5 Tips to Mastering the Big Green Egg

This recipe for the week is a bit different than our normal recipe.  This is the recipe for successfully using your Big Green Egg Grill.  For this episode of The FOGO Life, Big Green Egg eggspert and member of Big Green Egg’s ambassador team, #BGETeamGreen, Ron Dimpflmaier aka @CptnRon302 covers some of the most common questions that we get asked about the Big Green Egg Grill. These tips can also be easily adapted to your Kamado Joe, Primo Ceramic Grill or any other kamado style cooker that you may have.  We hope that you find this information useful.  Please let us know if there is anything that you’d like to see us cover in a video.  Also, leave a comment on the video if you have any tips or tricks that you would like to share!

 RECIPE TYPE: Big Green Egg

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Master

GRILL TIME: A Lifetime

METHOD: smoking, grilling



Big Green Egg Grill

An Open Mind


  1. How much charcoal do I use?
  2. How and where to light your charcoal in a Kamado Cooker
  3. How to control temperature in the Big Green Egg
  4. How to set up for direct cooking and indirect cooking
  5. How to clean out your Big Green Egg


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