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My first cook on my new Primo XL.

 
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k.c.hawg
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 12:45 am    Post subject: My first cook on my new Primo XL. Reply with quote

My wife got me a Primo XL for my anniversary gift. I was getting the ceramic itch and had been talking about getting one.....so as most women do she took over, to control the situation! Very Happy "I'm not having one of those ugly green things on my deck.....don't they make one that isn't that ugly?" So I did some research and it looked like most Primo users were happy with their's and they are made in the good ole USA. The XL seemed like a good choice because I love my packer briskets and it is plenty big. So today is the maiden cook. I was really wanting prime rib but figured I might better do a cook or two before going to the $80 cut. Settled on a 8.5lb pork loin cut and tied into a roast. It has been smoking hot here but I figured what better way to spend your birthday....ice cold beer, hot sunny day, cooking on the new cooker (I've been staring at it for 11 days since my anniversary like a kid looking under the Christmas tree)










Temp control has been very simple

A couple of hours in and it is cruising. I think we are going to get along very well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.c.hawg, first let me say Very Happy Happy Anniversary Very Happy to you and the Mrs. Congrats on your new cooker she is a beauty. Very Happy I look forward to seeing the finished results of the break in cook. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow nice piece!

Wish I got that as a gift!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good, I have that same setup even the cart and you are going to love it. Good luck and post lots of pics!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man you got it good. A great cooker and a great wife. Tom
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, and Congrats!

Will a packer(brisket) fit on that thing? One reason i have been hesitant about an BGE.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your Primo! I hope you enjoy yours as much as we have enjoyed ours. We have the exact setup at my house, except mine is filthy! You may want to check your thermometer as mine was / is off 10 degrees. I just factor that in when cooking as I am too lazy to change it. Also, I don't know if you bought the firebox divider or not. I have taken mine out once since I put it in. To me that's one of the best features.

The only think I will recommend is to remember to set your top vent after opening the lid. Eventually you will build up enough "crud" and it will stay where you have it set. I kept forgetting when I got mine and chocked off a few fires.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks big enough to get about any primal cut on her! Congrats! Sounds like she chose wisely when she married you! How many years ago?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. Thank you very much. The Mrs has been putting up with me for 34 years and has been my bride for 32 of those.
When I met her she had 3 children and she called me her 4th...I was 18 and I haven't grown up a whole helluva lot since then Very Happy

Oregon smoker: No problem on the packer with this unit... it is right at 24"x20"

Basset Hound thanks for the tips....I'm looking forward to getting mine filthy. I didn't get the divider...got the defuser plates and will be going back for the divider after the input I have received.

Thank you Mr Tony's BBQ. Yeah 32 years and we did 25 of that working together, commuting to and from work together and hanging out together. We tell people it is more like 65 years. We have to take seperate vacations to keep from becoming conjoined twins!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are going to love it. I talked to a guy at a comp who said he got 32 hours! off one load of coals with no fancy digital fans etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oregon smoker wrote:
Nice, and Congrats!

Will a packer(brisket) fit on that thing? One reason i have been hesitant about an BGE.


I cook packers on my BGE all the time. I love the efficiency and results. BTW...BGEs are made in Stone Mountain Georgia. (at least mine was...)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Egg's are built (laid?) at the Dal-Tile factory in Monterrey, MX.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't own a ceramic nor am I in the market...have no reason to "bash" any of them...

Wiki: "The Big Green Egg Company was founded in 1974 by Ed Fisher and is based in Tucker, Georgia in the USA. Production of the Big Green Egg takes place in Monterrey, Mexico by the company Daltile."

They could be making some in GA. I don't know.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good friend of mine has one and he loves it......
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honsetly, I wasn't crazy about the "Green" part. I was originally going to get a Kamado with the blue tile. When I went to order it, it had a 6-week lead time. Summer would have been over by the time I got it. Dunno if the lead time is any different now.

I got the BGE because there was a local store that sold them and I wanted to support a local business. I think it was a good move because they have taken care of me in return.

Giving them some of my practice BBQ doesn't hurt either. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03 11 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to try a brisket on that Primo............
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03 11 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice,,, and congrates Very Happy ive been looking at those cookers here at a local hardware store,, id sure like to have one but it does have a heavey price tag on it,, your a lucky man Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03 11 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy anniversary k.c.hawg...I also have the itch for one of the ceramic cookers and have been looking at the primo as well.I like the oval shape and they are cheaper$$ than the BGE and that is a big plus,every accessory for the BGE is over priced in my mind,they even want $32 a bag just for BGE Lump.....I have just put my whiskey barrel cooker to rest,way to much maintenance just trying to keep it re hydrated after cooking in it,half of it is a planter now. Very Happy
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