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    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Event Summary,  Proteins,  Recipes

    Smokin J’s Serves Exotic Meat at Eggtoberfest 2019

    Elk balls and wild boar balls were on Smokin J’s Barbeque’s menu at Eggtoberfest 2019 at Stone Mountain Park. Meatballs that is…. What is Eggtoberfest, you ask? It is an annual cooking event, held each October, in Atlanta, to celebrate the versatility of the Big Green Egg ceramic cooker. “Eggheads,” register months in advance for the opportunity to feed, over 3000 attendees, whatever culinary creations they can develop. The only requirement…food must be cooked on the Big Green Egg. Cooks spend plenty of money and time devising menus. No money is dispersed. The only reward is a friendly compliment or being recognized as the “People’s Choice,” for the day. What…

  • perfectly cooked pizza off the Big Green Egg
    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    Tips for Pizza on the Big Green Egg

    Nothing compares to a brick oven pizza and if you own a Big Green Egg, or any other ceramic cooker, you can make delicious pizza at home. Recently, we experimented with a few techniques to enhance our pizza preparation. Making this particular recipe does take time, typically 4-5 hours; however, in this article, we included a couple of time saving strategies, for an easy weeknight dinner. Making the dough for the Big Green Egg Pizza In the past, we made our pizza dough from scratch using a recipe from the Big Green Egg forum (a website for Big Green Egg enthusiast), but today we decided to try DeLallo’s Italian Pizza…

  • stir fry from the Big Green Egg
    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Recipes

    Stir-Fry on The Big Green Egg

    Stir-Fry is a meal that you spend more time prepping, than actually cooking, especially on The Big Green Egg. We have prepared stir-fry for dinner several times and have modified our process over the years. We purchased the Lodge Logic wok and it is the perfect tool for this job. Use a long-handled spoon or spatula, as the heat does build in the Big Green Egg. Make sure all your ingredients and tools are close by, as this meal moves quick! Ingredient prep for Stir-Fry on the Big Green Egg For the dinner below, the following was cut into bite-size pieces… 2 – yellow crooked-neck squash 2 – zucchini 1…

  • Big Green Egg,  Recipes

    Big Green Egg Chicken Wings

    For any big sporting event weekend, I want to smoke up chicken wings in the Big Green Egg. Chicken is relatively cheap. Wings cook up quickly. They freeze easy, so you can have them readily on hand. Chicken wings can adapt to almost any flavor you desire. Let’s examine some best practices if you want to smoke up some tasty wings for your next sports celebration. Storage of Chicken Wings As I said, chicken wings, if bought in bulk, are relatively cheap.  I purchase mine in 20 lb. frozen  bags at my local warehouse club.  They are already cut into drumettes and wings.  Fresh chicken wings at my local supermarket…

  • Equipment,  Stump Smoker

    Seasoning Up a Stump Smoker

    Smokin J’s Barbeque has decided to step up our BBQ competition game; we have added a new gravity fed smoker to the family – a Stump Smoker.   Big Investment – Big Decision This decision did not come easy.  During our humble beginnings of BBQ competition, we agreed we needed to stick to what we knew   – smoking on the Big Green Egg. Doug, already an expert on the BGE, convinced wife, JoAnn to buy another Big Green Egg and we dove right in to the professional level of competitive BBQ. Unfortunately, the Big Green Egg limits the quantity of meat you can cook simultaneously. After 4+ years of competing,…