Ok, I have only had my Big Green Egg for two and half months and this is my third post on it (here and here). I am a little obsessed. When I’m not cooking on it, I’m thinking about cooking on it. What is great about the Big Green Egg, and barbecue in general, is that there is no “right” way to do it. Now, of course, there is a difference between grilling and barbecuing. Of course, the Big Green Egg is not perfect. It is not as good as an offset pit that allows for true indirect cooking. However, considering my lack of a backyard, it is perfect for my needs. Adding a plate setter allows to cheat the structure of the Egg to do some indirect cooking. That and the fact that I can control the temperature of my cooks allows me to do what every type of cook I want (barbecue, grilling, cookout, and even baking) on the same instrument.
What makes the Big Green Egg so enjoyable is the number of resources available. Here is a few of my favorites:
Big Green Egg: Plenty of good recipes and videos to help you get started.
EggHead Forum: I admit, I am a lurker on these forums. I often look at threads for different advice. I have noticed that for every situation there are 10 solutions and all are correct. Barbecue is a science, but it is not an exact one.
Amazing Ribs: Not a Big Green Egg site, but a general slow and low site. Good, solid advice that also helps explain the science behind slow and low cooks.
Big Green Craig: A guy who love to cook on his Big Green Egg and Komodo cooking in general. He keeps up a blog with pictures that will make your mouth water.
Bouillie: One of the best, if not the best, blogs about Louisiana cooking and food. While not a blog dedicated to the Big Green Egg, if you look to the right side you will see a tag cloud with Big Green Egg toward the top. Click it and you will find some interesting ways to use the Big Green Egg.
Again, these are just a few resources. I really could make this blog several pages long with all the resources available. And no, we don’t receive anything from Big Green Egg to talk about it. We just really love our BGE and for people like us with limited space and a small family, the Mini Max is a brilliant purchase for people who love to cook outdoors.