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Brought home my new grill baby, a BGE XL demo from an EGGfest this weekend. My help was a no show and I had food to cook so I muscled it off the truck and into position myself (do not attempt this unless you're sure you are strong/foolish enough) and went through the process of aligning the halves a little better.

 

After aligning and a little cleaning it was time to fire it up and christen it with a beautiful 3lb. Angus cowboy steak. I cooked it low and slow on the BGE shooting for around 225-250 while I tried to figure out the reggulator top vent and see where it likes to be set for given temps., we ended up settling on 240 which worked great. I had plans for the egg so I did the final sear on the KJ, worked out pretty well.

 

Finally, to get to the business of why we got the XL I put on a 16lb Prime brisket for a nice all nighter. I didn't get the settings quite right and the temp crept up over night and eventually hit 275* about 7hrs. in but it actually helped it push through the stall. I finally locked in my settings after I had wrapped the brisket and had it sitting @ 250F for the duration of the cook, we'll see how it turned out when I slice it up for dinner tonight.

 

With a total of about 14hrs. of cooking time the XL looks to have burned off about half of the KJBB I loaded it up with to begin with.

 

All in all I'm very impressed with the big egg, I'll probably switch out the rEGGulator for a Smokeware chimney but more for the weather cap design and preferable vent setting system than any lack of functionality. 

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2 minutes ago, Kamado Tom said:

Brought home my new grill baby, a BGE XL demo from an EGGfest this weekend. My help was a no show and I had food to cook so I muscled it off the truck and into position myself (do not attempt this unless you're sure you a strong/foolish enough) and went through the process of aligning the halves a little better.

Your screen name has been changed from Kamado Tom to Kamado Ahhnold.  Great looking food.  Enjoy that beautiful XL.

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Very nice looking Kamado and you got the BGE demo deal as well. Can't really beat that. Funny that your think about switching from the Regulator to a Smoke Ware. I just did exactly the opposite and really love  the new Regulator. I find it  dials in temps much better than my old SmokeWare for low and moderate heat cooks, and is especially good at controlling high temp cook like pizza. I can hold 650 without the worry of going nuclear.

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7 hours ago, keeperovdeflame said:

Very nice looking Kamado and you got the BGE demo deal as well. Can't really beat that. Funny that your think about switching from the Regulator to a Smoke Ware. I just did exactly the opposite and really love  the new Regulator. I find it  dials in temps much better than my old SmokeWare for low and moderate heat cooks, and is especially good at controlling high temp cook like pizza. I can hold 650 without the worry of going nuclear.

 

I haven't decided yet on the vent, the 2 things I really like about the KJ Control Tower are the weather cap and the graduations which make for easily repeatable adjustments. The Smokeware chimney is similar in function to the KJ.

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