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Old 10-04-2018, 03:35 PM
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Default Pellet grill or ceramic?

If it was one or the other. Which one and why?

only other grill will be a Weber kettle.
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I'm a pellet guy! Memphis Grills Smoker with Mesquite pellets will make you look like a professional chef! Temperature is very easy to control. I have a Weber Genesis sitting next to it!

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One of the biggest benefits of a ceramic is the ceramic. Pellet grills = rust buckets with too many moving parts


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Another vote for ceramic. If I wanted a robot to cook my food, I'd go to McDonalds.
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That’s some funny shit.

Any recommendations on which ceramic?
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I have a pellet. Would vote ceramic. Not efficient enough to get hot enough to use as regular grill. Have to supplement smoke with smoke tubes. When the blower kicks in to raise the temp, no smoke. Once the blower kicks off then you get smoke. Some will say theirs don’t do this but they all do. The difference really comes down to how many times the blower has to kick on and off. My grill is a Webber genesis and my pellet is a camp chef.
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I am absulutely in love with my rec tec pellet grill. There is nothing like pressing a button to turn it on and smoking food all day without doing a damn thing.
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I love my Large Big Green Egg for the past 10+ years. I still have my Weber Kettle, but got rid of my offset smoker years ago. It is an investment, but I cook on it a minimum of five nights a week. I've never cooked on a pellet pooper but I do read that people love them as well.
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You said weber kettle is an option?

Weber kettle. KISS.

Edit: I misread. Sounds like you already have a kettle and are looking to add something else

Weber Smokey Mountain.
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I cook on my BGE 3-5 days a week year round since I purchased it 3 years ago. I can never cook on a gas grill again. Having the versatility to crank it up to hot as hell(1000 degrees) or maintain a slow cook or smoke at 200 is awesome. Throw in some hickory or cherry chips and smoke away.

The round grilling surface is about the only thing that does suck if you need to grill for a large group.
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Ceramic is the bomb! I have a Big Green Egg and it's just about foolproof. Also, living in a saltwater environment I don't want something that's going to rust out every year or two. I think pellet grills are probably pretty good, too, but not on this environment. This is why I think the ceramic is the best choice. I'm not saying it's Big Green Egg or nothing, I think all of the ceramics are going to serve you well. Check out end-of-season sales at Costco or Sams for Vision Grills at prices around $300 (same BGE setup is over $1,000).
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I have both. BGE and a Green Mountain grill pellet grill. The BGE is great for grilling and smoking. Pellet is really only good for smoking.
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I have 2 bge’s 2 Weber charcoal grills and 1 Davey Crockett pellet grill. The pellet grill hasn’t been used in almost 2 years.

forgot I have a Weber propane grill for the boat I love.

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Went thru this and it was betweeen Primos ceramic and Mak 2 Star General pellet. Went with the Mak. The improved flame zone gets extremely hot. Grilling easy and smoking amazing, A made in the USA product that is over built. Wife loves it too. Nuff said.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:18 PM
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Ceramic kamado style.

We don’t really know what they put in those pellets do we?
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I have both plus an offset smoker.

By far, my Yoder pellet smoker gets used the most. I prefer the smoke flavor I get from it. The food cooked on my egg has that funky charcoal taste more then a true wood smoke flavor. Nothing beats the offset when it comes to flavor but the yoder pellet smoker is close enough considering how easy it is to use.

Dont get get me wrong. I like my egg but it rarely gets used anymore. If I had a kettle to grill on, I'd get a pellet smoker.
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I have a Kamado Joe and can’t recommend it enough.
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You have the Anytime grill. I would go ceramic and look into a party Q fuzzy logic fan controller.
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We have a Rec-Tec pellet and it cooks ok. Not a heater for high temps. 375 is about all it will get on most days. So smoking is the best choice. Now our Big Green Egg, now your talking smoking, grilling, baking, direct and indirect heat. 195 to 800 degrees. We have a Flame Boss controller and love it. Don't have to have it but makes it easier. Doesn't take electricity like the pellet does. Longer cooks. Just did a brisket for 17 hrs and cooked ribs aftwards on same charcoal. Needless to say the BGE gets the most use. Pellet only when we cook for larger gatherings and both are smoking.
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So has anyone here commenting ever tried or even seen a Memphis Grill smoker? I'm just asking because THT always says "only the best is good enough for me".....If you get past the initial cost, it is a "lifetime" grill. I will put on 2 1/4" boneless rib eye steaks, reverse sear (270 degrees until they are 130 degrees in center), wrap them in foil in a pan outside the grill and increase temp to 550 degrees. As soon as it reaches 550 degrees I take them out and put them back on the grill and sear them on each side for a couple minutes and serve them with a lobster tail, you will give me a kiss...lol
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