green egg v.s. u.d.s. shootout ??

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gorillagrilla, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Which would win ? I am going to assume both will create great smokes ( know my drum does [​IMG] )More interested in overall rating taking into account price , wieght , portability , temp. control , fuel economy e.t.c. I know the egg is like the ultimate drum ,and I would love to try one ,but I have a feeling that a good ol u.d.s. would stack up pretty good to it .Anyone out there have both ? Drumies chime in !!
  2. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For the $, I'll take my BDS anytime. Also, I have no problem lifting my drum into the back of my pickup. With the BGE, one would need a forklift.
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BGEs are impressive but I think it's due to the versatility they have (grill, oven, smoker). After smoking with the ecb, I'd throw it up against a BGE anytime.
  4. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I have two friends that have a BGE and they are nice grills, they hold heat well and don't use as much fuel. They work well, but I can't tell the difference in flavor or texture in food that comes off a BGE or a regular smoker/grill. Like crewdawg said, they're not easy to move, one of my friends sometimes uses his kettle grill instead, because it's a pain to move the BGE from his shed to the porch.
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just a fancier, more expensive way to get the same grub. [​IMG]
  6. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Ceramic cookers have a lot of good points, little fuel use, unaffected by weather, cooking at low temps or searing at 800 degrees. Good food can be produced on almost any cooker just depends how hard you want to work at it.
  7. danbury

    danbury Smoking Fanatic

    Friend of mine has a BGE and I've cooked on it a few times. I won't knock it at all where as results of the food cooked is concerned.
    I cook on a UDS all the time, at least 2 - 3 times a week and as mentioned elsewhere, the food is equal in my opinion.

    If I had a nice covered cement patio, I'd consider at BGE, but all in all my trusty UDS does the trick.
  8. I too have a BGE and it does smoke you food well and maintains the heat with little monitoring. I now use it mostly for steaks because of the high temp you can get without the flare ups. A friend of mine has the drum style and she can cook a mean set of ribs on it. Both to me seem nice, as for the egg its not too heavy and they do have a lifetime warranty on everyting less the metal parts. Hard to say which would produce a better meal....
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The old saying "it's the cook, not the cooker" comes to mind.
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've often wondered this myself Gorilla. Glad you posted the question.

    I use my UDS a lot....not sure if I could move a BGE around by myself, are they pretty heavy?
  11. Their web site states 205 lbs for the xl one
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks chef!

    Sounds a bit heavy for me to handle. Guess I could put it on a cart, but then again, I'd probaby need to park it in one spot and leave it there. [​IMG]
  13. wonder how hard it would be to make your own ceramic smoker ? lota clay and someone with a big kiln I guess.
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I will liken it to a chilled mug Vs. a cold can of beer. If used correctly, it don't matter. If ya wanna let the beer sit a while, the mug has an advantage.

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