Good morning from Baton Rouge,
I'm fairly new to smoking/grilling. I cook the normal - boston butt, brisket, baby back bibs and usually for about 12-15 people. My Weber kettle style grill is getting old, so I started for a once in a lifetime grill/smoker. I had my heart set on a XL Big Green Egg, but now I'm having doubts. Once I buy the egg, along with the accessories, and a table, I'm looking at roughly $2,000. That's in the same ballpark as a Jambo Backyard and $500 or so more than a Lane 36" Deluxe Patio. I really like the idea of being able to cook low and slow or really hot and fast on the BGE, but I don't want to make a mistake and buy the wrong thing. What advantages does the Jambo or the Lane have over the BGE other than larger cooking surface? What would y'all do?