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#161 of 191 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 10 2013 - 07:35 AM

Not quite a 50% coupon =)


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#162 of 191 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted April 10 2013 - 07:45 AM

The Spirit line feels more solid, but has a big premium for similar quality as Char Broil. 

Seriously, no. Even the "inexpensive" Weber will easily outlast a Char-Broil. 

 

Still confused about infrared. Don't know if I want re-learn how to grill.

 

 

 

The infrared is nonsense. All it is is a metal plate between the flame and the food that supposedly diffuses the heat to make it more even. A friend of mine had one and it didn't last a year.


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Posted March 08 2014 - 03:46 PM

(bump)

 

Time to shop for a grill.

Getting a deck built (oh frantabulous joy!)

Need to shop for a grill

 

Based on recommendations last year, I'll probably the 'tired of researching and shopping' route and just buy a Weber Genesis.

 

Any other input? I'm a few months from buying, probably.



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Posted March 08 2014 - 04:03 PM

Here ya go...

 

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Posted March 08 2014 - 04:24 PM

Good price and features. Much too large for my small deck :)

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Posted March 08 2014 - 04:30 PM

Dave,

Will you have natural gas piped out to the deck, or are you sticking with propane bottles?


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Posted March 08 2014 - 04:38 PM

I have two Weber Kettle charcoal and one Weber Q gas and use them all regularly .. the gas one is just outside our kitchen door in our outdoor patio and is great for quick convenient every day grilling and roasting. I use the large charcoal at Christmas every year for a turkey and the smaller one when I want special flavour on, for instance, a couple of free-range chickens.



#168 of 191 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 08 2014 - 04:56 PM

Weber!

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Posted March 08 2014 - 05:56 PM

 

Interesting. We need to buy a new grill before too long (we may try to make it through one more summer) and I have been looking into smoking. One of my good friends is constantly using his smoker to make the most amazing food. I want to learn how to do it. 



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Posted March 08 2014 - 06:07 PM

The grill we have is a WalMart grill that was on sale for $175(normal price around $220, MSRP of $275).

 

Both gas and charcoal with a sideburner. Never thought I'd use a sideburner...but...will never buy a grill in the future without one.



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Posted March 08 2014 - 09:47 PM

Dave,Will you have natural gas piped out to the deck, or are you sticking with propane bottles?

Yes, The new place has a natural gas line run to exterior of house. With the deck construction, I'll have that line extended (on the exterior) to where the grill will be located.Hooray, no more running out of gas halfway through the grill, at 7 pm on a Sunday night (and the propane place is closed).

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Posted March 08 2014 - 09:50 PM

By the by, in Google Sketchup there is a detailed model of the Weber Genesis. Handy for roughing out a deck and figuring where a grill can fit.https://3dwarehouse....5fe548cde88ac25

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Posted March 08 2014 - 09:59 PM

Weber Genesis E310 vs E330? I don't need the side burner. But what's a "sear station"? Is that worth $100?E310: Stainless Steel vs Black? Is it just aesthetics, or is there a build quality difference?

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Posted March 09 2014 - 06:29 AM

There is a gas/charcoal grill out there, though. I think it's made by Thermos? I used to see ads for it quite often, where a guy was taking his grill out for a walk, and two girls came over to pet it as if it was a dog.Can't find a link for it, but here is one by Char-broil. No idea if these are any good, but if you really can't decide between the two...

 

 

My buddy has one of those dual units - Broil King?  From Home Depot I think - best of both worlds IMHO

 

He does a quick sear on the charcoal, then finishes on the gas - locks in all the charcoal flavors

 

I use gas BBQ & have a griddle insert & also a ceramic plate for doing pizzas etc

 

Some of the mequite (& other) flavored chips work pretty well with the 

special metal holder put below, directly on the gas burners

 

GOOGLE shows quite a few different makes/models

 

Lowes has some also http://www.lowes.com...oductId=1245537

 

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Posted March 09 2014 - 10:33 AM

This forum really needs to do something about emphasizing post dates or something. The post you quoted was from 2003. The font and colour of the post date are both too small and too bland, so it is very easy for people to not notice the thread is so old that it is growing mold.


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Posted March 09 2014 - 11:35 AM

Webber charcoal, nuff said


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Posted March 09 2014 - 12:08 PM

This forum really needs to do something about emphasizing post dates or something. The post you quoted was from 2003. The font and colour of the post date are both too small and too bland, so it is very easy for people to not notice the thread is so old that it is growing mold.

 

 

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CRIPES - never saw that !! :o

 

He's probably on his 3rd BBQ since then :D


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Posted March 09 2014 - 01:22 PM

I love my Weber gas grill...and I use wood chips in a smoker box to get that extra smoky taste. I probably grill 4-5 nights a week during the summer with big cookout every Saturday. We grill burgers, steak, seafood, ham steaks, pork chops, veggies and even some fruit (pineapple is great grilled). Gas is much easier to maintain, use and keep clean plus it fires up to 500 degrees in 10 minutes. Gas vs charcoal will stir up as much debate as DNR, LCD vs plasma, HTIB vs separates!

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Posted March 09 2014 - 03:28 PM

I disagree Edwin, this was a legit bump and well worth it to see historical tastes change.

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Posted March 09 2014 - 04:38 PM

Since I didn't chime in back in 2003...

 

I've had both before... nothing beats the convenience of a gas grill (particularly if you're cooking only for yourself or one or two others, and not a full house of people), but I think the flavor is usually better off a charcoal grill.  I'm currently at a house with a gas grill, and it's sure nice to be able to pop outside, flip it on, cook something quick and be done, and be able to do that during winter.  Sometimes we'll use some of those wood chips for the smoke flavor and that's pretty effortless.






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