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Big Green Egg versus Kamado

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bluesboy3, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. Bluesboy3

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    Looks like you've gotten some good use out of that one. The price is nice, too. I'm going to contact Horizon to find out about shipping and whether assembly is required. Thanks!
     
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    There's no assembly. The whole thing is tig welded. The only pieces that you can remove are the grates, and the convection plate (and the rod that protrudes outside the smoker that allows you to slide the convection plate unscrews from the plate, allowing for ease of cleaning the main drum.).

    You can also put a grate in the fire box and grill steaks, etc., right over the coals. I've had mine for about ten years and it gets used regularly. I keep a cover over it when not in use. It's due for a grinding and a reseasoning. If I had done that before I took those photos, it would look brand new.

    Bass Pro Outfitters carries them.
     
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    I've had this one about three years. Same design as the Big Green Egg, ceramic, and a great smoker or grill. Cost's about $600 as I recall.

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    Definitely get the newest version - the Kamado Joe Classic III... advanced features in many ways. More money, but worth it in my view.

    This should help you decide:

     
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    Smoking limited by space? Maybe you should move?
     
  7. Jared Purdy

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    I'll assume that's a joke. I'm a cook. Not a mover. I make do. Do well.
     
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    I don't have either--I use a pellet smoker. I want one though, and have done a lot of reading about them. A lot of what I've seen is that the BGE is still a high quality grill/smoker, but that alot of the other brands offer more features/better value.
     
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    The Akorn is pretty good for the money and a low cost way of deciding whether you like Kamado style cooking.

    As others have mentioned it is made of double wall steel instead of ceramic. On the plus side it’s less fragile, on the downside it’s not quite as good at retaining heat/moisture.

    But for $200 I can’t complain.
     
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    Not saying I don’t like my BGE but it takes much more time to get to cooking temp than I like. I’ve had it since 2012 and have already used the warranty to replace the grill center and ring. Still though, it cooks awesome if you have the time.
     
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    I had a Primo and now have a BGE. The Primo was perhaps better made but I had purchased the small one and it made cooking for more people a challenge. I now have the BGE large and you can feed the neighborhood! It's in a Challenger cabinet, first class stuff.
     
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