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Posted: 12/22/2011 7:49:41 PM EDT
best charcoal grill?
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 7:50:36 PM EDT
Big green egg
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 7:51:47 PM EDT
I swear by the standard issue Weber because that's what my dad's used since before I was born.

Heard nothing but good stuff about the green egg though, and it does seem to have lots of accessories.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 7:52:26 PM EDT
Weber.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 7:52:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thoughtcrime:
Big green egg

Big Steel Keg.

All the functionality of the BGE at almost 1/2 the price.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 7:53:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GUNSnDONUTS:
Weber.


yep.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 8:17:10 PM EDT
Another vote for the Weber here.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 8:18:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2011 8:23:23 PM EDT by Blinker_Fluid]
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 8:19:12 PM EDT
I am on my 3rd Weber but the Steel Keg looks like it's well thought out, and has a really good seal. Critical for low and slow cooking. Bottle opener in the handle for crying out loud!
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 8:25:15 PM EDT
Got a Weber 'gifted' to us this past fall.
Looking forward to putting it together in the spring an cooking up a storm with it.

Getting tired of grilling with propane, but I hear that the Weber is quite user friendly and bonding with friends over several beers while waiting for the thing to get up to cooking temperature is most beneficial.

So I've heard.

Link Posted: 12/22/2011 8:31:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FlyingBrass:

best charcoal grill?


How much are you willing to spend ?

Link Posted: 12/22/2011 8:34:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2011 8:35:22 PM EDT by justsayin]
Originally Posted By Thoughtcrime:
Big green egg


Buy once, cry once.

Cool sealing it up and reusing the charcoal.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 8:34:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ColdboreDreamer:
I am on my 3rd Weber but the Steel Keg looks like it's well thought out, and has a really good seal. Critical for low and slow cooking. Bottle opener in the handle for crying out loud!

Love my keg. I can do anything from low and slow to fast HOT grilling.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 9:19:23 PM EDT
Lets see...I have...

Weber Performer
Two Weber Smokey Joes
Two 22" Silvers
22" Weber Smokey Mountain


I'd say


WEBER
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 9:41:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2011 9:43:09 PM EDT by ganks]
I was going to pull the trigger on a Big Green Egg but wife unit hated the color.

I found a Primo smoker in black which is just as awesome - actually prefer the oval size for ribs and brisket. My 2 neighbors have them now also.

BGE, Primo or Steel Keg are all good to go.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 10:04:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Got a Weber 'gifted' to us this past fall.
Looking forward to putting it together in the spring an cooking up a storm with it.

Getting tired of grilling with propane, but I hear that the Weber is quite user friendly and bonding with friends over several beers while waiting for the thing to get up to cooking temperature is most beneficial.

So I've heard.


I think you need to have both.
Sometimes you just want a quick burger or some dogs, propane is handy.
When you're cooking more food, or feel like taking the time, charcoal is great.

Plus by having both, you increase your chances of not being out of both gas and coals.


Link Posted: 12/22/2011 10:05:51 PM EDT
The ones I weld and make myself.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 10:07:42 PM EDT
Weber.
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 10:37:01 PM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 10:39:39 PM EDT
Food grade barrel., cut in half with a torch, with some hinges you welded on.

The grill you made yourself, if the bestest grill evar.
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 10:46:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Got a Weber 'gifted' to us this past fall.
Looking forward to putting it together in the spring an cooking up a storm with it.

Getting tired of grilling with propane, but I hear that the Weber is quite user friendly and bonding with friends over several beers while waiting for the thing to get up to cooking temperature is most beneficial.

So I've heard.


I think you need to have both.
Sometimes you just want a quick burger or some dogs, propane is handy.
When you're cooking more food, or feel like taking the time, charcoal is great.

Plus by having both, you increase your chances of not being out of both gas and coals.




Understand your point, and thanks for the input. We cook over a propane grill 3-4 times a week in the fair weather months. When camping we always cook over a wood fired grill, and that is most flavourful when it comes to thicker cuts of meat. I've always found charcoal grills a bit messy and hard to tame, but if done right the flavour can't be topped.


Propane seems just too easy to cook with.
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 10:56:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VacaDuck:

Originally Posted By Thoughtcrime:
Big green egg

Big Steel Keg.

All the functionality of the BGE at almost 1/2 the price.

I have a BGE and have almost entirely stopped using my range on the oven. When the Bubba Keg (Big Steel Keg verson-1) came out, I was HIGHLY skeptical. They've made some major improvements and it looks to be a pretty well thought out design now.

Not having cooked on a BSK, however, I do have concerns about it's ability to regulate and maintain temps like my BGE. With the BGE, once I get the temp dialed in where I want it, the thermal mass of the ceramic does a fantastic job of keeping the temp exactly where I put it, for as long as I need it. Also due to the thermal mass, I'm willing to bet I use less charcoal to wasted heat escaping through the walls... but, I honestly have no idea how well insulated the BSK is.

One of the major advantages the BSK has over the BGE, though, is durability. The BGE will never rust on you, but it is ceramic and if you tip it over it's pretty much done. If you plan on hauling it around, don't even consider the BGE.
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 12:12:51 AM EDT
I own:
Weber 22 Inches Silver
Weber 22 Inches Gold
Weber 18.5" Smokey Mountain
Weber 22" Smokey Mountain
Abuse the hell out of them and they are stored outdoors.

