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Would you buy this??

mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 794
I have no need for this, but at this price, I may discover a need. 


Memphis, TN 
LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)

Comments

  • mlc2013mlc2013 Posts: 826
    no knowledge of the item except reading about on this forum and I believe it is the same size as the MM if so I would grab it I use the MM all the time and if this is the same concept and size i think its hard to pass up. Real question is will CSG accessories fit on it
    Long Island NY    
    1 XL BGE 12/17, 1 LG BGE 3/18, 1 MM BGE 3/18
  • bo31210bo31210 Posts: 713
    I would buy a Weber Kettle instead
    In the middle of Georgia!    Geaux Tigers!!!!!
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,855
    I've cooked on 1/2 dozen of those.  They may be the best grill you can get for the money when they are $299.  At $99 it's a steal.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,347
    This is a good deal, what store has these I may see if it’s in my area as well
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,479
    edited July 27
    I would buy that in a New York minute!! Maybe TWO! I have an Akorn Jr which has a 14" grid. I absolutely love it! It's a little harder to control temps than my Large egg, but easier than my old Mini was. The one you posted has a 20" grid, 2" larger than a large egg.  Were did you find it?

    As for the Weber comment above, I have one of those too. Use the Akorn for most cooks, Large egg second, kettle hardly at all.

    Edit: Forgot the link...
    https://www.chargriller.com/products/akorn-graphite-16620

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 794
    @ryantt and @Carolina Q - it was at a Kroger in Memphis 
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,479
    LOL, oh well. I don't think I've seen a Kroger store since the 80s! Thanks. 

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 794
    LOL, oh well. I don't think I've seen a Kroger store since the 80s! Thanks. 
    I wish I had not seen one since the 80’s.  They are the market leader here and are awefull.  I went on one today to get a pork butt, and they didn’t have one.  Friday afternoon, in an extremely BBQ centric market, and not a single pork butt!! :o :o :o
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 794
    mlc2013 said:
    no knowledge of the item except reading about on this forum and I believe it is the same size as the MM if so I would grab it I use the MM all the time and if this is the same concept and size i think its hard to pass up. Real question is will CSG accessories fit on it
    I agree about accessories.  It would be great if I could rig it for indirect with two levels with my current collection of CGS and other stuff.
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,351
    edited July 27
    Yes I would buy it. My buddy has one and it’s great to cook on. 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
    I would buy it without hesitation. It is $305 on Amazon, is rated four stars out of five and has more than 600 reviews. Seems like a no brainer to me. I checked our local Kroger after reading your post, but none here. I was ready to go buy another grill I don't need.
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
    Y’all helped convince me to go buy it.  This is how the conversation went with my wife:

    Me:  I’ll be back in a few minutes, I’m going to Kroger to buy a grill.

    Wife: Buy a grill??? You have three already!! What do you need with a grill.

    Me: (knowing my wife is a huge Memphis Grizzlies fan).  I know, but it’s kinda like when the Grizz get a second round draft pick in a trade.  It’s not really gonna help a whole lot, but may come in handy down the road.

    Wife:  Oh.  We need butter too. 

    Me:  OK

    I figure at a minimum, it will make a nice gift. 

    Brilliant. I'll have to try something like that sometime, but instead I'll have to make a point about not needing another pair of shoes, yet she buys them anyway.
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,689
    I second the weber kettle idea 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,587
    Jump 
    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,855
    mlc2013 said:
    no knowledge of the item except reading about on this forum and I believe it is the same size as the MM if so I would grab it I use the MM all the time and if this is the same concept and size i think its hard to pass up. Real question is will CSG accessories fit on it
    I agree about accessories.  It would be great if I could rig it for indirect with two levels with my current collection of CGS and other stuff.
    Char-griller sells a heat blocking stone for $40 that you can order.  It comes with a 2 level swing grate.  Cooking on it on two levels is easy. Here's 5 racks of ribs.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 387
    I have no need for this, but at this price, I may discover a need. 


    At between $150-300 a lot of other people on a different forum have and they've been very, very happy with them.
    Near San Francisco in California
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,548
    edited July 28
    My BIL has one. It puts out some good grub. Heck of a price. 
  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 751
    Looks like Amazon has this in red for $123.... I'm tempted
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,969
    GoooDawgs said:
    Looks like Amazon has this in red for $123.... I'm tempted
    @GoooDawgs I think that is the Akorn Jr.  Last year Wally World discounted them down to $50 or so at the end of summer. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 751
    GoooDawgs said:
    Looks like Amazon has this in red for $123.... I'm tempted
    @GoooDawgs I think that is the Akorn Jr.  Last year Wally World discounted them down to $50 or so at the end of summer. 
    You're right!  I thought with that big of a price difference the Kroger one had to be a Jr.  In that case this is a no brainer!  Spend away. 
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,210
    Let me get this straight......You are asking the bourbon heads of this forum how to spend your money?

    My advice: Buy it. 

    We are here for you.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,479
    So did you buy it?

    And if you were serious about giving it as a gift... buy TWO! =)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 794
    So did you buy it?

    And if you were serious about giving it as a gift... buy TWO! =)
    Yes I purchased it.  It was the only one they had.  Many drinks since yesterday, and I have no idea what I will do with another grill! But what the @&;[email protected]
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,855
    Add it to your arsenal for when you have to cook 9 briskets and 30 racks of ribs for a crowd.


    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 794
    Foghorn said:
    Add it to your arsenal for when you have to cook 9 briskets and 30 racks of ribs for a crowd.


    That’s impressive!! My record (so far) is a turkey, two Butts and six racks of ribs.
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
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