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Old 06-03-2008, 04:44 PM   #21
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$300 at Lowes..


50,000 BTUs
660 sq. in. cooking area
Electronic ignition
Porcelain cast-iron cooking surface
Porcelain heat tent
28 burger capacity
Tank sold separately
Dual fuel LP/NG convertible valves
Welded and polished double wall hood
Fully enclosed cart
Conversion kit availble #92925


It doesn't say anything about lifetime warranty brass burners though...maybe they ended that mess...


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Old 06-03-2008, 04:51 PM   #22
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I saw that it was only two burners... is that the real issue with two burners, pretty much having to use direct heat?

Here's a dumb question to show my ignorance with propane grills (I've only used charcoal); I can get one of those little metal smoker boxed and fill it with wood chips if I want to impart a little smoke character, right? If this grill is going to be make it tough to cook with indirect heat, would that impact my ability to do that?

Yeah it does. I have a 3 burner with a smoker box and while not as good as a dedicated smoker it does a fair job


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Old 06-03-2008, 04:53 PM   #23
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There's a very similar Char-Broil model to the one that Bobby posted at Depot for $260 that I'll look at tonight. Lowe's is a haul, it's north of an hour each way to get there.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:54 PM   #24
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This thread is helping out all of us who are in the market for a new grill.

Thanks guys!
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:56 PM   #25
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Am I being stupid for not waiting a week or two? Am I likely forgoing some pretty nice Father's Day sales if I buy something tonight?
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$300 at Lowes..


50,000 BTUs
660 sq. in. cooking area
Electronic ignition
Porcelain cast-iron cooking surface
Porcelain heat tent
28 burger capacity
Tank sold separately
Dual fuel LP/NG convertible valves
Welded and polished double wall hood
Fully enclosed cart
Conversion kit availble #92925


It doesn't say anything about lifetime warranty brass burners though...maybe they ended that mess...
That gets my vote.
Use a foil pouch with wood chips to impart smoked flavor.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #27
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http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8154167

This is the one I have, it is really a lot nicer than the price suggests.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:17 PM   #28
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I saw that it was only two burners... is that the real issue with two burners, pretty much having to use direct heat?

Here's a dumb question to show my ignorance with propane grills (I've only used charcoal); I can get one of those little metal smoker boxed and fill it with wood chips if I want to impart a little smoke character, right?
I do that with my two-burner propane grill all the time...food on the left over unlit burner, smoker box on the right over lit burner. It basically turns your grill into an oven, with the ability to add some smoke. Great for beer can chicken, as you can see below!

Too bad you're not local...I've just ordered a new Blue Ember natural gas grill, and could give you my Char-Broil propane grill. It's in good shape, I just wanted to get off the propane teat as well as get a bigger grill.

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Am I being stupid for not waiting a week or two? Am I likely forgoing some pretty nice Father's Day sales if I buy something tonight?
I suspect if you buy it from one of the bigger chain stores and they have a sale you can take the receipt in during the sale and get the price difference back. If they refuse (they shouldn't) then tell them your just going to return it and buy it again
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I do that with my two-burner propane grill all the time...food on the left over unlit burner, smoker box on the right over lit burner. It basically turns your grill into an oven, with the ability to add some smoke. Great for beer can chicken, as you can see below!

Too bad you're not local...I've just ordered a new Blue Ember natural gas grill, and could give you my Char-Broil propane grill. It's in good shape, I just wanted to get off the propane teat as well as get a bigger grill.

IS that Fesca up that chickens A$$?


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