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Printed Date: November/20/2017 at 16:56


Topic: Need a new BBQ grill
Posted By: bugsNbows
Subject: Need a new BBQ grill
Date Posted: February/25/2017 at 15:17
I have been looking at USA made (quality) grills to replace my 16 year old Ducane. My current direction is either full IR or a hybrid with conventional plus IR. For straight IR, the TEC line looks great. For a hybrid unit, Lynx has the features I want. Problem is these puppies ain't cheap. Anybody have any others to check out? I have researched Fire Magic, Alfresco, AOG, Lazyman, Wilmington, Holland and Kalamazoo. Napoleon looks like a cheaper alternative, but it is made in Canada (not USA) ... which isn't that bad. LOL BTW, don't say Weber... they are now made in China! 

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/25/2017 at 15:47
Tagged for interest. Good luck, Ric.  

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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: February/25/2017 at 15:48
Weber Performer on my deck, I think I'm on number three. I only use real lump charcoal it only takes one more drink. Well sometimes maybe two.

You sound a bit more refined than I Ric. Send pics of the new unit when you decide. I migh be swayed. But I'm old and not sure I want to invest that much in a unit that will outlive me. If I were younger I might say women excluded. I'm too old now and Penny is a helluva shot!



One of my buddies and also my niece both think the " Big Green Egg " is the bomb. It's probably made in China!

Are all of your weapons and scopes made here? 😂

Bon appetit´

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: February/25/2017 at 17:11
I use Weber Performer as well.  It is inexpensive and works great.  I even have a Weber 22.5" kettle for backup.  I am, though, considering getting a PK360.  I think it has better airflow control than the Weber and a more usable surface.  It does cost a lot more.

ILya 


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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: February/25/2017 at 18:10
I have a weber. Its does great

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Posted By: sakomato
Date Posted: February/25/2017 at 18:12
Rec Tec Mini pellet smoker - cook ribs for 6 hours most Saturdays, gonna smoke a chicken tomorrow, set the temp and forget about it, smoke a salmon fillet in about 30 minutes, will cook steaks, chops and burger at about 500* but I prefer the taste of charcoal

Weber Original Kettle 26" charcoaler with a grill mat for steaks, pork chops and burgers - short cooks

Bout $600 for the pellet smoker and bout $200.00 for the charcoaler IIRC

These sit out on a covered patio so subject to some weather.  Would be leery of leaving something worth a couple of thousand dollars out like that


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Posted By: Sparky
Date Posted: February/25/2017 at 22:54
I have some friend with the Green Egg. And I will have one. Cooks much faster than my Weber. But most importantly is that the flavor is outstanding. Some of the best tasting meat I have had bar none.


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/26/2017 at 06:28
Thanks for replying everybody. I grill out often so I have about decided not to mess with charcoal. Probably will get something for LP.

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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
               Anomymous


Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: February/26/2017 at 06:32
👍🍸💥

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When you are dead, you don't know you are dead.It is difficult only for others.

It is the same when you are stupid.


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: March/01/2017 at 14:19
UPDATE: I have just ordered the TEC G-Sport infrared grill. I will be configuring the stand off my old grill to use on the new one. It should be the "bugs nuts". 

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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
               Anomymous


Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: March/01/2017 at 16:12
Yummo!!!

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When you are dead, you don't know you are dead.It is difficult only for others.

It is the same when you are stupid.


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: March/03/2017 at 15:37
Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

UPDATE: I have just ordered the TEC G-Sport infrared grill. I will be configuring the stand off my old grill to use on the new one. It should be the "bugs nuts"

Don't stand so close… 


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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: March/04/2017 at 11:13
10-4 on that!

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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
               Anomymous


Posted By: JLud
Date Posted: March/04/2017 at 11:20
That sure is a grill! I tried a cheap version of IR a few years back and gave it away. Assuming this sucker is about 2 leagues above that! Weber kettle for about 16 years, Weber genesis LP for about 3, and Weber smokey mountain for a month or so.

I've been eyeballing a wood fired oven for a while but can't stand 1,000 or more to cook pizza.

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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: March/04/2017 at 15:45
Happy green egg owner here, lump charcoal is the only way I will grill any more. I do smoked to grilled to pizza at 600 degrees, all come out great.

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: March/04/2017 at 16:27
We got this one… 


I like it pretty well.


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Posted By: urbaneruralite
Date Posted: March/10/2017 at 10:24
Don't ask me. I use a Meco electric for grilling and a Brinkman electric for smoking. Wrapping in Reflectix is necessary to get the Meco hot enough to sear a steak, but it works if not overloaded.


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: March/25/2017 at 19:10
http://www.amazon.com/Smokin-Tex-1400-Package-Smoking/dp/B00JXOXY6Q?SubscriptionId=AKIAIKOHFALUJCKC3KXQ&tag=bpyahoo-desk-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00JXOXY6Q&m=A2M4K1H5K996YS - http://www.amazon.com/Smokin-Tex-1400-Package-Smoking/dp/B00JXOXY6Q?SubscriptionId=AKIAIKOHFALUJCKC3KXQ&tag=bpyahoo-desk-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00JXOXY6Q&m=A2M4K1H5K996YS
I really  like this Smokin-Tex for a smoker but I would not recommend the grill I have to anyone it sucks .
http://www.amazon.com/Char-Broil-TRU-Infrared-Patio-Bistro-Grill/dp/B00FI0737A - http://www.amazon.com/Char-Broil-TRU-Infrared-Patio-Bistro-Grill/dp/B00FI0737A  
Do NOT buy this Char-Broil model.
 
Until I buy something else I will use my Lodge Sportsman Grill I like it.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/14550452?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227000477977&wl0=&wl1=s&wl2=c&wl3=40969899392&wl4=pla-100445317085&wl5=9017953&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=14550452&wl13=&veh=sem - http://www.walmart.com/ip/14550452?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227000477977&wl0=&wl1=s&wl2=c&wl3=40969899392&wl4=pla-100445317085&wl5=9017953&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=14550452&wl13=&veh=sem

I cant even imagine spending what a Tec or Lynx costShocked



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Posted By: trigger29
Date Posted: March/28/2017 at 21:43

I bought one of these about a month ago or so. Works just like a big green egg, but is triple wall insulated steel. I like the fact that you can take the bottom off, and dump the ashes. And an egg will cost you upwards of $1000 by the time you're all set up with the nest and everything. Picked this guy up for $250.  Same great flavor as my uncle's egg.  Only use natural lump charcoal, and looking at building a retort to make my own charcoal.


https://www.chargriller.com/kamado-grills - https://www.chargriller.com/kamado-grills



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