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Old 03-26-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Big Green Egg

I've been looking at these today. I'm somewhat interested, though they are very, very pricey.

Anybody know anything about them?

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Old 03-26-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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Ive heard lots of good things about them but believe you can get the job done well for a lot less.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:41 PM   #3
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That wouldn't surprise me, as they aren't exactly selling for peanuts. Very interesting concept though.
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Never owned one....Have a couple of friends that do...They love them....What are you gonna say after tearing a hole in a $1000 bill? I hate this thing??? ~~~ I've eaten grilled steaks, and BBQed pork butt off of one...Both were delicious ~~~ .Some say they are over hyped, and over priced. ~~~ The full size ones are heavy...Buy locally...Shipping will eat your lunch....They will break/crack!! The seal on top may need replacing at some time...They have almost what one would call a "cult" following...A couple (maybe more) of websites devoted to nothing but BGE. Check out Egghead website.. They are used in competitions...Over all I think they do a good job...How serious of a pit master are you...how often will you use it...etc will help you determine if you wanna be an "Egg head" There are others...Primos is one...Check the Sq. inches of cooking space for you dollar...Some say the Primos offers more space for less $$$$....Do your homework!!

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Big Green price tag

I have be"Q"ing for 40 years and have a large collection of smokers and BBQ's
I have used the egg a few times at a friends house and it works but it is way overpriced, I can get the same results with and old Weber Kettle. The cult following t
thing is true and how can you fight with a guy that dumps a Grover Cleveland on a clay pot

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Old 03-26-2010, 05:23 PM   #7
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My bil has one and the food is great, but like the others I don't think the price is justified. I've had food just as good cooked on something that cost a lot less.
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Never owned one....Have a couple of friends that do...They love them....What are you gonna say after tearing a hole in a $1000 bill? I hate this thing??? ~~~ I've eaten grilled steaks, and BBQed pork butt off of one...Both were delicious ~~~ .Some say they are over hyped, and over priced. ~~~ The full size ones are heavy...Buy locally...Shipping will eat your lunch....They will break/crack!! The seal on top may need replacing at some time...They have almost what one would call a "cult" following...A couple (maybe more) of websites devoted to nothing but BGE. Check out Egghead website.. They are used in competitions...Over all I think they do a good job...How serious of a pit master are you...how often will you use it...etc will help you determine if you wanna be an "Egg head" There are others...Primos is one...Check the Sq. inches of cooking space for you dollar...Some say the Primos offers more space for less $$$$....Do your homework!!

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They say if you purchase and have it shipped over the net the warranty is null and void. I picked up on the cult following quickly, decided it would be pretty pointless to ask them what they thought so that's why I figured I'd ask my "old friends" here at DC.
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I have one my dad bought some 25-30 years ago. Because it's heavy, if I had a covered masonry patio I'd use it year round; because I do not, it's in storage and I'm making do with a Weber. Hope to get it back into service on the backyard lawn this summer to make some delish pizza.
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What I've found out is you need to buy a smoker for smoke'n, and a grill for grill'n. Those green eggs get dang hot, from what I've heard, but I wonder about the low and slow at 225.

BGE would be great for pizza, though.

You only live once, get it and if ya just don't like it you can sell it. Might take a hit, but I think it would be fun to cook on one.

OR, you could buy me one, Bill, and I'll tell ya if you made the right choice. You could then thank me later.

Good luck.
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