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Big Green Egg
Hey guys Chef J race Hardware grilling Expert today it's my beginner's guide to The Big Green Egg so uh come along and Join us as we walk through the ways to Uh run and operate the ultimate cooking Experience let's start off with talk a Little bit about the vents we've got a Top vent and a lower vent those two Vents work together to help control air Flow and temperature how do we control Temperature well if you look at this the More the bottom is open the more the top Is open the more air flow we're going to Get into the egg meaning higher Temperatures the less the bottom is open The less the top is open less air uh Keeping that temperature a little bit Lower I like to think of it this way I Use the bottom as big temperature Adjustments maybe 25 30 40° temperature Adjustments I use the top kind of as my Micro adjustment 5 to 10 degree Adjustments really keeping this dialed In how much charcoal should I add to my Big green egg is going to depend on two Different things as you can see here I Have it just to the bottom of the fire Ring and this is going to be for my Everyday Cooks this is going to uh help Me out making sure I've got enough fuel For uh doing some Dual Zone maybe some Reverse sear all of that now it will Also depend on if you're doing low and Slow because the last thing you want to
Do is run out of charcoal in the middle Of a cook so my suggestion is maybe During a low and slow I might add 15 to 20% more coming up a little bit higher On the fire ring make sure I have enough Charcoal to sustain me so I have two Different loads I have my everyday cook Where I keep it right there at the fire Ring and then I have my low and slow Where I bring it up just a little bit Higher now that we've got the charcoal Loaded it's time to start it now we have A couple different options we have our Speedy lights which are going to be kind Of a fiber board that you can Nestle Down into the charcoal and that's going To give you uh a really good starting Option as well or bum bum bum you can Use my favorite the eggniter I love this Because I have a butane torch which we Can see right Here and I have a fan which we can hear Right there so between the torch and the Fan I'm going to save time and get up And running just a little bit faster With my friend the eggniter you may have Seen in our videos or heard us mention It before maybe even had a friend Mentioned what is a Big Green Egg burp Well when it comes time to open your egg We always recommend giving it a little Burp that's going to introduce some Oxygen in there so that when you open it You don't have a giant Rush of oxygen
One of the great things about the Big Green Egg using lump charcoal is this is A reusable fuel source so this is my Charcoal from my last cook how do I Relight that couple different ways now Because I have the firebowl in here the Optional Fire Bowl uh one of the things I can do is grab this and pick it up and Shake that Ash out now if you don't have The optional firebowl one of the things You can do is take your Ash tool stir it Around and get all of that Ash off now Here's the best part top it off with Some fresh charcoal and it's time to Restart that fire Again care instructions for the Big Green Egg are very easy yes it can be Stored outside you can store it out There in the winter you can use this all Year long my recommendation keep it Covered uh so that you protect it from The elements that'll make sure your Gasket doesn't freeze shut your handle Doesn't get beat up by the sun keep it Covered it'll keep it beautiful for Years there you have it a quick little Beginner's guide on the Big Green Egg Amazing versatile absolutely the Ultimate cooking experience when it Comes to Kato style cooking in your Backyard now stay tuned because coming Up next I have more beginner videos Including my first Cook