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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Got a grill couple of weeks ago. Went with the 22 inch Weber gold kettle. I have to say it's the best charcoal grill i've ever used...cooks really even, clean up is easy, and it looks great.

    Any thing I put on it came out really good...kabobs, burgers, sausage, pork chops, vegi

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    i like my cheapo gas grill. it gives me more control and is way quicker (for me) to get started. plus (and i may catch hell for this) i prefer the cleaner taste gas gives...not a huge fan of the smokey taste.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Quote Originally Posted by sik-m-boi View Post
    i like my cheapo gas grill. it gives me more control and is way quicker (for me) to get started. plus (and i may get grilled for this) i prefer the cleaner taste gas gives...not a huge fan of the smokey taste.

    edited for applicable pun.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    you are so very clever.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Bringing this back be back!

    Iím looking to get a dedicated smoker/BBQ rig. I canít bust the bank. Iím down to three options:

    1. Mod my cheap off-set smoker.
    2. Pit Barrel Cooker
    3. Weber Smokey Mountain

    Not really looking at pellet cookers at this time. Any body got experience with the OBC or the WSM?

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Wow -- there were no iPhones when this thread started.

    You should get a prize JL.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    Wow -- there were no iPhones when this thread started.

    You should get a prize JL.
    Iíll take a smoker!

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    I have the Big Green Egg and Green Mountain Pellet Grill with WiFi remote. Love them both but I use each for different purposes and sometimes in concert with each other. If I want a nice seared steak (ribeye, T-bone/porterhouse, fillet), you can't beat the Egg. Can I smoke on the Egg? Yes you can but over the years I've become a lazy mofo and don't want to spend my day/night tending to it like you would most wood burning smokers.

    That's where the Green Mountain Pellet Grill comes in! If I want slow smoked ribs, brisket, turkey, chicken, etc. the pellet grill is awesome especially with the WiFi feature. I dump my desired pellets (oak, hickory, mesquite, pecan, cherry, apple, or combinations of those) into the pellet hopper, set the grill to my desired temperature, put the meat probe into the carcass, and close the lid. I can monitor the status of the meat, adjust the temperature of the grill, and turn it off from my cell. And yes, from anywhere!

    Additionally, I have used both for pizzas and the like. Both work quite well but it takes some time for the Green Egg to stoke for pizza and the Green Mountain Grill will get up to 500 degrees in about 5-10 minutes making it perfect for pizzas. Also, I have used both in conjunction with each other. I've seared bone-in rib roasts and brisket on the Green Egg then slow smoked them on the pellet grill for several hours with outstanding results. I've also done it in the reverse as well...smoked then seared before serving.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Iíd love to have a kamado style cooker one day. Iíve got a Weber kettle that I use for grilling. I also have a Weber gas grill for super fast start up. Iím mainly concerned about smoking things that donít fit will on the Weber kettle.

    My offset is an option, but Iíve got some work to do on it before I can keep the temps like I want them. I certainly see the appeal of a pellet grill...I just like tinkering with the fire and getting a pretty heavy smoke when I want one.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Not sure what constitutes "busting the bank" so check these out : https://www.campchef.com/smokers-gri...e/smokers.html

    I have the 24" and can smoke a LOT of meat at one time. Mine is 3 yrs old & has held up well. I did have to replace the door handle this year but cost less than $20.

    I have a Treager I love but it won't do the volume the Camp Chef will. Still occasionally smoke on my Weber using a Smokenator 1000: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=i...=1QRC5YZ1ZMY2R

    I've had good results with the Weber & Smokenator. Since I already had the Weber, it was a less expensive way to have a smoker without buying a complete rig - $60. That was years ago, but it still works and being stainless steel it will never wear out. (The first time or two it takes a little patience to get it in place correctly. But once you get the hang of it, it slips right in. (TWSS))

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    Iíd love to have a kamado style cooker one day. Iíve got a Weber kettle that I use for grilling. I also have a Weber gas grill for super fast start up. Iím mainly concerned about smoking things that donít fit will on the Weber kettle.

    My offset is an option, but Iíve got some work to do on it before I can keep the temps like I want them. I certainly see the appeal of a pellet grill...I just like tinkering with the fire and getting a pretty heavy smoke when I want one.
    if you have a good offset already, they sell pretty cool little wifi-controlled blowers that can attach to the firebox to control your temperature for you. i work with a guy who says he gets pretty good results with his. they aren't cheap, but they cost less than a new pellet smoker.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    I think Iíve decided on the pit Barrel cooker. Itís a 30-gallon drum that acts as a stationary rotisserie by channeling the air around the food. I think it will be more work than a Weber Smokey Mountain for brisket and pork butt (two things I rarely cook) but far more ďset it and forget itĒ for ribs and chicken. Itís a veteran owned business, so check it out if you need a new back yard toy.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    I think I’ve decided on the pit Barrel cooker. It’s a 30-gallon drum that acts as a stationary rotisserie by channeling the air around the food. I think it will be more work than a Weber Smokey Mountain for brisket and pork butt (two things I rarely cook) but far more “set it and forget it” for ribs and chicken. It’s a veteran owned business, so check it out if you need a new back yard toy.
    Thank goodness that's over. It only took 42 posts for you to decide what cooker to buy. I hate to think how long it takes some of you to make a real decision.

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Thank goodness that's over. It only took 42 posts for you to decide what cooker to buy. I hate to think how long it takes some of you to make a real decision.
    Does a BBQ decision not qualify as a real one? Your Texas citizenship is about to be revoked!

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    Re: Grilling, Gas or Charcoal?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    Does a BBQ decision not qualify as a real one? Your Texas citizenship is about to be revoked!

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