I also own their chimney charcoal starter, beats the cheap Chi-com built one hands down. The Weber chimney starter holds double the amount of charcoal, and starts the charcoal much faster than the cheap Chi-com starters.

Multiple 23 Pound Turkey
20 Pounds of Prime rib - multiple times for quite a few dinner parties
Multiple USDA prime steaks, bone-in ribeye, porterhouse, fillet..etc.
Multiple beer can chicken, campfire chicken...etc.
Racks and racks of baby back ribs
Multiple briskets and pull pork

I would vote:

WEBER

I would eventually buy a Big Green Egg, mainly for smoking, but not before I buy the Weber Gold 26.75" grill.

One thing I love about Weber, the grill and smokey can share accessories, that is, I can put the 22" dome on a 22" Grill for cooking beer can chicken.

BTW, same as previous posters, ever since I has the Webers, I never used my convection oven for meat preparations.
I do wish they carry heavy duty stainless steel grate, but then, a friend of mine made me a pair with 1/4 Inch stainless steel rods, love them.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:32:00 PM EDT
back to the top
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:32:35 PM EDT
Weber.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:34:56 PM EDT
Weber, DUH!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:35:48 PM EDT
weber
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:36:32 PM EDT
Weber.

I love the shorty Weber for tailgating and camping.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:40:35 PM EDT
Weber serves me well.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:41:30 PM EDT
The problem with weber ie the welds for the leg brackets rust and fall off. Rest of the grill looks grear. I see them in the trash and pick them up. I made a stand with 4 circles to set them in a row and another with 2. I have those filled plus another 2 or 3 a spares. All 22 inch so far never ran into a 18.5
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:42:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 6:55:45 PM EDT by fishkiller98579]
Primo
made in america,
does everything

frying bacon

grilling meat

done

And another

My weber is the only grill I sold that I miss sometimes.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:51:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By downtime:
weber


Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:53:34 PM EDT
Primo, made in the USA not mexico like the green turd
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:54:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:00:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 7:01:23 PM EDT by freeride21a]
Weber

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:07:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 7:08:45 PM EDT by flash556]

Best grill ever....
for a bigger crowd you need a bigger grill of course
Keep the Meat close to the Heat.....
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:09:26 PM EDT
Big green egg all the way
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:15:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Krogg_4270:
Big green egg all the way

viva mexico!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:16:55 PM EDT
I've heard very good things about the Primo grills. My boss has a Kamodo Joe and swears it's the best thing ever. It comes with a better stand than the BGE and is cheaper.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:17:00 PM EDT
Big Green Egg. Tomorrow my medium is going to cook the 3 yard birds I've got marinating.

You'll NEVER go back.


It will slow down to 180 to 700. Best grill ever.


Just don't drop it!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:37:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 7:37:50 PM EDT by popsmrf]
Originally Posted By Thoughtcrime:
Big green egg


THIS!



oh yeah....FPNI
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:04:09 PM EDT
I have a cheap charcoal grill from Wal Mart. I'll never own a propane grill. I want a Weber or a Char-Griller next.

Gotta learn the art of smoking next...
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:17:25 PM EDT
And made in Georgia!

Quality grills with quality racks. (and I like racks).

Seriously good product. The only way to do it better is to build a foundation, pour cement and start laying brick.

Weber? Pffft.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:26:33 PM EDT
I don't have one myself, but I hear the Hastybake oven has quite a following.

I've seen one, they look functional and well built, but I am not sure I am ready for a $1000 charcoal grill. I stick with the $10 55 gal drum with a $12 wal-mart grate and various hardware store parts to control the air flow and temperature.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:29:38 PM EDT
This mother fucker is awesome!



Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:30:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By humanitarian2112:
And made in Georgia!

Quality grills with quality racks. (and I like racks).

Seriously good product. The only way to do it better is to build a foundation, pour cement and start laying brick.

Weber? Pffft.


Chairbroil?

Thats just silly.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:24:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 9:26:33 PM EDT by MR_PORKY]
I doubt it'd be considered 'the best', but over the years I've had good success with a Chargriller smokin pro.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:31:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:43:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
Originally Posted By humanitarian2112:
And made in Georgia!

Quality grills with quality racks. (and I like racks).

Seriously good product. The only way to do it better is to build a foundation, pour cement and start laying brick.

Weber? Pffft.


Chairbroil?

Thats just silly.



You respond to me and not the Weber guys? Really? Weber is pot metal tin on a shady base in a thread titled "best." I was obviously addressing the audience. Tomorrow I will put steaks on my brick grill. Which, btw, is the best.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:55:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 9:55:55 PM EDT by Ky-Moonshiner]
Homemade, made the first one out of a cooking pot, the second out of a propane tank, filled with water to displace any fumes, cut in half with a torch made carry handle and grate rack. drill holes in the bottom for air, finished with black stove polish. Handy for long range days.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:29:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
Lets see...I have...

Weber Performer
Two Weber Smokey Joes
Two 22" Silvers
22" Weber Smokey Mountain


I'd say


WEBER


Wow. The best. I see that you subscribe to the rule of the key to happiness:

Low expectations.
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