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Massive New Big Joe

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  • hogsfanhogsfan Posts: 128

    hogsfan

    I will do my best to make sure those words are on your tombstone but lets hope that is no time soon.  By the way I was pulling for the Hogs big time last year when they played the Crimson Terd.

    I appreciate it. Sorry we let you down. Turns out, Alabama was pretty good this year. ;)
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,778
    Bakeman, check out my 'Fest Map:  Ceramic Events Calendar and Map
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  • KJ invocations are good for everyone. Compettion creates innovation. Plenty of US made products have caused harm and deaths and have been sued for it.

    KJ has very strict quality control on par with BGE and both companies make a product of similar quality.

    For me the decision comes down to BGE Canada and price. The KJ is equal in qaulity and 40% cheaper in Canada. The XL Egg is nearly double the pice in Canada vs the US even though most Canadain cites are with 75 - 300 miles of US cities and the CAD dollar is trading nearly on Par. Add slow customer service from BGE Canada and there's not a lot of good news for BGE north of the boader.
    2x Kamado Joe Big Joes + Cyber Q Wifi + Themapen - Pizza Steel + BGE Paella Pan + BGE Ash Tools + Woo2 + Open Bar Fire Ring
  • danv23danv23 Posts: 399

    The ProJoe looks pretty dam awesome.


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  • asfishasfish Posts: 25

    In the UK at least there is now a good channel for BGE support and extras. If the Joe was a lot cheaper I might consider it, I will get a lot of push back from my wife when I try for the 2nd XL next year!

     

    As they are more or less the same price I may as well go for what I know, the BGE

  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I dont know how to quote hogsfans question, but according to the link that Tweev_tip shared, it says that they will have a ash screen.
    @EasyE Just click on the quote button by the post, and it will bring that post into the window where you will then post.
  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 537
    How much is the ProJoe?  I am excited to see ceramics take off.  I can't stand grill with really thin metal.
  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 224
    How much is the ProJoe?  I am excited to see ceramics take off.  I can't stand grill with really thin metal.



    Try 8k...I'll have to pass this time.
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Wow, very Ford vs Chevy in this thread :)) That thing is a monster! I'm very happy with my XL and the BGE community though.  It's damn hard to beat for sure. :)
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  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I'm digging the bamboo shelves. Wouldn't mind doing that with mine. 
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  • EllisEllis Posts: 191

    The ceramic walls on the egg are thicker then the KJ. The reason I know, I bought there thermometor because it was 2 1/2 inch around, easer on the old eyes. Anyway a nut threads from the back side and I could not get one turn on it. So there for BGE got to thicker.  


  • Its not the size of your egg that matters it how you use it :-)
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  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Its not the size of your egg that matters it how you use it :-)

    =))
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  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Its not the size of your egg that matters it how you use it :-)
    +1
  • Ellis said:

    The ceramic walls on the egg are thicker then the KJ. The reason I know, I bought there thermometor because it was 2 1/2 inch around, easer on the old eyes. Anyway a nut threads from the back side and I could not get one turn on it. So there for BGE got to thicker.  

    The walls on the Joe are thicker. The Naked Whiz did a review for the Kamado Joe. Regardless, it doesn't really matter. They are both really good ceramic cookers.

    I chose to buy the big joe because of the Gaskets and customer support in Canada. The cookers are 90% the same. It's pretty apples and oranages.

    KJ doesn't fixed the gasket issues Primo and BGE have not addressed. I also like the design of heat deflector better on the Joe with the split level metal frame half moon pieces. A ceramic firebox divider is also included.

