This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than the enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit. My rifle is human, even as I am human, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy. - Marine Corps Rifleman's Creed.
This is a review of the Primo Oval XL grill and smoker. I have been pondering this purchase for some time and I thank all of you for your comments and suggestions. I purchased the Primoto replace my MediumBig Green Egg (BGE). I was not replacing my BGE because I was not satisfied with it. To the contrary, the BGE was the best grill and smoker I have ever used, and I will continue to keep my BGE recipes listed here. I replaced it only because I needed a bigger grill. That being said, here are my experiences with my new Primo.
Receiving The Primo
To begin with, the weight of the Primo was over 350 lbs when shipped. This shipment included:
This is one of the down sides to the Primo, that is, there are fewer Primo dealers than BGE dealers. Thus, it may be necessary to order the Primo and have it shipped. I could not find a Primo dealer in the D.C. area.
For some time now I have owned a Big Green Egg. The problem is that I have a medium BGE, and I need more room for grilling. I am considering replacing my BGE with a PrimoOval XL. If anyone out there has any experience, either positive or negative, with the Primo I would be grateful to hear from you.
Smoking a pork butt will take 12-18 hours, so plan ahead so you are not eating at midnight. Also, because of the the time it takes to cook, I find it better to cook at least 2 butts. Leftovers keep well, so make some extra.
Much of this recipe was as a result of trial and error and from this great post by Elder Ward.
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