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green egg v.s. u.d.s. shootout ??

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Which would win ? I am going to assume both will create great smokes ( know my drum does PDT_Armataz_01_27.gif )More interested in overall rating taking into account price , wieght , portability , temp. control , fuel economy e.t.c. I know the egg is like the ultimate drum ,and I would love to try one ,but I have a feeling that a good ol u.d.s. would stack up pretty good to it .Anyone out there have both ? Drumies chime in !!
post #2 of 14
For the $, I'll take my BDS anytime. Also, I have no problem lifting my drum into the back of my pickup. With the BGE, one would need a forklift.
post #3 of 14
BGEs are impressive but I think it's due to the versatility they have (grill, oven, smoker). After smoking with the ecb, I'd throw it up against a BGE anytime.
post #4 of 14
I have two friends that have a BGE and they are nice grills, they hold heat well and don't use as much fuel. They work well, but I can't tell the difference in flavor or texture in food that comes off a BGE or a regular smoker/grill. Like crewdawg said, they're not easy to move, one of my friends sometimes uses his kettle grill instead, because it's a pain to move the BGE from his shed to the porch.
post #5 of 14
Just a fancier, more expensive way to get the same grub. wink.gif
post #6 of 14
Ceramic cookers have a lot of good points, little fuel use, unaffected by weather, cooking at low temps or searing at 800 degrees. Good food can be produced on almost any cooker just depends how hard you want to work at it.
post #7 of 14
Friend of mine has a BGE and I've cooked on it a few times. I won't knock it at all where as results of the food cooked is concerned.
I cook on a UDS all the time, at least 2 - 3 times a week and as mentioned elsewhere, the food is equal in my opinion.

If I had a nice covered cement patio, I'd consider at BGE, but all in all my trusty UDS does the trick.
post #8 of 14
I too have a BGE and it does smoke you food well and maintains the heat with little monitoring. I now use it mostly for steaks because of the high temp you can get without the flare ups. A friend of mine has the drum style and she can cook a mean set of ribs on it. Both to me seem nice, as for the egg its not too heavy and they do have a lifetime warranty on everyting less the metal parts. Hard to say which would produce a better meal....
post #9 of 14
The old saying "it's the cook, not the cooker" comes to mind.
post #10 of 14
I've often wondered this myself Gorilla. Glad you posted the question.

I use my UDS a lot....not sure if I could move a BGE around by myself, are they pretty heavy?
post #11 of 14
Their web site states 205 lbs for the xl one
post #12 of 14
Thanks chef!

Sounds a bit heavy for me to handle. Guess I could put it on a cart, but then again, I'd probaby need to park it in one spot and leave it there. PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
wonder how hard it would be to make your own ceramic smoker ? lota clay and someone with a big kiln I guess.
post #14 of 14
I will liken it to a chilled mug Vs. a cold can of beer. If used correctly, it don't matter. If ya wanna let the beer sit a while, the mug has an advantage.
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