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Grafixgibbs
01-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Anyone ever hear of a Bubba keg before? http://www.bubbakeg.com/Bubba_Keg_home.aspx

Know how they work for smoking?

Also where do you get your BBQ equipment? Online (what site) or local store?

Sooner21
01-09-2010, 06:32 PM
I own a Bubba Keg and it'll do whatever you want it to.

Jaberwabee
01-09-2010, 06:35 PM
There are a few that have them on here, and I think a couple were given them to test from the company. I dont remember the final reviews though. I remember I thought that for the price difference, and the durablity, I would go with an egg.

Grafixgibbs
01-09-2010, 06:35 PM
I own a Bubba Keg and it'll do whatever you want it to.

Even drive my girls to school? :-D

Saw one today and was very intrigued with it. does it maintain temp well? is it hard to get going etc?

Sooner21
01-09-2010, 06:40 PM
Even drive my girls to school? :-D

Saw one today and was very intrigued with it. does it maintain temp well? is it hard to get going etc?

Probably won't drive your kids to school, but it might pick em up. Maintains temps very well and I light mine with a mapp torch and I'm up and running in no time. I can have it up to 700 degrees in about 15-20 minutes. I've used the hitch adapter a few times now and it's really convenient. As far as price you can get a 10% home depot coupon and a $50 rebate from Bubba Keg bringing the price down to $490 which is way lower than an egg. I would love to have an egg, but for the price right now I went with the Keg and am very glad I did.

Boat-n-BBQ
01-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Bubba Keg? What’s that???

Seriously I have been cooking heavily on them for almost a year. I can prob answer most questions. Price has dropped and durability is looking good. They come with just about everything you need accept a diffuser (unlike a BGE). That and some other accessories should be out soon. Till then you’ll need a work around. The Large BGE platesetter fits perfect. Lot’s of other BGE accessories also fit.

Here is a post with 3 skilled brethren taking a look at it when it 1st came out.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58673 (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58673)

Bubba Keg also has a forum called Bubba Board. You can pickup a lot of info there too.

Luck,
Boat

Grafixgibbs
01-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Thanks for info and links

zydecopaws
01-22-2010, 06:23 PM
I might be late to this thread, but I just finished writing up a couple of blog posts regarding why I bought one (http://noexcusesbbq.com/archives/2859) and a full review (http://noexcusesbbq.com/archives/2864) now that I've owned it for a few months and cooked on it extensively.

As others have stated, it will cook just about anything and compares well to the ceramic kamodo-style cookers. Low-and-slow is a bit of a challenge (buy a plate setter for a large BGE; it looks like the Bubba Keg folks are never going to get around to making one of their own) and the learning curve for controlling temps is a bit steep, especially for lower temps.

Having said that, it has become my primary grill at home for everything but smoking.

DrewDown
01-23-2010, 07:12 PM
Hey Gibbs,
Blackhawk Hardware has alot of good bbq gear and its pretty local to you. On Park Rd near uptown Charlotte. Its a real hardware store and has tons of cool stuff to eyeball. We go there just to goof around on the weekends.

DrewDown
01-23-2010, 07:25 PM
Gibbs,
I forgot to mention Blackhawk carries the BGE and Weber lines of product as well.

Grafixgibbs
01-23-2010, 09:22 PM
Cool Thanks