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Old 01-12-2020, 08:35 PM   #1
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Who out there has 1? I’m a few weeks away from pullin the trigger on a 32” Big Bad without ever seeing one in person. It’s a pretty big investment so any who’s been up close and personal or owns 1 would you buy it again?
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:54 PM   #2
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Don’t have one, but looking at your cooking arsenal you’re pretty well set. Is the KK gonna replace something of be an addition?
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:57 PM   #3
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Don’t have one, but looking at your cooking arsenal you’re pretty well set. Is the KK gonna replace something of be an addition?
I sold the Stumpster and PK’s already to make some room , maybe I should update my signature
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:07 PM   #4
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Baby back maniac has one
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:14 PM   #5
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I'd like to know if there is anything other than the looks that can justify that price tag.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:22 PM   #6
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I'd spend a little time on their member forum.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:56 PM   #7
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https://www.kamadoguru.com/forum/13-komodo-kamado/
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:27 PM   #8
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I think Baby Back Maniac sold his didn't he?

I have been eying a 32 Big Bad for over a year. I almost pulled the trigger early fall last year but backed off for a couple of other pits I wanted. So meanwhile I keep studying and resisting the high dollar pull of the trigger. I would like to find a used one but they are usually pricey to say the least and never near me anyway.

@SimcoBBQ, I am betting you know that Dennis has his own forum devoted to the KK.

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:31 PM   #9
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Would you consider a 26 inch kettle and $5000 worth of prime cuts to grill or smoke on it?
Just kidding. Buy what you want and cook it up. Good luck!
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:05 AM   #10
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A friend of mine has the 23" and I used to have a Kamado Joe. There is nothing wrong with a KJ or BGE but I can tell you there is no comparison to the KK. That thing is built like a tank including the grates and other hardware.

Does it matter to the outcome -- probably not.
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If you have the funds and want a kamado, that’s the one to get. Build quality and heft and design features truly are way above everyone else. You pay for it for sure...doubtful it changes the outcome of your food, but then again what cooker does?? If I wanted a kamado centerpiece to an outdoor space, I’d get one for sure


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Old 01-18-2020, 12:27 PM   #12
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That thing weighs something like 900 lbs. but they advertise it as "rolling effortlessly" on the built-in wheels.

I don't know if I would go barefoot or wearing flip flops around that beast!

Please post pics if you pull the trigger. The build quality is supposed to be outstanding.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:48 PM   #13
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I have had a 23 KK for many years and it is high-quality perfection; however, I would not buy a bigger one to accommodate large cooks. I should note, I have done some big cooks on the 23 KK with no issues.

For large capacity smoking, I would get a premium gravity fed cabinet smoker (e.g., Deep South) if I needed to go bigger. A cabinet smoker provides such easy access to your food.

For large capacity grilling, the KK, relative to its price, does not offer any meaningful advantage. Two exceptions would be the dual-zone capability of the larger KKs--and they all make great pizza ovens.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:27 PM   #14
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I got pretty serious into BBQ about 13 years ago. A KK was the first kamado-style cooker I saw and I was REALLY in awe about the beauty of them. If you have the money to get one, that will be a great investment for sure. Just be careful not to break it!
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:21 AM   #15
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$6000 (yikes!) would inspire a lot of green envy on my part but the KK is a lot of cooker. I've been very happy with the new-in box Primo XL and stand I bought on Craigslist ~4 years ago. For what I paid I've always wondered if it 'accidentally' fell off the truck but I'm not talking.
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