OK... not quite. I actually have a Big Steel Keg. Like an Egg, but different!
Both the Egg and the Keg are kamado cookers, and both are rumoured to be fantastic, but when I started to shop around I realized that the Keg differs from the Egg in a few ways that work best for me.
1) It is not 162 pounds. The Big Green Egg is a ceramic cooker and, as a result, very heavy! The ceramic keeps the heat in quite efficiently, however as with everything in life, there is a trade off. And, in this case, it happens to be weight. The Big Steel Keg only (!) weighs 126 pounds.
3) It will not crack. The ceramic of the Egg has been know to, very occasionally, crack when dropped, etc. And, one thing you can count on, if there is a way to break it or lose it, I will find that way. That is just the kind of girl I am.
4) And finally...wait for it...it was half the price. Not a deal sealer, but definitely the cherry on top.
Unfortunately though, I can't really consider myself an 'Egg Head'. But I am gonna hang out with them online anyway. Shhhh. Don't tell.
I was interested in the Keg for a few reasons. Mostly, I guess, because I love cooking outdoors. But also because I want to experiment with crusty breads, ribs and pulled pork. It is a great cooker for experimenting.
So far, I have done Naan bread (yum), 'low and slow' moose (tasty, but needs assistance in the moisture department), pizza (fantastic), steaks (drool) and spatchcocked chicken (more drool).
Next week I hope to try a Guinness beer bread recipe I found. I also found a recipe for Guinness Bacon Brownies. Yes, you heard me right. Guinness BACON Brownies. I am a fan of bacon, but...I don't know...that just seems like a bad path to wander. We'll see!