Originally posted by nrwayne
Fascinating there's nary a mention of the Big Green Egg, which is an Americanized version of the Japanese Kamado. The BGE is ceramic, weighs a ton, comes in a number of sizes, and has wide flexibility. It'll smoke for many hours at 200-250 or send out blue lightning with temperatures north of 1000 degrees. No joke. The better sizes at medium and large, which are approximately 19 and 23 inches in diameter. Once you've experienced food cooked in this fashion, you'll find it hard to settle for anything less. Tendy, juicy, and incredibly flavorful. Yes, there is a learning curve, but after having "paid my dues", I junked the Webers and gas grills and won't turn back. FYI, there's an extensive forum at www.biggreenegg.com,
which can become addictive. Eggs start in the $200 range and climb to about $500. Prices vary widely according to dealer.