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The Big Green Egg Charcoal Grills

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The grilling season is about to begin, and the Big Green Egg is a grill that is different than your traditional charcoal grill. The grill is ceramic which introduces a whole new element in heat retention. The capacity to withhold heat is one of the most important factors to produce the best charcoal grilling results. It allows for flavor and aroma retention.
 
It got its name because it is shaped like an egg, the Big Green Egg can precisely cook meals whether you're slow cooking or searing. Besides being a grill, it can also be used as an oven which can cook homemade pizza, bread and pies or it can be used as a smoker.It also maintains the natural juiciness of the food and the release of the food's natural flavors.
 
The Egg has 4 different sizes to accommodate any need, ranging in diameter from 24” down to 13”. The Big Green Egg is the World's Best Smoker and Grill, giving it unmatched cooking flexibility. Whether you want to tackle high temperature, quick searing for the perfect rare steak, cook a whole chicken at a more moderate temperature, or tenderize a low-and-slow ten-hour brisket, you just can't beat the EGG when it comes to effortless cooking and sensational eating. Come see one at Fireplace Showcase.

History and Information on the Big Green Egg Grill

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A keystone of backyard cookouts across the nation, the Big Green Egg barbecue is configured for amateur and master chefs who are serious about the caliber of their cooked meat. Based on ancient design precepts, the cooker uses dense ceramic walls with a build similar to that of an egg to hold in heat and reduce charcoal use. The manufacturers claim a 20 pound bag of charcoal will run the Big Green Egg for four to six months.

The modern and updated version is actually based on a 3,000 year old Nipponese cooker called the Mushikamado. When an American airline pilot brought the traditional engineering back to the United States, he dubbed it the Kamado. In 1974, BGE began producing outdoor barbecues based on the Kamado's design principle and ceramic structure. The Big Green Egg combines grilling, barbecuing, and smoking powers for any kind of meat, fish, or veggies. Mufflers allow for precise control of the temperature from 50 degrees to 750 degrees. Smoking occurs at low temperatures between 150 and 250 degrees, whereas barbecuing commonly is executed at much hotter temperatures.

Many barbecue lovers claim the grill produces juicier, more tender meat since the ceramic exterior holds in moisture better than metal grills. Like other grills, the Egg comes with a variety of grill sizes, from 13 inches in grill diameter to 24 inches in grill diameter. The cooker is designed to allow for easy lighting even with strong winds, as well as easy charcoal replenishment and removal. Contact us today should you have any questions regarding fireplace accessories or fireplaces in general.

Big Green Egg Grills at the Fireplace Showcase

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

There is a Big Green Egg to fit everyone's outdoor cooking needs with five sizes ranging from Mini to Extra Large. You can use the EGG® year around in all climates, even in freezing temperatures or during pouring rain. You will find it more versatile than any outdoor cooking appliance on the market, whether comparing it to gas, electric or another charcoal grill, because the EGG is a smoker, a grill and an oven all rolled into one. Here are some of the reasons current owners love their EGG.

It's A Complete Outdoor Cooker

The Big Green Egg has unparalleled cooking flexibility. You can grill steaks and chops to the perfect degree of doneness, cooking at temperatures up to 750°F for steakhouse searing. But if fallin'-off-the-bone ribs or a tasty, juicy brisket is on your menu, the EGG will maintain a low temperature of 200° to 250°F for the low-and-slow smoke cooking that develops wonderful flavor while tenderizing the meat. Whether searing or slow cooking, prepare the entire meal on the grill by adding any of your favorite vegetables to the cooking grid. If you're longing for cornbread, biscuits, a freshly baked loaf of bread or even a warm pie or cobbler to complete your meal, the EGG bakes better than a brick oven. The simple secret to temperature control is the easily adjustable dampers that let you maintain accuracy within a few degrees. The exterior temperature gauge gives precise temperature readings of the cooker's internal temperature.


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