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Big G
03-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Went to a Home Show over the weekend and was looking at a Big Green Egg on display there. Now I'm kicking around the idea of getting one. Anybody got any pros & cons ? It's a lot of $$$$, need to know if its worth it. :shrug:

03-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Good smokers ,I have both the greenegg & primos .

03-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Great cookers. Lots of accessories for them. They can be used to smoke Low & Slow or grill at high temps. They turn out great food.

03-14-2013, 06:01 PM
I agree :thumbs up:, I have one on my bucket list!

03-14-2013, 06:18 PM
Never owned or cooked on a Kamado myself. I've heard nothing but good about Green Egg and Primos.

My Bro has one of these http://www.grillsdirect.com/kamado-and-pellet-grills/kamado-grills/chargrillerblackakornkamadokookerwithoptionalcover .cfm and he loves it. They go for 3 bills or less at Lowe's and Kroger. He got his at Kroger when the end-of-summer markdowns kicked in. $149.95.

It's a cheaper alternative if you want to save some $.

03-14-2013, 06:24 PM
:thumbs up: I also agree! I have one on my deck and in my signature:roflmaoha0:

I think it's worth every penny, easy to use, very efficient and it can cook low and slow or hot and fast. My only complaint is that it still hasn't quenched my longing for a big 'ole stick burner.

03-14-2013, 06:49 PM
I too have been kicking the idea around.

03-14-2013, 07:05 PM
I too have been kicking the idea around.

Saw the Chrgrillers today at Kroger. $289.

Slim Jim
03-14-2013, 07:21 PM
I've never had a BGE cause I like something more portable. My thinking would be that a ceramic cooker would be too heavy and fragile for me. Maybe if I could afford to have a full stable of smokers it could be my 'stay at home' unit. They do sound very versatile. Just my :twocents:

Big G
03-16-2013, 09:49 AM
Well, the more i've looked into it, the more i want one !!! If everything goes as planned, i should have a BGE XL in my possession by the end of next week. :1959_dancing_bannan

03-16-2013, 10:03 AM
:thumbs up:What kind of flowers are you gonna plant:msn-wink::roflmaoha0:

03-16-2013, 11:14 AM
Went to a Home Show over the weekend and was looking at a Big Green Egg on display there. Now I'm kicking around the idea of getting one. Anybody got any pros & cons ? It's a lot of $$$$, need to know if its worth it. :shrug:

Hey i lived in sloan for a bit yrs ago.off harlem rd .

Big G
03-17-2013, 08:57 AM
South Cheektowaga here, bout 5 min. from Sloan. I hit up Sloan Market for my meat quite a bit. They got the best spares there. There briskets have been a little on the fatty side. Picked up a 22# brisket and ended up trimming off 8# of fat !

03-17-2013, 09:25 AM
The last market i remember is the broadway market .Is it still there ?Didnt knpw there was a market in sloan,at least when i was there there wasn't.

03-17-2013, 02:57 PM
I hear Green Egg is now offering a XXL model...

Big G
04-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Well I finally took the leap and got my BGE ! Got the XL Egg, and glad I went with the bigger one. I've only cooked a few times with it so far and have use every inch of grid space. This thing I worth every penny I paid for it! Here's a few pics of it with the table I built for it. :thumbs up::thumbs up:




04-11-2013, 06:11 PM
Very nice :thumbs up::thumbs up:

04-11-2013, 06:13 PM
Congrats :thumbs up::thumbs up::thumbs up:
Nice setup!!

04-11-2013, 06:23 PM
Very nice Big G... I am green with envy!
Just curious, what is with the bricks around the base of the egg? Nice table build also by the way!

04-11-2013, 06:31 PM
Mainly the bricks are for the heat ,not to burn the wood .or give it more height in the stand .

04-11-2013, 07:06 PM
I doubt you will regret your decision. Nice nest you built fot it. You gonna seal it and stain it?

04-12-2013, 06:41 AM
come on now lets see the ceramic get black and smoky.its best when it that way.dont ever clean the inside ceramic .takes a the flavor of your cookin away .use some yard bird to start the process .real greasy yard bird at that .

the more you use it the better your food will taste.:thumbs up::thumbs up:

Big G
04-14-2013, 12:46 PM
Well, I added an umbrella to the table. So let the rain fall.:msn-wink:



04-14-2013, 07:00 PM
Awesome! Glad you got it and that table is amazing! We'll be looking forward to seein some good food pics from that BGE.

Congratulations!! :cheer:

04-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Very cool set up ya got there! Umbrella is a nice touch!

09-06-2017, 07:09 PM
I like that table! I have yet to hear anyone say bad things about a egg .