Today is my buddy Darcy’s birthday, so last week I had the thought that he could use a pizza stone for his new Big Green Egg. So I called up our local Egg dealer, Hearth & Patio (see sidebar for a link) and asked them to hold a stone for him and I would pick it up on Saturday. But when I spoke to MarryAnn on the phone she asked if I wanted a deep dish stone too. I said no initially, then thought about it for a day and decided, I would take one for Jackie and I.
So yesterday I braved a morning snow storm and went down there to pick up the stones (and a blower for our gas fire place) and I came upon a whole bunch of Eggcessories that caught my eye.
This was my haul. Somehow I managed to restrain myself from buying the matching BGE salt and pepper shakers
I not only got the deep dish baking stone, but also got some pecan and alder wood chips! I have used alder planks for cooking fish on before, but never had alder chips! And with pecan, I have seen other Eggers use them, but never been able to find them here.
I was also very pleasantly surprised to see they now carry a good selection of Dizzy Pig spice rubs! We had bought the Salt Free Dizzy Dust at Nodak in Fargo, but I haven’t seen it in Winnipeg until now! I also got some Raging River which is supposed to be killer on Salmon and some Cow Lick for beef.
The other thing I picked up was an official BGE ash pan. Now this might seem like a waste of money, however, since I put my Egg in the table, I can no longer get a bucket under it to scrape the ash out. I have been using a dust pan but it still spills everywhere. If you look at the pictures, the official Egg pan has a rounded lip that will fit right into the slider of the bottom air vents. So I shouldn’t spill ash everywhere. Is it an absolutely needed Eggcessory? Probably not, but it is definitely a nice to have and I am going to test it out today.
We are also planning on testing out the deep dish stone on a different style of pizza today. We’ll post our results on that later.
All in all, I spent a little more money at the dealer in Winnipeg than I would have if we had gone down to North Dakota, however, I would have spent more on gas driving down there, plus I am still unsure about bringing wood chips across the boarder. It’s nice to have an Egg dealer close to home that has everything an Egger could need in stock. And if they don’t have it, they will order it in for you. I ordered our pizza stone from them last February.