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    Learning Weber after an XL Egg

    I've been learning from and enjoying this site for a few years. Now I'm looking forward to learning to cook on this Weber kettle after using BGE for 15 years or so. I'm counting on you all to help me with the Weber until I get another Egg. Or, who knows? Maybe I'll keep the Weber after I get the Egg.

    Anyway, I'm happy to meet y'all. *bowing*
    Last edited by Hazcat; September 17, 2016, 01:14 PM. Reason: Edited for weird grammar.

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    Welcome Hazcat

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      Welcome to the pit. The first thing I'd do is get an SnS. That will take you from low and slow to hot and fast. It will allow you to cook near perfect steaks, great chicken, super brisket, and pork to die for. If you've been using an Egg for 15 years, you probably already have thermometers, but just in case you don't, you need a good digital quick read probe and a duel probe to monitor pit temp and meat temp. Both the Thermopen and the Maverick 732 - 733 are very popular here.

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        Welcome aboard!

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          Welcome to The Pit Hazcat. We're glad you're here! Hmmm Huskee might not be though... that's just going off him being named after a type of dog though... lol

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            #6
            I added a Weber to my BGE, and I couldn't be happier. I agree with RonB , Slow & Sear makes a world of difference, easy as pie. Egg to kettle would be easier than kettle to egg, IMO.

            Temperature control is almost exactly the same as it is for the BGE, maybe a bit more sensitive because of less insulation. The only real difference is fuel control over longer cooks, you aren't getting 22 hours out of a kettle without adding charcoal sometime along the line. Otherwise, the food comes out pretty much the same. Myself, I prefer the kettle for burgers, steaks, and ribs. All the low & slow roasts go in the BGE.

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              #7
              Welcome to the Pit Hazcat ...👍

              i have a large BGE and a 26" Weber kettle & SnS. They are both great cookers.

              What happened to your XL BGE? Was it that one someone posted a picture of a few weeks ago that looked like it fell off the back of someone's truck?😆

              Properly equipped the Kettle is a good smoker that will produce great tasting food for you. As others have said earlier the SnS transforms it into a much better smoker and makes it a great steak cooking grill... Better than your BGE was, easier anyway.

              Have fun in the Pit and feel free to ask any of us kettle guys for help taming your kettle.👍
              Last edited by Breadhead; September 17, 2016, 10:48 PM.

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                #8
                I've cooked everything on my 22.5 kettle from burgers and steaks to whole chickens and full pork shoulders. Heat management is not that difficult, but I can easily see how the SnS would make things much easier. I plan to order one very soon. Welcome to the Pit!

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                  Welcome to The Pit Hazcat. I think you'll love both and want to keep them. We're glad you're here!

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                    Thanks, y'all. I'm glad to see that low'n'slow is possible with the Weber.

                    I got the Thermopens a few years ago thanks to the good advice on here. Excellent investment.

                    I saw the SnS and it looks like a marvelously crafted item, worth designating a piggy bank for it.

                    I've been enjoying this website for a long time. I'm happy to join up with you all on the discussion boards.

                    Meanwhile, I have this grassfed porterhouse . . . .

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                        Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore, MD!

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