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Should I Buy A Big Green Egg



To prepare myself, I explored the Big Green Egg website, by looking through BBQ recipes and watching how-to videos. When the Large Big Green Egg was delivered to my door and I popped the top and started grilling, I quickly realized that I should not had been worried in the slightest. Cooking on this green-colored grill was no problem at all, and it gave me another great excuse to be outside.




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Buying a Big Green Egg can sometimes raise a few questions. Which Big Green Egg is the one for me? What are the sizes, the width of the grill surface, what are the dimensions of the Big Green Egg and which one should I choose? Maybe your preference is leaning towards a portable EGG, but will it have a large enough cooking area? Or do you often cook at home, for family and friends and are you having a hard time deciding between the Large or XLarge? Check the ins and outs of our models, as well as the accompanying accessories to expand your cooking options, to decide which Big Green Egg suits you best.


For those foodies who take their barbecue game seriously, the Big Green Egg should sound familiar. The brand of grills has amassed a cult following since it debuted in the 1970s, with "eggheads" singing the praise of the oblong smoker. Die-hard eggheads swear that once you have a Big Green Egg, you will never buy another grill. But what is it exactly that makes the brand so unique from other kamado grills on the market? A steep price tag, a unique design, and a highly recognizable legacy.


Big Green Eggs come in any size you want, whether you're looking for a compact tailgate grill or a massive machine to take residence on your patio. However, you can only purchase the grills in the company's signature bright forest green color. It makes sense considering the color is literally in the name of the product, but it's easy to imagine BGEs in an array of colors along the lines of KitchenAid stand mixers or Le Creuset cookware.


You can purchase an egg directly from the brand or at one of their authorized dealers, but that's it. You can find authorized dealers in your area via the BGE website. But if you're looking for a different color, you're going to have to go the DIY route and paint it yourself, if you have that kind of dedication and patience. But hey, green always looks good outside, so you can never go wrong leaving it as is.


Big Green Egg has created a cult following over the years. They are the most well known Kamado ceramic grill maker on the market and for good reason. The green egg grill cookers are made of the highest quality materials, can be used all year round and the community they have created inspires bbqers around the world. Big Green Egg users (a.k.a. the Eggheads) are always eager to talk about their experiences with their Egg, share recipes, tips and most importantly, their food. When you buy a Big Green Egg you are buying into a lifestyle.


The green egg grill is also very easy to use and quite forgiving. When you close the dome of the unit, it creates a tight seal. This does two significant things; 1-It makes controlling and holding a consistent temperature super easy using the top and bottom air controls. An easy to read thermometer on the dome gives a temperature reading. 2-Moisture is held inside the unit, so your food doesn't dry out.


The product is held to the highest standards as far a quality is concerned. You can certainly go buy a cheap grill and smoker at a big box store and save a couple bucks. However, you will not get the same results, and you will probably need to replace it within 5 years. When you buy a Big Green Egg, you are making an investment as it comes with a Lifetime warranty. Beccause they are ceramic, you don't risk rust. Essentially, this should be the last outdoor cooking appliance that you have to buy.


Once you become the grill-master for your family, you will likely become part of the Egghead community and do a lot of recipe swapping. This is especially true during the holidays when smoking a turkey or brisket gives a little more meaning to each celebration. We've known people to expand their green egg arsenal with a Mini-Max to enjoy easy evenings just for two. Cooking on the Big Green Egg is fun and brings a lot of joy to outdoor entertaining.


People often ask us why they should consider Big Green Egg vs. Kamado Joe or other grills. The answer is simple. Of course, the quality of the product is the best when it comes to Big Green Egg. However, the main difference is that Big Green Egg is the only bbq brand that offers a passionate community and there's a benefit to this. You will be able to find recipes that are specially designed for your Egg. You will never be stuck with any questions. Just check out any forum activity. In-depth discussions and the friendly nature of conversation always inspire more fun entertaining and cooking.


If you have attended a backyard barbeque recently, you might have noticed an oddly shaped grill that resembles a giant green egg. And if you spoke to the resident grillmaster, you probably heard him (or her) explain why this ceramic grill really is worth its $1,500+ price tag: versatility, temperature precision, and intensity and duration of heat.


Kamado grills can be a big investment, so there are a few things you should consider when looking for your next grill. We looked at the following criteria when compiling our list of the best kamado grills on the market.


If you have been wanting to try your hand at making a double smoked ham, there are a few things you should know first! Here are helpful tips and techniques to guide you through the process:


We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality grills at an affordable price, which is why we purchase grills by the truckload and pass the savings on to you! We carry the best brands at the best price, including Traeger Wood Pellet Grills, Weber Grills, Big Green Egg, Blaze, Napoleon, RCS, and many more.


It is very fuel efficient and the amount you save in charcoal, will offset the high cost of these units. They are not cheap but they are lifetime purchases. If you take care of it, it should last you a very long time.


My challenge is to get pork shoulder or brisket up to 200-205 degrees F on Big Green Egg at 225 degrees F pit temperature. I have gone as long as 20 hours and peak internal meat temperature is 180-190 degrees F. How high can I go on pit temperature to avoid burning/overcooking the finished product?


Hi! I obtained my BGE around 2002, at the time I had a very well made gas grill. I never ever re-lit the gas grill after that day, it took me 8 years to figure out I should throw out the old gas grill because it had rusted and fallen into disrepair.


I have been using my Egg for many years but never smoked with it before. Do you put charcoal in the bottom and wood on top of the plate, or does the wood go underneath with the charcoal so I can use a water pan. I am using Kingsford charcoal but will look for the other lump charcoal. My bbq salesman said I should soak my wood, but I read above that is not necessary.


Jeff,One thing you have to be careful about when buying a used BGE is that no one has used charcoal briquettes. I had a friend buy a used BGE after I had bought my new one a couple years ago. The food tasted like pine and lighter fluid! The guy that sold it had used briquettes and the ceramic absorbed the chemical and that must have been why he sold it. The BGE my friend bought was useless for other than a fire pit. If buying a used one be sure to see or ask what they cooked with. Start a fire with lump charcoal (you can bring a few pieces with you for this) and check to see how it smells. The seller should be more than willing to allow this.Just my two cents! JB


Once the BGE is up to temperature, adjust the lower dampler and upper draft to keep it steady. The lower damper really only has to be open a half inch or less. The top flue should also only be about a quarter open. That'll keep the temp stable. With some practice you'll get the hang of it!


Good luck with your BGE! Welcome to those of us who use it to make some of the most delicious smoked food you can eat! If you need some advice or hints on usage, this forum is a good place to come! You should also check out amazingribs.com, a cornocopia of grilling and smoking information!


Secondly, I'm not a fan of using a metal box to hold the wood, at least in the medium size BGE. It plays havoc with the temperature and doesn't give out enough smoke for my tastes. Instead, after the fire is started, sprinkle the wood directly on top of the coals in a pile, with additional wood as needed outside of the center. It should resemble the same pattern as if you took a salt shaker and emptied it on a table: a pile in the middle and lighter as you move out towards the edge. I use chuncks on a long cook for Boston butt, brisket or ribs and chips for a short cook, with fish or chicken wings.


After a few smokes on my cheap grill, I decided I wanted something better. I had never heard of a Big Green Egg, but I soon became obsessed and started saving up for one. I've been grilling on the Big Green Egg for a decade and pulled pork is still one of my favorites. The smells of a Boston butt on the green egg takes me back to the deck of our first house. But you're not here for my nostalgia so let's get down to business. 041b061a72


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