Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Non Cigar Specialty Forums > Good Eats

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
Full Blown Section 8
76GTFan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 503
Trading: (9)
76GTFan is on a distinguished road
Default Kamodo Joe or BGE?

I'm sure this has been discussed, but I am about to make a purchase. I have seen both and eaten off both, but wanted some user opinions. Please tell me which is better and give specific reasons why one is better. I'm sure both do a good job as they are ceramic, but I hear things about steel fittings and price. Any input will really help me, as I trust people here to know their stuff. I currently have a modified Brinkman, so I know how to slow cook, but want more ease of use. I'm sure both will give that, but the Joe is somewhat cheaper, and I have heard the steel is better on the Joe. Any difference in the craftsmanship of the ceramic?
That you John Wayne. Is this me?
76GTFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
Moar Padrons!
hammondc's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
First Name: Chip
Location: Senoia, GA
Posts: 2,473
Trading: (15)
hammondc has a spectacular aura abouthammondc has a spectacular aura abouthammondc has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Kamodo Joe or BGE?

I have a BGE and LOVE it. Cannot comment on a Kamado Joe. Make sure the fit n finish is good. A lot of the BGE knock-offs are pretty crappy.
hammondc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
Still Watching My Back
Join Date: Feb 2012
First Name: Keith
Location: Ewa Beach
Posts: 65
Trading: (0)
Cohiba AirForce (Active)
keith_mahoney is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Kamodo Joe or BGE?

I don't know what K. Joe is but I have had a Big Steel Keg for about 4 years and love it. Check out the forms over at for lots of info on it as well as a great community. Quite abfew people over there have multiple BSK and BGE grills and have written up extensive unbiased pro and con lists of each grill.
I went with the BSK because I am in the military and move a lot so I wnated something that could take some abuse. This grill definitely can, I even have a trailer hitch attachment for it and take it with me to parties and camping. I love the control on this thing. I can smoke a brisket for 17 hours at 250 or open her up and sear a steak at nearly 800 degrees.
keith_mahoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 10:07 PM   #4
Simple Pleasures - 2oL
awsmith4's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Albert
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Posts: 4,602
Trading: (111)
awsmith4 has disabled reputation
Default Re: Kamodo Joe or BGE?

I love my Primo. Make sure you take a look at them as we'll. They are made in Tucker or Norcross and are fantastic komodo style ceramic grills. I have the "egg shaped" but my stepdads Oval XL is awesome. I have cooked and eaten off both the BGE XL and the Primo Oval XL and it seems like I had more control on the Oval. Plus they are local to you and you can go see the factory and if you ever have a warranty issue you take it there and they fix it.

EDIT: I just looked and. They are in Tucker now
awsmith4 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.