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Big Green Egg

t-bone tim

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Hello out there !! anyone here have the big green egg ? just wonderin is all ....A local dealer here just started sellin them ,want's $1099.00 Can ....just wonderin what any owners here paid ?? thanks Tim.
 

kueh

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Who is the dealer? The egg is supposed to be super efficient as regards to heat. You require very little fuel. Only problem is their capacity is comparatively small.
 

low&slow

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My neighbor has a big green egg. It's great for cooking for 1 or 3 people, the cooking surface is pretty small. He bought his on ebay for around $350 new.
 

ultramag

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T-Bone since your price is Can. I'm not sure how this compares, plus you don't mention what size Egg the price is for. I just checked prices last week at Egg dealer close to here, supposed to be one of the top dealers, and the XL BGE was $1069 and the Large was $699.

The BGE is not necessarily small. It just depends on the size you have as there are 5 or 6 sizes. The XL is a 24" diameter cooking grate, so you're looking at 4-6 pork butts, a couple good sized briskets, chuck rolls, and a pretty good capacity.
 

gofish

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I recall seeing a couple BGE'ers on the forum a while ago. Those prices Ultramag mentioned are about what I have seen here in MD. I would like to try the XL Egg out once or twice.

Low & Slow ........ did your neighbor have to pay for shipping on that Ebay purchase or was he able to pick it up? My luck would be the bargain $350 Egg would turn into a $700 egg with shipping cost!

T-bone ......... are you thinking about making a purchase?
 

flash

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Super nice and efficent. Bring lots of $$ though. With what you might spend on the GBE, you can supply yourself with one heck of alot of ribs and pork butts.
 

deejaydebi

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There are a few BGE Users here someplace. Reports are that they work great and smoke in less time - very expensive and heavy.

There are a few people on a Yahoo forum I go to that love them but they say the little one is only big enough for one good sized pice of meat and maybe a fatty or two.
 

salbaje gato

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t-bone wildcat here, i aid a grand for my xl bge and im real happy with it. its true that it uses very little fuel, for ex. i have a 14 pound brisket on mine right now that has been smoking for about 5 hours with approx 5 more to go and i wont have to add any charcoal at all. my unit came with about two hundred dollaors worth of excessories, one that is usless on the xl model is a stand for turkeys, that stands to tall to close the lid. make your own table for it as the shelfs that they sell are a little to small'. for searing steaks the thing is out of this world. 700-800 degress makes them just perfect.
 

t-bone tim

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Hey Randy...no ,was reading the paper and seen an ad with a local heating supply store selling them in my area...had seen them online and talked about here...wanted to see one and was surprised at the price
 

camp_cookie

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I have a large BGE in a custom table. The table was on special, and I got the combo for a little over $700.00. They are a very versatile cooker, and you won't have any rust issues. They are heavy if you have to move them around, and a lot of moving increases breakage concerns.
 

cheech

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These things go for the price of a small Traeger which is better?
 

ultramag

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I don't own either so my opinion is probably not worth alot, however I would say BGE hands down. Very versatile and super efficient. I've never seen a BGE in action or eaten the results, but I have cooked on and ate from a Traeger.
 

zapper

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A buddy of mine has a knock off of a BGE and swears by it and uses it often. The left overs that he brings in seem to tase good for being the next day old and cold.
 

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