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Old 11-30-2016, 09:59 AM
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for the farmhouse...he's a gas guy, but he's never had the pleasure of cooking with a komado style grill. I have a BGE and love it, but not spending that much on him.

Grill use will be mostly quicker cooks with an occasional smoke session, I'm thinking.

I'm not sure if Sams still has the $500 Vision or whatever it was, but that would be about my limit on this. I'm also looking at some of the combo gas/charcoal smoker type barrel grills (I think that's where I ended up last time I took a trip down the www rabbit hole), but I know they are pretty cheap (thin steel, etc) and not sure I want to go that route.

Pellet grills...eh, don't know much about them and not sure if you can do quick cooks on them.

Give me some options to look at.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:10 AM
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I really like the hybrid Vision grills but they are close to $1000. HD has them.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vision-Gr...D1-H/207054083
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My dad is also a gas guy. He'd never want the hassle or mess of using charcoal. He had a cheap grill that was rusted out and nasty. For Father's Day my sister and I bought him a new Weber genesis which he loves.

You know your dad better than we do. If you think he'd like a charcoal grill there are some cheaper versions of the BGE that are a good value.

Pellet grills suck at grilling unless you spend a lot of money on a MAK or Yoder. My Traeger cooks with indirect heat and won't produce the nice char I like.
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Originally Posted by UT_VOLS13 View Post
I really like the hybrid Vision grills but they are close to $1000. HD has them.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vision-Gr...D1-H/207054083
Interesting...that may be the one, but I need more fun tickets to pay for it

Originally Posted by twollman View Post
My dad is also a gas guy. He'd never want the hassle or mess of using charcoal. He had a cheap grill that was rusted out and nasty. For Father's Day my sister and I bought him a new Weber genesis which he loves.

You know your dad better than we do. If you think he'd like a charcoal grill there are some cheaper versions of the BGE that are a good value.

Pellet grills suck at grilling unless you spend a lot of money on a MAK or Yoder. My Traeger cooks with indirect heat and won't produce the nice char I like.
Well, to be honest, I will probably be cooking on it moreso than he would, but maybe a gas grill and an electric smoker.
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i love my weber spirit. i cook on it three nights a week. bought one for my son as a wedding gift last year.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:45 AM
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Get him a weber gas grill and a masterbuilt elec smoker with bluetooth and glass door.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Get him a weber gas grill and a masterbuilt elec smoker with bluetooth and glass door.
Weber may be a contender....the Bluetooth, glass doored smoker may be a little much, though...or may have to come later.
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Get the 3 burner weber with the circular insets in the middle. We have and use the grate, griddle, and a wok-like thing we deep fry fish in - keeps mess and smell outside

The bluetooth smoker is awesome too . . .
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The smokers were available for less than $200 last week; I bought a 40" glass door model for our place in AL on a great sale and it is quite nice. It smoked a turkey for Thanksgiving, and worked flawlessly. However, the solid door model does just as good a job, and can often be found cheaper.
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
for the farmhouse...he's a gas guy, but he's never had the pleasure of cooking with a komado style grill. I have a BGE and love it, but not spending that much on him.

Grill use will be mostly quicker cooks with an occasional smoke session, I'm thinking.

I'm not sure if Sams still has the $500 Vision or whatever it was, but that would be about my limit on this. I'm also looking at some of the combo gas/charcoal smoker type barrel grills (I think that's where I ended up last time I took a trip down the www rabbit hole), but I know they are pretty cheap (thin steel, etc) and not sure I want to go that route.

Pellet grills...eh, don't know much about them and not sure if you can do quick cooks on them.

Give me some options to look at.
Im waiting for my sams to get the vision in also. I contacted them but they didn't know when. That seems like a good deal as far as ceramic goes.
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charbroil acorn, I have has mine for 3-4 years living on salt water, and I have cooked everything on there you can cook.
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I bought one of these for myself on a whim.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Oklahoma-Jo...Grill/50329705

Frankly, I love it! Clearly at the price point it's at, it isn't the greatest at anything but it's pretty damn good at everything. My electric smoker still sees some use but I'm giving my good gas grill to one of my kids.

What I enjoy most about it is, on those occasions I'm not in a rush, I build a real wood (hickory & cherry mix) fire in the offset smoker box, sear/char the hell outta whatever I'm cooking, then move it over to the middle section and finish with just smoke & indirect heat. Best steaks, chops & ribs I've ever pulled off.

I've had mine 1 year now. Very minimal rust and no lost paint to date. For the money, it's built a lot heavier than I would have expected.
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
charbroil acorn, I have has mine for 3-4 years living on salt water, and I have cooked everything on there you can cook.
Forgot about that guy...works well for you, eh? Definitely in my price range. Do they have accessories for them, too, like the higher end ones?
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Originally Posted by duckfish View Post
I bought one of these for myself on a whim.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Oklahoma-Jo...Grill/50329705

Frankly, I love it! Clearly at the price point it's at, it isn't the greatest at anything but it's pretty damn good at everything. My electric smoker still sees some use but I'm giving my good gas grill to one of my kids.

What I enjoy most about it is, on those occasions I'm not in a rush, I build a real wood (hickory & cherry mix) fire in the offset smoker box, sear/char the hell outta whatever I'm cooking, then move it over to the middle section and finish with just smoke & indirect heat. Best steaks, chops & ribs I've ever pulled off.

I've had mine 1 year now. Very minimal rust and no lost paint to date. For the money, it's built a lot heavier than I would have expected.
That was the one at the bottom of the rabbit hole I found. I like it (the versatility).
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charbroil acorn, I have has mine for 3-4 years living on salt water, and I have cooked everything on there you can cook.
Oh, and once things settle down and the grill is purchased, we'll have to go up there (local THTers) and shoot some skeet
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I generally just get a $200 one from Sears and replace it every 3-4 years.
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Oh, and once things settle down and the grill is purchased, we'll have to go up there (local THTers) and shoot some skeet
General location? I could definitely get behind a skeet shooting followed by a beer drinking and meat grilling.
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