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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: crittrgittr] #15856222 03/02/21
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Originally Posted by crittrgittr
I use apple and cherry wood when I smoke

I prefer a good Hybrid.


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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856236 03/02/21
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My dad used to bring me down cherry wood from the east side of the flathead every year when they pruned the cherry trees. That chit was awesome.

Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856261 03/02/21
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Yes, but so is any other ceramic option. Don’t rule out Primo, Grill Dome or Komodo Joe. Do you research and get what you feel is the best long term purchase.

Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856266 03/02/21
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I've had two. Still have the XL. Once the novelty of them wore off I came to the conclusion they are a Jack of all trades, master of none type of cooker. Too efficient and don't get enough air flow to run a clean fire. Hence why Sam noted too smoky of a taste in his chicken. This past year I smoked entirely on a Yoder pellet grill, and had a break down. Ended up with some chicken on the BGE, and exact same thing. Didn't render skin worth a crap, and too much smoke. They can make an OK charcoal grill for direct heat high temp cooks. But for that purpose you can also buy a much cheaper Weber kettle and get better air flow.

Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856301 03/02/21
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Whisky, it just dawned on me that I may have been trying to cook too low and slow with this chicken.


Need to cook it at the same temps/times that I got figured out for the gas grill.



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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856312 03/02/21
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Low and slow isn’t right. You want fast and medium high heat to keep it moist

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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856315 03/02/21
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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856340 03/02/21
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Originally Posted by deerhunter5555
Exploring all options for a grill. Always wanted a Big Green Egg, but just don’t know if I’ll use it enough to justify the expense.
I enjoy grilling but it’s often after work and don’t want to wait hours for my meal. How long before the BGE is ready to rock and roll from a cold start?


I've used a BGE but I like the Kamado Joe better. The Kamado Joe has a built in ash tray at the bottom and comes with split level rack and costs about half what a BGE does.

I'm told the original BGE maker sold the company and Kamado Joe is his second company and the Kamado Joe cooker incorporates his refinements to the original egg.


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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: SamOlson] #15856374 03/02/21
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Originally Posted by SamOlson
Whisky, it just dawned on me that I may have been trying to cook too low and slow with this chicken.


Need to cook it at the same temps/times that I got figured out for the gas grill.



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Yup. Poultry is best cooked high heat. Even in doing that on the BGE, indirect with the plate setter, it still won't render skin as well as a gas or good pellet grill. I've tried a few different methods. Direct grilling is your best bet. Of course you can't exactly do that with a whole bird. I'll set it up to run half the grill direct and other half indirect. Two zone cooking. Start out on the indirect heat side and as you get closer to finish temp, move meat over the coals for some real grilling.

As far as lower temp smoking, I no longer like them for that at all. It's funny, when I first got my pellet grill I thought the smoke flavor was too weak. I was used to the ashtray flavor of the BGE. After a good amount of use I now feel the opposite. Tastes change I guess.

Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: crittrgittr] #15856383 03/02/21
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Originally Posted by crittrgittr
Don't forget about the prime rib either
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Got any pics of the inside?


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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: deerhunter5555] #15856400 03/02/21
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The Kamado Joe updated their hinge system and a few other things a couple years ago, and they would be better than a BGE if nothing else considered. For me there were no KJ dealers nearby. Secondly, there are many great aftermarket parts for the BGEs from Ceramic Grill Store .com. Those two factors swayed me green again. If I had a do-over I would seriously consider the Primo Oval XL. Most people much prefer the oval shape it appears.

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My pops bought the $500 vision cooker from Sams club.

It’ll cook a mean steak.

He’ll buy the b&b brand lump from Academy.


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Re: BGE...really worth all the cost and hype? [Re: OrangeOkie] #15856445 03/02/21
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Originally Posted by OrangeOkie
Originally Posted by crittrgittr
Don't forget about the prime rib either
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Got any pics of the inside?


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Originally Posted by deerhunter5555
Exploring all options for a grill. Always wanted a Big Green Egg, but just don’t know if I’ll use it enough to justify the expense.
I enjoy grilling but it’s often after work and don’t want to wait hours for my meal. How long before the BGE is ready to rock and roll from a cold start?


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