    Most of the differences are minor. Anyone should be happy with either cooker. Hopefully KJ's innovations puts pressure on BGE to address issues. That would include customer service issues in Canada.
    2x Kamado Joe Big Joes + Cyber Q Wifi + Themapen - Pizza Steel + BGE Paella Pan + BGE Ash Tools + Woo2 + Open Bar Fire Ring
  • BaysidebobBaysidebob Posts: 488
    My BGE has a protective layer of gook.  Please don't tell me its's made with bad stuff.  What I AM worried about is what's in the food I'm eating.  I had to make a few trips last spring and every day I saw crop dusters.  Check out what's allowed in "ground beef".  I grind my own now.  We all make our choices, but they should be INFORMED choices.
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  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    I wish Gary would post his little popcorn eating guy. This is fun to watch.
    Agreed.  
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  • BGE4LifeBGE4Life Posts: 34
    In 25 years of sales I have never disparaged another product.  I am of the camp that no matter what you buy, do your own research and make the decision that fits yourself or your family.  I understand that the two products look alike and really function virtually the same.  Competition is good and the better company usually wins out in the long run. In a free market system like we have, competition drives prices down and highers the standard of living for average people.  Without competition, only the elite can usually have the elite styled product.  BGE will ultimately benefit with the number of people learning about the ceramic cooker and the benefits of using it.  I have referred several to buy an egg and will continue to do so.  I bought my second this year and will buy another unless something happens and I can't afford it.  BGE will grow the dealer base to combat the proliferation of lesser expensive cookers and will usually get the customer that sees through the design similarities and appreciates the original.  The people that can't afford the BGE will buy the lesser expensive cooker and they would never have bought the egg so in my opinion it's a mute point.  One thing to remember is that BGE knows how long its ceramic will last in all weather conditions as it is sold worldwide.  I keep mine outside all winter in Wisconsin and in 3 years it still looks like new.  Other ceramic may over time crumble and then the manufacturer may be on the line for many replacements.  Who knows how this plays out.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,019
    Why, why, why doesn't BGE improve their product by upgrading the gasket?  Because they save $5 on the felt? 
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  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704

    Why, why, why doesn't BGE improve their product by upgrading the gasket?  Because they save $5 on the felt? 

    BGE probably ordered a ton of the gaskets and are using them up first, even though they are sub par.
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  • MattlockMattlock Posts: 64
    That giant KJ is pretty sweet, I have to admit it!
    Newbie Egghead - Just got a LBGE at the Georgia Eggfest! Life is Good!
  • I never chose Kamado Joe because it was cheaper. The price is relative to the Egg. I chose it cause of the issue they fixed. Stainless hardware, superior stainless grate, lid ground down to better fit the base, counterbalanced hinge, higher done height, firebox diver included, ect... I chose it for the innovations and not the price.
    2x Kamado Joe Big Joes + Cyber Q Wifi + Themapen - Pizza Steel + BGE Paella Pan + BGE Ash Tools + Woo2 + Open Bar Fire Ring
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 596
    I keep hearing that the firebox divider is included. However, I have talked to multiple dealers in the area and all have claimed that the firebox divider is not included (it's an accessory). Some didn't even know what a firebox divider is. Just wondering why there's a disconnect.

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

  • SmoothSmokeSmoothSmoke Posts: 139
    How long has Kamado Joe been around? 
  • I keep hearing that the firebox divider is included. However, I have talked to multiple dealers in the area and all have claimed that the firebox divider is not included (it's an accessory). Some didn't even know what a firebox divider is. Just wondering why there's a disconnect.

    It is supposed to be standard. It would listed on the site as an Big Joe accessory if it wasn't.

    How long has Kamado Joe been around? 

    Since 2005 with sales doubling every year. It's sold internationally.
    2x Kamado Joe Big Joes + Cyber Q Wifi + Themapen - Pizza Steel + BGE Paella Pan + BGE Ash Tools + Woo2 + Open Bar Fire Ring
  • Here's a pic of the firebox divider that comes with the Big Joe if anyone is curious.
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    2048 x 1536 - 1M
    2x Kamado Joe Big Joes + Cyber Q Wifi + Themapen - Pizza Steel + BGE Paella Pan + BGE Ash Tools + Woo2 + Open Bar Fire Ring
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