Sunday, February 28, 2010


I believe it was Mama Asid from Mama Asid's Entrepod Asked about ceramic cookers. I do not have any personal experience with them. I do know that a lot of the competition cooks use them for cooking their chicken.

In the past I have used 3 Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) cookers in competition. They are "bullet" smokers like the ceramic cookers like the Big Green Egg or Komodo. Unlike the ceramic cookers the WSM has to be insulated from the wind. A barbecue friend of mine Ray Lampe aka Dr BBQ uses the BGE as his main competition cooker.

Currently I am using the Fast Eddy Cooker (FEC100) made by CookShack. Its not that I didn't like the WSMs because I do. However, on the competition circuit, after two or three days, picking the WSMs up and putting them in the trailer along with tables, chairs, canopies, etc got to be a chore. The FEC stays in the trailer. BTW the FEC100 is a pellet cooker. It uses food grade cooking pellets in place of charcoal to generate cooking heat.

I have not been paid for any of the endorsements of the above cookers or web sites. The opinion are my own.


  1. wowww,,, the Big Green Egg. how much do those things cost really ? I see them on ebay and on some other sites for sale at various prices, but never a good enough price to plop down $400. without tasting the que.

    and yes I want it for chicken, as we're not really red meat cookers. just chicken, turkey and a few turkey patties and turkey dogs. occasionally I put some veggies on there too. but that's kinda rare really. I love the SMOKE Flavor more than the sauce.

    thanks for answering my question. do you think you could ask the man who uses the BGE a few questions about it, and what his impressions are for small portion cooks like me ? there's only two of us and we eat bbq chicken monthly, so this might be the new wave for me. do you think it's worth selling my webber kettle grill to get one of these Egg Ceramic Cookers ?

    I'm also wondering how it will do cooking jerk chicken, with pimento wood as the fire.

    I've Got so many questions BBQ Dude. Can You Help a BBQ Fan Out Please

  2. hi... visiting you and drop EC

    great post.

  3. Hey Dude!

    Even though I haven't eatin' your food. I can taste it from here. I know I love it!

    Question: I am going on 'tour' Sept. 12, 2010. Do you want to furnish the food?

    Could be very entertaining!...

    Peace, Love, and Understanding--Elvis Costello

  4. Don, where are you going to be? I think our BBQ Contest tour will put us in Michigan and Illinois in September.