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Green Egg Grill
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Green Egg Grill

Tips for Using Your Green Egg Grill


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Surprisingly, the Green Egg Grill has been around since 1974, smoking and grilling foods to perfection.  You will no doubt have your own style for cooking on the BGE grill, but there are some basic tips that can be used for beginners. As you get more experienced, you will want to try some new ideas of your own.

The ceramic walls provide the best environment possible for a long and slow cook. You can turn even the least desirable cuts of meats into succulent and tender gourmet meals. This BBQ allows  the meat to cook in a controlled temperature environment for hours and hours and produce the best taste ever.

When you are planning a long slow cook, you want to ensure there is enough flavor for the long period of smoking. First, you need lump charcoal, then well soaked flavor wood chips, and then repeat this process until the firebox is full. The layered effect will allow for the meat to continuously be filled with flavor during the entire smoking process.  Some of the best cooking results will come from varying the type of wood chips for different meats.  For example, hickory based wood chips are better suited for cooking ribs, while maple wood chips tend to work well when smoking salmon.

You can use the electric igniter or natural fire starters to get your BGE going. Once the temperature reaches a steady 250 degrees, you are ready to throw on the meat.  The plate setter can be turned with its legs in an upward position.  The heat will be indirect but this will allow the smoke to swirl around the meat, giving a more robust flavor. You do not have to turn the food, even in extended cooking periods when you make use of the plate setter.  You can also use your drip pan and add apple juice, or even beer for added flavor while cooking.

You will want to bring your Big Green Egg Grill up to 750 degrees to sear your steaks perfectly. Then use the dampers to control the heat setting and ensure the steaks are cooked rare, medium, or well done.

Ideally you should grill with the lid closed on this barbeque.  You will not experience grease flare ups as you will on a conventional grill.  Enjoy perfectly grilled food every time - everything from  steaks to chicken will come out juicy and tender.

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Green Egg Grill - Best BBQ Smoker on the Market


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The Big Green Egg smoker grill is the best thing to hit the BBQ market in a long time.  The ease of setting it up and the simplicity of cooking makes it an all around great product. The diversity that it offers with its ability to smoke, grill, and even bake is amazing.

The design of the Big Green Egg Grill is sleek and attractive. You can find many different sizes to suit your needs, including:

  • Mini
  • Original
  • Large
  • XL

Depending on the amount of cooking space you need, one of these models should suit you fine. The manufacture’s reputation is very good,  customer service is great, and you will never have to worry about the warranty.

The Green Egg Grill is designed to be used in any weather condition, even use it all year round. The durability of the ceramic walls can withstand freezing temperatures to below 0 degrees and temperatures as high as 1800 degrees F. So when it’s freezing rain or snowing and you’re grilling outside your neighbors may look at you like you’re crazy, but the smell of the wonderful foods cooking will tempt them to come check it out a little closer.

The benefit to the ceramic walls is that the grill will contain and maintain the temperature you wish to cook for the entire cooking session. If you want to long slow cook some ribs at 200 degrees for several hours, you will not have to worry about the smoker losing the temperature setting.

The grill can be used for smoking meats to a tender and succulent state, but it’s also great for grilling various meats and vegetables. You may not realize that this grill will serve as a fire brick oven for you to create all kinds of gourmet foods. In fact, the local pizza parlor has nothing on this Big Green Grill. You can create pizza just like the best pizzeria in town, all from your backyard. What a twist that is on the backyard BBQ, now you can have backyard pizza parties.

The grill is designed to last and give you a lifetime of enjoyment. The investment is well worth it, and conventional grills cannot come close to matching the Green Egg. There are accessories that you can purchase as well, to make it even more functionable. The WOK is great for creating stir fry, rice or veggies for outdoor meals.

You will also find the fish grate handy for the summers best catches on the grill. Grilling fish has always been a messy event and sometimes not worth it as the heat can dry out the fish and flavors are lost. This BBQ will leave the fish tender and flavorful, and not leave a mess for you to clean up.

The Big Green Egg Grill is an awesome appliance that can replace almost every appliance in your kitchen for outdoor griling, and with one great product you can create a gourmet outdoor kitchen.

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Green Egg Accessories


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Yes, you can get many different Green Egg accessories. In this article we’ll give you a brief but pretty comprehensive rundown of what is out there for you to enhance your grilling, cooking, and smoking experience with this masterful piece of technology.

There is a wonderful ash pan specific to the Green Egg which was designed with a lot more thought than usually goes into other grill’s accessories. This thing is shaped like a short wide shovel, with a handy handle on its end for quick and safe removal. Stick it under the charcoal cooker and it will protect your patio from the falling ash.

Another of the Green Egg accessories is the so-called half-moon grids that are actually raised. This is manufactured so that you it takes up only half of the space of the whole cooking “surface”. (Hence the term half moon.) Seeing as it’s raised, it will leave the entire normal grill for cooking closer to the heat. Then you can just stick a few odds and ends up on the higher grid.

Green Egg Grill has developed a terrific (but not overwhelming) array of different shelves, and you can find custom tables for the green egg grill from a variety of sources. These attach to the outside of the EGG enabling a more versatile experience for the head chef. Slap some plates on a couple of the shelves and leave condiments or more meat to be cooked on the other shelf. You can buy as many or as few as you want, but I’d suggest getting two at least. They come in different sizes and capacities.

One of the most exquisite of the Green Egg Grill accessories is their three-tier rack and extender. This expands even more on the previous half-moon rack, because, well, it brings an extra level to the playing field. It actually increases your “cooking surface” by 200%. It’s a great way to save time and be more efficient, or to give different levels of heat to different food items, such as vegetables and steaks.

Then there’s the ash tool. (These guys have spared nothing.) It comes in small, medium, and large. It is not your ordinary ash remover and it will more successfully clean out all that gunk to clear up your Big Green Egg.

The temperature gauge is a must-have of this group of Green Egg accessories which will attach to the outside. This way you can get a better handle on your smoking, grilling, or even searing the meat as pleases you.

One of the most hilarious accessories has to be the digital probe thermometer. It looks like it should be in a doctor’s office! Anyway, you can monitor the temperature of meats inside your Green Egg Grill without even having to open it. A cord extends out to a temperature reading on the internal meat condition. Yes, these folks have thought of everything. They are the masters.

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