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Confession Time: How much has the BGE really cost you?

cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
edited February 2014 in EggHead Forum
Greg's busted thread got me thinking...how much has the egg really set me back?

I know we had the "how much did your egg cost" thread and it was a pretty involved thread. The only thing I excluded was lump and meat. I should include my "Nokia Razr", but I likely would have bought one regardless. As most of you have, I have bought several of the cool trendy items most of the folks have. I also acknowledged before that I have a rub and sauce addiction...which didn't happen until the egg.

This may make your wife's back off, so feel free to use the "you think I'm bad honey, look at cazzy's number" line. :P

The BGE has really cost me around $5700-$6000 =))
Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,463
    Yeah, started going down this path, and decided I didn't want to know and stopped adding up when I got to $2500 in my head.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    Finish the calculation...it will be fun and we're all right there with you!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,110
    I'm too scared to play.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    Come on cali...don't be scared! The money is long gone by now!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,907
    $3500+ and counting and only a single Large BGE.  Should have just hired a chef to cook - might have been cheaper 

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    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
  • Yeah it's funny, you look at the price of a new LBGE and you see $850, then you add up all the things necessary to really get the absolute best usage from it and before you know it you got another $850 invested. Not complaining, still the best $1700 I ever spent doing something I love.
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    edited February 2014
    I'm already closer to the top end of my calculation cause I forgot my Thermapen and Maverick. :P
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Can't even say. Never considered lump because I'd need propane or NG to cook on a gasser. If I tally up everything, probably around $3000 excluding lump and food. I need fuel to cool regardless of the vessel, and I need food to maintain my shape...round.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    There you go fellas! This is a safe place haha

    Feels kind of good to see we're all in the same boat huh????
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • But the food you get to cook on it is priceless.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • If I include lump, probably around $5000 because I've done 3 bulk buys at $1000 each. Those were split among other eggers.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,047
    I figure with the 2 eggs,accessories, spices and the lump that I have bought in the last year that I am in for about $3000. Not nearly what I expected. Don't even want to know how much I have spent on booze since starting this venture!!!

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • I figure with the 2 eggs,accessories, spices and the lump that I have bought in the last year that I am in for about $3000. Not nearly what I expected. Don't even want to know how much I have spent on booze since starting this venture!!!

    I didn't even take that into consideration! Oh my, my calculations are way off!
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    John, Cali & DMW....we're waiting! :D
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,463
    Might need to wait til the weather warms up later this week. I know there's stuff in my deck box I would forget.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • Oh crap, forgot the table. There's another $500.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
    $1700 or so large and mini, with eggsories. I am under 2 yrs in though.
    Seattle, WA
  • I'm probably around $2500 with my large but only 2 years in.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    edited February 2014
    This month is my 2 year eggversary!! :P

    My wallet has been very light the last two years, but the purchases have stopped. I now make my own rub so I won't replace the rub I once used to buy.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • wallyjarwallyjar Posts: 123
    Large, medium, table, looflight, temperature control, platesetters, pizza stones, outdoor kitchen built, sink, hot water, electricity to kitchen, Induction burner, pans that work on induction burner, artificial grass around area. Flagstone patio, pergola.

    I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW.
  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 647
    I am around $2,500 in equipment but I have saved a fortune by not going out to eat so I am a net positive.
    Milton, GA.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    Good point flynn
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    wallyjar said:

    Large, medium, table, looflight, temperature control, platesetters, pizza stones, outdoor kitchen built, sink, hot water, electricity to kitchen, Induction burner, pans that work on induction burner, artificial grass around area. Flagstone patio, pergola.


    I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW.
    Wally...you're making me sad. You're probably the only one so far that could make me feel a lil better today. Haha
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
    The cost of egging is like the cost of beer you can't put a price on happiness
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    edited February 2014
    The cost of a MBGE (setter and CI included) and egg related add ons (Thermapen, Maverick, swing rack, extender rack) has only been a touch over $1000. 
    The other costs are what really adds up. Booze alone has increased by over $2000 a year, have to drink something while reading this forum. At least $1000 spent each year on rubs and sauces I had never heard of and just had to try after reading about how good they are in this forum has resulted in a pantry that rivals a Dizzy Pig ware house. Although I will use it all someday, currently I have five different brands of lump stored in the garage that have cost me over $500 with at least three other brands I'm still keeping my eye open for because some one posted how good it was. Grocery budget is now enough for a family of 5 even though there are only two of us. So many great posts of cooks, I find myself looking for cuts of meat I don't really need and have no idea what to do with but want to try some new recipe that caught my eye here. 
    Further to BBQ, thanks to the modernist element here, I've invested over $300 in a trés booblay machine. SWMBO just shakes her head and feels the addiction is harmless and it does keep me from wandering off into traffic. 
    On second thought it wasn't the egg that caused all the extra costs, it is this damn place.  
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,530
    $2500 for a medium and XL, stoker, platesetters, and an auber stoker - my set up is basic. I agree the money being saved offsets the money spent.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,064
    BYS1981 said:

    $2500 for a medium and XL, stoker, platesetters, and an auber stoker - my set up is basic. I agree the money being saved offsets the money spent.

    So you have a Rock's Bar-B-Que Stoker and the Auber equivalent? If so, which one do you like better?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,110
    @cazzy - Does the new patio I had put in for the eggs count as an eggcessory? 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,530
    cazzy said:

    BYS1981 said:

    $2500 for a medium and XL, stoker, platesetters, and an auber stoker - my set up is basic. I agree the money being saved offsets the money spent.

    So you have a Rock's Bar-B-Que Stoker and the Auber equivalent? If so, which one do you like better?
    No, I only have the Auber. It's extremely basic, won't get the egg up to temperature without overshooting, but once I have it to temp it will hold temp like a champ.
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