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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:31 AM   #16
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I knew I was asking in the right place. Thanks for all of the help :D
I was checking out the ceramicgrillstore after Jims first reply, but, the pics, the links, the tips and tricks are very much appreciated!! Very cool flashback video and definitely an eye opener.
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LBGE arrives today! WOOT!
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #17
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While you're at it...find a good, reliable source of lump fuel.
I don't know what you're burning in your kettle or UDS...but I'm sure as you know, only natural lump in your Egg.

Weekend Warrior lump by Wicked good is a GREAT lump, however...it's harder to get in some areas than others and it's pricey.

I prefer Royal Oak in the Orange/Red bag. I get it at Restaurant Depot. Same stuff as in the Green bag.

One thing you'll need to get used to...is fuel consumption and how efficient the Egg is.
Cap it when done, close the vents, and use the left over for the next cook, adding a little more if needed.

Also, I bought a cheap, $30 weed burner/torch from Harbor Freight to light lump.
Use a torch and you'll never go back to a chimney, starter sticks, newspaper, etc.

I've had great luck getting the middle nice and charred up...just hitting the outer edges a little with the torch, and placing smoking chips all throughout the lump.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 08:10 AM   #18
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Heineken should give away a free bbq with every six pack, if ya get my drift lol...

Congrats on your win!
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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #19
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Congrats on your win I have done a couple high heat cooks and have not re[placed my gasket Prob should but have not needed too The Naked Whiz site is pretty good and the ceramic grill store is very good
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If you want to cook indirect your first priority is a plate setter. You shouldn't need to replace your gasket unless your high heat cook is super high heat. Mine lasted a couple of years so I wouldn't order it right away.
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Dude, that is awesome! Free egg? I'm jealous. Aside from all the advise given her as far as accessories, get a friend to help you set this up. Seriously, do. It is super heavy and awkward to handle/lift and if you drop it it will crack, or at worst break in many pieces. It has happened many times, and would just suck.

Also, something like a platesetter or other device that lets you cook indirect is your first buy.
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Keep an eye on Menards sale flyers.
They usually have a sale on RO in April.
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Looks like the guys have you all sorted out with eggcessories so the only thing I have to offer is...


YOU LUCKY BASTIGE!!!!!!
Congrats!!

Don't fry your gasket - do a bunch of low and slows first.
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Smile As promised, the pics :D

Here is the egg by itself:


Here it is with the rest of the family (minus the other three in the shed I didn't feel like dragging out):


You all have been awesome with the advice, it is VERY much appreciated!
It will be time to fire it up this weekend and see what kind of fun I can get into!!!
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You also may want to purchase a high-que fire grate that holds your lump charcoal. It helps your egg come up to temp faster. The stock fire grate can get plugged with ashes and cause your egg to have a harder time coming up to temp. The high-que grate is made out of stainless.
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