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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,972
    Interesting...Kamado Joe ripped off the egg design and now BGE ripped off their divide and conquer rig design :).



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

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,691
    The only innovative thing out of that video is the MiniMax stand. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,129
    Interesting...Kamado Joe ripped off the egg design and now BGE ripped off their divide and conquer rig design :).

    KJ simply bootlegged the work of others. BGE has traditionally left these items to the aftermarket, but must be looking to capitalize on them internally. Little bad news for the vibrant aftermarket which is full of very engaged and hardworking eggers. I have mixed feelings personally. It’s prolly a win for the end user. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,129

    WeberWho said:
    The only innovative thing out of that video is the MiniMax stand. 
    This is a riff off a competitors version as well. I really like it though. Makes it a better stand alone and is quite useful for mobile applications. 
  • SpillinSpillin Posts: 39
    Yeah it is terrible that they did that to CGS.. 
    LG BGE
    Weber Genisis
    Cold IPA on tap!
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,796
    Looks like they’re getting roasted in the comments.  Copying is going to happen, but selling it like it’s a new idea their designer came up with is the sad part.  It’s derivative, just say that - people seem to want this kind of stuff, here’s our version.  
    Austin, TX
  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,089
    BGE - the Walmart big box raider of 'merica's small business. What's next? Private label Rockwood?

    Little late to the game, I'm told.


    New Albany, Ohio 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,471
    edited March 8
    the new M/M stand and carrier are cool.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,695
    Meh

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,972
    BGE - the Walmart big box raider of 'merica's small business. What's next? Private label Rockwood?

    Little late to the game, I'm told.


    I think I had a mild seizure watching that. 


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

  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,898
    What's next? Private label Rockwood? 

    Center-cut, no less!   ;)
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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,534
    I’ll probably buy it.
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,151
    So the Woo isn't patented I take it? Cuz that's straight up ripped off. As for the devide and concur... cmon man! Next they'll have a smoke ware cap and ash basket. Posers. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    I like it, solidly built.  Stumped it took the stuffed shirts this long though.

    Many configurations, raised iron, built in spider.

    I too, feel bad for the third parties.  KAB, SW are next up on the chopping block.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 702
    After market comes home with a bang. Looks great.
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,534
    I don’t think CGS should be all that worries, because these BGE versions will easily cost twice as much as their products.
    That was my next question, what these will cost
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,898
    That cast-iron "umbrella" for the new top cap looks like it won't work in rain with any kind of wind (ie, any rain in most of the country) but I'll bet it doubles as a great smashburger tool!  :triumph:

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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited March 9
    I've had a chance to use the divide and conquer system and as much as I like some of the improvements KJ have made to their cookers, the CGS adjustable rig is superior. 

    I think BGE does have some catching up if they want to stay on top and appeal to the new buyers in the market though. I know the value of having a BGE but KJ is catching them and maybe beating them in the marketing department.
  • derka123derka123 Posts: 88
    lol where was this 'innovation' ten years ago!
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,174
    I guess I have to wait and see ... Don't have/want a Facebook account and does not seem to be their site yet.

    Nice that 'new' stuff is comming out, hopefully be available here soon.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,534
    KJ is catching them and maybe beating them in the marketing department.
    KJ is all over Instagram probably out posting BGE 2 to 1 or more
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited March 9
    I actually just watched the video, I agree it is a rip off of the woo.

    I still think the adjustable rig has it's merits. 

    I use both the adjustable rig and the woo with a mix of my own rigs. I have two LBGE's and ended up buying the rig and woo for both of them.
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 702
    edited March 9
    EggNorth said:
    I guess I have to wait and see ... Don't have/want a Facebook account and does not seem to be their site yet.

    Nice that 'new' stuff is comming out, hopefully be available here soon.
    Just scroll up To the top and click on the Facebook link and then vids on the left. Don't have to be a member of fb to see
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,129
    derka123 said:
    lol where was this 'innovation' ten years ago!
    I get it, but would point out there is an argument to be made that by leaving these “aftermarket “ products in the aftermarket, BGE has ingeniously fostered their cult like status further than they would have otherwise.  They have allowed very passionate eggers to innovate and bring their own great products to market either wittingly or not. It has increased the overall community passion for the BGE. Like I said earlier, I’m conflicted about the overall outcome. We shall see. New nest with built in handler is a winner for sure. 
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,174
    Woodchunk said:
    EggNorth said:
    I guess I have to wait and see ... Don't have/want a Facebook account and does not seem to be their site yet.

    Nice that 'new' stuff is comming out, hopefully be available here soon.
    Just scroll up To the top and click on the Facebook link and then vids on the left. Don't have to be a member of fb to see
    That did the trick ... Thanks.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 702
    EggNorth said:
    Woodchunk said:
    EggNorth said:
    I guess I have to wait and see ... Don't have/want a Facebook account and does not seem to be their site yet.

    Nice that 'new' stuff is comming out, hopefully be available here soon.
    Just scroll up To the top and click on the Facebook link and then vids on the left. Don't have to be a member of fb to see
    That did the trick ... Thanks.
    YW
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    derka123 said:
    lol where was this 'innovation' ten years ago!
    I get it, but would point out there is an argument to be made that by leaving these “aftermarket “ products in the aftermarket, BGE has ingeniously fostered their cult like status further than they would have otherwise.  They have allowed very passionate eggers to innovate and bring their own great products to market either wittingly or not. It has increased the overall community passion for the BGE. Like I said earlier, I’m conflicted about the overall outcome. We shall see. New nest with built in handler is a winner for sure. 

    20 years ago ceramic cookers were a cult like crowd. Today ceramic cookers are more mainstream then they have ever been. BGE needs to do something different then rest on their laurels because most mainstream folks don't fully understand what makes BGE so legendary, at least to folks who have been into it for so many years. 

    I have to admit I am impressed with some of the things KJ have done as far as hinge and gaskets.
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