Arguably the most exciting product we have ever sold, the Big Green Egg is more than just a grill, it is a phenomenon. Enthusiasm spreads quickly once you get your first taste of barbeque that has slow cooked for 18 hours with hickory wood chunks and lump charcoal giving a flavor worthy of competition barbeque. Hands down, this charcoal grill and smoker does it all. Some grills are known for high heat temperatures, some known for holding low temperatures for long periods of time and others known for retaining moisture leaving your meat juicy and delicious. Only the Big Green Egg is known for all of these and more!
So how does it work? Good question! The Big Green Egg is a ceramic style kamado cooker. The ceramic compound used on this grill is only 2 molecules off of the ceramic tiles that NASA uses. This type of ceramic holds heat very well and does not allow the heat to escape quickly like metal grills. The more heat that escapes, the more movement of air flow which will dry out your meat. Since the ceramic does not allow this movement of air, your meat will stay extremely juicy and succulent. Even if you accidently cook it for longer than you should, it will still be juicy. The Big Green Egg will make the average cook look like a world class chef!
Furthermore, the Big Green Egg has air controls at both the bottom and top of the grill. You can close off these dampers and lower the temperature of the grill. Cooking low and slow is easy with the Big Green Egg. This also slows down the burning of the lump charcoal creating efficiency instead of waste. This allows you to smoke a Boston butt for over 18 hours on one load of charcoal. Yes, you heard correctly! You do not have to fill…and fill…and fill some more to cook for 18 hours. One load of charcoal at 225 degrees will last for over 18 hours. This smoker also does the best ribs, chicken and turkeys you can imagine.
On the other end of the spectrum, you can open up these damper controls and allow more air flow. This will raise the temperature of the charcoal grill to over 700 degrees. This is used for searing steaks so the juices are sealed in for maximum deliciousness. Beyond grilling steaks, anything is possible on this grill. Grilling pizzas, baking bread and deserts, smoking fish and grilling vegetables are among the favorites.
One last thing. There are a plethora of Eggcessories available to enhance your cooking experience. Browse our online catalog to see all of your options. The Fire House Casual Living Store is the leading dealer of Big Green Eggs in the Carolinas. Many of our employees own a Big Green Egg and therefore can give you the best advice and service available in our markets. Stop by The Fire House today to learn more and to get the very best price on this amazing grill, smoker, barbeque and oven.