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  1. As a s follow-up to my first Grill dome restoration (see http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/10848-grill-dome-rebuild-project/?p=118416), I'm planning a second Grill Dome restoration later this year. One consideration will be to re-glaze instead of a re-paint. Unlike other Kamado's that use a glazed surface, Grill Dome's have a heat resistant paint surface. The challenge will be to locate a local potter equipped with a kiln large enough to fit the GD. If it proves successful, I may also choose to repaint my original rebuilt GD (see picture below) as it has since chipped again due to some issues with the refinishing process. Just curious - for those of you who own glazed Kamados (i.e. Vision, BGE, KJoe), have you ever experienced any issues with the finish?
  2. I just upgraded to a Big Joe so I'm selling my Classic as well as my Joetisserie. Both in excellent condition. No cracks, not lighter fluid used, I've had it for less than a year. I'm located in Austin, Tx. I tried to upload pics but it keeps failing. I can email pics if anyone is interested. $650 for the Kamado Joe $150 for the Joetisserie
  3. A little behind the scenes to my Instagram post. Sunday I smoked two small chuck roasts for about 4 hours at 250 Then I put them in foil in beef broth and aromatics and let them braise for another four hours. After two hours FTC these were ready to serve. I fried up the onions and served on fresh buns with American cheddar, horseradish mayo and Au jus will deffinetly be doing this again
  4. I need your help! I have been doing tons of research and I am down to either the XL Big Green Egg for $1,024 at my local dealer or the Kamado Joe Big Joe for $1,800. I know I would need to spend another $500 ish dollars for accessories for the BGE but it is still overall cheaper. The main thing I like about the Kamado Joe is the upgraded gasket, it seems like such a pain to worry about the felt gasket (maybe it's not that bad). The other features of the Kamado Joe are nice, but not that important to me like the ash tray and the air lift dome. I would love to hear your thought from both sides to try and help me decide. I really appreciate your help as I am excited to replace my pellet smoker and finally play with real fire!
  5. Would anyone here know where I may be able to find the hinge assembly for a large big green egg? The shell is in good shape but the hinge, bands and firebox have seen better days. I would rather purchase used vs buy new if anyone has an old one laying around. Thanks for reading! - J
  6. I'm sure you guys get this question a lot from friends and family just like I do. I decided to do a video on it. I was thinking through all the cookers I've have owned over the years and which ones would be the best for most folks cooking for friends and family who for whatever reason can only have 1 cooker. If you can only have one, you need something that can grill and smoke so that ruled out some of my favorites right off the bat. In the end, I think most people would be happiest with kettles and kamados as their only cooker and here I go through my reasons for each one i think people would like best in mind-numbing...I mean "thorough"--detail. lol This is just my opinion. Feel free to disagree. I probably overlooked something (and if I did, I'll mention it in a future video.) I don't really have any skin in the game. I just get this question a lot and it's important to me to help people find what they need. Side note: I was worried since it was long, nobody would watch it but over 4,000 people watched it over night last night. I must have hit on something.
  7. Hi Guys I am new here, so I am guessing this is the right place to post this video. This was my last bbq adventure, those ceramic grills really can spit out some flames! Check out this video
  8. This one is longer, but I feel like it answers a lot of the questions I could not find when I was researching the MiniMax on youtube. There are some pretty cool shots in the middle of some ribeyes cooking. Also, I managed to squeeze a 9 pound pork butt on that thing and it turned out great. This is the type of video I like to do most and hope to do more off in the future, but it was a TON of work. I need a brain break. Anyways, enjoy!
  9. Hey guys, Ever since I started my youtube channel and bought the Summit, I've been asked several questions over and over. The most common one being "BGE Vs Summit" So this week I finally broke down and made a video comparing the two. I think you will find the video to be complementary of both grills (and KJ) so if you were expecting something scandalous/divisive don't bother clicking...you'll be disappointed. lol.
