By Gear Patrol Reader Jack Woods:
It’s late afternoon. You’re strolling around whatever town you calling home these days, looking great in your J. Crew denim shirt, Henschel Hat, Thorogood Moc Toe Boots, wielding the Swiss+ Tech Utili-key XT 8-in-1 in your pocket, when that familiar cattle prod jolt to your hunger sensors has your brain shrieking, “I WANT BARBECUE”. You, however, decided to waste the whole day chilling and looking good when you could have been hickory smoking over a lump charcoal fire – low and slow, a couple of racks of baby back ribs at the same time in your Big Green Egg, had your priorities been properly aligned.
Even with your lack of foresight you still could have seared yourself, at temps of 750 degrees, a beautiful rib eye, or roast a spatchcocked (butterfly) chicken to succulent perfection on the Egg. You can bake a bundt cake for dessert. The thing even bakes perfect Pizza for godssake.
Such will be your mania, if you spring for The Big Green Egg ceramic cooker. Hands down, it’s the best vessel to grill, smoke, roast, and bake for the backyard cook. You can do it all and do it flawlessly. The ceramics keep the moisture in cooked meats and allow you to cook at temperatures as low as 200 degrees for up to 18 hrs. The Eggs are backed by a lifetime guarantee and you have a forum consisting of Eggheads watching your back.They are knowledgeable and patient people and will walk you through the process of using the Egg. Every manner of accessories are available from a number of sources. You’ll soon become as obsessed as we (yes, we) are. But you’ll be the envy of all.
Author’s Note: Your friends will be in awe of your skill. You’ll be able to 86 the denim shirt, boots hat and the Swiss Tech + whatever else they never notice. Why? Because they will be anxiously looking over your shoulder to see what delights you’ve prepared for them.
Cost: $900 (only sold in stores)
Jack Woods is a retired County Prosecutor who backed up the gig with Criminal Defense work for 11 years. He has no interest in The Big Green Egg Co, pecuniary or other wise – just a big believer in their cooker. Jack spends most of his time doting with his 5 grandchildren.