Which charcoal barbecue is better you ask? Well we pitted the Big Green Egg vs Broil King Keg and here are the results. In the spirit of our NASCAR we decided to ‘race’ two barbecues. In particular we were curious if the brand new, "Broil King Keg" could keep up with the legendary “Big Green Egg”. We measured the temperature of the interior using the cookers’ indigenous thermometer. We measured the temperature of the cooking surface using a Maverick laser (“look out – he’s got a laser”) thermometer.
Grillers, start your charcoal...
After 60 minutes: BKK is maxed out on its thermometer (800 plus) and its cooking surface is at 990! Most gas barbecues don’t even get that hot. I think we could have started shoeing horses with the thing. BGE is at 525 on its thermometer and the cooking surface is at 720. Respectable but way behind the leader.
Interestingly, we measured the temperature of the outer housing of both units. The BKK was at 120 – just warm to the touch – the BGE was at 260. My logic tells me that this means that the BKK is losing a lot less heat.