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Old 03-08-2017, 05:10 PM
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Picked up a Kamodo Joe about a year ago, I will never go back to a gas grill. Ever. In fact, I will likely never have to buy another grill, this thing should last forever.

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Old 03-11-2017, 03:14 AM
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I have a natural gas Weber and a large big green egg. I use them both, especially if I have a party, but I love food on the egg. Smoked an awesome pork butt yesterday.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:09 AM
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Get the new Kamado Big Joe. More features, less money (I think - used to be) than the Egg.

What was the $7k quote for?!?!?!?
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by lumberman View Post
I have the Acorn (Lowes version of the egg) and I love it. I also have a Traeger and I love that as well. it is a wood pellet grill. Cost more than I wanted to spend but man, it does a great job!
I have an Akorn as well. Excellent grill. Op, you mentioned you have a Weber Genesis so you've already got a fantastic gas grill. Best I've ever seen anyways. Since you're already covered in the gas grill dept, if you want to find out if a BGE is right for you, get an Akorn and that'll give you an idea. Having owned the Akorn for a couple years and finding out how much I like that type of grill, I'd be much more comfortable buying a BGE.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:56 AM
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I was reading the thread and noticed a Ad for Kalamazoo grills. Anybody have one of these. The hybrid grill idea looks really interesting and they have the large cast burners as well. Only thing I see is that you would defintly need a sear burner for gas only mode because the burner are so much further away from the grade.

Pretty interesting that instead of using rod, they use but flat 1/4" stainless for the grates so they can control the shape of the openings and create different cooking surfaces.

I bet these cost a pretty penny too, but it sure seems like a well build grill.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by rldraugh View Post
I was reading the thread and noticed a Ad for Kalamazoo grills. Anybody have one of these. The hybrid grill idea looks really interesting and they have the large cast burners as well. Only thing I see is that you would defintly need a sear burner for gas only mode because the burner are so much further away from the grade.

Pretty interesting that instead of using rod, they use but flat 1/4" stainless for the grates so they can control the shape of the openings and create different cooking surfaces.

I bet these cost a pretty penny too, but it sure seems like a well build grill.
They are the Rolls Royce of bbqs. The prices are out of the world though. Check out their website for pricing and models.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:19 AM
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I've had both a BGE and a gas grill (Napoleon) for years. They complement each other well.

We are redoing our outdoor space this year and will be upgrading the grills. I'm getting my dream grill - the Kalamazoo 750 hybrid.

As far as smokers/kamado I will be changing out the egg for another brand. Right now the Caliber and the Blaze look most interesting. Both are bigger than the large BGE and have baskets for true indirect grilling and rotisserie. And while I like the core BGE design and capabilities, every component outside of the ceramic green shell has need to be replaced (fire ring, platesetter, daisy wheel, etc), and the aftermarket parts have been of far better quality.

Kalamazoo has just come out with their own vertical smoker - it costs as much as a 750! But I'm real tempted.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
You have to have both... BGE and Weber Genesis is best combo Ive found.
Time 2.

Except, there are some good other options for the Kamado, I just have the Akorn as my Kamado and price is right. Not as good as the ceramics versions, but CLOSE.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:34 PM
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I would not be without my Weber Gensis, we use it 3-4 times a week and like others said it is a quick ready to cook which is great after work

When I have time I use my trust Weber charcoal kettle grill, can not beat the flavor of charcoal.

For smoking I have a Masterbuilt 40" electric and I really like. Keeps temp consistent and all I do is add wood chips, in fact got some pork chops and corn on the cob on it now

Have the BGE or something similar on my radar in the near future
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by limey940 View Post
So i have a Weber Genesis on a small deck of the kitchen on the house main level.
Long story short we upgraded pool last year and now spend days just hanging out down there. We have a bar on the pool level and thought having a built in grill down there would be good as we wouldn't have to go upstairs to cook. I got some quotes for a gas grill and island and it just seems like a lot of $$. We would mostly be grilling fish and seafood (my wife doesn't eat meat). As i type this I think I'm maybe answering my own question, probably makes sense to simply get another grill for downstairs given how we use it.
I have a large BGE and a Weber Genesis gas and was ready to recommend the BGE when I saw the thread title but reading this just get the gasser. For grilling you won't know the difference and doesn't look like real BBQ is a concern.
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