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Ceramic Smokers item created by bmudd14474, Jun 17, 2010
Pros - Juicy meat, great smoke flavor, long smoking time without adding more charcoal.
I've had a large BGE for over 8 years, and I got my XL a couple of years ago. Both are great. Easy to use, and produce juicy meat. Maintains consistent heat for low (200-250 degrees) and slow smokes (over 18 hours) without having to add charcoal. It's also great for grilling steaks, but I usually do mine on my gas grill, due to the quick start up.
Pros - Great for both smoking and grilling; very easy temperature regulation
Cons - None so far
I have used both charcoal and gas smokers in the past but have never had a smoker that does a better job than the Big Green Egg. It is great to grill on as well as smoke; it will reach 600-700 degrees quickly and sears a steak very well; then close the lid, lower the temperature, and in a few minutes you have a perfect steak with excellent smoky flavor. Love the Big Green Egg.
Pros - Excellent heat control and stability
Cons - Heavy
I love my BGE! When I bought it and started putting it together, I was concerned it was too big, and caused me to re-think the size. After using it for the past year and a half, I do not regret spending the extra money to have the most grill space possible. I use it cooking for my family of 4, used it for BBQ competitions, and parties. I have enough space to BBQ 3-4 pork butts at a time. Or if I want to cook a few steaks for the family I can do it. I live in Fairbanks Alaska where is gets down to -40F in the winter. I have BBQ'd at -10F without problems, and I know I won't have problems in colder temps. When cooking in the cold, I am only limited by what my body can stand, frost bite isn't good when BBQ'ing.
I have no regrets about this investment, and I am proud to be an Egg-Head