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Chargriller BGE Style

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chandlergrills

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I got one of the CG Akorns about a month ago & love. I can cook for hours with just a handful of briquettes.
#23 - September 29, 2015, 01:44:01 pm

Yeller

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Good question, you may need to double the felt
#22 - March 27, 2014, 01:38:22 pm
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Kamado x2
Weber 22/18
Weber Baby Q

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Mcevoyrom

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Can you use just the BGE Felt Gasket and not get a Chargrill Gasket?
#21 - March 27, 2014, 01:12:39 pm

Yeller

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Rick, I think you can get a gasket replacement from Chargriller via phone call. I used the BGE XL felt kit, think I paid $12. BBI should have them. They are the self adhesive yellow high temp. You can also apply the felt around the intake to seal it better.
#20 - March 27, 2014, 07:13:13 am
Classy Q BBQ - Retired

KCBS CBJ
Kamado x2
Weber 22/18
Weber Baby Q

"why are we in this handbasket and where are we going?"

Mcevoyrom

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Thanks Berry, do you think I should remove the old gasket as it is detiriating? I am wanting to get an adaptor to fit a party q on mine

Buy the way, that $150 cooker was used for chicken and I was the 2013 BCS team of the year in chicken and over on the Grand Canyon site the 2013 Copper Star team of the year in chicken. I have also cooked a 3 hour brisket on it that came out surprisingly good. I haven't seen them new for as low as $150 since I bought mine, but I see them all day at $250. For what you pay you can't beat it.
#19 - March 27, 2014, 04:30:42 am

Yeller

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Rick, you can use a BGE felt kit for the gaskets with the existing gasket that is on the cooker. Digi and Partys Q are available for these as well. I have a Party Q and it works good. just don't lift the lid or the temps will take off.
#18 - March 26, 2014, 01:29:59 pm
Classy Q BBQ - Retired

KCBS CBJ
Kamado x2
Weber 22/18
Weber Baby Q

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Mcevoyrom

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I have one that I got for just $150 brand new at Fry's market Place. I have used even at comps with some success with just a pizza pan diffuser for indirect heat. I have never seen where it has come close to tipping over in even high wind. I use it around 350 to 400 degrees usually and it works fine. What I don't like about it is some of the hardware is cheaply made on it and my lid gasket is already deteriorating. But it was worth the price at $150. I wish my wife wanted me to buy a Green Egg though because although they are pricy, they are great cookers.
#17 - March 26, 2014, 11:41:05 am

Fat Frankie

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I have had a Chargriller for over 2 years, great for pizza and high temp cooks, I did not have great success on low temp cooks but I have many other smokers that serve that purpose. Mine sits outside covered when not in use and has never and will never blow over, I modified a ceramic pizza pan for a difuser and it works great, for those that do not want the expense of a BGE this is a good choice.  8)
#16 - March 25, 2014, 07:16:22 am
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AZHIGH

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These slippery BBQ sales people need to stop the exaggeration of the Char Grillers Komados blowing over in the breeze, it's a line of BS.. There is no comparison of a ceramic cooker to a steel cooker, not sure why they keep doing this but it must be embarrassing.  :(

Actually Ace Hardware that sells the Chargrillers told me they blow over.  The wheels are a bit shaky.

#15 - March 24, 2014, 08:19:18 pm

Yeller

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These slippery BBQ sales people need to stop the exaggeration of the Char Grillers Komados blowing over in the breeze, it's a line of BS.. There is no comparison of a ceramic cooker to a steel cooker, not sure why they keep doing this but it must be embarrassing.  :(
#14 - February 08, 2014, 08:13:11 pm
Classy Q BBQ - Retired

KCBS CBJ
Kamado x2
Weber 22/18
Weber Baby Q

"why are we in this handbasket and where are we going?"

AZHIGH

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My non "spendy" wife would not let me get a Chargriller.  She took me to the Green Egg store.  We spent almost 4 times the money but, the BGE will be a lifelong grill/smoker.  She pointed out the faults of the Chargriller, not balanced well etc.  The store even said they had to pick it up off the floor several times as it blew over outside.  I really liked it, she did not.  I do see her points.  I think it is great for someone that wants to test the waters in this type of cooker.  I would have regretted spending $300 on something I would replace with an Egg.  No regrets.  I bought $50 Brinkmans for years, worked great, just had to replace them all the time and each cook I would use at least 20lbs of Charcoal.  The Egg uses 2 lbs for 27 hours.  I now have a thermometer that costs as much as 2 Brinkmans HA!  Just grill, experiment and have fun!  You can cook great stuff no matter what the brand of grill.
#13 - February 08, 2014, 04:50:42 pm

AZHIGH

Not big fan of the Chargriller, poor construction, they do not last as long as a Kamado style ceramic grill.  They even will blow over a strong wind.  Many people have them and like them, there is a huge price difference but in the long run not worth it.
#12 - January 05, 2013, 08:45:51 pm

Yeller

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Steve~ Keep up posted on the cooks..I like these for pizza more than anything, but nice to have extra smoke for comps..good link above as well TY
#11 - March 26, 2012, 09:13:15 am
Classy Q BBQ - Retired

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Kamado x2
Weber 22/18
Weber Baby Q

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SmoknAZ

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Cooked some baby backs this weekend and the Akorn held at 250 no problem all day long. I will probably do a couple of more low heat cooks before I try any of the mods to the lower vent. I do have a difuser in it. Used a 14 inch cast iron pizza pan set on top of the charcoal grate of a 22.5 weber. The weber grate fits right where chargriller has mounts for their difuser.
#10 - March 26, 2012, 07:42:41 am
You can't drink all day if you don't start early.

mustang

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Here's a series of narrated video reviews about the Chargriller Akorn ($299) including initial set-up, easy modifications, and several cooks (low temp cooks as well as grilling steaks).

http://www.kamadoguru.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28
#9 - March 25, 2012, 11:56:58 am

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