  10. The next EGGtoberfest is scheduled for Saturday October 8 at Stone Mountain Park just east of Atlanta. Cook signup probably starts in a week or two before tickets go on sale. Meet & Greet: Friday, October 7, 2016 EGGtoberfest: Saturday, October 8, 2016 Tickets go on sale Monday, August 1 at 12 PM EST. Find out what EGGtoberfest is all about click here
  11. Hi All, Just to let you know, I've been quietly working on a comparison video of the Komodo Kamado 19.5" and the Big Green Egg. A short 1 minute preview (pictures only) has been posted on YouTube and is available here: http://youtu.be/GEhbYAGjBO8 The full video review will be available later this spring 2014. Cheers. KamadoCobra
  12. I figured that I had it in the freezer and we could have chicken any night so pork belly it is! http://youtu.be/kw04L_Zgc5M 2016-02-21 17.51.19.mov Pretty amazing! Skin was crispy and meat was super juicy and flavorful. Not an every day dinner, but always fun to experiment. Dizzy Pig's curry style nuances worked well as a seasoning. Cheers- PS: Guess I am no good at loading videos on here :(
  13. I just finished rebuilding a "hand-me-down" Grill Dome which I will be using as my "deck-top" winter griller (the Komodo Kamado is boxed back in its crate for the winter since I don't feel like shoveling through 10 feet of snow). I did some research on "cheap big green egg tables" and happened upon a photo of an inexpensive IKEA kitchen cart. I decided to add my own mod by incorporating an IKEA spice rack and hangers for added storage. I finshed it with SiKKENS Cetol cedar tint stain and voila! (See attached photo). Here's the list of items used: 1. IKEA Bekvam Kitchen cart: $59.99 http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30240348/ 2. IKEA Bekvam Spice rack (note I relocated the placement of the base to act as a backboard - see photo): $3.99 http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40070185/ 3. IKEA BLECKA hooks: $4.99 for 4 http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40031373/
  14. Gurus, if you attended the 2015 Georgia Mountain Eggfest (or want to see what you missed out on ), Matt from Smokeware filmed a video of the event. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1eTURp5 Thoughts on the Eggfest?
  15. This is a companion chart to the original comparison chart I posted last week. I thought of a couple more lines to add. **FYI: If no phone number is listed, this means that I was not able to find ANY phone number on the company website…If you can find an actual phone number for BGE or Primo, you’re doing better than I am. **Manufacturing Info was verified in print or by phone for each model. **None of these websites are volunteering much about where they’re made, with the exception of Primo which has “Made In USA” Plastered across the top of the page!! You can’t even do a Google search by brand and find out where they are made, they are all very secretive about all of this outsourcing. Quality/Price Gap: These are all manufactured in and imported from other countries (outsourced) to cut costs and drive profits. (**Except for Primo) - The reason CharGriller can sell for so much less is partially by cutting materials costs (steel as opposed to ceramic) and assembly time, but also partly because they are selling at a higher volume in big box stores like Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Kroger, etc…As opposed to smaller/higher end boutique style shops like most of the other competitors. K-Joe is in Ace Hardware here, which is a fairly large store but it has nowhere near the traffic of the box stores. - Vision has also increased their exposure by going through Sams Club and Home Depot, which helps them sell at a lower cost through higher volume and exposure. Just an interesting article about Kamado's some may not have seen: 2011 New York Times Article w Brief United States Kamado History: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/dining/the-cult-of-the-big-green-egg-united-tastes.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Thx, Rob
  16. The largest Egg sale planet is this Saturday, Dec 6th at Roswell Hardware - Roswell, GA! I'll be demoing along side side the BGE Cook Team. If you are in the market for an Egg, now is the time to save!!
