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Big Green Egg alternative

KingTM

All Big 10
5 Year Member
I've seen them at the stores and they're a little flimsy. I've heard they cook really well though.
That sucks. I haven't had a chance to see one in person yet. One of the knocks I've read about for the BGE was the need to lay out more cash for some of the stuff that comes standard with the KJ. For that kind of change, I guess I'd rather have the more durable BGE. Thanks for the heads up.
 

4evrHusker

All Big 10
10 Year Member
I will stick with my Weber 22" Grill, and learn how to effectively smoke on it, thankyouverymuch..... :D :D :D :cheers:
 

RedRum

Varsity
5 Year Member
I think the key in one of these is how well it seals. If you don't get it absolutely air tight, it will burn all the coals each time and temperature will be harder to control. I don't know how you would test at the store as the way you can tell is when you have coals burning you can hear the air seal when you close off the vents.

I have a Kamodo Joe, which isn't a lot less than a BGE, and after 2 years it cooks great with no gasket replacements yet. You can easily dial in the temperature from vent position.
 

KingTM

All Big 10
5 Year Member
I think the key in one of these is how well it seals. If you don't get it absolutely air tight, it will burn all the coals each time and temperature will be harder to control. I don't know how you would test at the store as the way you can tell is when you have coals burning you can hear the air seal when you close off the vents.

I have a Kamodo Joe, which isn't a lot less than a BGE, and after 2 years it cooks great with no gasket replacements yet. You can easily dial in the temperature from vent position.
I have read that the seals/gaskets on the KJ are outstanding.
 

Nebugeater

Scout Team
15 Year Member
There are a fair number of people who buy the BGE and never really use it. Watch Craigslist and you can find some decent deals. I have been watching off and on for a while while thingking about getting one.
 

KingTM

All Big 10
5 Year Member
There are a fair number of people who buy the BGE and never really use it. Watch Craigslist and you can find some decent deals. I have been watching off and on for a while while thingking about getting one.
Good point.

I wonder if the warranty is transferable if you aquire one like that? I read that they recently stopped doing warranty work if you purchased one online outside of their authorized dealer network.
 
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