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Baking & Eggs-Part 2

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PART 1 of this blog discussed some of the theories about why the Big Green Egg can be a better oven than your indoor oven. Reality is never quite as cut and dried as theories make it sound. Part 2 of this blog will discuss some real world situations and how they might impact your decision about whether to use your indoor oven or your Big green Egg. I will take some of the theoretical advantages of the Big Green Egg, or other kamado cookers, and discuss how they play out in the real world. I will also cut to the chase here and say with very very few exceptions, all my baking is done on my Big Green Egg. Even when it is near 0 F (-18C). The truth of this can be demonstrated by the fact last September I picked up a third Large Big Green Egg. which I use exclusively for baking related tasks. I never use smoking woods in it and I leave it setup with a second Adjustable Rig configured for indirect baking, Read More...
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Baking & Eggs-Part 1

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Lately my use of one of my Big Green Eggs for baking has come up in conversation quite a bit. It has been a combination of factors: I am baking more, I recently added a pit controller for my baking Egg and sometimes people at the food stores try to figure out what I am making based on what I am buying. But however it comes up, there are typically two main reactions and the occasional third one. Many folks think I may just be a bit crazy, particularly in the winter. I mean why leave the comforts of a warm Kitchen when there is a perfectly good oven there. The second reaction is surprise followed by interest when I explain my reasons. Once in a while I will run into a situation where the person knows the benefits of using a Big Green Egg or other Kamado style cooker. They know exactly of what I speak. I thought I might write this blog entry on Baking on a Big Green Egg (or other Kamado grill). In Part 1 I will discuss the big picture reasons why the Kamado style cooker can be better for baking than an indoor oven. In PART 2, I will talk about my experiences baking on my Egg. I will discuss both the benefits as well as the few disadvantage I have found. But if you own a Kamado style grill, you owe it to yourself to attempt baking on it. Read More...
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