How Does the EGG Work

Ancient tradition meets modern technology

The Big Green Egg is fuelled by natural lump charcoal and made from shuttle-quality ceramic that retains heat and moisture better than any other cooking unit today. And cooking on the EGG takes place with the lid down so that heat, moisture and flavour is preserved to perfection.

Temperature and smoke quantity in the Big Green Egg is controlled by a patented air flow system. The Draft Door and the rEGGulator Vent Cap act as vents that regulate the amount of air flowing in and out of the EGG. Put simply, the Draft Door determines the range of temperature (particularly the upper limit), where as the rEGGulator is achieves finer adjustments.

  • Fully open the rEGGulator and open the Draft Door. Fill the Firebox with 100% Natural Lump Charcoal. Light 2-3 SpeediLight natural charcoal starters or light the coals with our Refillable Butane Charcoal EGGnitor.
  • Once the fire is established, close down the Draft Door until you reach your desired temperature. The rEGGulator can stay open when grilling or partially when smoking.
  • Add your preferred Grid, convEGGtor and/or Baking Stone required for your cook.