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  • Re: Setup question


    check the video on the lump burn and adding a chuck,  If you like, move the stone up the notches to increase access to the lump.  

    I'll put this set-up against any other available on the market for a simple, one grid, indirect cook in any ceramic grill.  The set-up gets the grid up, the indirect piece is off the fire ring and the increase open area provides direct access to the lump and improved airflow.  Name me another ceramic grill set-up that does those things.

    no offense but I know a bunch of offset owners here in Texas who would take exception to the "REAL smoker" comment. 


  • Re: Setup question

    do this set up with the xl rig:

      -  xl rig on the fire ring;
      - 17.5" stone with crossbars on either one of the lower rig notches;
      - 20" round or 16"x20" oval grid on top of the rig.

    you won't have to touch a thing.  you can add wood anytime you like, just slip your hand under the stone and drop the wood.  18" drip pan optional.

    checkout the video on youtube:  smoking a brisket


  • Re: Ang-L Brackets - Are they worth having?

    the xl egg is the best two zone ceramic grill on the market.  

    the large lump grate, almost 18" dia. provides a greater area for lump at a consistent depth.  So, when you sear a steak or burger, it's the same temps across the grid.  No fading grill marks across the meat.  

    The Ang-L brackets help with the constant lump depth by creating a wall to hold the lump up if not using the entire fire box.  Unlike other ceramic grills which only offer half divisions, the brackets let you partition the firebox in multiple divisions.  

    The Ang-l brackets also let you shrink the firebox if you want to do a small grilling cook.  Check the picture below: Firebox divided in approx. 1/3 and drippings in foil under the bird.  Try doing this in any other ceramic grill.

    The brackets make great ash scoops too. 

    Zoning the xl egg is one of it's best abilities and from our many discussions with xl owners, it's also one of its least used/understood abilities. 


  • Re: CGS to Canada

    We've been working with BJ's for a couple months.  He is currently working on a website to increase distribution across the great white north.   He is carrying more than just CGS, also - smokeware, kickash, dizzy pig and bge.

  • Re: Met Big Joe at Buc-ees last night

    Photo Egg said:
    tjv said:
    looks like they still have stand fitting issues.  The cooker looks to be wedged into the upper ring.  Can't tell ya, how many of those upper legs we had to cut down when we carried them.  

    Photo Egg said:
    Agree, the dome is squatty, similar to older style XL BGE dome. But my camera angle and wide view also exaggerate this a little. The stands are actually very stable. How they stand up over time I don't know. 

    The stands are fabricated from the same material as egg stands - powder coated steel.  


    You are able to confirm that the BGE stands and the KJ stands both use the same grade of steel as well as the prep and powder coating being the same quality?

    I can't confirm but carbon steel and powder coating is the most common and fastest production processes.  The kjoe stand is not iron, as many folks think.   On cart/nest quality, Kjoe is made in China and BGE is made in the USA.  

    Check the picture, upper stand ring just above left side of slider.  Looks like the paint if gone in couple spots.  Also, commons spots for chips is where the upper ring legs slide into the knuckle on the lower stand.  Upper ring legs did not match up with the knuckles so had to force them to fit. 

    They put the big joe in the stand backwards.........Just a little fyi.


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