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Big Green Egg rotisserie kit called Kamado Mate has anyone heard of it?

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,063
    You started a thread about this yesterday, too.

    Something fishy afoot? Are you looking to sell these?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • No, but I would like any information about this product so I could sell them in my store. Get my hands on some without paying full retail for them. 
    caliking said:
    You started a thread about this yesterday, too.

    Something fishy afoot? Are you looking to sell these?

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  • Would buy one in an instant if it works.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    For $350... I'd wait on a good used small or mini.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Completely not necessary if one knows how to use the egg. The ceramics radiate the heat unlike cooking on a metal grill. Depending on setup the heat radiating off of the dome can be higher then the heat coming off of the actual charcoal.  Just my 2 cents and you all know what that's worth.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    A roasting rack cost $15, same results much less money, and no moving parts that break.
    XL BGE
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,063
    Not to mention having to store the contraption when it's not being used.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    Pre-Egg days I had a rotisserie for my old gasser. Thought it would be great and I would use it all the time. After less then a month, it got lost in the shed somewhere. Never used it very much.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • I'm suprised that nobody has brought up the benefit of self basting on a rotisserie.  
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    What about self basting on a 12 pack of PBR?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • haha well there is that too!
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,332
    did that several years ago on my medium..  Spinning a bird is fun but you still need a way to have a cold and hot side with the fire.  spatching the bird is much easier with better results.  t

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  • HicHic Posts: 350
    To me it seems like the metal fits in there pretty tight. Wouldn't expanding and cracking be a problem? I can't see the warranty covering that, IMO.

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,063
    How come when I google Kamado Mates this thread is the only page where they are called that?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Yeah just for me that seems to be more trouble than what it's worth.  But I have never heard of it and it looks pretty cool.  I might buy one if I had a ton of money!

    LRG BGE

    Columbia, SC

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    Self basting is nice. I'd pick up one if I won the lottery. Or if they want to send me one to review...

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • I use one in my Brinkmann dual zone with good results. This because I would use the Egg for other tasks and I can do 4 birds at once. Price seems a tad steep
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
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  • Seems to me the meat would be too close to the fire.  On my Weber, the rotisserie comes with an extension that raises it up about a foot.  With the Egg having a hinged dome, I don't see how you could do that and still close the dome.

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  • I have actually talked with the guy that makes the kamado mate...he is basically a small business and has to fabricate these in batches...supposedly he has a design that works well for the BGE hinged dome.  I have an XL BGE, so for me to get one of these is $399 :(  I am still weighing the pros and cons, not sure if it is worth a whole paycheck...
    Iowa, 1 BGEXL, 1BGEMiniMax, a truck, a camper and some horses and atvs :D Let's play!
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  • smokeyjsmokeyj Posts: 259
    Would love one but for the price will just keep spinning on my kettle. Its my favorite way to cook whole chickens.
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,332
    Several years ago, I designed a way to spin birds on my medium egg using the large 2" fire ring.  One thing you'll need is a plate under the bird to act as a partial indirect piece.  So, the bird goes from indirect to direct as it rotates.  The legs hang the lowest, affecting distances between the indirect piece and rotisserie.  Also, need to find a way to cook other things as the bird spins.  It's a nice change of pace for grilling a bird, but in the end, I found the spatchcock method easier with similar results. 

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  • JNJGoeders said: I have actually talked with the guy that makes the kamado mate...he is basically a small business and has to fabricate these in batches...supposedly he has a design that works well for the BGE hinged dome.  I have an XL BGE, so for me to get one of these is $399 :(  I am still weighing the pros and cons, not sure if it is worth a whole paycheck... Check out the Kamado Mate Face Book page and also check out Andy Scalzo.
     
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