The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke


  Date: September 07, 2014
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The Big Green Egg is a Ceramic Kamado Cooker. It descends from Japanese cookers from 3,000 plus years ago and is also related to Persian Tandoris. The egg shape of the kamado cooker serves to reflect the heat back from the round dome back onto the food and serves to make for an even cook. The 1" thick ceramic walls serve to help insulate the cooker and retain the heat which makes for a fast recovery. This kamado cooker is very well insulated and has very precise temperature control. It uses natural lump charcoal and because of its insulating properties is very stingy on charcoal. When you are done you close off the dampers on the cooker and the fire goes out. You are able to reuse the lump charcoal over several sessions.

The advocates of this style of cooker say it is great for all kinds of cooking: Grilling, Smoking & even Baking. The good seal that you get helps retain more of the moisture in the food than you do with a metal gas or charcoal grill. The insulation properties prove very useful in the winter or on windy days. The Big Green Egg (BGE) is the most popular kamado style cooker and has a huge almost cult like following of users called EggHeads. There are also a wide variety of accessories, often called Eggcessories, for this grill.
Blog Entries: Why a Third Big Green Egg?
The blog entries below are specifically about buying my rationale for buying and using a third Big Green Egg:
Blog Entries: Big Green Egg Related
The blog entries below are related to the Big Green Egg specifically and Kamado style grills in general:
AR Raised Indirect Baking - My First Attempt - 2014
Are Two Eggs Better Than One? - 2014
The Adjustable Rig - First Impressions - 2014 (Modular System for multi-grid/multi-height for the BGE)
The Adjustable Rig - Seeing Double - 2014 (Why I needed a 2nd AR for my 3rd Egg)
Baking and Eggs - Pt. 1 -2015
Baking and Eggs - Pt. 2 - 2015
BGE Cookbook - iBooks Version - Review - 2013
Big Green Egg - Pt. 1 - Assembly - 2012
Big Green Egg - Pt. 2 - 1st Cook - 2012
Big Green Egg - Pt. 3 - Myths & Legends - 2012 (My take on some of the claims about the BGE.)
Big Green Egg - Pt. 4 - 1st Low & Slow Cook - 2012
Big Green Egg - Pt. 5 -Total Cost of Ownership - 2012 (The BGE actually costs far less over time if you factor in charcoal costs.)
Big Green Egg - Pt. 6 - Best in Class Pizza - 2012 (The Big Green Egg turns out the best grilled pizza I’ve ever had or made)
Big Green Egg - Pt. 7 - Eggcessories-Big Picture - 2012 (Big Picture discussion of pricing controversies)
Big Green Egg - Pt. 8 - Eggcessories-General - 2012 (The grill related accessories I bought with my new BGE)
Big Green Egg - Pt. 9 - Eggcessories-Cooking - 2012 (The cooking related accessories I bought with my new BGE)
Big Green Egg - Pt. 10 - Steak on the Egg - 2012 (My first steak on the Egg was my best ever, but it was a bit of an adventure.)
Big Green Egg - Pt 11 - Gasket Replacement - Big Picture 2012 (The background & planning behind replacing my BGE's gasket.)
Big Green Egg - Pt 12 - Gasket Replacement - Blow by Blow 2012 (The real world experience replacing my BGE's gasket.)
Big Green Egg - Pt 13 - Big Green Egg Cookbook 2012 (Find out why I consider this cookbook and essential tool for your BGE.)
Big Green Egg - Pt 14 - Impressions after 90 Days 2012 (Impressions after the first 90 days of Egg ownership.)
Big Green Egg - Pt. 15 - Grate Accessories - Griddle - 2012
Big Green Egg - Pt. 16 - Grate Accessories - Raised Grid - 2012
Big Green Egg - Pt 17 - Stir Frying on the BGE - 2012
Big Green Egg - Pt 18 - First Stir Fry - 2012
Cold Weather Cooking on the Egg - 2013
Cold Hard Facts - 2014 (Cold Weather BGE Discoveries)
Cold Weather Cooking on the Egg - Summary - 2013 My discoveries after my first full winter using my BGE
Congratulations it's a Large!! - (My Second BGE) - 2012
Congratulations it's a Large!! - My Third BGE - 2014

Cracked Egg - 2014 (What happened when the base of my Egg cracked)
Cracked Egg II - 2014 (A month after my Egg cracked, my Fire Ring cracked too)
Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun - Pt. 1 - 2013 (Why I decided to get 2nd Large BGE instead of a Small)
Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun - Pt. 2 - 2013 (Advantages to having 2nd Large BGE instead of a Small)
Eggtoberfest Bound - 2013
Eggtoberfest XVII Bound - 2014
First Paella on the Egg - Technical Details - 2013 (Technical differences doing a paella on the BGE vs. a gas grill.
Getting Better All the Time - Pt. 4 Baking) - 2014
Getting to Know the Adjustable Rig - 2014
High on the Dog 2014 (First Attempt doing hot dogs raised direct using the AR)
High on the Dog - Pt. 2 2014 (Second Attempt doing hot dogs raised direct using the AR. Almost there!)
It's a Large (My 2nd BGE) - 2012
New & improved Draft Door - Install - 2014
NewEgglandFest V1 - 2013 - 2013 (My first Eggfest)
Q: Where Have You Been? A: Taken By a Cult - 2012 (How I Came to Buy My New Big Green Egg)
Selecting a BGE Dealer - 2013
Some Assembly Required - Background - 2013 (Why I decided to assemble my second BGE myself)
Some Assembly Required - Execution - 2013 (The delivery & Assembly of my second BGE)
The Island of Misfit Grill Toys - 2014 (A review of Eggcessories & Grill Accessories I no longer want or can't use)
Triple Threat - 2014 (My third Big Green Egg)
Two Egg Breakfast - 2013 (Using 2 BGE's to make breakfast)
Two Years of Egg Ownership - 2014