Smoking on the BGE?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tylerbeattie, May 6, 2013.

  1. tylerbeattie

    tylerbeattie Newbie

    I recently have purchased a large Big Green Egg. I have used it a few times doing little things such as burgers etc. In the next couple days I am looking to experiment a little and do a smoking session with the BGE where I will do spare pork ribs or baby back ribs. I was hoping for any suggestions and specific information on using the BGE? Any information Helps! thank you.
  2. Hi I have a Vision kamado and it works like a BGE. Smoking on it is very easy and the results are excellent. 

    1. load up your grill with charcoal and a few chunks of wood, then light only a few pieces of coal and dump them in the middle. If your using an electric wand don't leave it in more than 2 or 3 minutes. The trick is to build your heat slow if you over shoot your temp it's a real PITA to bring it back down.

    2.Use a heat deflector between the coals and your meat because you want indirect heat.

    3.Don't open your grill once the meat is on. If you don't have one already get a wireless probe like a maverick et-732 it will change the way you cook. Smoking is about temp not time, it will be done when it's done.

    Here are some of my kamado cooks to give you a better Idea
  3. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    I smoke all the time on my Avacado Kamado.  Super easy...I DO use a stoker unit....but as said above..I fill the bottom with Lump charcoal..throw in 3 or 4 pieces of my selected smoking wood, and start a few coals in a chimney, then dump it in...close the lid, and set the stoker to run anywhere from 230F - 275F depending on what I am smoking.  It'll keep that temp for a long long run!
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wish I could help you.

    My Son has a "Big Black Egg", and smokes Awesome stuff in it. He says it's real easy to make it hold any temp he wants for long times.


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