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Old 12-30-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default New house new grill.....

Well with the purchase of my new home I retired my old gas grill that had served me faithfully for many years. Now I'm debating as what to get next and have decided that I want to do charcoal. I'll admit I grill mostly but would like the option of smoking occasionally.

Unfortunately space is somewhat of an issue.

I've been looking at the classic Weber 22.5". I have also found what appears to be a great little product for it known as the Smokenator 1000. Anyone ever used one of these? All the reviews I have read have been great. I loved my gas grills for easy of use and simplicity but I'm feeling the charcoal bug right now.

+ it will leave me with more propane to brew with....

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Old 12-30-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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I vote mid grade gas grill, and build a UDS.

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Old 12-30-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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+1, Build a UDS and raise the charcoal basket somehow for grilling.

I must say, however, that for great grilling of steaks, etc. nothing beats the ease and temp range of my infrared grill.

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Get either a small gasser or a used Weber kettle for grilling and build a UDS for smoking. Or do like me and get all 3 plus more.

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Old 12-30-2010, 11:02 PM   #5
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Well with the purchase of my new home I retired my old gas grill that had served me faithfully for many years. Now I'm debating as what to get next and have decided that I want to do charcoal. I'll admit I grill mostly but would like the option of smoking occasionally.

Unfortunately space is somewhat of an issue.

I've been looking at the classic Weber 22.5". I have also found what appears to be a great little product for it known as the Smokenator 1000. Anyone ever used one of these? All the reviews I have read have been great. I loved my gas grills for easy of use and simplicity but I'm feeling the charcoal bug right now.

+ it will leave me with more propane to brew with....
If you say that space is an issue go with the Weber; you can smoke and grill plus the thing will last forever. I have the 22.5 Weber, I love it. Actutally got the Smokenator 1000 for Christmas but have yet to put it to use. If you are going to get the Smokenator off of Amazon there is a kit that comes with an extension grate to add some extra room, I think it only a few bucks more. The person who got me mine did not see that so I am going to order it extra. I have always wanted a smoker but I figured this was a cheaper way to see how it went before jumping in with both feet. I have read about the UDS if you are somewhat handy and would smoke a lot that is a good way to go.

Get yourself a chimney I can get my Weber heated up as fast as a gas grill with that baby.
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Anyone used the Weber Performer (charcoal with gas start)?

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They have gotten great reviews but it really just comes down to if the ease of starting and the table are worth 3x times the money. Personally I would just rather get one of these and 3 kettles.
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I think you'll be happy with the weber 22.5" and the smokenator 1000. I have the weber but not the smokenator, but my initial review of the product makes me think it would work very nicely for smoking with the weber. If I didn't have a separate smoker I'd probably get one of those smokenators.

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They have gotten great reviews but it really just comes down to if the ease of starting and the table are worth 3x times the money. Personally I would just rather get one of these and 3 kettles.
I don't need 3 kettles. 1 kettle that is easy to light would be ideal. I think I am going to get it. $299.
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Get a Big Green Egg. It's the most versatile cooker available. You can bake, grill, make a brick oven style pizza, smoke some Que and is a steak cooking machine. There is not much this can't do.

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