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Old 02-08-08, 11:22 AM
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Behold! The Big Green Egg!

I just purchased a Big Green Egg. I've been lusting after the Egg for about 7 years, and I finally threw down the cash.



I got the large size, which seems to come most recommended among owners. The beauty of this grill/smoker is its ceramic/clay construction, which retains moisture like crazy. Oh man, I'm already salivating over the slow-cook possibilities.

Anyone else have one of these BGEs? If so, bring on the recipes!

I can't wait to fire it up.

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Cheaper version...



Still a nice 'cue/smoker.
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How much was it?

I am pretty happy with my Weber Kettle and Smokey Mountain seperates.
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Originally Posted by jonw9
How much was it?
Searched around, found it in the mid-$600 range--without the "nest" and shelves. I'm gonna try building it into a deck island this summer. Until then, I can set it flat on the ground.
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That's sweet! You should invite the whole neighborhood over for a BBQ!
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I've read a little about them. They are so insulated, you put what like 6 pieces for charcoal or a small log and that will burn and heat for a day or something?

They have a huge following. Nice puchase.

Not to change the subject, but I have always wanted an outdoor stone pizza oven. Those things are expensive tho and that is before you build them into something.
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
Not to change the subject, but I have always wanted an outdoor stone pizza oven. Those things are expensive tho and that is before you build them into something.
Actually, the BGE can function as a very effective "brick oven" and can get up to 1000 degrees. It's one of the many reasons I wanted one.
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1000 degrees?!
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
Not to change the subject, but I have always wanted an outdoor stone pizza oven. Those things are expensive tho and that is before you build them into something.
I'm looking at putting a pizza oven/rotisserie in our kitchen. Something like this, but with a rotisserie ability as well.

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Just had to chime in one more time on this. I grilled/smoked some rib-eyes on the Egg last night, my first time using it. I can say without question that these were the tastiest, juciest steaks I've ever made at home.

I slathered them with dry rub, tossed 'em into the 700-degree Egg, two minutes per side over hickory chips, then closed all the dampers and just let the steaks get smoked for four minutes. Bliss.

Gonna try pizza this week...
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Awesome purchase. I would love to get my hands on one of these, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.
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Originally Posted by FunkDaddy J

Anyone else have one of these BGEs? If so, bring on the recipes!

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http://www.bbqsource-forums.com/invb...p?showforum=29

Above is a link to a BBQ board that has BGE owners, Weber owners, etc, most everyone slow cooks - BBQs etc..

The guys are cool. It is a little slow over there now that it is winter

Check it out
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Originally Posted by CPA-ESQ.
...link to a BBQ board that has BGE owners... It is a little slow over there now that it is winter...
Excellent link, thanks. Another cool thing about the Egg is that even in midwinter here in Colorado, I can use this thing and get outstanding results.

Here's a quick vid of the Egg in action.

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I wanted to get one of these - but still want to perfect my Q skills on my offset smoker.

Let me know if you join that board - and if so post some picks of your food over there!

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Originally Posted by FunkDaddy J
Excellent link, thanks. Another cool thing about the Egg is that even in midwinter here in Colorado, I can use this thing and get outstanding results.
Hell, at 1,000 degrees you can heat your house with it.
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My former boss bought a massive $2500 grill a few years ago (that he loves), but after picking the Egg up almost solely uses it. And the guy knows his stuff, so it certainly made my list.
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build a cart for your egg

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/smallcart/cartsmall.htm
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Originally Posted by tommy28
build a cart for your egg
I'm actually gathering ideas now for a BBQ island for my deck. The things I know I want on this island are the Egg and a drop-in gas grill, and electricity. I'm on the lookout for plans. I'd like to have some kind of faux rock on the outside, or maybe even flooring material. Considering a mini fridge, but the weather might be a factor there. I don't have a lot of cash to spend, but I want it to be nice.
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usually cash and nice go together

good luck-
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When you invite others to partake in the delicious cooked meat from your egg, will you ask them to say a prayer first?
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Originally Posted by bishop2knight
When you invite others to partake in the delicious cooked meat from your egg, will you ask them to say a prayer first?
Yes, of course, the Big Green Egg is worthy of public worship.
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The Big Green Egg--with the right charcoal--is superior to every other grille out there with the possible exception of an infrared element gas grille. You can do either high temperature cooking or do slow, truly authentic barbecue "smoking"--either way the result are the most delicious cuts of meat you've ever eaten, no contest.

And best of all, it's also very frugal on fuel--you use a small fraction of the amount of charcoal or wood chips that a regular barbecue grille uses.
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Large. Is that the 18.25 or 24? The 18.25 fits your price based on a quick search.
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
Large. Is that the 18.25 or 24? The 18.25 fits your price based on a quick search.
Yep, 18.25". Two of the salesmen I talked to (and by the way, every single guy I talked to owned an Egg of his own) told me that the 24" "Extra Large" is actually too big and its firebox isn't as efficient as the large.

By the way, my dad in CA told me that Barbecues Galore is having a 20%-off sale that includes the Egg. Check your mail for the coupon. (I think you have to have purchased there before.) That would bring the price down into the $500s. Wouldn't have done me any good in CO, but if you have one of these stores near you, that's a great deal. There's practically no markup on these Eggs, so I imagine the store is losing money on the deal.

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