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Old 03-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default "Big Red" Kamado Kooker at Menards

I picked up one of these at Mendards for $348.00

I have a Large Big Green Egg but wanted a cooker/smoker for our cabin. The price was right but I'm curious if anyone on the forum has one or knows anything about them. I can't find a thing on the web.

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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Does it have a little port on the side to add lump while cooking? What is it made out of? I've seen a red ceramic that looked glazed on the outside with that port. It wasn't at Menards and it was about the same price as BGE but only had like a 5 year warranty.

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Old 03-19-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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It's double wall insulated steel with a porcelain coating on the inside and on the firebox. No port on the side but the center of the cooking crate comes out so you can access that area without removing the entire grate. Warranty is 1 year on any defective part and 5 years on rust/burn through.

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Sounds like the Bubba Keg. My Menards didn't have anything like that, was just there this morning. Sounds like it will suit your needs.

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Never used one but they sent me a t-shirt for contributing to their new recipe section on their site.

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can you post a pic of this thing?

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can you post a pic of this thing?
Still in the box. I'm going to use it at our cabin so it won't be for a few weeks that we start opening things up. I'll take picture as soon as I put together, but maybe before then the company will actually have some info about it on-line.
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I am looking at the big red at menards. it seems like a comparable grill to the BGE (my neighbor has a BGE XL). Anyone used it or have more info on it? Seems weird that there is not info on the net.

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I sent the guys at BBQ Guru a question about what kind of adapter I would need. They have not heard of it either. Here is a picture of the box.

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I called char-griller to ask about the Big Red Kamado Kooker. They called me back letting me know that it is not on their site because it is currently a "Menards Exclusive". The lid (i was looking at it at Menards) is thick like a BGE, so I asked if it was hollow, she said it is filled with standard stove insulation. There is a shelf about 2 inches below the grates so I asked if there is a plate I could buy for indirect heat, she had no idea what I was talking about... it would be nice if it fits BGE accessories. One other key point is that she said it will be on their site once Lowes starts selling it in Black within the next couple months. I also got out of her that she thinks lowes will be selling it cheaper.

I really looked this over at Menards and I was impressed, it felt really solid, especially the stand components. No felt for the lid seal, it is more of a oven door "rope like" seal.

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