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This is the ninth in a twelve week series where we are unveiling the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas, which highlights our twelve favorite Christmas gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life!

On the ninth day of BBQ Christmas,
My true BBQ love sent to me
A Big Green Egg!

Rock stars have groupies. Actors have groupies. Can a BBQ smoker/grill have groupies? Yes it can and The Big Green Egg has its own groupies simply known as Eggheads.

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and was modeled after the ancient clay cooking device known as a kamado. The kamado was a clay vessel with a lid. Today’s Big Green Egg is a modern ceramic cooker with a history of producing amazing results for more than thirty years for the novice cook and the expert pitmaster alike!

The Big Green Egg is one of the most versatile cooking systems in the world functioning as a grill, an oven and a smoker! You can cook almost anything in it from steaks to pizzas to peach cobbler.

Check out this awesome recipe for Mango Chutney Glazed Brisket using the Big Green Egg.

The Big Green Egg comes in five sizes from Extra Large to Mini.

The Extra Large is the biggest of the Green Eggs with a cooking area of 452 square inches and can cook 2 20-pound turkeys, 24 burgers, 11 whole chickens, 12 steaks, or 14 racks of ribs. The Extra Large Green Egg costs around $1,200.

The Largeis the most popular of the Green Eggs with a cooking area of 262 square inches and can cook a 20-pound turkey, 12 burgers, 6 whole chickens, 8 steaks or 7 racks of ribs. The Large Green Egg costs around $900.

The Medium is a perfect sized Green Egg for a couple with a cooking area of 177 square inches and can cook a 18-pound turkey, 6 burgers, 3 whole chickens, 4 steaks and 4 racks of ribs. The Medium Green Egg costs around $700.

The Small is the perfect Green Egg for balconies with a cooking area of 133 square inches and can cook a 12-pound turkey, 4 burgers, 1 whole chicken, 2 steaks and 1 rack of ribs. The Small Green Egg costs around $600.

The Mini is the perfect Green Egg for travel with a cooking area of 78.5 square inches and can cook 2 chicken breasts, 2 pork chops or 1 steak. The Mini Green Egg costs around $400.

The Big Green Egg website provides great instructions on getting started  and offers first-timer tips.

To find a Big Green Egg dealer near you click here.

Check back next week when we unveil what our true BBQ love is giving on the tenth day of BBQ Christmas!! Here is a hint – You’re looking sharp today!

Don’t forget what we recommended in previous posts on the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas:

On the first day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Charcoal Chimney Starter.

On the second day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Thermapen.

On the third day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A PIGTAIL Food Flipper.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A KCBS Membership.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me some Fruita Wood Chunks.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A copy of BBQ Makes Everything Better.

On the eight day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Pork Barrel BBQ Party Pack.