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I love cooking BBQ. I have been smoking meat for years. I even built my own smoker because I couldnít find one exactly like I wanted. Iím often ask to cook for gatherings and groups.
I really have been wanting to add a kamodo style cooker to my stable. I think there would be a place and time for me to need one, especially since my smoker is big and heavy and just takes a lot of time to get ready and clean up if I just want to do say, one brisket or a few racks of ribs.
Iím learning about these egg style grills. The Big Green Egg, Kamodo Joe and even Webber has one now.
I just want to hear from you guys anything you might want to pass on if you own one or cook on one.
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I have a Kamodo and really like it.


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Originally Posted By: Bmnloader
I have a Kamodo and really like it.

Is is a Kamodo Joe or another brand?
Do you use the charcoal they recommend or do you use something else?


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They are all basically the same. The only real difference is size, shape and accessories. We have both a Primo and Big Green Egg and enjoy both of them.

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Been smoking and grilling on 2 different sized Big Green Eggs for the past 12 years, 3-5 times a week for the patio cooking. Itís all about controlling the temp with the air flow. If you study each brandís air flow system, it is very apparent the BGE is sealed up better than the rest, by far. If I need 3 degrees temp change, I can get it with theBGE. I can load 15 lbís of lump charcoal in my XL BGE, get the temp set, throw on a 14 lb. brisket, and never open the BGE or add charcoal for a 250 degree, 12 hr. smoke, and have charcoal left over for a couple more grillings. I can start a brisket, go to bed, and 45 minutes per lb. later have as good of a brisket as you have ever eaten! There was a learning curve for sure, but once I figured it out my other conventional smokers were gone from the patio. Still use a conventional for competion, but only so I donít lose my man card!
BGE is the best of the ceramics, IMO!

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Originally Posted By: Hound810
Been smoking and grilling on 2 different sized Big Green Eggs for the past 12 years, 3-5 times a week for the patio cooking. Itís all about controlling the temp with the air flow. If you study each brandís air flow system, it is very apparent the BGE is sealed up better than the rest, by far. If I need 3 degrees temp change, I can get it with theBGE. I can load 15 lbís of lump charcoal in my XL BGE, get the temp set, throw on a 14 lb. brisket, and never open the BGE or add charcoal for a 250 degree, 12 hr. smoke, and have charcoal left over for a couple more grillings. I can start a brisket, go to bed, and 45 minutes per lb. later have as good of a brisket as you have ever eaten! There was a learning curve for sure, but once I figured it out my other conventional smokers were gone from the patio. Still use a conventional for competion, but only so I donít lose my man card!
BGE is the best of the ceramics, IMO!


How do you get a decent smoke ring on your brisket in a BGE?


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There is a place here in Abilene that has a XL BGE will all accessories and 2 bags of charcoal for $1450...decent deal?? Seems like it


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Get just as good a smoke ring in the BGE as my wood burner. Sometimes, Iíll add 2-3 fist size chunks of mesquite, hickory, or pecan on top of my lump charcoal for some added flavor, if desired.
That price doesnít seem out of line, but I will say the basic BGE nest leaves something to be desired. I quickly upgraded my nests to custom built nests.

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Originally Posted By: Hound810
Been smoking and grilling on 2 different sized Big Green Eggs for the past 12 years, 3-5 times a week for the patio cooking. Itís all about controlling the temp with the air flow. If you study each brandís air flow system, it is very apparent the BGE is sealed up better than the rest, by far. If I need 3 degrees temp change, I can get it with theBGE. I can load 15 lbís of lump charcoal in my XL BGE, get the temp set, throw on a 14 lb. brisket, and never open the BGE or add charcoal for a 250 degree, 12 hr. smoke, and have charcoal left over for a couple more grillings. I can start a brisket, go to bed, and 45 minutes per lb. later have as good of a brisket as you have ever eaten! There was a learning curve for sure, but once I figured it out my other conventional smokers were gone from the patio. Still use a conventional for competion, but only so I donít lose my man card!
BGE is the best of the ceramics, IMO!
are you using a plate setter in your BGE?

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Yes, all the time when smoking, baking, and cooking pizza. Put the plate setter in legs up, and a foil drip pan fits nicely between the platesetter and under the grill rack to catch drippings. Legs down and slide a pizza stone on top when cooking pizza.

