Boston area places to check out ceramic and charcoal cookers?
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?
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 :-)
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.
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
671 Worchester Road
Natick MA US 01760
EN-R-GY Saver, Inc.
1470 Washington St
Holliston MA US 01746
North Shore Pool Supply
152 Albion St.
Wakefield MA US 01880
Ferrari Pools & Patios and Spas
35 Mill Street Central
Marlborough MA US 01752
1509 Newbury Street
Peabody MA US 01960