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    Post by Riprock on Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:55 pm

    I saw these guys at Costco, price was about $500, what do BGE owners think? http://www.beso.com/kamado-smoker-grill/search?rf=gbn

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    Post by TheAvatar on Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:54 pm

    I saw them at the store and asked the sales man (who was a long time BGE user). He said they weren't as good but really didn't have much to back it up. I love my BGE so I wouldn't change it but my guess is that this is pretty comparable; maybe a notch below but still fairly good.

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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:20 am

    Dash wrote:I saw these guys at Costco, price was about $500, what do BGE owners think? http://www.beso.com/kamado-smoker-grill/search?rf=gbn

    for $500 for a Primo - I'd grab it up.....
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    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:45 am

    Generic charcoal bbq question: I plan on cooking pizzas tonight on my charcoal grill. I don't think I have an appropriate pizza stone to use underneath my pizzas....can I substitute in some heavy duty tinfoil under the pizzas? I figure I'll cook 'em at a high temp...maybe 500ish for around 10 minutes or so, but just want to make sure I don't burn the crust. I'll likely just be using some generic store-bought flatbread for the crust.
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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:43 pm

    I have a Weber kettle grill for camping and tried that. A burned up crispy mess is what I ended up with.

    I haven't tried pizza on my egg because I don't have a pizza stone.

    You could try some clay unglazed bathroom tiles or perhaps a clay vase drip tray. You could probably jimmy up something better than foil....
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    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:56 pm

    Number Twenty Nine wrote:I have a Weber kettle grill for camping and tried that. A burned up crispy mess is what I ended up with.

    I haven't tried pizza on my egg because I don't have a pizza stone.

    You could try some clay unglazed bathroom tiles or perhaps a clay vase drip tray. You could probably jimmy up something better than foil....

    Turns out I have a regular pizza stone. I assume that it is fine to use on a charcoal grill with high heat. We'll find out I guess.
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    Post by TheAvatar on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:45 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:I have a Weber kettle grill for camping and tried that. A burned up crispy mess is what I ended up with.

    I haven't tried pizza on my egg because I don't have a pizza stone.

    You could try some clay unglazed bathroom tiles or perhaps a clay vase drip tray. You could probably jimmy up something better than foil....

    Turns out I have a regular pizza stone. I assume that it is fine to use on a charcoal grill with high heat. We'll find out I guess.

    I'm making that very thing for supper tonight Wink I put the pizza stone over the place setter that I bought with the egg (legs down). I think that the pizza stone (at least the one I have) is too thin to put directly on the coals ...
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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:03 pm

    I'm making Ribs and Spatchcock chicken this weekend. I was going to make Smoked Meat, but I just did a brisket a few weeks ago. I'm going to try the Guru again to auto pilot the heat.
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    Post by Riprock on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:40 pm

    I doubt Im in the market for a BBQ since we have a small weber here, but this is the one I saw at Costco Im sure...

    http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101773
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    Post by ddt on Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:40 am

    Dash wrote:I doubt Im in the market for a BBQ since we have a small weber here, but this is the one I saw at Costco Im sure...

    http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101773

    I wouldn't mind taking a look at it, which Costco did you see it in?
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    Post by TheAvatar on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:13 am

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    tim1_2 wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:I have a Weber kettle grill for camping and tried that. A burned up crispy mess is what I ended up with.

    I haven't tried pizza on my egg because I don't have a pizza stone.

    You could try some clay unglazed bathroom tiles or perhaps a clay vase drip tray. You could probably jimmy up something better than foil....

    Turns out I have a regular pizza stone. I assume that it is fine to use on a charcoal grill with high heat. We'll find out I guess.

    I'm making that very thing for supper tonight Wink I put the pizza stone over the place setter that I bought with the egg (legs down). I think that the pizza stone (at least the one I have) is too thin to put directly on the coals ...

    I need a new stone. It broke in 4 pieces last night.
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    Post by Riprock on Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:17 pm

    ddt wrote:
    Dash wrote:I doubt Im in the market for a BBQ since we have a small weber here, but this is the one I saw at Costco Im sure...

    http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101773

    I wouldn't mind taking a look at it, which Costco did you see it in?

    Merivale I believe.
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:53 am

    tim1_2 wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:I have a Weber kettle grill for camping and tried that. A burned up crispy mess is what I ended up with.

    I haven't tried pizza on my egg because I don't have a pizza stone.

    You could try some clay unglazed bathroom tiles or perhaps a clay vase drip tray. You could probably jimmy up something better than foil....

    Turns out I have a regular pizza stone. I assume that it is fine to use on a charcoal grill with high heat. We'll find out I guess.

    So my first pizza turned out fine off the stone, and the 2nd one got the crust cremated in about 3 minutes flat. I'm not sure what exactly happened, as my temp never got over 450 on the BBQ, but maybe it was an issue with a thin pizza stone over hothothot coals. Back to the drawing board for me!
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    Post by TheAvatar on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:10 am

    Tim : what's that in your avatar?
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:28 am

    TheAvatar wrote:Tim : what's that in your avatar?

    It is a turkey covered in bacon. I cooked in while camping a couple years ago in a "box oven". A box oven is essentially a big cardboard box lined with tin foil inside, with a cooking grate and some charcoal in a pie plate. It's a poor-man's charcoal bbq. And it was wonderful.
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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:44 pm

    heads up friends:

    http://primogrillforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10687

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    Post by wprager on Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:06 am

    Number Twenty Nine wrote:heads up friends:

    http://primogrillforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10687


    Do not have permission to access the page. Even after I registered and logged in.


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    Post by wprager on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:31 am

    wprager wrote:
    Number Twenty Nine wrote:heads up friends:

    http://primogrillforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10687


    Do not have permission to access the page. Even after I registered and logged in.

    Probably just a matter of some time elapsing before account is fully accessible. I was able to view the post:
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    The grill is one hour east of Ottawa and one hour west of Montreal. you can reach me at gerryminer@yahoo.com


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