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Big Green Egg vs Kamado Joe

finsfree

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I'm in the market for one of this style of smoker. Has anyone ever owned both? After watching some youtube videos and a google searching, it seems that the kamado has a slight edge only as far as simply addons.

It seems like they both produce great food.

Just curious if anyone has both?

Thanks,
 

jcam222

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This is really a matter of preference. If I was going to pay top dollar for a new one I’d also check out the Primo oval ones. Very nice.
 

gmc2003

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Sorry I haven't owned either - just wanted to give your thread a bump so more eyes will see it.

Chris
 

Bearcarver

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I'm not sure what the Black one in this pic is, but I think it's an old "River Grill".
These are my Son's Smokers, and He loves his Big Green Egg more than anything else he's used:

Bear

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bgaviator

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I only own the KJ, but two of my coworkers own Eggs. For what it’s worth, when I describe all the accessories I can get for my Joe and the way I can arrange the racks I detect a hint of envy. My one coworker got his Egg for free, but said If he had to buy one he’d get a Joe. I’d be happy with either one. KJ just innovates more from what I can tell.
I'm in the market for one of this style of smoker. Has anyone ever owned both? After watching some youtube videos and a google searching, it seems that the kamado has a slight edge only as far as simply addons.

It seems like they both produce great food.

Just curious if anyone has both?

Thanks,
 

lowcountrygamecock

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I love my kamado Joe. Well over 250 cooks on it and use it at least twice a week. Never cooked on a big green egg but the included accessories that came with the joe along with recent innovations swayed me in that direction and I’ve never regretted it.
 

outside andy

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This cook has an XL Big Green Egg, Large Kamado Joe, Large Primo, Weber Kettle and a Big Green Egg Mini Max.
All have similar abilities and some have more features than others. You are off to a good start by researching. Ultimately after owning all the above, I have realized its not necessarily the equipment but the cook that makes the difference.
Your results may vary.
 

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