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Boston area places to check out ceramic and charcoal cookers?

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samovar32 May 26, 2009 07:03 PM

I am thinking about upgrading my decade-old and disintegrating Weber kettle to either a Kamado-style ceramic cooker (e.g., BGE, Grill Dome, Dragon Fire Kamado) or a higher-end charcoal grill (e.g., www.germangrill.com). Problem is that other than the BGE, I haven't located any dealers w/in 50 miles that actually carry them.

Are there any local hounds who would let me take a close-up look at a Grill Dome, Dragon Fire Kamado, or German Grill?

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    janzy RE: samovar32 May 27, 2009 07:50 AM

    While I don't have any of the ceramic's you mention, I do have a Kamado.
    I'm in South Boston and you can come by to look at it anytime you like.
    I also have an electric Masterbuilt.

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      teezeetoo RE: janzy May 27, 2009 04:39 PM

      thought there was a Barbeque store in Arlington that carries Green Eggs and other ceramic styles?

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        Aromatherapy RE: teezeetoo May 28, 2009 05:29 AM

        I thought so too but just checked their website (BBQ Barn) and no they don't.

    2. ScubaSteve RE: samovar32 May 27, 2009 05:02 PM

      Yankee Fireplace and Grill City on 114 in Middleton, next door to Richardson's Ice Cream. they have a great selection of gas and charcoal grills, don't know if they stock the one you mention though.

      http://www.yankeefireplace.com/

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        hhookk RE: samovar32 May 27, 2009 08:02 PM

        You could kill two birds with one stone. Go to Freds Franks in Wakefield. He cooks his dogs on a BGE. I'm sure they would be happy to let you look at the grill and ask all the questions you want. Especially if you buy a monster dog :-)

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          montuori RE: samovar32 May 28, 2009 07:59 AM

          Home and Hearth in Hampton Falls, NH sells them and are great people to deal with. I don't think they sell any other brands though. www.hearth.com

          I should probably add that upgrading from a Weber to a BGE is like moving from a bicycle to a motorcycle. The former is capable enough and sometimes fun but you can go much farther on the latter with far less effort.

          1. Science Chick RE: samovar32 May 28, 2009 08:24 AM

            I used to have a BGE...they rock!

            The BGE website has a search for local dealers...they cite three pages worth (I did a 100 mile search from Newton). Here are the first few.....

            The Bar-B-Que Barn
            9 Dudley Street Place
            Arlington MA US 02476
            781.646.8473


            Natick Fireplace
            671 Worchester Road
            Natick MA US 01760
            508.655.1070
            www.natickfireplace.biz

            EN-R-GY Saver, Inc.
            1470 Washington St
            Holliston MA US 01746
            508-429-2008
            www.en-r-gysaver.com

            North Shore Pool Supply
            152 Albion St.
            Wakefield MA US 01880
            781.246.2221


            Ferrari Pools & Patios and Spas
            35 Mill Street Central
            Marlborough MA US 01752
            508.229.3303
            www.ferraripools.com

            Budget Pools
            1509 Newbury Street
            Peabody MA US 01960
            978.535.1500

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