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Old 01-22-2018, 04:49 PM
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thought you meant 15k smoker,.....alot more money, but i use one like this one but 1 size larger.....100 butts at a time
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for the info on the retailers.. The wife found a Saber 3 at the local grille place and thinks that's the way to go. It's 100% 304 stainless and heavy as hell. I just hope I can hold her off from buying it until she gets to see the Wilmington somewhere.
Does anyone have one of these?
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Originally Posted by Classic25 View Post
Thanks for the info on the retailers.. The wife found a Saber 3 at the local grille place and thinks that's the way to go. It's 100% 304 stainless and heavy as hell. I just hope I can hold her off from buying it until she gets to see the Wilmington somewhere.
Does anyone have one of these?

Personally, I wouldn't go with a full IR grill, which I believe these are. Sometimes you just want to get that temp down a little lower than IR can provide. I would go with something that has maybe one IR burner for searing and the rest traditional burners.

I've been eyeing Lion grills lately.

http://www.bbqguys.com/lion-premium-...el-natural-gas
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
Personally, I wouldn't go with a full IR grill, which I believe these are. Sometimes you just want to get that temp down a little lower than IR can provide. I would go with something that has maybe one IR burner for searing and the rest traditional burners.

I've been eyeing Lion grills lately.

http://www.bbqguys.com/lion-premium-...el-natural-gas
If you can pay attention an it grill is great
That said I've burnt a lot of good beef
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:43 PM
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The tec infrared gets real low...can slow cook chicken with no flare up..those with the glass panels
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:49 PM
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I sell both Saber and Bonfire. I would get the Bonfire. Better built grill, better burners, heavier cooking grids.
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Thanks for the info on the retailers.. The wife found a Saber 3 at the local grille place and thinks that's the way to go. It's 100% 304 stainless and heavy as hell. I just hope I can hold her off from buying it until she gets to see the Wilmington somewhere.
Does anyone have one of these?
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The tec infrared gets real low...can slow cook chicken with no flare up..those with the glass panels
I've had a tec and loved it. It actually was stolen about 2-3 years ago.
Had it for a solid ten years. Lived on the bay in Naples and survived Winters in Vermont. Customer service was amazing. They would send someone out to fix and replace the parts.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
Personally, I wouldn't go with a full IR grill, which I believe these are. Sometimes you just want to get that temp down a little lower than IR can provide. I would go with something that has maybe one IR burner for searing and the rest traditional burners.

I've been eyeing Lion grills lately.

http://www.bbqguys.com/lion-premium-...el-natural-gas
I have a Lion grill and love it. Only problem was one of the light went out. Very well made with top quality stainless, cast burners. Comapres very well to the big $ grills
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I've ad the TEC Patio III for a dozen years or so. It was around $1200 new.

I replaced the cooking grids for $256, but it still works well! Definitely got my money's worth.

They must have come up with something better by now, you would think.

The reason the TEC is good is it can sear steak at 1700 degrees. Seals in the juices.
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Tbe TEC and Sabre look great. I have an Aussie propane (far below your 1500 target), but it does a good job. Most of my cooking though is on a Big Green Egg. You could probably get an XL egg and accessories for that outlay, and it is a very versatile grill / oven.
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Originally Posted by option3070 View Post
Tbe TEC and Sabre look great. I have an Aussie propane (far below your 1500 target), but it does a good job. Most of my cooking though is on a Big Green Egg. You could probably get an XL egg and accessories for that outlay, and it is a very versatile grill / oven.
ttps://biggreenegg.com/how-do-you-like-your-eggs/
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ttps://biggreenegg.com/how-do-you-like-your-eggs/
How about sooner than later
Is that an egg style?
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You can cook on high heat, just adjust the inflow vent and outflow on the top. Gets hotter than a normal grill. Can easily manage 600-700 F to sear a steak, or even greater.
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Originally Posted by crump190 View Post
I sell both Saber and Bonfire. I would get the Bonfire. Better built grill, better burners, heavier cooking grids.
The choice keeps coming back to the Saber. crump190, the Bonfire website doesn't show the Bonfire 3 having a side burner. The web site is also dated 2016. Is there a side burner available for this one? We blacken stuff outside, so the side burner is a must have.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:49 AM
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This one looks VERY interesting! I have a less "featured" version that I bought at Costco 15 years ago, and aside from replacing the burners, the grill still looks nearly new.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/kamado...rod14940149.ip
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