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post #76 of 141 Old 06-25-2012, 07:18 AM
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I so wish I could have a XL and Large side by side.

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post #77 of 141 Old 06-25-2012, 08:11 AM
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Still dont like em.
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post #78 of 141 Old 07-08-2012, 11:41 AM
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I have had mine for about 3-4 years and love it......they are pricey but if you enjoy cooking out it's worth it

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I have had mine for about 3-4 years and love it......they are pricey but if you enjoy cooking out it's worth it
I have had mine since 2010 and don't own gas anymore. So easy to use and food is always delicious.

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post #80 of 141 Old 04-12-2013, 10:35 AM
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BGE is pretty great but I prefer my CharGriller Akorn Kamado since it is about 1/4 of the cost and cooks just as good. The bottom is removable for easy cleaning, with an extra 17" weber grate($10) I have an extra spot for my water pan and heat diffuser for a slow cook(which completely avoids flare ups and uneven cooks or I can move the basket up higher for a fast cook with the coals only 2-3 inches from the cast iron cooking grate.

It can cook just about anything and definately worth it for anyone wanting a BGE but not wanting the price tag. Not to mention scooping ash out is a HUGE PITA.

Prices are around $150on sale to $350.

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post #81 of 141 Old 04-14-2013, 07:46 AM
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BGE is pretty great but I prefer my CharGriller Akorn Kamado since it is about 1/4 of the cost and cooks just as good. The bottom is removable for easy cleaning, with an extra 17" weber grate($10) I have an extra spot for my water pan and heat diffuser for a slow cook(which completely avoids flare ups and uneven cooks or I can move the basket up higher for a fast cook with the coals only 2-3 inches from the cast iron cooking grate.

It can cook just about anything and definately worth it for anyone wanting a BGE but not wanting the price tag. Not to mention scooping ash out is a HUGE PITA.

Prices are around $150on sale to $350.

My daughter just bought one of these. She emailed a picture and titled it: "A gateway drug to the BGE addiction"

I can't wait to see how it works and how she likes it. She's grew up using a BGE so she is in a good position to make a first hand comparison. And you are right, the price is much more affordable.
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My daughter just bought one of these. She emailed a picture and titled it: "A gateway drug to the BGE addiction"

I can't wait to see how it works and how she likes it. She's grew up using a BGE so she is in a good position to make a first hand comparison. And you are right, the price is much more affordable.
Yeah I was a little leery about getting it at first but after reading a few reviews about it I was sold. Unfortunately I got the older model and the silver top vent doesn't seal well, the newer models with the black top vent are the ones to get.

I don't think they trap in the moisture as well as BGEs do but the water pan and weber grate remedied that for about $15. I can't really say for sure since my first and only cook without a water pan was a lot hotter then I intended.
Also the thermometer is anywhere up to 100 degrees off so digital is highly recommended. I plan on getting the Maverick ET732.
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post #83 of 141 Old 08-05-2013, 09:25 PM
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I know there hasn't been any comments on this thread for a few months but I recently got a big green egg. I've been spending a lot of time on the egg forum and I have to admit it has kind of felt like cheating on JF. so you can imagine my excitement seeing people on here talking about it.hope this thread picks back up!
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post #84 of 141 Old 08-06-2013, 06:03 AM
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are there end of year sales on the bge so one could save a few bucks.
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post #85 of 141 Old 08-07-2013, 11:34 AM
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I'm not sure how often they go on sale or even if they do at all but we've bought 4 at "Eggfests". They provide brand new BGEs for the cooks and then sell them after the one time use at a nice discount. They also sell the accessories at a discount. They have the Fests all over the country and even a few in Canada. If you can attend one in your area that is the best way to see them up close & personal, see & sample the various cooking techniques, as well as getting a good event discount.

The New Eggland Fest is pretty small but the closest for us each year. Here is a picture of the Eggs cooling off before they go to their new homes:
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is the new england fest coming up soon? tks
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post #87 of 141 Old 08-11-2013, 04:41 PM
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No it was just in June. Most of them are in the summer months but there are still a few on the calendar for this year:

http://www.biggreenegg.com/events/eggfests/

Also, some of the dealers have demos on occasion. One of the guys came to a dealer near us and did a demonstration of how to cold smoke cheese ... pretty interesting but I haven't tried that yet.
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Here's a china egg, I built BBq's at all the big box store and they're all crap besides the good ol webers. http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...AID=1251871217

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Yeah I was a little leery about getting it at first but after reading a few reviews about it I was sold. Unfortunately I got the older model and the silver top vent doesn't seal well, the newer models with the black top vent are the ones to get.

I don't think they trap in the moisture as well as BGEs do but the water pan and weber grate remedied that for about $15. I can't really say for sure since my first and only cook without a water pan was a lot hotter then I intended.
Also the thermometer is anywhere up to 100 degrees off so digital is highly recommended. I plan on getting the Maverick ET732.
How's the warranty?


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No it was just in June. Most of them are in the summer months but there are still a few on the calendar for this year:

http://www.biggreenegg.com/events/eggfests/

Also, some of the dealers have demos on occasion. One of the guys came to a dealer near us and did a demonstration of how to cold smoke cheese ... pretty interesting but I haven't tried that yet.
Ohio's biggest eggfest is July 12 in Cincy, porkopolis eggfest...turnout last year was near 1,300 I think...I believe they still have a couple of demo eggs available for pre-purchase, at least as of a week or two ago.


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