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Old 06-01-2006, 02:04 PM   #11
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Aloha, Tattrat:

You can deal with the smaller size easily by doing a double decker. Never had the need since I only cook for two regularly, but never had a problem with big crowds. A 20 pound turkey, two or three chickens, an eight pound prime rib, a huge ham, none caused me any grief.

The price for the unit is high, but is cheap in the long run since it will last 50 years or more.

Indirect grilling works perfectly, pizzas turn out fab, smoking is easy. Tonight we had hungarian sausages and grilled zuccini.

One of our considerations was the fact that a 20 pound bad of (BGE) charcoal lasts for months. I have several in reserve since bad weather can knock out our electricity for many days on this small island. You cannot refill propane tanks without elictricity.

Who's the cute kid on your picture?

Aloha from paradise, Hartwin
Mahalo(*sp), LOL, the kid is just a random shot from a member of a site I am a moderator on...silly but funny.

Thanks for more info on "The Egg", I sense I will have one in my not to distant future .

Nice to meet another Islander, I'm from Bermuda, the "Hawaii of the Atlantic."
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:33 PM   #12
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"The best smoker in the world" they told me. I just had to go check one out after reading this thread - and I WANT ONE! I would have bought it on the spot - but the large one goes for $899.00 USD here assembled and delivered! I really hope you get one though...
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:48 PM   #13
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MJ, try your local specialty smoking store. I went to their website to find an authorized dealer. They said that sometimes they'll sell the display model for a discount. I still want one, maybe some day.
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:55 PM   #14
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MJ, try your local specialty smoking store. I went to their website to find an authorized dealer. They said that sometimes they'll sell the display model for a discount. I still want one, maybe some day.
Thanks for tip Htc. Maybe we can buy one together and keep it at my house?
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:16 PM   #15
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hahaha, I'd go through withdrawls! I read on BGE forums that some lucky people find theirs in their back yard. I tried finding a used one but no such luck. I'm going to keep looking. For now, my Brinkmann will have to do.
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Old 06-06-2006, 02:35 AM   #16
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In terms of smokers, I heard that these are the best on the market. You really can't go wrong with the Big Green Egg.
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Old 06-06-2006, 03:20 AM   #17
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Yep, fergman04, for home use they are the best, for larger groups you need several or something big. The ease of temperature control and extremely low fuel consumption make it perfect even for the inexperienced cook.

We use ours three or four times a week.

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Old 06-29-2006, 12:51 AM   #18
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I bought one of these for my Dad probably ten years ago. It takes awhile to get used to controling/ maintaining the temperature - but being ceramic it seriously holds the heat. (Also - it weighs A LOT so don't give yourself a hernia moving it around).

A friend of mine uses it specifically like a charcoal grill and it works great as well. I think the best way to use it is as a SLOW cooker.

They are seriously almost indestructible.

I did a quick search on eBay and found a few listed for a lot less than $899.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...Egg&category0=

Hope this is of some help.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:56 PM   #19
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I recieved my Large Big Green Egg as a Christmas gift this past year. I work at a store that specializes in Custom Outdoor Kitchens, had my pick of grills and still chose the Big Green Egg for my own home. For anyone wondering if there really is a difference in food with the Big Green Egg, read on... I have not eaten anything but poultry or seafood for over 7 years. I still grilled beef, lamb and pork for other members of my family and friends through the years. I never had any cravings whatsoever. Once I started cooking with my Egg, the meat was looking and smelling intriguing. Long story short after much soul searching and inner pondering I grillied a lovely boneless pork chop on my Egg this past Sunday and boy was it yummy!!! I still will continue to eat mainly fish and poultry, but the Egg drove me to enjoy meat again. That is how fantastic the Big Green Egg is. Flavors and textures are superior to ANY grill on the market! I am proud to call myself an "Egghead"! Thank You Big Green Egg.
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Always better on an egg

I've been grilling, roasting, smoking, baking on the Egg for 3 years or so at least twice a week.....I love the thing.
Look at it like long term investment cause it won't rust out :)
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