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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2011, 11:52:57 AM »
i haven't really seen the need for any type of external temp controller yet.

i'd like one, but there always is some higher prioritiy item on my wants list.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2011, 12:05:48 PM »
I've pretty much got the Egg and the dampers dialed in too. But! I would like the extra insurance of being able to leave for work or go to sleep with more confidence. Long cooks are for the days off for the time being I'm afraid...
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #77 on: June 21, 2011, 12:07:04 PM »
I've pretty much got the Egg and the dampers dialed in too. But! I would like the extra insurance of being able to leave for work or go to sleep with more confidence. Long cooks are for the days off for the time being I'm afraid...

i'm with you on that.  i used to get up every couple hours to check on overnight cooks.  now i may get up once. 
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #78 on: June 21, 2011, 12:11:04 PM »
i haven't really seen the need for any type of external temp controller yet.

i'd like one, but there always is some higher prioritiy item on my wants list.

It's definitely not necessary, especially with a BGE. I got through a bunch of overnight cooks without one. Just the normal remote Polder thing with an alarm so you get waken up if there are problems.

Where it comes in handy is that I can cook while I am at work, so I can do long cooks during the week. Plus calling your coworker in your office and showing them that you are controlling your smoker from the office is almost worth the price. Somehow the beer thing still seems cooler to everyone though.

Plus I could mash on BGE which, now that it occurred to me, I kinda want to do.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #79 on: June 21, 2011, 12:13:36 PM »
i haven't really seen the need for any type of external temp controller yet.

i'd like one, but there always is some higher prioritiy item on my wants list.

It's definitely not necessary, especially with a BGE. I got through a bunch of overnight cooks without one. Just the normal remote Polder thing with an alarm so you get waken up if there are problems.

Where it comes in handy is that I can cook while I am at work, so I can do long cooks during the week. Plus calling your coworker in your office and showing them that you are controlling your smoker from the office is almost worth the price. Somehow the beer thing still seems cooler to everyone though.

Plus I could mash on BGE which, now that it occurred to me, I kinda want to do.


i totally agree with that.    i'll get one one day....
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #80 on: June 21, 2011, 08:28:23 PM »
Mashing with a BGE!  WOW! Now I do need a brew Monkey!
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #81 on: July 17, 2011, 05:41:00 AM »


Hey, guys. Been a while since my last post. But here's my Fake Made in China "Avocado Grill".
Did a test burn yesterday, everything seems decent, and it was $499.
Gonna slap a butt on it today.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2011, 07:32:46 AM »


Hey, guys. Been a while since my last post. But here's my Fake Made in China "Avocado Grill".
Did a test burn yesterday, everything seems decent, and it was $499.
Gonna slap a butt on it today.

sounds like a great deal.  let us know what you think.  i saw your original post on the brethren forum!
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #83 on: July 17, 2011, 09:32:05 AM »


Hey, guys. Been a while since my last post. But here's my Fake Made in China "Avocado Grill".
Did a test burn yesterday, everything seems decent, and it was $499.
Gonna slap a butt on it today.

What brand is it? I saw one a couple days ago called "Metro" that was around $499 at Barbeque's Galore. It was red.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #84 on: July 17, 2011, 09:49:36 AM »
Well, thing about the "avocado grill" is I might as well have bought it from a guy in a dark alley out of his trunk.
There's no company, there's no warranty, 'bout the same as buying a used BGE.
I just squeezed around 16lb of butt in there on the second tier rack.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #85 on: July 18, 2011, 04:57:07 PM »
to slightly hijack this thread
i have a ng grill out back fed off my house.  i am about to build a nice outdoor kitchen and take the burner and insert it into a fire brick lined grill with a nice counter top.  all this BGE talk got me to thinking i could take a side banjo burner off the main line and put it into a fire brick lined round oven i could build.  this i could use as a oven and as a burner for my boils.  other than the weight of the fire brick anybody have any thoughts.?
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #86 on: July 18, 2011, 05:52:32 PM »


Hey, guys. Been a while since my last post. But here's my Fake Made in China "Avocado Grill".
Did a test burn yesterday, everything seems decent, and it was $499.
Gonna slap a butt on it today.

Looks alot like a BGE. Congrats!

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #87 on: July 19, 2011, 05:03:06 AM »

Stop in to see us more often.  :)

I'm here very often actually, just not much to say lately.  :-*

So, assuming I got an equivalent cook outta my fake, I see what the fuss is about now.
It was the best butt I've ever done. 13 hours, and it was just falling apart and juicy when I was pulling it.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #88 on: July 19, 2011, 11:04:02 AM »

Stop in to see us more often.  :)

I'm here very often actually, just not much to say lately.  :-*

So, assuming I got an equivalent cook outta my fake, I see what the fuss is about now.
It was the best butt I've ever done. 13 hours, and it was just falling apart and juicy when I was pulling it.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #89 on: July 21, 2011, 06:11:31 AM »
Does anybody else have humidity problems with their egg? Am I supposed to do something other than shut the vents & lid after cooking, because I sometimes have mold problems.
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