Big Green Egg

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The Big Green Egg, Inc.
FounderEd Fisher
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Key people
Ardy Arani (CEO)
ProductsOutdoor grills

The Big Green Egg, Inc is an American privately held producer and manufacturer of kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cookers and related accessories. The company is primarily known for producing The Big Green Egg, a line of various kamado grills identified by their egg-shape and distinctive dark green color.


The Big Green Egg Company was founded in 1974[1] by Ed Fisher and is based in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. Production of the Big Green Egg takes place in Monterrey, Mexico, by the company Daltile.[2] Big Green Egg routinely hosts an annual barbeque festival in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, called Eggtoberfest. The 25th Eggtoberfest was celebrated in 2022 and drew more than 3,000 participants.[3]


The shape of the Big Green Egg is designed to contain the heat by using two draft doors, one at the bottom and another at the top. The bottom draft door slides horizontally creating more or less air flow. This works in conjunction with the top draft door, that swivels left and right, creating more or less updraft, and in turn adjusting the temperature used in the cook. The Big Green Egg is manufactured from ceramics designed to reflect heat, and the temperature gauge recommends not exceeding a maximum temperature of 750 degrees F.[4]

The Big Green Egg is a charcoal barbecue: the manufacturers recommend lump wood charcoal because alternatives such as charcoal briquettes generate much more ash, and contain many additives that can contaminate the flavor of the food.[5]

Big Green Eggs can be used for smoking or grilling and with the addition of accessories can bake bread or cook a pizza.[6]


Big Green Eggs are manufactured in seven sizes.

Mini MiniMax Small Medium Large XLarge 2XL
Grid Diameter 10in / 25 cm 13in / 33 cm 13in / 33 cm 15in / 38 cm 18.25in / 46 cm 24in / 61 cm 29in / 74 cm
Weight 39 lbs / 18 kg 76 lbs / 35 kg 80 lbs / 36 kg 114 lbs / 52 kg 162 lbs / 73 kg 219 lbs / 99 kg 375 lbs / 170 kg
Able to Cook 2 chicken breasts 12-pound turkey, 4 burgers 12-pound turkey, 4 burgers 18-pound turkey, 6 burgers 20-pound turkey, 12 burgers 2 20-pound turkeys, 24 burgers 35-40 burgers, 14-16 whole chickens, 18-20 steaks


Common accessories[edit]

  • ConvEGGtor - a ceramic insert designed to facilitate cooking with indirect heat.[8]
  • Pizza stone - a ceramic insert to help cook pizza, cookies, or bread.[9]
  • EGG Nest - a metal frame to support the egg, with wheels for easier transportation.[10]


Big Green Egg sponsored NASCAR Xfinity Series driver #39 Ryan Sieg driving for RSS Racing at Chicagoland Speedway in 2014 and 2019.[11]

In 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Anthony Alfredo won the Big Green Egg 150.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cranston, Beth (July 28, 2021). "Is the Ever-Popular Big Green Egg Grill Really Worth It?". Bob Vila. Retrieved December 7, 2022.
  2. ^ "Big Green Egg's popularity is driving business". Crain's Cleveland Business. August 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Selasky, Susan. "People are obsessed with this $850 grill — and Up North festival celebrates it". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 7, 2022.
  4. ^ Farris, Emily (June 15, 2022). "The Best Kamado Grill for Hard-Core Grillmasters and Smoking Beginners". Epicurious. Retrieved December 7, 2022.
  5. ^ "Natural Lump Charcoal". 2007. Archived from the original on September 17, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2010.
  6. ^ Levitt, Jonathan (May 23, 2007). "Put all your grilling in one Big Green Egg". Boston Globe. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  7. ^ "How do you like your eggs". Big Green Egg. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  8. ^ "Top 10 Big Green EGGcessories of 2021". Specialty Gas House. December 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "convEGGtors and Baking Stones". Big Green Egg. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  10. ^ "Nests, Handlers and Mates". Big Green Egg. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  11. ^ Eggert, Set. "Sieg Welcomes Back The Big Green Egg as Chicagoland Sponsor". Motorsport Tribute. Retrieved December 7, 2022.
  12. ^ Eggert, Set (January 21, 2022). "Alfredo Survives Caution-Filled MNR Homestead Race". Kickin' The Tires. Retrieved December 7, 2022.

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