  17. This is not news to avid EGGers but the rest of the world should know that the 2014 EGGToberfest will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, GA, due east of Atlanta. I was lucky enough to be a cook last year (along with my wife and a friend) and we had a lot of fun, both at the event and the night before at the Meet-and-Greet party. Cook registration opens up Monday, August 4 which is just around the corner. Cook spots will disappear within 48 hours if not faster. BGE limits the number of cooks to about 300 but the venue is very large so they may expand the registration this year. We'll see. You can sign up yourself and others, with a $50/person deposit (you get it back if you show up or cancel by a certain deadline). Taster tickets go on sale later and usually sell out in a couple of weeks. Also, BGE sells the used Eggs for a significant discount but you'll need to sign up on the web site if you want to buy one - and I hear they sell every egg used at the Fest. Details and a lot of info is in the link provided above, including videos from the 2013 event. It's a mega kamado cooking marathon! - George
  18. Hey guys, I'm new to the forum, and I apologize in advanced for the long post. I have a few questions/concerns over some Kamado grill options. I hope to be able to narrow my choice(s) down with some feedback from you. I have never owned a ceramic Kamado grill, nor have I even owned any kind of charcoal grill. So if I should look at another option, please don't hesitate to say so. I'll only need to cook for a maximum of 3 - 4 people 99% of the time. I plan to use it fairly often (2 to 3 times a week). I have a gas grill if I need to cook more burgers, etc... than these will hold, or if time is a factor. I'm posting my own thoughts on each of these options below, and hope any feedback will help me choose one, especially if any of the concerns below aren't anything that I should be concerned with. I'm OCD and research everything to death which ultimately makes it harder to choose. Below are my observations based on research and reading forums. At the end I will state what my gut is telling me to go with. However, I want your feedback as well, especially if you've used the particular grill. I don't want to make this post the typical tell me what I should buy question. My goal is to obtain any other factors I should consider that I didn't cover and if my strongest candidate is a good decision that I likely won't regret. Buying any of these grills won't stretch me too far, but the expense is enough that I can't take the decision lightly. Primo Kamado: Ceramics originate in the US which is something I would prefer. However, I've read some posts on here and other forums that makes me leery of the customer support from the factory. I also am concerned about the thickness of the ceramics as they don't appear to be as thick as others. According to their site, there's several local dealers though which could help with customer support issues and service. Kamado Joe (Classic): Ceramics originate from China, but this is not a complete deal breaker if the ceramics quality is fine. Ceramics are thick on this grill and seems to offer a good value. I read only good things about Kamado Joe's customer service. The nearest dealer is 45+ miles away. However, I've read a newer version is coming out in 2014 and have not seen the price drop to reflect trying to clear inventory yet at BBQGuys. If we go with this option, I might be tempted to wait and see if the price comes down on the current model, or if the price difference isn't a deal breaker on the new. Kamado Joe also seems to lack a feature to let you drop the grate closer to get a good steak sear (picked up from a professional review). Also a higher cost to get stainless hardware, is it worth it? Grill Dome Infinity (Large): Ceramics originate from India (same comment as Kamado Joe's ceramics). Ceramics on this grill are also thick. Grill Dome's website shows there is one local dealer, but that dealer's website does not show this brand of grill in their product offerings. I also read it might be a little more difficult in controlling the temperature. There also appears to be a quality issue with the ceramics finish. Big Green Egg (Large or Medium): Ceramics originate from Mexico (same comments). There is one local dealer 15 minutes away. I understand that you pretty much have to buy every accessory separately which reduces the overall value. However, this grill seems to be the most popular and has a large following, which will make it easier to ask for help. The medium grill might be a bit too small though. A professional review I read states the gasket quality is average at best. Hopefully it isn't too difficult to replace the gasket with a higher quality one down the road. My gut is telling me to go with Kamado Joe due to the value it appears to offer along with its customer service. My biggest concern is my lack of experience could end up causing damage such as cracking the ceramics. Anyway, thanks guys for your consideration, time, and knowledge. I did also consider the Akorn, but I'm not a big fan of having to do work on it to seal it up. There could also be longevity issues. Thanks!
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