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mguerra

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The Big Green Egg. I wonder how many people discovered the ceramic world from that critter. One day a year ago I was at Barbeques Galore in San Antonio looking at a Weber grill that had a propane charcoal starter, just curious. Out of the corner of my eye I spy this big green thing propped up in a giant table. They had a whole section of the store devoted to a little vignette to showcase it. Like those "rooms" they have in a furniture store. "What the hell is this!?" I wondered. The guy explained it a bit and swore it made the best tasting food you could imagine. I took a look at the price and thought "You crazy!" Hmm... that price. After shelling out 4 G's for the KK and side tables, it seems like a bargain. Sheesh. Anyhow I went home and looked it up on the internet, read some BGE forums. And the Grill Dome forums . And the Primo forums. And the Naked Whiz's site. Searched a little more and stumbled on the Kamados by RJ. I was sure that was the one for me, and was ready to write a check, til I dug a little deeper. Somehow I stumbled on this site around last July. It was immediately obvious I had found "THE" kamado. So from last April until this March I read every conceivable thing their was on the internet about ceramics. The only thing standing between me and my first low and slow was... my wife. She near about blew a gasket thinking I was going to spend a grand on a "grill". That was the RJ product. When I found out about KK, and saw the price, I figured this ain't happening. So, I just always left the computer on a KK forum page every time I left it. For the last nine months. I figured she would both notice my keen interest, and read some of the posts before she flipped to another website. It kind of half assed worked. In March I surreptitiously ordered the Bronze Behemoth, and in less than 12 hours my wife found the hidden file where I stashed the pay pal receipt. DANG! Man, I better dump all the porn. (Kidding) I got a brief ass chewing followed by a shrug and a "Whatever." Day one I was bound and determined to knock her over with a mouth watering L&S pulled pork spectacle and damn if I didn't pull it off! She's a convert, haven't had the thing two weeks and she's already bragging to everyone what a freakin BBQ hero me and the KK are. And it all started from a peripheral glance at a Big Green Egg.

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Execellent story Mguerra. I Googled BBQ grills and came across the BGE. I never saw one as there are none where I am located. So my experience was reading and searching. I was told I could probably have one sent from South Africa. But prices are really inflated there and I figured I would settle for the trusty old kettle grill. However, I Googled Kamado as the BGE site referenced it was based on the old Japanese cooker. I happened across KK. After seeing the price of the other, I remembered thinking, 'only a lottery would have me purchase that!' As far as the KK, I thought 'these are bizarre prices!' Long story short, I thought about how long it would last and MAINLY, nothing but positive posts about it. My soon to be wife (Thursday) even agreed and now I have 'BIG BABY'. We are ultra proud. Thanks Dennis!!

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