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Hi,

 

I'm Matt. I currently don't own a kamado but I have the budget to buy one. The problem is making up my mind. I have narrowed it down to two choices : summit charcoal grill center or big joe 3. I Already own a kettle and a WSM.

 

I have been going back and forth for months and it's driving me nuts. I can only have one and it will have to last me many years.

 

Hope to find the info here to finally make up my mind.

 

Matt

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16 minutes ago, Bonux said:

Hi,

 

I'm Matt. I currently don't own a kamado but I have the budget to buy one. The problem is making up my mind. I have narrowed it down to two choices : summit charcoal grill center or big joe 3. I Already own a kettle and a WSM.

 

I have been going back and forth for months and it's driving me nuts. I can only have one and it will have to last me many years.

 

Hope to find the info here to finally make up my mind.

 

Matt

 

Welcome :welcome:

 

All I can say is that your dilemma is a good one :)  I Don't have any cooking experience with the summit but i have seen a few up close.  They are amazing.  I would be proud to own one.  I have some experience with the Classic 3.  I haven't brought a Big Joe 3 into the fold here yet.  I am quite happy with it.

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Welcome to the forum Matt, I don't think you can go wrong with either of the those two.  All things being equal... go with the one that comes in your favorite color, It's a big big monument that you're going to be looking at for a while ;)

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Dude, flip a coin. Pull the trigger. Enjoy the bliss.

 

first world problems.  For real man, that is a coin flip if ever I have seen one. Just make a decision and live by it and love it. Either way...you Win! Both awesome cookers.

 

if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice...Rush, not Confucius. 

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Welcome!

 

ive had a big joe for about three years and loved every minute of it. I haven’t owned a summit but used one on a bbq course last year. Of the two I’d pick the joe - I just love the big weighty ceramic feel and have found it an almost perfect cooking tool.

 

It’s a big investment but I haven’t had a single second of buyers remorse - as others have said grab one of them ASAP and get cooking!

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