Originally Posted by Nomo4me
I own both and KJ is every bit as good as BGE in all but dealer network. Given the savings you are looking at the KJ would be a no-brainer for me.
Do be aware that those recommending a Weber over Primo, KJ or BGE very rarely have any experience using ceramic cookers.
I have a Weber performer - not close to the same league in terms of temp control and using briquettes blows.
I beg to differ... there are many here who have ceramic, insulated, Weber, and offset cookers... for mastery of the bbq craft. Hence the name pitmasters... its not just mastery of one pit; but mastery of several styles of pits. That is why we say 'It's the cook (skill), not the cooker.'
OTOH: There are several less expensive options which you have already noticed and have been well-reviewed here.
Custom Klose Backyard Chef... of Snot, and a 22.5 WSM
Lang 84 Deluxe kitchen, Lang 60 Mobile - The Damsel II, Lang 48 Patio - The Damsel, Bubba Keg Grill - RIP, Double Barrel Smoker and a BSKD
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