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    Big Green Egg or similar style grills - educate me

    Can someone please give me a 101 on these?

    I take it they are a charcoal grill.
    what is the prep time to cook with it?

    I am going to be in the market, and the best part about a gas grill is that you can have it ready to cook in minutes. I was thinking about getting one of those combo gas/charcoal grill to get the best of both worlds, but very interested in more about the komado (sp) cookers.
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    I'd like more info too.....

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    I've got a large green egg. I use mine mainly for doing butts, ribs, briskets and whole chickens. I cooked steaks on mine once, once you get charcoal lumps hot it took about 6 minutes to cook med rare. It takes about 15 minutes to get charcoal hot enough to cook with. Green eggs are mostly for smoking/ cooking stuff over a longer period of time. I've got a weber gas that I do hamburgers, hot dogs, smoked sausage and steaks on. I like my green egg once I got the hang of it,they are a little on the pricey side, but I enjoy cooking/smoking. If you want the best gas grill it would be weber for me. My present one is 7 years old I have replaced burner, grid once and it stays outside uncovered.

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    Charcoal grill/smoker/oven (100% natural lump charcoal, not your Kingsford), no lighter fluid. Can cook just about anything on one if you want to. Matter of fact, our oven decided to stop working tonight and my wife had a bunch of homemade pizzas ready to cook. I just went out and fired up the BGE and cooked them out there...tastes great. I mainly use mine for stuff like butts, ribs, and burger. I do have a gas grill sitting right next to it for when I just want to cook some hot dogs.

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    I have a Large BGE the biggest thing is its versatility. You can seare steaks at 600 or cook bread in it. I can have mine up to 500 in under 15 minutes and ready to cook. I use a MAPP gas tourch to light the BGE; it makes it sooooo easy. Have done slow and low smokes for over 12 hours on one load of lump charcoal and never had to touch a thing. Craftsmanship is great (as it should be for what they cost). Only regret is not getting one sooner... Eggheadforum.com is a great resource: Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience.......
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    Ive got an electric starter for my Egg but like a couple others here I use a little torch most of the time. I have a small Holland gas grill as well. Time wise it's longer to cook on the Holland gas grill. They are a slow gas grill. I don't have to mess with anything other than lighting it.

    I use the BGE about 90% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt93 View Post
    Do you have to submit a picture of you standing next to your egg or what ?

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    Do you have to submit a picture of you standing next to your egg or what ?

    You forgot the picture of the BGE tatoo on your leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchance View Post
    Can someone please give me a 101 on these?

    I take it they are a charcoal grill.
    what is the prep time to cook with it?

    I am going to be in the market, and the best part about a gas grill is that you can have it ready to cook in minutes. I was thinking about getting one of those combo gas/charcoal grill to get the best of both worlds, but very interested in more about the komado (sp) cookers.
    I have a really nice gas Ducane grill and in the 3+ years I've had my BGE I've not used the Ducane once! BGE is the best money you will ever spend, period! It's ready to cook on in less time then a gas grill. You use lump charcoal you can buy at Lowes or WalMart, 10 pounds for around $7. I use fire log starter to get my charcoal going, break them up into small chunks, light one and place amongst the charcoal and in 10 minutes you are ready to cook.

    To increase your start time and to increase your heat (if you feel 650 degrees isn't hot enough), a great upgrade for the BGE is this charcoal grate:

    Amazon.com: Stainless High Heat Charcoal Fire Grate Upgrade for Large Big Green Egg Grill: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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    Ive owned every grill imaginable. The BGE is like the Allison of grills...you can't get any better!!
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    I've got the Cat version Rob. That version has the full twin deck table for strength and comfort. Your version is stripped down for speed and efficiency.

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    Rob Shaw * Hampton, Va * USN RETIRED
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    So how do you clean a BGE after you've cooked like, 2 pork butts and a ton of grease has dripped down in the bottom? Any grease fire problems?
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    Drip pan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allsup View Post
    So how do you clean a BGE after you've cooked like, 2 pork butts and a ton of grease has dripped down in the bottom? Any grease fire problems?
    It all burns into ash....when you want to clean it leave the top vent off....leave the bottom vent open and let it rip...you'll be 800+ degrees and it will cook everything off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allsup View Post
    So how do you clean a BGE after you've cooked like, 2 pork butts and a ton of grease has dripped down in the bottom? Any grease fire problems?
    No clean up needed except for scraping your top grate and if you are smoking and using your plate setter you occasionally scrape the build up that occurs on it. Takes about 10 seconds and it's done. No grease fires to ever have to worry about, it just adds to the flavor profile.
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    How do you guys like having your grate recessed down inside the grill like it is? It seems like it would be annoying most of the time. Thats the only thing that i don't like about the BGE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by assfault View Post
    How do you guys like having your grate recessed down inside the grill like it is? It seems like it would be annoying most of the time. Thats the only thing that i don't like about the BGE.
    Never been a problem for me. The only issue i've had with my BGE is I sometimes wish it wasn't round....especially when doing multiple racks of ribs. The other thing is that you really need to make sure you keep the ashes cleaned out of the bottom. I mostly use a shop vac for that with a drywall dust bag. If you let the ash build up it will limit the airflow.

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