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Kamado Big Joe availability is delayed

David Godden

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New member to the forum and I have been spending a lot of time learning about Kamado style cooking. I went down to the BBQ Galore here in Pasadena where they told me that the Big Joe did not ship as planned and was not on the container which was scheduled to arrive this week. Possibly another 8-12 weeks before delivery of the Kamado Big Joe III. Yikes!!!


The entire summer will be toast gone kaput in the bank gone girl. So, what to do. My older gas grill is dead so I am without a BBQ fix.


The Kamado Joe Jr is available locally so I have been thinking of getting it for use now during the summer while I am waiting for the Big Joe III. Having both the Jr and the Big Joe seams like the best of both ends of the Kamado Joe line from what I have seen in YouTube. I'm a YouTube sucker so please forgive my ignorance.


The Kamado Joe Classic III is available now but at this point I would prefer to wait for the Big Joe. It is disappointing having to wait.


I am wondering what the wisdom of the forum has to say about my situation here.


Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.





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I have a Big Joe, a Classic and a Junior.  The only time I use the Junior is when I have to, and then only for grilling.  I have a more difficult time controlling the temps on the Junior for low/slow smoking and I don't feel I am using much, if any, more charcoal on the larger grills when grilling.

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