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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #105 on: December 23, 2011, 09:03:25 PM »
I like the new HD version on his site. Monday or Tuesday.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2011, 08:44:59 PM »
Made chicken breasts with a handfull of hickory chips for the maiden voyage. My hands smell like bacon (not sure if this is a good thing or not I hope I wake up with all fingers).
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2011, 08:58:43 PM »
Muaahahahaha! ;D
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #108 on: January 18, 2012, 08:14:26 AM »
I was looking at BGEs the other day and couldn't decide between the large and the XL, which probably means that I'd like one in between.  And which also means I'll likely buy the bigger one.  Looks like I'll need 3 people to help me put it together, though.

I have a nice gas grill, but was looking to replace an old water smoker that died, plus be able to do charcoal cooking, wood-fired pizzas, and maybe some tandoori.  Can the BGE do all those things?  It seems like it has a lot of excellent features, but I was wondering how many different cooking techniques can be applied successfully on this beast.  Not just what's possible, but what is actually a good idea to do.

I know I am coming in late here on this topic but I have had a XL BGE for two years now and love it , I added the BGE while still keeping my Weber Genesis for quick grilling. Most recent accomplishment was thisz years Christmas turkey 18lb bird cooked over Wicked Good lump charcoal and Ozark Oaks Lump ... tiny bit of applewood for a little smoke ( didn't want to overkill it ) cooked at 350 degrees AND came out amazing for the family.

I have used it for everything and really do recommend one for anyone who loves to BBQ and Grill. They are the ulitimate versatile backyard cooking tool .
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #109 on: January 18, 2012, 08:16:30 AM »
Locally, Dizzy Pig BBQ is having their "DizzyFest" / "Big Green Egg Fest" this weekend

http://dizzypigbbq.com/

Dizzy Pig rubs are the $hit .... I love 'em ...I combine the Raging River with the Dizzy Dust for my ribs and Boston Butt's ....

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #110 on: January 18, 2012, 08:50:15 PM »
I know I am coming in late here on this topic but I have had a XL BGE for two years now and love it , I added the BGE while still keeping my Weber Genesis for quick grilling. Most recent accomplishment was thisz years Christmas turkey 18lb bird cooked over Wicked Good lump charcoal and Ozark Oaks Lump ... tiny bit of applewood for a little smoke ( didn't want to overkill it ) cooked at 350 degrees AND came out amazing for the family.

I have used it for everything and really do recommend one for anyone who loves to BBQ and Grill. They are the ulitimate versatile backyard cooking tool .
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I did a 12# turkey last sunday, using cowboy ( goodlump from the bag don't like the chemical smell) Did it in a Brine and 2 handfulls of applewood with apple in the cavities. The best ever nice smoke ring. It looked like I was cutting a sponge soaked in water. I was a bourbon red turkey the smallest one in the freezer next on with involve the bourbon some how.

my bird cooked at 200 (4.5 hrs) till I stoked it to 350 for another hour. It looked like peking duck on the out side.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2012, 07:10:41 AM »
Boulderbrewer check out this site for good reviews on lump ... http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm

I have heard terrible things about Cowboy
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #112 on: January 20, 2012, 07:17:48 AM »
Has anyone ever tried making their BGE into a cold smoker?  I'm wondering about using some flexible metal dryer hose and duct tape and shunting the smoke over to a vented box.  I want to cold smoke some fish and some more malt.  Just wondering if anyone's tried something like this and if screwing with the top vent will make it stop burning.  I know you can smoke fish on the BGE but cold smoked and warm smoked are very different things with fish.

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« Reply #113 on: January 20, 2012, 08:25:49 AM »
Has anyone ever tried making their BGE into a cold smoker?  I'm wondering about using some flexible metal dryer hose and duct tape and shunting the smoke over to a vented box.  I want to cold smoke some fish and some more malt.  Just wondering if anyone's tried something like this and if screwing with the top vent will make it stop burning.  I know you can smoke fish on the BGE but cold smoked and warm smoked are very different things with fish.

Yeah, this is doable, although the way I've seen most people do it is they have either a tiny green egg with flexible duct where the daisywheel would go, directing into the lower air vent for the BGE. Another way to do it would be to do the same with an old weber smokey joe, buy an extra lid and cut a hole in it for a duct. Never tried it myself but it certainly seems like a winner.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #114 on: January 20, 2012, 10:39:20 AM »
Has anyone ever tried making their BGE into a cold smoker?  I'm wondering about using some flexible metal dryer hose and duct tape and shunting the smoke over to a vented box.  I want to cold smoke some fish and some more malt.  Just wondering if anyone's tried something like this and if screwing with the top vent will make it stop burning.  I know you can smoke fish on the BGE but cold smoked and warm smoked are very different things with fish.

Yeah, this is doable, although the way I've seen most people do it is they have either a tiny green egg with flexible duct where the daisywheel would go, directing into the lower air vent for the BGE. Another way to do it would be to do the same with an old weber smokey joe, buy an extra lid and cut a hole in it for a duct. Never tried it myself but it certainly seems like a winner.

That is exactly what I do, plus I have a box with screen-bottom shelves about 16 feet of ductwork away from the hot smoke.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #115 on: January 20, 2012, 11:07:50 AM »
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2012, 04:13:29 PM »
Boulderbrewer check out this site for good reviews on lump ... http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm

I have heard terrible things about Cowboy
So where do you buy lump?  The only thing I see around here is cowboy, maybe I need to shop in a different place or buy online.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #117 on: January 20, 2012, 08:06:38 PM »
That is on the smoking thread right?

Edit: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=2814.0

Yep, that's almost exactly what I was thinking.  But, I'm not buying another bbq so I'll give the egg a try.  I just wasn't sure if it would draw enough to keep burning.

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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #118 on: January 21, 2012, 09:53:31 AM »
Boulderbrewer check out this site for good reviews on lump ... http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm

I have heard terrible things about Cowboy
So where do you buy lump?  The only thing I see around here is cowboy, maybe I need to shop in a different place or buy online.

I am lucky this place is 10 mins from my house
www.fredsmusicandbbq.com

Awesome shop....got my egg there.
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Re: Big Green Egg
« Reply #119 on: January 21, 2012, 08:53:00 PM »
Boulderbrewer check out this site for good reviews on lump ... http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm

I have heard terrible things about Cowboy
So where do you buy lump?  The only thing I see around here is cowboy, maybe I need to shop in a different place or buy online.

Around here the store brand at a few places is Royal Oak. Wal-Mart sells Royal Oak, BGE brand is Royal Oak (at a higher price).

There look to be a number of stores around Seattle selling Wicked Good. If a place carries Wicked Good, they probably have some other decent stuff too.

http://www.wickedgoodcharcoal.com/washington.htm