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Old 08-08-2019, 09:02 AM
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I'd like to give my son in law a nice gas BBQ Pit. One that is powered by a propane tank and not plumbed in.

He and my daughter just bought a house with a nice deck and I think it would be a nice housewarming gift.

I have a Bull Brand BBQ. Super expensive but I love it.

Suggestions on what brand to buy?

Suggestions on what not to buy?

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Old 08-08-2019, 09:03 AM
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What's the budget?
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:05 AM
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I'm confused...are you getting him BBQ (slow cooked smoked pork) or a grill?

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Old 08-08-2019, 09:10 AM
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Wilmington Grill. That will be his last.
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Wilmington Grill. That will be his last.
this for sure.
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I am not a BBQ guru. I do grill the basics . Steak/burgers/sausage.

I like the weber because there seems to be more space between the burners and grill grate. . Less flare-ups in my limited use.
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FIL grabbed us this behemoth of a grill last time he was visiting, cooks great and is pretty affordable IMO: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Char-Grille...-Grill/1245537
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My fiance' got me a BBQ grill for my bday right after I bought my house.

You can't go wrong with a Weber. My parents have a Char Broil and they're built like tanks.

And yes, I think it's a great gift.
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I've got 2 Webers, one at home and one at the cottage. They've been great for the last 5-7 years. I recently purchased a Traeger Pellet grill at the cottage and I can see the Weber is going to get a lot less use. Probably only use it for cooking sweet corn or pan frying fish on the side burner. I love the versatility of the pellet grill and the food tastes great.
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Cant go wrong with a Weber
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Wilmington Grill. That will be his last.
Yep. Or Weber for something cheaper but still great quality.
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A 36 inch flat top griddle is used way more often than a gas grill. We use it for any meal. Breakfast is probably the most popular use so far. I have a BlueRhino, but the Blackstone looks good too. My gas grill is going to the dump. I have a wood buring fire pit if I want bbq.
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Wilmington Grill. That will be his last.
The problem with Wilminton grills is their indirect cooking design, not a fan of it.
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Take him out for a beer discuss your intent and take him shopping to pick out his choice.
dont forget a mat
good on you!!!
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I have a Weber Spirit, love it. But Probably should've went with the larger Genesis model.
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The problem with Wilminton grills is their indirect cooking design, not a fan of it.
It's definitely a learning curve compared to other grills.

The biggest advantage of indirect is the ability to walk away from it for extended periods of time with no possibility of flare up. Mine gets used 3-4 nights a week, while simultaneously playing in the yard with the kids, or inside giving them a bath, etc. Still several methods to crank the heat out of them and get a good sear, even with out the flame making direct contact.

Many folks compare them to Holland Grills. While the case design is similar, Holland's suffer from a severe lack of heat. And sub-par build quality. Wilmington's design was intended to withstand a lifetime of uncovered exposure to salt spray, such as on the deck of a beach house.
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Originally Posted by CruiseToFish View Post
A 36 inch flat top griddle is used way more often than a gas grill. We use it for any meal. Breakfast is probably the most popular use so far. I have a BlueRhino, but the Blackstone looks good too. My gas grill is going to the dump. I have a wood buring fire pit if I want bbq.
Our Blackstone sits right next to the grill and it gets used a lot more often.
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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
The problem with Wilminton grills is their indirect cooking design, not a fan of it.
True, that may not make it worth it for him. I know the charcoal grill has the raise and lower charcoal tray on it.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
It's definitely a learning curve compared to other grills.

The biggest advantage of indirect is the ability to walk away from it for extended periods of time with no possibility of flare up. Mine gets used 3-4 nights a week, while simultaneously playing in the yard with the kids, or inside giving them a bath, etc. Still several methods to crank the heat out of them and get a good sear, even with out the flame making direct contact.

Many folks compare them to Holland Grills. While the case design is similar, Holland's suffer from a severe lack of heat. And sub-par build quality. Wilmington's design was intended to withstand a lifetime of uncovered exposure to salt spray, such as on the deck of a beach house.
There are better designs over Wilmington's to stop flare ups and still able to get a some direct flame.

Plus I've heard they don't get super hot, I like to crank my grill prior to putting a steak.

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