Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
We hope everyone’s enjoying the first few days of summer. For us, the weather heating up means one thing - the EGG’s gonna be busy! Whether you’re making stuffed burgers for a backyard grill out, some brats before a baseball game or searing a steak for dinner on the patio, we hope you’re doing it with full flavor and having fun all the while!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Xxl who has one?

I haven't heard much about them. If you have one, what do you think of it do far? Got pics?
·

Comments

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Is this the same as the Eggzilla?

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

    ·
  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    edited July 2013
    They are super expensive.  For the price, I'd rather have 3 XL's.



    image
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
    ·
  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    According to the mothership they are not for sale yet. The final price is still in limbo...
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
    ·
  • A whole hog...

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
    ·
  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    RLeeper said:
    According to the mothership they are not for sale yet. The final price is still in limbo...
    That's good to know.  My buddy said they were going to be in the $4000 range.  Not sure where he got the info, though..
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
    ·
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,956
    $4k? no way I'd pay that.. you could get a trailer bbq for that
    ·
  • LitLit Posts: 3,827
    Closer to the 3k range from what the mothers hip said.
    ·
  • Whoever buys one better throw one helluva party and invite all of us. That party would be epic!!

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

    ·
  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    edited July 2013
    They cooked twenty six whole chickens in that thing at once! Gonna be hard to justify anything in that pice range though
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
    ·
  • MklineMkline Posts: 177
    i was in the mothership yesterday and they still aren't for sale. they have some prototypes and are finalizing the design. i think he said they will be out this fall. 
    ·
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,956
    lol.. probably need like 50lbs of charcoal
    ·
  • I use my Weber Ranch Kettle for big family parties at my sisters house, and I am taking it to work for one as well.  I wouldn't be able to move that xxl around like that.  I am not sure if the xxl has a long life at that price point, and for its practicality.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3

    ·
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,347
    You need to be feeding a BIG family regularly or using it for commercial.  I'd get more use out of 2 (or more) XLs for the likely price of the XXL.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
    ·
  • AdamdAdamd Posts: 160
    That would be cool have have but I doubt many of us would need or even want to fire that large of a grill up. Talk about needing a lot of charcoal. 

    One other thing. I hope they have some assist or something on opening the lid. The weight of the dome has to be crazy heavy. One drop and you would think it would crack easy.
    ·
  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 203
    I was at the NJ BBQ championship back in July and they had a BGE demo truck with a bunch of eggs. The rep providing the cooking demo said they would be out in limited stores in the fall and priced around 2k. Would you buy one at 2k?
    I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.
    ·
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,956
    I still can't justify $2k, but as I pay off some bills I will start saving for a large or xl.
    ·
  • Hmm, not enough cooking area.  I'd need an AR or grid extender.  Group buy!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
    ·
  • I'd give 2K for one but the lid has to be easy to open with gas charged struts like the ones found on old Ford Pinto's
    If it was like the Pinto, you would get a flashback everytime regardless of burping!

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

    ·
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    What defines a whole hog?  Lb wise?  I put a 30 lb (uncleaned) piglet on my XL and had to bend it to get it on.  Wonder the size pig that can go on this thing. 
    ·
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 736
    How is it a big hit if it's not even for sale yet? :-?

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

    ·
  • How is it a big hit if it's not even for sale yet? :-?
    I think that's called "hype"?
    The Naked Whiz
    ·
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,371
    I'd give 2K for one but the lid has to be easy to open with gas charged struts like the ones found on old Ford Pinto's
    If it was like the Pinto, you would get a flashback everytime regardless of burping!
    LOL, my first car was a 1972 Pinto.  I thought it was a sports car.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

    ·
  • My first car was a 75 Maverick with a 302 v8. It was a rusty piece of crap, but it was fast.

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

    ·
  • LitLit Posts: 3,827
    I would give $2k butbits going to be closer to $3k from what the mothers hip said. Check out the new kamodo kamado. Its about the same grill size but weight 1000 pounds. It has ceramic lips at different levels inside to support 3 different sized grates at different levels like a built in AR. Don't look at the price.
    ·
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390

    That Kamodo Kamado is crazy.  1000lbs, feel pretty safe going away and leaving it outside - nobody stealing that thing.  And at a very reasonable $6.5 K, might get 2. 

    ·
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    edited August 2013
    The Komodo Kamado only weighs about 550 pounds actually.  3 people can lift it up steps.  I know.  I did. 

    It only has lips for supporting 2 grids.  The top grid rests on whichever of the 2 lower grids that you want to set it on. 

    The 23" inch model is a mere $4400 (choke). It's the 32" monster that is over $6K. 

    If anyone is interested in this cooker, I did a pretty complete review of it: Komodo Kamado 23" Grill.

    Edit: It just dawned on me that you were probably comparing the 32" KK against this XXL.  Sorry!
    The Naked Whiz
    ·
  • Tbonez3858Tbonez3858 Posts: 61
    edited August 2013
    I have a funny feeling the typical "egger" isnt the market for the XXL. I have a feeling that there have been request from BBQ restaurants and maybe even food trucks with a customized trailer. If its commercial, a 3-4k price range really isnt out of line. 
    ·
  • I wonder if Tom at CGS will make a lump reducing ring because the people who buy this behemoth start lamenting the huge amount of lump it burns?

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

    ·
Sign In or Register to comment.