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petard
07-27-2013, 07:09 PM
Hi all,

I'm in Virginia, about 4 miles outside DC. I grew up in western NC. I've been grilling with propane for many years now, and want to expand my abilities. I feel like I want to go low and slow with lump charcoal next. Space is very limited, and I found this forum while googling for big green egg versus big steel keg experiences. I liked the discussion I saw here so much I had to sign up. I'm planning to lurk much more than post right now, but if anyone who's cooked on both wants to jump in with some direction for someone who's new to cooking low and slow, I'd appreciate it. My main interests right now are western NC style pulled pork and ribs.

Thanks in advance for any advice you want to dump on this thread, and thanks for all the great information here already!

Teamfour
07-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Welcome, you came to the right place. Also, the VA/DC/MD/PA area has some of the best teams on the east coast. You will find lots of help in the area.

LMAJ
07-27-2013, 07:15 PM
Welcome to the party!

Slamdunkpro
07-27-2013, 08:23 PM
Welcome neighbor!

TY~DY
07-28-2013, 06:26 AM
Welcome, from Naples, FL!

Big George's BBQ
07-28-2013, 07:20 AM
Welccome

bluetang
07-28-2013, 11:33 AM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

PekingPorker
07-28-2013, 07:02 PM
Welcome!

The BGE is one of the most versatile cooking instruments in the world!

petard
07-28-2013, 08:46 PM
Welcome, you came to the right place. Also, the VA/DC/MD/PA area has some of the best teams on the east coast. You will find lots of help in the area.

Thanks for the warm welcome, all! Hearing this, and looking at slamdunkpro's team page is all very impressive. I didn't even know what a "team" was until this weekend. Like I said, I'm reading a lot more than I'm writing at the moment, but this is going to be a lot of fun.

petard
07-28-2013, 08:49 PM
Welcome!

The BGE is one of the most versatile cooking instruments in the world!

I'm getting that vibe. Still trying to figure out if, as a newbie, there's some overwhelming argument for the BGE over the BSK. Being able to throw the BSK on a trailer hitch holds a lot of appeal, and I don't have enough space right now to own both.

loco_engr
07-29-2013, 06:10 AM
Welcome and Good Luck to you!

PaPaQ
07-29-2013, 10:37 AM
Welcome!