offline Kolton

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2009, 12:06:00 AM »
I think they make 4 different sizes now, mini, small large, ex.large  you can put a lot of meat on a large.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2009, 06:38:00 PM »
Is there room to do a two-level fire (coals piled to one side for initial searing and few or none on the other for longer roast) for a good sized steak, etc.?
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 08:37:00 PM »
2 level is not needed. Sear, close the lid and adjust airflow. Closing the lid stops flare up.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2009, 12:16:00 AM »
Highpoint--
Are you leaving that burner at high for four hours to get 200 degrees?  Does that restrict you to usage at certain times of year?

I wonder if there are rheostats that go up to a thousand watts that can be wired in line.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2009, 03:59:00 PM »
Just saw one of these babies at Sam's for $695. Looked pretty big. Guess it was the extra large. Is that the standard price?

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2009, 08:50:00 PM »
You probably saw a large egg. The X lg has a msrp of about $1500.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2010, 06:00:00 PM »
What is the best type and brand charcoal to use in the BGE?

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2010, 06:12:00 PM »
Lump Royal Oak from wal-mart. The best I have tried.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2010, 09:50:00 PM »
My Uncle left me an origional Kamado, it's about 40 years old. I haven't used it in 20 years =or so. I remember some mighty fine food coming off it though. I might just fire that baby up!

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2010, 05:30:00 PM »
Besides Trad shooting and fishing, i also do bbq, i have a couple diferent smokers..i just thought you guys who are interested in this might like one of my other favorite sites..

 www.smokingmeatforums.com

i hope its not against the rules to promote another forum, if it is just delete this.

if its ok, then i think all the answers are here...its kinda the "Trad gang"  of the smoking world. super nice people a live chat to ask real time questions.. and trust me they can have a first time guy cooking edible stuff real quick.

any smoker mods, and build alongs are also here.

just thought you guys might get some  good advice here.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2010, 06:27:00 PM »
Good to see this thread still alive. I just made 2 excellent dry rub racks of babyack ribs for my ANniversary dinner on the 18th with the DIY BGE. After about 2 years of filling it with grease, I decided to pitch it and probably get a large BGE, used. My DIY egg would climb right to 200F for four to five hours no prob. What did occur though was having an upper and lower rack, the lower rack tended to be "crispier" when all was said and done. That said, we usually didn't eat two whole racks, so no big there. I did get tired of rolling it around on a little flowerpot cart and my lid isn't hinged so you would have to hoist it. Just not very convenient, but very effective.
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Offline Ranger58

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2010, 08:33:00 AM »
I've got a large Egg and I'll never go back to propane or the briquets.  Lump is the only way to go!  The longest/slowest cook I've done so far is just over 12 hrs and it was awesome.  I'm working my way up to a brisket in the 16-18hr range.  
I bake in it, roast in it, sautee in it (with my griswold cast iron pans), and steaks or burgers can't be beat on it.  If you want the best pizza you've ever tasted try one on an egg!  I whole heartedly recommend it to everyone.  The price is up there; but, it definitely will last longer than any of the propane grills out there!
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Offline J_R_S

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2011, 12:10:00 PM »
I've had a large BGE for about 8 years now and it's by far the best cooker ever! From slow and low, to high heat sears, and everything in between hands down the best.  My wife bought it for me as a surprise one Christmas, she says every year "I'll never be able to top that present" and she's RIGHT.
I smoked a 12 lb brisket all day at 225 degrees earlier this week and never touched it once after I put the meat on.  
Set it and forget it.  The Kamado style cooker holds moisture in meat better than any other cooker.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2012, 10:45:00 AM »
How the years go by. I started thisthread in 2007 when I was planning on building a elevated deck on my house. Well that never happenned do to the county codes i had to deal with that would have made it the size of a bathtub so i had a large patio installed last year and plan on getting the EGG in the next month or so. I found a How to on the web on how to build the table so that will be done first. Can't wait to get started.
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Online Terry Green

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2012, 05:07:00 PM »
Mint...have you looked at the Traeger Pellet grills?

I sold my green egg after I ate off the Traeger for a week in hunt camp and bought the Deluxe.  Never looked back.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2012, 05:46:00 PM »
Terry, Does the Treager self load like the Bradley smoker or do You just build a fire like in a charcoal grill? Also are You limited to using the pellets or can charcoal be substituted?

I'm going to replace My grill sometime this year and am not real sure of what to get yet

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2012, 04:16:00 PM »
I don't know about the smoker...but all you do is turn it on to the temp you want....pellets are fed by an auger....

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2012, 08:35:00 PM »
Thanks Terry I'll check these out in person when it's time to buy a new one.

Offline Steve in Canton

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2012, 09:44:00 PM »
I have a treager but like my egg better, treager does not get hot enough to put a great sear on a steak, treagers are great for smoking but my egg does everything better.

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