Big Green Egg

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An extra large Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg is the brand name of a kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker. The Egg is a versatile cooking device capable of acting as a grill, oven, or smoker. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from '2XL' to 'Mini'. They are produced in a distinctive dark green color.

History[edit]

The Big Green Egg Company was founded in 1974 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.[citation needed]

Design[edit]

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 this allows temperatures of up to 650 °C (1,200 °F) to be reached.[citation needed]

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.[1]

Big Green Eggs can be used for smoking or grilling and with the addition of accessories can bake bread or cook a pizza.[2]

Sizes[edit]

Big Green Eggs are manufactured in seven sizes.

Mini MiniMax Small Medium Large XLarge 2XL
Grid Diameter 10in / 25cm 13in / 33cm 13in / 33cm 15in / 38cm 18.25in / 46cm 24in / 61cm 29in / 74cm
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

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Common Accessories[edit]

  • ConvEGGtor - a ceramic insert designed to facilitate cooking with indirect heat.
  • Pizza stone - a ceramic insert to help cook pizza, cookies, or bread. [4]
  • EGG Nest - a metal frame to support the egg, with wheels for easier transportation. [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Lump Charcoal". biggreenegg.com. 2007. Archived from the original on 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  2. ^ Levitt, Jonathan (2007-05-23). "Put all your grilling in one Big Green Egg". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  3. ^ "How do you like your eggs". Big Green Egg. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ "convEGGtors and Baking Stones". Big Green Egg. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Nests, Handlers and Mates". Big Green Egg. Retrieved 5 March 2019.

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