Big Green Egg? and its cousin the lil brown Egg

Discussion in 'The Mess Hall' started by Fnord5, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Nope.
    I have, sitting on my "porch" a new project of mine.
    I call it the LBE.

    Pics to follow, especially tomorrow after 8 hours or so. :drool:

    I am a tease.

    I promise though, it will be worth the wait.:tongue_sm
  2. Worth the wait? Well it better be or I'll... I'll... be very disappointed? Yes that's it! Disappointed! :mad3:
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  4. Alton Brown made one of those in an episide and used it as a smoker.
  5. I was also looking to make an AB smoker :-D

    Can you get us a parts list?
  6. Electric hot plate : $12.99 @ harbor Freight tools
    BBQ replacement thermometer: $8.97 @ Home Depot
    Chrome cooking grate (14.5 inches): $7 @ OSH
    16 inch flowerpot: $22.50 @ OSH
    17.5 inch shallow bowl: $15 @ OSH


    Getting the Tri-Tip ready right now :w00t::w00t:
  7. That's cool, and much more economical than the Komodo Kamado that I have been lusting after for a while!

    I had a question, though:
    Do you have any kind of handle or tool to help you lift the bowl off of the top?
  8. I have some stainless steel handles that I was thinking of putting on it, but honestly, even after it got up to temp (200*) the lid was only warm to the touch. Only about as warm as a full coffee mug.

    Although, as I am never content with things as they are, I will probably put a handle on it, some sort of silicone gasket, and maybe a hinge for the lid. :lol:
  9. It's 1/4 finished! :w00t:

    Refilled the chips once already, and the meat has a nice crusty surface, but is obviously still juicy inside.

    I cant wait!
  10. That is absolutely beautiful. Let us know how it turns out with a silicone seal and hinge!
  11. Some action shots!
    The foil is to keep the smoke sealed in better.
  12. The Nid Hog

    The Nid Hog Moderator Emeritus

    That's very cool. How's the clean up?
  13. I have no clue. :lol:
    This is the first time using it.:w00t:
  14. So that thing actually works? You're not damaging the cord on the hot by using it like that are you? :confused:
  15. Not so far. Been holding steady at 200* for the last 3-4 hours.
    Even the plastic knob on the hot plate isn't soft or anything.
  16. Really? So how do use this thing? Do you just fill the dish with chips, place in on the hot plate, turn it on, and smoke away?
  17. Yup. I have it set at the high side of medium, and that seems to work just fine.
    Here is a drool worthy shot!
  18. Wow that looks good! :drool:

    So what kind of chips are you using?
  19. Hickory

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