Big Steel Keg 05503 Charcoal Grill for Convection-Style Cooking

Average User Rating:
5/5,
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Price:
$799.99
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Big Steel Keg
  • Engineered to deliver the highest quality results time after time--patio season is now officially extended. Big Steel Keg�s versatility will take your passion for grilling to the next level. First of all, there�s that unique Big Steel Keg shape perfectly designed for efficient convection-style cooking. It�s solidly built, made with a double-walled cast iron body and smooth, baked-on enamel finish inside. Next, you�ll notice the thermometer, built right into the lid that allows you to keep an eye on the precise temperature inside. There are handy, removable trays and the easy-grip handles are always cool to the touch. And what�d-ya-know? There�s even a bottle opener built right in (Man, they thought of everything!) Inside your Big Steel Keg you�ll see the high-performance lid seal; as well as removable and adjustable upper and lower grill grates to expand your cooking surface and menu possibilities. On top and bottom you�ll find numbered dampers that allow you to control the airflow, allowing you to control cooking time and speed. You can even shut-off the air and save your charcoal for another use. There�s even a mesh screen that keeps embers and ashes inside, where they belong. The stand is a sturdy steel construction with jumbo rubberized wheels that makes moving your Big Steel Keg so easy she can do it. And check this out: every Big Steel Keg also comes with its very own multi-Purpose tool and grill cover, perfectly designed for your Big Steel Keg in more ways than one.
  • Binding:
    Lawn & Patio
    Brand:
    Big Steel Keg
    EAN:
    0607869055037
    Feature:
    Measures approximately 27 by 44 by 46 inches; 5-year limited warranty
    Height:
    46 inches
    Length:
    44 inches
    Width:
    27 inches
    Label:
    Big Steel Keg
    List Price:
    $649.00
    Manufacturer:
    Big Steel Keg
    Model:
    05503
    MPN:
    05503
    Product Group:
    Lawn & Patio
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_LAWN_AND_GARDEN
    Publisher:
    Big Steel Keg
    Studio:
    Big Steel Keg
    Title:
    Big Steel Keg 05503 Charcoal Grill for Convection-Style Cooking
    UPC:
    607869055037
    Color:
    Antique
    Release Date:
    2010-01-01
    Material Type:
    steel
    Material Type Set Element:
    steel

Recent User Reviews

  1. tvor
    5/5,
    "Lighter and less expensive; what's not to like?"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    4/5,
    Heat Control:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Purchase Price:
    500.00
    Pros - Lower cost; quality construction
    Cons - An XL option would be nice
    I've been using the Big Steel Keg for several years now and echo everything in the prior review.  It's just like having a large size BGE for less money (and less weight, if you have to move it around).  Temperature control is typically very good, although as noted above, if it gets away from you on the hot side, it can take a fair amount of time to get it back to the desired temperature range, especially in the summer, when outside temps around here can top 100 degrees.  Other that that, it works great!

    Any BGE accessories for the large size will work for the Keg, including the pizza stone (yum!).  However, I recommend getting the Keg's diffuser kit/water pan for smoking, rather than the BGE version.  The steel pan in the Keg's version can be filled with wine or beer for extra flavors, if you like that sort of thing.

    By the way, the Big Steel Keg is now made by Broil King, which just calls it the Keg:  http://www.broilkingbbq.com/grills?series=9.  

    My Keg lives outdoors all year round in wintry Iowa conditions and has survived several winters without any noticeable wear and tear.  I love being able to grill and smoke all winter, even when it's below zero!

    Finally, if you are into serious tailgating, you can get a hitch adapter and mount this thing on the back of your vehicle.  Personally, that's not a feature I've ever used, but it's an option.

    I suppose my Keg will wear out some day.  When it does, I might just get the same thing and start all over again.  Is there any higher praise?
  2. ol' smokey
    5/5,
    "BSK is a high performance grill/smoker will cook s"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    4/5,
    Heat Control:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Purchase Price:
    599.00
    Pros - Is very fuel efficient and temperature stable
    Cons - A little pricey but for me was well worth it.
    Being insulated the outside dosen't very warm. At 225° you could leave your bare hand on it all day. At the higest I've had it, which is 700°, you can touch for a few seconds without burning yourself. The lid seal makes this a very tight unit making it easy to control the temp. The first thing everybody learns is to not walk away after light the coals. Once the Keg overshoots the intended temp it takes a long time to get it back down. I learned very fast where the draft and vent adjustments need to be for different temps. It's easy to clean the ashes out with the provided tool which also doubles for lifting the cast iron grate out. Fuel efficiency is out of this world, 4 lbs. at 250° will last 16 hours. Stable temps mean overnight cooks are a no tending affair. Almost to easy. One drawback is there's no easy way to reload wood for smoking. Overall I gave it 4.5 stars only because of the reloading of smoking wood.

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