Good morning and happy Independence Day! I am new here as a poster but have been lurking in the background since I got th kamado bug. There is a ton of good info on this forum and I appreciate the posters and information found here.
I have have cooked a Weber kettle weekly for the past 10 yrs and have recently been looking for an excuse to get a kamado. Wouldn’t you know, the darn wheel fell off when I moved it last weekend.... Guess that’s my excuse? I use 2 zone cooking A LOT and have decided the Primo XL Oval best suits my needs. I would prefer the new all in one package but suppose I could buy the stand alone grill and build a table, if necessary.
That being said, I am very curious to hear what any of you Primo Xl owners paid (and where). I’d also like to know the best sales price y’all remember seeing on them so I know when I see a good deal to pull the trigger and buy it. I am surprised not to see any real 4th of July sales on them now. When would be the best time to buy one at the best price y’all have seen?
Thanks ahead of time and have a safe and happy 4th!!!
Sound off everyone! What's the plan for this weekend?
I'm thinking pizza one night, and trying a smoked chuck roast/poor mans burnt ends for the other.
Both of these will be firsts for me. I think I have a pretty good idea on how to do the pizza based one what ive read here, and my experience with the devil hotbox inside the house, but any advice/input on the chuck roast would be appreciated. I've braised plenty, but this will be the first smoked one. I was planning on treating it exactly like brisket, with just a shorter overall cook time.
Hi, I wanted to get some feedback regarding which grill to get. I have boiled it down to a few options:
1) Primo round all-in-one $800
2) Pit boss k24 from Costco $599
3) Used BGE $800
The pit boss is considerably cheaper at $599, and I hear in August they usually go on clearance for $350. As primo owners, I was hoping to get some feedback on after owning the primo, do you believe it is still worth the premium? I have read some people have had issues with Primo honoring their warranties, so that is a concern as well. Would you buy the Pit Boss knowing what you know today? Or would you still fork up the extra $ for the primo? Are there any large differences between the design and quality of the aforementioned brands? I really appreciate any help you may be able to offer. Thanks!
I just acquired a primo from a friend who was downsizing. I am replacing and upgrading components and really wanted an oven style/fiberglass or woven metal type gasket vs. nomex. This just seems like a cleaner option for the grill surface.
I read a story about someone using this type of gasket (thicker than the standard gasket) so they only needed to gasket the lid - not the cooking surface (limited grease and organic matter on a grate level gasket).