I've been mesmerized for years about the BGE and could never justify in my head the cost of buying one. The price just seems obscene! At my age, I've gone the simpler, easier, less stressful route of using a gas grill and because of the versatility of my grill, have been satisfied.
But there's still that lingering thought in the back of my mind----Should I claim insanity and buy one???
Here comes the emotional rationale--
- I was thinking about buying a smoker but a BGE would serve that purpose.
- The cost of Propane is skyrocketing.
- The Diamondbacks could win the pennant and some of their players have one.
- None of the AZ Cardinals will have enough money to buy one so you could invite some of them over to watch College Football on Saturdays.
- With only College Football to watch this fall, I'd only have to fire it up once, using 50% less charcoal!
- My Bride really wouldn't kill me ---would she?
Having spent considerable time on their web site, I learned about the Annual Eggtoberfest in Atlanta. Looks like a great party!
Has anyone been there?? http://www.biggreenegg.com/eggtober.html
BGE supplies over 200 EGGS for the event and sells them at a discount afterwards. Anyone know how much they sell for??
This would be a great place to go to see how you can use them to maximum use.
Spectacular fare can range from moose kebabs (the result of a successful Maine hunt) and a roasted whole fresh Alaskan salmon (caught, brought and cooked by an Alaska EGG owner) to exotic breakfast dishes, peach cobblers, grilled pineapple, rum soaked apple cake, smoked turkey necks, barbecued meatloaf and many versions of the more traditional pulled pork, fallin'-off-the-bone ribs, spicy sausages, juicy beef brisket, crispy pizza and most any other food that you can imagine.
For me, the cost of getting there is greater than the cost of an EGG
---- and how would I get a 200# EGG in my Luggage?
I see they also have Regional EGGfests around the country and in Canada but none planned for the Phoenix area at this time. They've had some here in the past. ATTENTION PITTSBURGH AREA ROADFOODERS!:
There's a EGGfest planned in Zelienople on 7/30/2011! If you're an EGGer or not it might be worth a roadtrip get together for the Pittsburgh gang! http://hearthandhomepa.com/eggfest.php
You'll be able to buy a Demo XL Big Green Egg with egg nest, daisy wheel damper, DVD and User Guide for only $996.40, Tax Incl. A $262.55 Savings!
Regular Price = $1258.95 ----However, there are conditions for the sale. First come, First Served! See Below: http://hearthandhomepa.com/pdfs/eggfestDemo.pdf
I'm still waffling as you can tell so if any of you EGGer's decide to go to that Big EGGfest in the sky or wherever
, and don't have room in the box to take it with you, don't forget to leave your BGE to me in your Will.
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