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BGE Unveils New Kickbutt Basket

JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,422
edited December 2 in EggHead Forum
OK, so they didn't call it that, but I'm surprised they didn't given the design:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9cyZxzxd-E



Looking around the internets, looks like it will retail for about... $100.  

You have to hand it to HQ, they are nothing if not predictable.  
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  • NCSmokyNCSmoky Posts: 386
    I’ve had one for a couple of months, it’s not bad but not worth $100. At least the XL has a divider insert. 
    Charlotte  NC - XL LG Med Mini MM 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,762
    They did not invent the Komodo cooker, either. Surprised they capitalized on someone else's idea? Not me. Don't like it that they have done so, yet again.

    $100.00? Maybe there is a lifetime warranty for them as well?


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    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,738

    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 160
    Perhaps not a total rip-off of the product that works so well.  If the holes are the same diameter as the original grate will it not suffer the same shortcomings (plugging and/or poor airflow)?
    LBGE, 22" Weber
    Great Plains, USA
  • I hear that factory second will be designated “kickbutt-hurt” baskets.

    ....I’ll see myself out. 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,578
    While the KickAsh folks may have been the first to adapt a removable charcoal basket to fit mass market kamados, removable charcoal baskets have been used for decades in such things as UDS's. So I'll cut the BGE folks some slack on their riff on the idea.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,497
    People get on them for not capitalizing, then the same for when they do. I think it’s great, and it’s different than the other offerings. I say well done. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • 1911Man1911Man Posts: 297
    From what I've seen, the Kick Ash Basket is still a better design. More air flow in the KAB, due to the design. Got one in my new large BGE as well as the Kick Ash can... IMO, these are two required items for any BGE (or BGE type) cooker.
    Large BGE with CGS Woo Ring, stone with stainless pan, Smokeware chimney cap, Kick Ash basket and Kick Ash can.
    Living free in the 603 (Pelham).
  • bobroobobroo Posts: 76
    Mothership:

    Admitting you have a problem is the first step to the cure.

    Whoever has the patent on the colander sure is gonna be pissed.

    Very happy to own a KAB!
    If it's brown, it's cook'in....If it's black, it's done ---my Grandfather     Medium BGE
  • LitLit Posts: 7,601
    My PK grill came with something similar with solid metal then large holes here and there. It restricts the air flow so bad I can only use it for low and slows cause it won’t get over 300 with the basket in. 
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,241
    Looks like a restriction to me vs kab 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,206
    Is the dude in the video @The_Buffalo ?  Love my KAB. Think the BGE design is too much hardware for what it does. And way to expensive. Like way, way too expensive. 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,422
    Looks like a restriction to me vs kab 
    Watch the video.
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  • Loved my KAB in the eggs.... love the included basket on the KJ3’s. just added a KAB to the Joe Jr 

    people can still vote with their dollars 
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  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 1,216
    Revolutionary. 
    Las Vegas, NV
    LG BGE, off-set smoker & various Weber's 
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,241
    Looks like a restriction to me vs kab 
    Watch the video.
    That clears it up.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,341
    It's a bad product...…………..
    KAB is the real deal.

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • pineypiney Posts: 1,442
    I don't think Chad has anything to worry about, doesn't come close to the KAB 
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 8,790
    1911Man said:
    From what I've seen, the Kick Ash Basket is still a better design. More air flow in the KAB, due to the design. 
    Not to mention, shaking the ash off the leftover lump wouldn't be too efficient in BGE's design...
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,206
    @The_Buffalo , does your newest product come with a warranty?  
  • SmokeyLopeySmokeyLopey Posts: 337
    edited December 3
    I will give Ron credit for being able to deliver his pitch with a straight face, as though they had just revolutionized the BGE experience. 
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,206
    I will give Ron credit for being able to deliver his pitch with a straight face, as though they had just now revolutionized the BGE experience. 
    Well said. 
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,045
    I run a “homemade” version built from expanded steel mesh.  Much more air thru the lump.  That new one doesn’t have that many holes to allow additional airflow over the original...IM0.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,666
    I run a “homemade” version built from expanded steel mesh.  Much more air thru the lump.  That new one doesn’t have that many holes to allow additional airflow over the original...IM0.
    Probably not less airflow than the factory cast iron grate.  I can see that being a problem with a pizza cook but not a low and slow.
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  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,497
    I run a “homemade” version built from expanded steel mesh.  Much more air thru the lump.  That new one doesn’t have that many holes to allow additional airflow over the original...IM0.
    Probably not less airflow than the factory cast iron grate.  I can see that being a problem with a pizza cook but not a low and slow.
    Agreed. All the holes line up with factory holes in the charcoal grate and the firebox. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,578
    I run a “homemade” version built from expanded steel mesh.  Much more air thru the lump.  That new one doesn’t have that many holes to allow additional airflow over the original...IM0.
    Probably not less airflow than the factory cast iron grate.  I can see that being a problem with a pizza cook but not a low and slow.
    They seem to be touting the ease of cleanup as its primary feature not creating forge-like temperatures.
    At some point the limiting factor for airflow is the size of the bottom vent opening itself and not how many holes there are in the BGE Fire Bowl or KAB.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • LitLit Posts: 7,601
    HeavyG said:
    I run a “homemade” version built from expanded steel mesh.  Much more air thru the lump.  That new one doesn’t have that many holes to allow additional airflow over the original...IM0.
    Probably not less airflow than the factory cast iron grate.  I can see that being a problem with a pizza cook but not a low and slow.
    They seem to be touting the ease of cleanup as its primary feature not creating forge-like temperatures.
    At some point the limiting factor for airflow is the size of the bottom vent opening itself and not how many holes there are in the BGE Fire Bowl or KAB.
    That’s not true because that thing clogs up and no air can get through your lump. The ash basket that I got with my PK is the same design and I couldn’t get it over 300 with the basket in. With the basket out and lump right on the grate there are no issues at all. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,021
    I did the math one time......took the diameter of the stock grate, minus the diameter of the small holes.  It was something like 25-35% of the total area was open for air to pass through.  Then the grates I use to produce, or the KAB would let 60-70% of the air through.  I can't remember the exact numbers, but it was a little over double the airflow.
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