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Let's Talk Grills (BBQ)


#1

Pops is the market for a new grill, assigned me to research since I use it quite a bit.

~$500 max is the budget.

Anyone recently purchase a grill or know what the deal is on the new grills? Looking for most bang for buck of course, who the hell isn't though right?


#2

Weber Grills. Easy to put together, to change parts, and you'll get at least 10 years out of it, probably more.


#3

Ran across this a few days ago
http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/374/best-bbq-grills-from-consumer-reports/


#4

That'd be nice, I think we got about 5 years out of this one. It's a Vermont Castings. Bitch is rusted out leaning to one side.

Sweet, reading through it now.

EDIT- After reading it also leads me to more questions... Infrared?

How badass is infrared? Is it worth it?


#5

May be scientific merit to it, but sounds... too fancy. I'd just be a propane man - reliable, easy, consistent.


#6

Real men use charcoal. (hardwood) Check out the PK Grill. Best one made, hands down.


#7

Real men use charcoal. (hardwood) Check out the PK Grill. Best one made, hands down.


#8

I advise against charcoal if you're going to use it every day like I do. Charcoal is a pain in the dick.


#9

Ditto. Charcoal is awesome and definitely gives meat the best flavor, IMO, but I grill multiple times a day in the summer so it's just so much easier to turn the tank on and hit a button.


#10

X2 To that!
I do exactly the same thing. Just make sure you get some Hicky wood chunks for flavor!!!
I would check with Home Depot, they always seem to have very good deals on grills.


#11

it depends on what you are cooking. For me, brisket, turkey, anything you cook for a long time is best on wood. But quick stuff like steaks, fish, chicken breasts, hot dogs, and burgers, nothing beats the convenience of a gas grill. I'd put the big bucks in a gas grill and pick up a smoker for stuff you want to slow cook.

No reason you cant have a gas and a charcoal/wood grill. That's how I roll. But then again, I'm from Texas. We cook outside more than we cook inside even in the rain and bad weather.

Similar to my gas grill:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_296449-10256-GGP-2501_4294857754_4294937087?productId=3066411&Ns=p_product_price|1&pl=1&currentURL=/pl_Gas%2BGrills_4294857754_4294937087_?Ns=p_product_price|1

I couldnt find my smoker online, but its similar to this:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_190449-95393-DGY784CP_4294857758_4294937087?productId=3087719&Ns=p_product_price|1&pl=1&currentURL=/pl_Smokers_4294857758_4294937087_?Ns=p_product_price|1


#12

X3000. Unless you are trying to win a steak cooking competition for 10,000 bucks, use a god damn propane grill. It's cleaner, quicker and coasts less, and it STILL gives you an absolutely delicious steak if you know anything about cooking a steak on a grill.

V


#13

Hickory?!?!?!?!?!?

Mesquite FTW.....you must not be from the south


#14

Got mine from WalMart 12 years ago. Still works like a champ.

http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/la_cucina_anabolica_italiana

Sits outside all winter (which is like 9 months here) and takes a beating. I've replaced the burner unit twice for like 10 bucks a pop.


#15

Hah I am as south as it gets! South Florida!! LOL!!!!

On a side note im not sure how i wrote hicky?? haha, shows you where my mind is.


#16

I have never seen that recipe thread of yours. Makes me hungry. I got myself a shitty grill for $50 so I might have to learn some of these recipes.


#17

Sorry bro, I'm from NY and even I know south florida is NOT the south.

V


#18

Traeger Pellet Grills, ease of gas, taste of hardwood.