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Eco-Logic
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« on: March 17, 2015, 06:32:42 PM »

Our grill is on it's last leg (we inherited it) and are planning on buying a new one.    We grill often, but I don't need anything like a green egg or anything that price, I'd like to spend $400 or less.   

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 06:49:22 PM »

My thought is buy something on sale.  In Iowa they tend to rust out after 3-4 years so I find that I don't buy expecting it to last.   
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 06:56:30 PM »

Weber Gold.  The cleanup is much easier on the Gold and it only costs a teeny bit more.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 09:41:51 PM »

Gas on the left, Charcoal on the right (I don't use it for charcoal) and side smoker at the end



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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 12:38:22 AM »

My Weber Genesis is way over your price limit but worth the price. Still going strong after nearly 10 years. I replaced one of the flavorizer bars last year, otherwise no maintenance beyond an annual cleaning.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 12:40:05 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on March 17, 2015, 06:56:30 PM

Weber Gold.  The cleanup is much easier on the Gold and it only costs a teeny bit more.

Yep, and buy a nice cover for it and only use lump charcoal.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 12:42:26 AM »

Quote from: Ironrod on March 18, 2015, 12:38:22 AM

My Weber Genesis is way over your price limit but worth the price. Still going strong after nearly 10 years. I replaced one of the flavorizer bars last year, otherwise no maintenance beyond an annual cleaning.

Yep, if you grill often this is a better idea but you'd have to double the $400 budget...because you have to buy a nice cover also.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 05:31:10 AM »

I have a Weber Performer, which is a gas start charcoal grill. I mostly purchased it for the integrated side table. Always starts up immediately and cooks well.

I own a Weber Smoker as well and can't say enough nice thing about it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 12:34:06 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on March 17, 2015, 06:56:30 PM

Weber Gold.  The cleanup is much easier on the Gold and it only costs a teeny bit more.

I have this one. 22" Weber One touch Gold, charcoal grill. Going on 5 years now and I have no complaints. I got mine for $75 from a Grill store going out of business sale, but a quick web search shows it goes for about $195 online. Also bought a grill cover for it to protect it from the elements. After envying folks who had a smoker, and after trying a DIY smoker converter guide (which used bricks to convert my grill into a smoker) I decided to go with the $75 Smokenator 1000 kit. Much easier and simpler than the bricks method - and more reliable in terms of temperature maintenance. I've used the smokenator to great success with pork ribs and beef brisket. I want to try smoking a turkey next.

And I just take the smokenator out and put charcoal baskets in if I want to do some regular style grilling.

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2015, 03:40:00 PM »

Something like this might be a bit expensive, but your street cred will go through the roof.



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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 03:43:59 PM »

I went the Weber route as well, after getting tired of replacing my cheap grills every 2-3 years. Well worth the extra money in my opinion.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2015, 12:35:38 AM »

Quote from: raydude on March 18, 2015, 12:34:06 PM

Also bought a grill cover for it to protect it from the elements.

You get a nice cover for it?

I'm still trying to figure out my Smokenator...


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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2015, 01:31:52 AM »

I'm too lazy to track it down, but a few years ago when I was looking into covers for my Weber I found a lively discussion about whether they are beneficial or harmful. Beneficial = duh; harmful = they promote rust by turning evaporation into condensation. Ultimately I decided that keeping bird shit and tree sap away was more important than worrying about the water cycle.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2015, 06:33:52 PM »

Thanks, Weber is on my list and I'll get a cover regardless.

Any thoughts on this "infrared heating" gimmick I read about?
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2015, 09:14:50 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 19, 2015, 06:33:52 PM

Any thoughts on this "infrared heating" gimmick I read about?

I've seen it but never had a grill that had that feature.  I don't think I'd pay extra for it.  I can get a grill plenty hot whether I'm using propane or charcoal.
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2015, 01:00:52 PM »

Good advice, I won't pay extra for it.
Any thoughts on how to dispose of an old grill?  I have a handy man that may come get it, but if he won't I'm not really sure what to do with it.


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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2015, 06:34:10 PM »

We got rid of ours by calling a scrap metal guy.
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