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GQGeek81



Joined: 18 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 07 12:05 am    Post subject: Gill rec's Reply with quote

Need some advice on a new grill for my father's Bday.

Price range is ~$300.
Doesn't need a large capacity.
Smoker box isn't required.
Would rather it be something that can be found in town (Lowes, Sears, Target ect.)
If it can do duel fuels (propane and charcoal) that would be excellent.


Let me know what you guys think.



Thanks!
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Alien BBQ
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 07 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a grill that could be used as a smoker, then I would look at the new version of the Smoke N Pit from Brinkman (The one with a metal shelf on the front and not wood). It is more of a grill than a smoker. In fact, donít buy it if you want primarily a smoker because I canít see it doing a real great job. But as a GRILL than can smoke (if needed) it would be a good choice.
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Harry Nutczak
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 07 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is always the old faithful Weber kettle,

They make a full grilling area deal with a charcoal storage bin, counter space, and a side burner for about $300.00 at our local ace hardware.
It is something I would love to have.

Those hasty-bake units are neat looking, but I would imagine the pricing being way up there too.
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JimH
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Joined: 09 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 07 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had it to do all over again, I would have skipped the Charbroil "quickset" gas grill and bought the Weber Performer. It's a charcoal grill with gas assist, using lump it would have been just as quick as my gas grill to get ready to cook.

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/2007/charcoal/Performer.aspx



Correction Amazon was cheaper with free shipping: [/url]http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_4358152_7/104-5769957-8323944?ie=UTF8&node=562832&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0K3Y504753Z49TAB1RXK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=273245501&pf_rd_i=292639[url]

You can also check your local Ace Hardware.

Good Luck![/url]
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Mike Lawry
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 07 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me , I like my grill very simple, very light weight, some what portable, + good quality.

That means the tried + true Weber Kettle for me.



http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/2007/charcoal/oneTouchGold22.aspx



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bobobrown
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 07 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Lawry wrote:
Me , I like my grill very simple, very light weight, some what portable, + good quality.

That means the tried + true Weber Kettle for me.

Mike Lawry


Agreed...i have two of them.
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Mike Lawry
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 07 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will add 1 more comment on this subject.

Last year I was shopping for a new grill.

This link told me what I needed.

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/buyers/charcoal.aspx



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Michael B
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PostPosted: Mon May 07 07 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Weber kettles too, but don't care much for the new One-Touch system they have gone to.
I VERY much like my Patio Classic.

See thread here:
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4277

Patio Classic web site:
http://patioclassic.com/
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alphaking
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PostPosted: Tue May 08 07 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my favorite grill so far has been a Char Broil Santa Fe. out of all the grills ive used so far this one has been my favorite. 4 vents makes it very easy to control temp and turned out great food every time. my dad came to town and i grilled all week. he had a weber kettle at home and bought a santa fe as soon as he got back home. he's been really happy with it and calls to tell me what great food he's been grilling ever since. they sell them at home depot for $109. id definately recommend it to anyone looking for something cheap that gets the job done every time. mine sat outside and was through every kind of bad weather with no protection after 2 faithful years i moved to an apartment complex that didnt allow us to have our own grills. i gave it to a friend at work and its still cooking strong. he comes to work and tells me how great it cooks and its now his favorite as well. it has an adjustable charcoal tray with 3 different heights, shelves on each side, ceramic coated grills and a door on the front for cleaning out ash. im now contemplating buying another, or looking into their more expensive model cb940x. hope that helps.
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