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Old 06-14-2015, 03:27 PM
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Dual zone cooking BGE vs Primo


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Old 06-14-2015, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
Made in China. Not even an option.
Are you really telling me that nothing you buy is made in or sourced from China? I'm guessing those Yamaha's and your JL Marine have plenty.

I'm in the process of exactly the same decision.

The Kamado Joe is as good or better in construction and components as the BGE and Primo (see the Amazing Ribs reviews) and ends up costing you several hundred dollars less than the other two as it comes with the stand and other accessories.

Kamado Joe is an American company in Georgia.

And FWIW, BGE is made in Mexico. You're either all American or you aren't....
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:33 AM
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Primo Lg Oval.

I think it's pretty comparable with BGE, however I like the oval cooking surface vs. round
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
Are you really telling me that nothing you buy is made in or sourced from China? I'm guessing those Yamaha's and your JL Marine have plenty.

I'm in the process of exactly the same decision.

The Kamado Joe is as good or better in construction and components as the BGE and Primo (see the Amazing Ribs reviews) and ends up costing you several hundred dollars less than the other two as it comes with the stand and other accessories.

Kamado Joe is an American company in Georgia.

And FWIW, BGE is made in Mexico. You're either all American or you aren't....
I always buy American made when I can.

I've done more research and the Kamado Joe doesn't offer near the versatility as the Primos. Being oval gives lots more cooking options. Now to convince the wife to let me spend the $$ on a grill.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
I always buy American made when I can.
So Primo it is, not BGE for you! I respect what you're saying, without necessarily agreeing with you, but it's up to you where you spend your money!

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I've done more research and the Kamado Joe doesn't offer near the versatility as the Primos. Being oval gives lots more cooking options. Now to convince the wife to let me spend the $$ on a grill.
I'd say its worth taking another look. The Big Joe has more than enough space to do indirect cooking and it comes with a deflector system to help make it even better.

$1600 for the big joe with a stand and accessories. Worth taking a look....
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I have rib racks and have cooked 6 slabs of ribs at once on the Primo. I got the Primo for the larger cooking surface and at the time it was a couple hundred cheaper than the bge and was a larger grill. It does look like you could maybe stack a little higher on the bge but not by much I wouldn't think.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:51 PM
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I looked at them all in depth and ended up with the Kamado Joe. I absolutely couldn't be happier, the versatility and build quality are awesome.

I have the Big Joe, 24"

When I looked at the Primo, the oval shape intrigued me but the hinge assembly didn't seem to be quite as stout. Its been about a year, however, since I looked at them.
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If you don't want your deck looking like Sanford and son, just get a Komodo.

http://komodokamado.com/collections/...-komodo-grills
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I have a BGE but have cooked a good bit on the Primo. I like the oval shape of the Primo better for cooking ribs. I have been told, because of the shape, that the Primo will not get as hot as the BGE but I cannot confirm. I have never cooked a steak on the Primo which is the only time I get my BGE very hot. Don't worry about it being you're only grill, it's the only grill I've had for years. They don't take very long to get fired up.
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:12 PM
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Get a Looflighter for the BGE or Primo. Like a hairdryer on steroids. Lights the fire in about 30 seconds. I have the BGE and love it
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
If you check out the Amazing Ribs review of the Big Joe it talks about indirect cooking on it with the (included) accessory kit that allows indirect and multi level cooking.

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If you don't want your deck looking like Sanford and son, just get a Komodo.

http://komodokamado.com/collections/...-komodo-grills
At $6k, you're buying - right?

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Get a Looflighter for the BGE or Primo. Like a hairdryer on steroids. Lights the fire in about 30 seconds. I have the BGE and love it
I have one that I've regularly used with briquettes. Does it work more quickly with lump charcoal? Takes a while with briquettes....
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I use the lump and it lights it in 30 seconds. Have not used briquettes
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