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Any "Big Green Egg" geeks?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 03, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I just bought myself a Big Green Egg grill, because I've been very good and I deserve it, thank you. My first night with it I cooked up some ribeyes and a pork loin roast, and I'm already a total nut for this thing. Can't wait to roast some whole chickens and make pork barbecue this weekend.

Any other BGE geeks in paleo-land? The BGE forums are full of ideas for breads and pizzas and grilled fruits and other offensive notions - I'd love to get some paleocentric Egg recipes going. Or if you're fond of another grill, please also share.

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on May 05, 2010
at 09:29 AM

Hi. The WSM will keep burning for hours - I often put meat on and then leave it for at least 2 hours. If you look at the site in the comment above yours there are LOADS of tips, cooking methods etc explained. It can apparently burn pretty well unattended for up to 10 hours though I've not done this myself.

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on May 04, 2010
at 04:33 PM

How easy is it to use the WSM? I am going to get one this summer and was wondering about how often I would need to tend the fire. For example, could I leave the house for a couple hours to workout or do some stuff or do I have to stay there the entire cook? I'm a BBQ fanatic so either way I'm getting it, it would just be nice to know.

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on May 04, 2010
at 04:24 PM

Here's a site with some great recipes and tips http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/index.html

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on May 04, 2010
at 10:46 AM

Color me envious. :) I've wanted one of these for a while; I recently bought a Char-Griller and have busted out some incredibly fine food so far this season. Last night I got done with my workout and the wife already had a fire going for me. I threw some boneless pork chops on the warming rack and let them go for about 15 minutes, then moved them to the hot part of the grill. Result: perfectly cooked pork with a pink smoke ring around the edge when you cut into them. Heaven!

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at 09:26 PM

My paleo!dad is a big fan. I should ask him.

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on May 04, 2010
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A great BBQ site that I go to alot is: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php. There is alot of info there on how to cook just about any kind of meat. As far as paleo recipes go, just take out the sugar from the rubs and grill vegetables instead of the non-paleo sides that people normally cook. BBQ is really easy to make paleo, it's just cooking a hunk of meat, the only things to watch out for are the marinades/injections, and rubs. As long as there is no sugar or alot of salt you are good to go.

Edit: go to the sub-forum "Q-Talk," that is where the members post their cooks that they do. You can also search for past ones using the search bar at the bottom of the page.

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on May 04, 2010
at 02:16 AM

Heck yes! Anything smoked (smoked chicken, pulled pork, pulled beef, brisket, pastrami), wings are great, bacon wrapped cheese stuffed peppers (ABTs), tandoori skewers... it's really endless. Anything you can cook on a stove, in an oven or on a regular grill. I use a wok on mine which is fantastic fun.

I highly recommend "Smoke & Spice" by Cheryl and Bill Jamison for low-and-slow recipes and ideas. The Naked Whiz website is full of great tips and recipe books (most meat recipes are really easily paleo adaptable).

The Egg is so versatile -- totally upgraded my cooking both in and out of the kitchen.

I do have to say: pizza on the egg is AMAZING with the proper crust recipe. Totally worth it on a rare occasion (will eventually try to figure out a decent gluten free crust ...)

Seek out an EggFest over the summer -- plenty going on around the country.

The best steak you'll ever have: Get the egg up to molton temp (or, maybe 500 is more reasonable and safe), follow Dr. Eade's DIY sous vide technique: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/food-porn/diy-sous-vide/ then throw the steak directly on the coals for 30s a side. (I actually use a contraption that allows a small cast iron grid to sit 6 inches or so over the coals.)

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on December 29, 2011
at 05:08 PM

The BGE is absolutely amazing and cook pretty much everything on it so YES I am a BGE GEEK.

I've made a ton of Paleo recipes on it such as my favorite chicken recipe: http://www.arizonacaveman.com/paleo-drunk-butt-chicken-big-green-egg. Also wild caught salmon is amazing on it. For New Year's Eve I am making a Pulled Pork with Paleo BBQ sauce.

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on May 04, 2010
at 04:23 PM

Haven't got the Egg - but I HAVE got the Weber smokey mountain smoker and use it a lot. Fabulous smokey flavours and makes the "tougher" cuts delectably tender with that haunting, evocative smoke flavour - so Paleo!!!

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on May 05, 2010
at 09:29 AM

Hi. The WSM will keep burning for hours - I often put meat on and then leave it for at least 2 hours. If you look at the site in the comment above yours there are LOADS of tips, cooking methods etc explained. It can apparently burn pretty well unattended for up to 10 hours though I've not done this myself.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on May 04, 2010
at 04:24 PM

Here's a site with some great recipes and tips http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/index.html

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on May 04, 2010
at 04:33 PM

How easy is it to use the WSM? I am going to get one this summer and was wondering about how often I would need to tend the fire. For example, could I leave the house for a couple hours to workout or do some stuff or do I have to stay there the entire cook? I'm a BBQ fanatic so either way I'm getting it, it would just be nice to know.

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