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Old 02-13-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
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Ok, Be honest....have you ever been tempted to buy an Egg?

as in the Big Green one. I stop by their forum from time to time and they sure do love them.
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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Honestly? Yeah, I have. Use to see them in the Pinch-A Penny pool supply stores in Orlando. I had an electric ECB at the time and was having trouble keeping the temps down on it and was looking for something new. (Didn't know anything about the WSM at the time ) The price turned me away though...
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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They are indeed expensive. They are more of a grill than a smoker though, right?
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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I bought a dozen "Eggland's Best" this morning. No, I have not! Buy a pit and cok like an American, not a Nipponese!
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My understanding is that they're really both. They can hold lower temps for an extended time but they do very well with high temps for searing/grilling too. I don't think they will hold as much as a WSM if you're qing with them though, even with the mods you can do...
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I have a old BGE and 5 Primos, I paid $10 for the BGE and the Primos were given to me. One to grill on is plenty in my opinion, searing steaks or pizza at 500 to 600 degrees is very good.
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
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I can put four briskets , or eight butts or seven racks of ribs, in my 36" pit. If I knock it over, which I can't, it won't break. You probably don't want to burn a log fire in an egg.I believe that the best barbecue results from the slow burning of WOOD. It cracks (no pun intended) me up that the simplest way, which is really the best value in the long run (my pit will oulast 5 generations of WSM's or Eggs), is the last option that people consider. If it were strictly a money issue, I would understand, but those eggs are not too far off a quality log pit in cost. When I bought my pit, it was my intention to get back to the simplest method of cooking. This is not intended as a knock against the WSM......well, yes it is I guess. But not against any of you guys, whom I love! I think that the new Q'er has a tendency to become enamoured with gadgetry. This stuff can be done with :

a long stick to skewer the meat
a hole in the ground
some logs

Alot of folks recommended that I seriously consider an Old Hickory, or Southern Pride when I was shopping pits for catering. I know that they are "essentially" the same thing as an offset. But to me, there is a certain level of "romance" and "theatrics" that go along with a big old black , locomotive looking offset pit that just cannot be achieved with an Egg, a WSM, or the other aforementioned devices. That being said, who wants to buy my old pit? Woodrow
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I am tempted to purchase EVERY pit/grill I ever come across. I see this whole thing as art and some of the cookers/pits in the world are true works of art.
Susan's WAY ahead of you FATZ!
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I have a old BGE and 5 Primos, I paid $10 for the BGE and the Primos were given to me. One to grill on is plenty in my opinion, searing steaks or pizza at 500 to 600 degrees is very good.
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I'll give you 20 bucks for it right now. How often do you get a chance to double your money?
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... It cracks (no pun intended) me up that the simplest way, which is really the best value in the long run (my pit will oulast 5 generations of WSM's or Eggs), is the last option that people consider. If it were strictly a money issue, I would understand, but those eggs are not too far off a quality log pit in cost. When I bought my pit, it was my intention to get back to the simplest method of cooking. This is not intended as a knock against the WSM......well, yes it is I guess. But not against any of you guys, whom I love! ...
I think this WSM will last as long as I will need it as long as I take care of it ~ I'm not looking to hand it down as I'm sure my kids will have their own WSM or other cooker long before I'm ready to part with mine. And I'm sure I'm not the only WSM owner that looked at many other types of cookers including offsets before they bought the best (relatively) cheap bbq cooker available. I looked hard at Klose, Lang, Tejas Smokers and GatorPit before I bought my WSM. I couldn't justify the price of an offset knowing that I'd just be qing for my family and a few friends. The WSM is also a cheap investment for those who are not sure they want to get involved in the all-nighters. One day soon, I hope to have an offset.
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