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Big Green Egg?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by HTSmith, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. HTSmith

    HTSmith Active Member

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    Our new hardware store had an ad in this morning's paper for a "Big Green Egg" for a price of $850. It appears to be a charcoal grill. Admittedly I'm behind the times on lots of things, but what is this thing and what could make it worth $850.00?
     
  2. BAD 303

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    They are all ceramic and hold heat much better than any other cooker made. They use lump charcoal and can be regulated to stay at a constant temp very easy. Food stays much moister and does not dry out like regular charcoal cookers. They hold heat even on the coldest winter days. When you are done grilling you can shut off the air and the lump charcoal will go out and can be re-used next time. Produces very little ash and lasts a lot longer than regular charcoal. Like a lot of toys they are pricey but if you like grilling out they are the chit. Primos makes a very nice one as well. It is all made in the USA as well. They come in many sizes and colors too. Not just green and black.
     
  3. slayer

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    The pellet smoker/grills are the popular ones around here. Way too pricey for this cheap white boy. I still use my Weber kettle and smoky joe. Once in a while the gas grill, but doesn't have the flavor of kingsford. Bill
     
  4. 391 shooter

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    Mr Smith

    what could make it worth $850.00?


    NOTHING!
     
  5. K-EIGHTY

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    A buddy of mine has the extra large Big Green Egg ($1,250.00) and swears it's worth every penny. He grew up in St. Louis and is a real meat lover. I've had brisket from it, and it was outstanding.
     
  6. TRKYKLR

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    IMO, the Big Green Egg grills are worth every penny that they cost. I've had one for almost 3 years and I absolutely love it. It will hold at .225-250 for at least 12 hours without ever touching the coals. Or, I can jack the temp up to .750 and cook a steak in minutes. One thing to consider is that since it is ceramic, it will never burn out. Unless you break it somehow, it should last forever. I'm sure it wouldn't be worth the cost to some, but I grill/smoke a lot and find it to be the absolute best cooker I've ever used.

    Mike
     
  7. dave-320c

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    I have had a Green Egg for years; versatile, efficient, and worth every penny.

    Dave
     
  8. ric3677

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    I have to go with yes also.....it's worth every dime. Especially when you compare it to something like a new pickup...50k plus and good for how long?
    They aren't for everyone. You need a bit of patience, not like turning on the propane and grilling in 10....altho it can be done on the egg.


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    But if you don't think it's worth it...keep the webber.
     
  9. AEST BOSS

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    We've got one at the deer lease. Best way to cook dove, quail, chicken, steaks, brisket that I have ever used and tasted.
     
  10. wrd

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    You will not find a better charcoal smoker/grill. Mine was broken by movers and I wish I could afford a new one. Has anyone tried the metal ones at Costco and Bj's?
     
  11. BudsterXT

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    Sounds like a good price if it is A Real One.

    They cost more than that last time I checked.

    They make off brands but if it a Green Egg it is a deal.

    Kenny U
     
  12. aabradley82

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    WRD, I have one the metal kamodos. Cooks identical to a ceramix IMO. I do not think it will last forever, but if it goes 10 years I will have owned it for $30 a year.
     
  13. i_shoot

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    ric3677, I'm eating supper at your house tonight!!! :)

    i_shoot
     
  14. ric3677

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    I shoot.

    I will be putting 4 butts on tomorrow night for a family reunion. I can smell them cooking. Nothing like it.

    Happy 4th to all

    Rick in MT
     
  15. Savage99Stan

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    A word of caution....follow directions and do NOT use lighter or match light as it will penetrate and stink up the ceramic.
     
  16. noknock1

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    I love to smoke food but have never had the opportunity to taste meat smoked on a green egg. I need to find a neighbor or someone at church that has one of these things. It sounds superior to my smoker grill, webber kettle and propane grills!
     
  17. gun1357

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    Fifty years ago we used to haul a lot of them back from Japan on Air Force transport planes. The large #5 cost $5.00 back then. They were heavy to move and the ag inspectors would make us remove all of the hay that was used for packing. They really worked great. Ron
     
  18. trapshootin hippie

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    Anyone tried the Acorn, looks a lot like the green egg?

    GneJ
     
  19. halfmile

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    Can't cry about the price here, there are guys paying 10 grand for a single barrel shotgun.

    (that humming noise you hear is my daddy spinning in his grave, LOL)

    HM
     
  20. ric3677

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    Rick, yes, I built it myself, but if I had it to do over the egg would have been centered.

    Such is life.....live and learn.

    Rick in MT
     
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