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I found a Komando Joe for a very good price at Ace
Picking it up tomorrow


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Yes, all the time when smoking, baking, and cooking pizza. Put the plate setter in legs up, and a foil drip pan fits nicely between the platesetter and under the grill rack to catch drippings. Legs down and slide a pizza stone on top when cooking pizza.


metal or ceramic plate setter? Thanks

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Originally Posted By: Sparky45
I found a Komando Joe for a very good price at Ace
Picking it up tomorrow


Would you mind sharing the price with us?

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Originally Posted By: mattyg06
Originally Posted By: Sparky45
I found a Komando Joe for a very good price at Ace
Picking it up tomorrow


Would you mind sharing the price with us?


I was searching for local dealers who stocked Kamado Joe
Ace showed up in Sweetwater, about 50 miles from me.
They had the Larg 18Ē for $699 on clearance.. Thatís a normal price of $999
I went to the store today and found out they were new , but last years model.
The main difference is the felt instead of fiberglass gasket, plus the fire box is one piece, whereas the newest ones are multi piece.
I couldnít pass it up and I bought it
I had just priced that size of a BGE yesterday for $1150 plus I had to buy the ash remover, deflector shield and rack system extra for $150 more
This Kamado Joe came with all of that

Iím headed out later to get some of the lump charcoal, seems Lowes has it on sale for $13 / 18 lb bag


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Originally Posted By: mattyg06
Originally Posted By: Sparky45
I found a Komando Joe for a very good price at Ace
Picking it up tomorrow


Would you mind sharing the price with us?


I was searching for local dealers who stocked Kamado Joe
Ace showed up in Sweetwater, about 50 miles from me.
They had the Larg 18Ē for $699 on clearance.. Thatís a normal price of $999
I went to the store today and found out they were new , but last years model.
The main difference is the felt instead of fiberglass gasket, plus the fire box is one piece, whereas the newest ones are multi piece.
I couldnít pass it up and I bought it
I had just priced that size of a BGE yesterday for $1150 plus I had to buy the ash remover, deflector shield and rack system extra for $150 more
This Kamado Joe came with all of that

Iím headed out later to get some of the lump charcoal, seems Lowes has it on sale for $13 / 18 lb bag


Great deal. Post some pics when you get it going.

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Will do that.
Going to just get things ready for now.
I might fire it up Saturday with some ribs or whole chickens
I will definitely run a couple of small fires in it prior to cooking on it first to help season it a bit

Kinda hard to get in the mood when itís 105 outside...


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Originally Posted By: Sparky45
Originally Posted By: Hound810
Been smoking and grilling on 2 different sized Big Green Eggs for the past 12 years, 3-5 times a week for the patio cooking. Itís all about controlling the temp with the air flow. If you study each brandís air flow system, it is very apparent the BGE is sealed up better than the rest, by far. If I need 3 degrees temp change, I can get it with theBGE. I can load 15 lbís of lump charcoal in my XL BGE, get the temp set, throw on a 14 lb. brisket, and never open the BGE or add charcoal for a 250 degree, 12 hr. smoke, and have charcoal left over for a couple more grillings. I can start a brisket, go to bed, and 45 minutes per lb. later have as good of a brisket as you have ever eaten! There was a learning curve for sure, but once I figured it out my other conventional smokers were gone from the patio. Still use a conventional for competion, but only so I donít lose my man card!
BGE is the best of the ceramics, IMO!


How do you get a decent smoke ring on your brisket in a BGE?



a smoke ring has nothing to do with actual smoke, nor does it determine taste, flavor etc on a piece of meat. BBQ enthusiast often see a nice beautiful red smoke ring and proclaim what a great smoke they just accomplished. Great smoked meat may or may not have a smoke ring. Thats why you can smoke with charcoal and still get a "smoke ring"

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I lit it off and let it burn at 200 for a couple of hours and put some pecan chunks on the coals
Then I shut it down
I did this to attempt to start seasoning it


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Had it awhile now
Love it
Cooked ribs, chops and even pizza


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RTIC is releasing one in the fall. I will prolly get one


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have a bge and an akorn and honestly love both, the akorn only last about 3 years but cooks imp as well as the egg,

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How do you open one of those up (without losing all the heat) to baste the meat at the first of a brisket cook?(In the quest for that holy grail of ďthe red ring.Ē) The meat has to be moist at the first of the cook before it reaches 145 degrees. I never see a deep red ring on those or electric cookers. Itís also about the amount of smoke. My smoker is large enough to really put out the smoke and I can open the lid and lose very little heat. And I know the ring is for appearance mainly.

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RTIC is releasing one in the fall. I will prolly get one


I saw that, Rtic is really ramping up this fall with new products. They are also building a larger retail store here in Cypress.

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