Egghead Owners Corner

Unpacking and Assembling your Big Green Egg

You have purchased a Big Green Egg and we know you are excited to start enjoying The Ultimate Cooking Experience! We hope you enjoy watching the instructional videos for assembling, lighting and learning about the easy tools for temperature control while using your EGG.

We exercise great care during the manufacturing and packing processes to facilitate trouble-free assembly. Always use extreme care when moving or loading/unloading an EGG as product is heavy and injury can occur if dropped. Exercise caution when handling, loading/unloading an EGG to avoid any injury from metal parts.

XL Big Green Egg Assembly
Large Big Green Egg Assembly
Medium or Small
Big Green Egg  Assembly
Big Green Egg Assembly


When filling your EGG we recommend using Big Green Egg Natural Lump Charcoal, made from a selection of 100% hardwoods. This video will show you how to properly fill your EGG. Make sure you never use Lighter Fluid, you don’t need it and you don’t want that taste in your food.


The Big Green Egg reaches cooking temperature and is ready to use in just minutes with the Big Green Egg brand of natural lump charcoal which is made in the USA from oak and hickory for superb performance and results. Lighting the charcoal is quick and easy, as the design of the Big Green Egg allows air flow to work like a fireplace. Use a natural charcoal starter or an electric starter and never buy lighter fluid again.

Temperature Control

You can grill, smoke and bake at exact temperatures by easily adjusting the patented air flow controls. You have total control over temperature at your fingertips, maintaining accuracy within a few degrees! The Made in USA precision temperature gauge provides accuracy to 750° F / 400° C. Many indoor ovens cannot match the EGG’s temperature control and accuracy!


You will find that much of the charcoal you started out with for your previous cookout was not consumed. If you closed both the top and bottom openings when your finished cooking, the remaining charcoal can be reused. Before firing up the EGG, use an ash tool to rake the coals across the cast iron fire grate; the ash will fall through the holes in the grate and into the bottom of the EGG. Add charcoal if necessary to bring the level back to the top of the fire box.