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Old 03-19-2007, 03:50 AM   #21
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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 :)
I haven't checked the price of these today. I bought one in Okinawa in 1964. If my memeory serves me I think it was $9.00.
It served me will until I gave it to my daughter when she got married. 1967.
Turned lazy in my old age now I just light the gas BBQ.

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Old 05-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #22
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My "egg" type grill is 30+ years old and did a Humpty Dumpty years ago. While it won't rust, it will crack. I fashioned a couple of metal bands to hold it together. It's now relegated low & slow grillin'.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:31 AM   #23
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That's why i really endorse The Big Green Egg brand versus the "Knockoffs"
They stand behind their product with a lifetime guarantee. Whether or not it is our fault.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:18 AM   #24
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That's why i really endorse The Big Green Egg brand versus the "Knockoffs"
They stand behind their product with a lifetime guarantee. Whether or not it is our fault.
I kinda thought the BGE was the "knockoff", since it's modeled after the Japanese Kamado cookers, which have been around for centuries...
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:41 AM   #25
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I kinda thought the BGE was the "knockoff", since it's modeled after the Japanese Kamado cookers, which have been around for centuries...
I was meaning the oval "knock offs" not the concept. While the idea of the Egg is based on the ancient kamado cookers, the materials they use to make the Egg are totally different which is why the Big Green Egg company can offer a lifetime warranty. They are superior in quality.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:02 AM   #26
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I kinda like AB's version. The $60 Flower Pot Smoker.

I plan on making on of these very soon.
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:00 PM   #27
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We just purchased a BGE, silly timing but the price was right, and now we are looking for recipes. I am particularly hoping to hear from someone that they had success making bread in it. How hard is it to learn to control temperature in it?
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:45 PM   #28
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I have used horiz. offsets, gas verticals, and now a large BGE.

I really have come to love it. However you are limited on space. A nice fix for this is the dual grate rigs you can find on the web, I really need to get one. I find that not having to refuel every 1 1/2 hours is nice but I do miss tending the fire more. If you over shoot your desired temperature it will take a while to get back down to range as it really holds the heat well.

I did 10 blocks of cheese last night on mine for around an hour. Came out excellent per the people at work who ate around three blocks today.

It also creates, for what it is worth, a very nice smoke ring (I know it is ego on that one).

They have a pretty antiquated forum at:

The Big Green Egg Users Forum

Lots of good recipes, advise, links to external sites that have all sorts of help.

I'm going to pick up a few Boston butts tonight on the way home for the OSU/Michigan game this weekend. I have a few buddies coming over and they all requested pulled pork loudly .

Also look into T-Rex on the BGE forum, what a trip .

Take care,

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Old 11-16-2007, 09:28 PM   #29
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What type of cheese did you smoke, Brian? It sounds like you have learned to do quite a few things on your egg, already. I am going to follow your link, and see if it is the one I just got off.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:19 AM   #30
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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...
I figure Tattrat could get a good 3 for 1 deal and send you and me one. FREE!!! LoL
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