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Ron_L 03-15-2008 02:56 PM

Eggbert meets his match
Guys (and gals)... Meet Eggberta...

I saw an ad on the Chicago Craig's List yesterday evening for a BGE for sale and it was less than 5 miles from my house! After sending an e-mail to Divemaster to stay away :-D I called the guy. He called me back this morning and my wife and I went to look at it. The CL ad said that it was a large and it had a wheeled cart so I was expecting a Nest. I've never seen a wheeled cart like this one, but it works (for now). As you can tell, it is an older Egg with the old bands and the top does not have a daisy wheel, but it is in great shape. The ring and firebox are intact and there are no chips. dings, etc. on the shell. there are a few drops of paint, but I'm sure that I can get those off. He was asking $500, we settled on $450. Probably not the best deal, but I don't have to do anything to it to use it except clean the grid.

Here are some more pics...

It also came with a bag of mesquite lump...

He bought the lump at a local liquor store. It is the strangest charcoal i have ever seen...

It is actual logs! I'm going to try it and if it burns well I know where to get more.

thillin 03-15-2008 03:00 PM

Sweet. Nothing like having an egg, eggcept having another egg!

MilitantSquatter 03-15-2008 03:00 PM

Congrats Ronelle !!!! I think that's a good price. Condition looks good.

jestridge 03-15-2008 03:06 PM

The charcoal look half baked.

Grumpy's Q 03-15-2008 03:13 PM

Cool. I almost made a deal to trade my medium for a large. Think I'll keep it and keep looking for another large. Cangrats on the new addition!

Sawdustguy 03-15-2008 03:40 PM

Way da Hummm Ronelle! Great find! Best of luck with it!

pat 03-15-2008 03:46 PM

Nice score! They look so cute together. :icon_blush:

Bigdog 03-15-2008 03:50 PM

I just want to know what his wife said when he came home with another BGE.:twisted:

JediDog 03-15-2008 04:18 PM

I gotta hit up craiglist more often. Seen a lot of people here basically steal :lol:

Ron_L 03-15-2008 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by Bigdog (Post 589651)
I just want to know what his wife said when he came home with another BGE.:twisted:



Originally Posted by Ron_L (Post 589612)
He called me back this morning and my wife and I went to look at it.

Do ya think I'm stupid? I made her a partner in crime! :biggrin: :twisted: :rolleyes:


Originally Posted by jestridge
The charcoal look half baked.

There were a couple of chunks in the firebox of the Egg. They looked good so I tossed them into the bag, but the whole bag is logs averaging around three inches in diameter and 6-12 inches long. I just wonder how it will burn in the Egg. I can always use it in the Good One since the fire box is bigger.

BobBrisket 03-15-2008 05:57 PM

Congrats Ron!! Looks like a happy green couple there. Maybe they'll have a litter and you can send me one of the egg pups!!

Dr_KY 03-15-2008 06:37 PM

You guys re killin me over here!

Norcoredneck 03-15-2008 09:50 PM

Would guess that cart is for a planter. Looks like it is functional though. Nice find.

wlh3 03-15-2008 10:29 PM

Nice score on the egg Ron L. That mesquite Lump is the same stuff I buy a Smart and Final here in Oxnard CA. I mix it with Kingsford depending on what I am doing. It burns hot and everynow and then gets a bit sparky. I like it but not straight:lol:

Bbq Bubba 03-15-2008 10:46 PM

Nice score Ron!!! Glad to see you get there before Dive, he's getting a lil outta control on smokers.....NTTAWWT :biggrin:
Gonna take em both out on the circuit this year??

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