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  • Breadhead
    Banned Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 0

    #16
    @Wildman

    I just bought a used Large Big Green Egg for under $200. I spent 2 hours of labor cleaning it and reconditioning its existing parts. I assume I'm going to have to buy another $70 to $80 in parts to make it as good as a brand new BGE. The lady that had had it for many years had no idea why it wouldn't get as hot as it used to. When I got it home I pulled out the fire box and could tell they had NEVER removed it to take out the ashes that collect between the fire box and the outer ceramic wall and blocks the airflow.

    Sometimes you can find Kamado's that people just don't understand what they have or how to use it. Most of those types feel blessed to get rid of them. I really don't need another Large BGE. I just liked fleecing this really rich lady that her neighbor lady really dislikes. The neighbor lady and her husband are my friends. I watched that BGE deteriorate on her patio for over a year and decided she would probably like to get rid of that rusty eyesore.

    Deals are there to be had. I admit I found an unusual deal but they are out there.

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    • fzxdoc
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 5323
      • My toys:
        Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
        Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
        Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
        Weber Kettle Premium 22"
        Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
        Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


        Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
        Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
        Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
        Grill Grate for SnS
        Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
        Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
        2 Grill Grate Griddles
        Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

        Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
        Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
        Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
        2 Fireboard Driver Cables
        Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
        Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
        Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
        Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
        Thermoworks Timestick Trio
        Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
        Maverick ET 733
        Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

        Grill Pinz
        Vortex (two of them)

        Two Joule Sous Vide devices
        VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
        Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
        Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
        Charcoal Companion TurboQue
        A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

        BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

        Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
        Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
        Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
        Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

      #17
      Originally posted by Wildman View Post
      That Weber Kettle with S&S and maybe grill grates sounds like a great next addition for me - very versatile and affordable.

      JC
      I think you're making a wise choice, Wildman . I'm actually a bit envious. I'm still working on my rationalization for that combo. Just don't tell my PBC, it might get sad.

      Kathryn

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      • Yno
        Yno
        Former Member
        • May 2015
        • 406
        • Do you know the way to San Jose?

        #18
        Okay, the Pit Barrel Cooker is on the way! Well, maybe not quite yet - I just placed my order. I imagine it will be here before next weekend, so I will be heading to the butcher for some Saint Louis ribs (not a big fan of Baby Backs). I am going to try to follow the PBC website directions carefully with maybe a tweak in the lighting procedure as posted by fzxdoc. I still love my gas grill, but this should open up a whole new world for me. Wish me luck!

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        • oldsteve
          oldsteve commented
          Editing a comment
          I ordered a new PBC a couple of weeks ago. It shipped from their new manufacturing facility in Corona, CA. It took two days for me to receive it here in the Sacramento area, delivered by FedEx.

          oldsteve

        • smarkley
          smarkley commented
          Editing a comment
          Cool... we used to have to wait 5 or 6 weeks
      • fzxdoc
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 5323
        • My toys:
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
          Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
          Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
          Weber Kettle Premium 22"
          Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
          Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
          Grill Grate for SnS
          Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
          Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
          2 Grill Grate Griddles
          Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

          Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
          Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
          Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
          2 Fireboard Driver Cables
          Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
          Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
          Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
          Thermoworks Timestick Trio
          Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
          Maverick ET 733
          Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

          Grill Pinz
          Vortex (two of them)

          Two Joule Sous Vide devices
          VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
          Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
          A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

          BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

          Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
          Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

        #19
        You're going to have a great time with that PBC, Yno. Enjoy!

        Kathryn

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        • Yno
          Yno
          Former Member
          • May 2015
          • 406
          • Do you know the way to San Jose?

          #20
          Okay, the PBC arrived Wednesday. A visit to to the butcher on Thursday for a couple racks of ribs. Had to buy some paprika to mix up some Memphis Dust because I don't usually have quite that much paprika in the cupboard. Got a full bag of Kingsford Original. Last decision is make the sauce or use my favorite bottled sauce tonight. The ribs go on tomorrow. I'm going to grill a couple of steaks tonight so my gas grill doesn't get jealous!

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          • smarkley
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1426

            #21
            Originally posted by Yno View Post
            Okay, the PBC arrived Wednesday. A visit to to the butcher on Thursday for a couple racks of ribs. Had to buy some paprika to mix up some Memphis Dust because I don't usually have quite that much paprika in the cupboard. Got a full bag of Kingsford Original. Last decision is make the sauce or use my favorite bottled sauce tonight. The ribs go on tomorrow. I'm going to grill a couple of steaks tonight so my gas grill doesn't get jealous!


            Looks like you are ready to go... send pics!

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            • Yno
              Yno commented
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              Pics will be posted, for praise or condolences.....

            • smarkley
              smarkley commented
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              doubt you will need condolences... the PBC is a rib cooking machine.

              Just don't freak out if the temps go crazy at first... thats what the PBC does.

              Your ribs should take between 4 and 5 hours to cook, unless you have baby backs and they are 30-40 min less
          • Yno
            Yno
            Former Member
            • May 2015
            • 406
            • Do you know the way to San Jose?

            #22
            First cook in the PBC has started! We made the Memphis dust last night (smells gooood!) and prepped the ribs. Got the PBC ready to got his morning, rubbed the ribs, started the fire, and it is sitting out there smoking away and smelling reeeeeealy gooooooooood! Just basic stuff for the first time - no wood, no thermometer and fussing with temps, just following Noah's instructions. I will report back later.

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            • Yno
              Yno
              Former Member
              • May 2015
              • 406
              • Do you know the way to San Jose?

              #23
              Three and a half hours and out. They were pretty darn tasty! First few ribs were scarfed in seconds - no rest, we were hungry! Next time I will take them out sooner, sauce, and return for twenty minutes. These were pretty much done, and the top hook was coming out. I was a little cautious and double hooked them, and I am glad I did, but I didn't want to risk them becoming a flaming sacrifice. So we sauced them just before chowing down. I love leftovers, and we have plenty. Figured I might as well do two and not waste the heat. I'm very happy so far with the PBC.Click image for larger version

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              • Medusa
                Charter Member
                • Sep 2014
                • 666
                • For those who are about to Cook - WE SALUTE YOU!

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                #24
                Yno

                ROAR! Looks Great! Congrats to you! Glad you're happy with the PBC - I keep mentioning "my need" for it to #1-LOL!

                --Ed

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