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yellowfin
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Green Egg vs Competitors
I never really looked into the ceramic grills but I think I want one now. Is there anything better or on the same level for cheaper? Or should I just buy a green egg?


hungryone
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
I own a green egg, but it dates from back before there were very many competitors. The Primo grills seem to be of equal quality.


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wickowick
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
I think the shape and design on the Primo is and advantage. The ability to have fire on 1/2 of the grill on the Primo is very nice, but you pay a premium over the other top tier ceramics.


lacajun069
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
Primo XL or Kamado Big Joe is what I would buyy before thed Green Egg.

The Char Griller Akorn isd a cheaper option to get sta rte d on this style cooking.



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Srbtiger06
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
I got a kamado Joe classic for my wedding. Love it. Same price as bge but it comes with more. Quality is great so far.


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Uncle JackD
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Primo, bge, or kamodo joe are the 3 brands id stick with. Sure you can save a couple hundred on knockoffs but if shite breaks, you may be farking out $$.

All have solid warrantys.. I've had bge parts break and they sent new parts free of charge without questions being asked. I'm guessing primo and KJ have the same reliability.


The new KJ's are frickin NICE. I scoped them out at field and stream.
This post was edited on 7/8 at 2:07 pm


Honky Lips
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
BGE owner here. If I could do it all over I'd get primo cause of the oval shape or Kamado joe


yellowfin
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
Neighbor has a Kamado that we cooked on for 4th. That's what made me want one


Uncle JackD
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Yeah they're super nice. My egg was a gift so I didn't have a choice.. if I had to buy a new one, it'd probably be KJ.
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G Vice
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
Same. I went into Field and Stream for the first time a few weeks ago and saw the new KJ. Like you said - NICE.

A friend has had his KJ for many years and loves it.


G Vice
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BGE owner here too, and agree. I'd take another look at those.

My only complaint about the round shape grill is I can only fit two rectangular cedar planks, which makes for a significant amount of wasted cooking space when cooking fish or shrimp.


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Uncle JackD
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Same. I went into Field and Stream for the first time a few weeks ago and saw the new KJ. Like you said - NICE.
One of my favorite things is the new hinge... it basically makes the lid weightless.. comes in handy for when drunk friends get burnt and drop the lid.


Politiceaux
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If money isn't a big concern, go with the primo oval xl IMO. I have one and wouldn't do anything differently. If you want the price range of the BGE, I'd go with the oval large. The shape is more versatile, in my experience. Can't go wrong with any, though. All very fine grills. I've also read good things about the grill dome.


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G Vice
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No matter how many times you show them how to burp the egg......... if they aren't the ones lifting that lid every time, they'll get that "gentle warming sensation."

ETA: yeah, the new hinge on the KJ. Lid is light as a feather now. Would like to see BGE make something similar to retrofit to mine.
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yellowfin
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
What if I want my friends to get burnt?


Uncle JackD
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
Find better friends


nateslu1
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
Anybody have any experience with Hanover grills?


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yellowfin
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
Another thing is I could have t boy down at the shop weld me a hell for a pit for $1,500


Or got a buddy that's an ag teacher so me makes me stuff with free labor

But I do need new friends no doubt


Uncle JackD
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Another thing is I could have t boy down at the shop weld me a hell egg/KJ table




Me and vice will go over and help ya with the learning curve. Just provide the prime animal and beer


quote:

got a buddy that's an ag teacher so he makes JackD a new table also with free labor
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dpd901
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re: Green Egg vs Competitors
I have a large BGE, and I honestly get frustrated with the lack of surface area, especially if you're trying to do indirect w/plate setter. The spaces between the plate setter and the walls are virtually worthless for slow cooking because they let the heat directly hit the meat above it. I find myself cutting rib racks in half and separating the flat from the point of packer briskets (this is actually a good technique as I use a rack to put the point on top of the flat so it renders onto the flat) to make sure none of the meat if extending past the plate setter.

If I were starting over, I'd probably get a pellet smoker for the same money. A Yoder, rec-tec or the Camp Chef Woodwind with sear box. The purist in me doesn't like the idea of not starting a proper fire, but pellet grills are just so fricken easy.
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