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  • JGrana
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 313

    Burch Barrell? Anyone heard of this!?!

    My oldest son and his wife were at my house for a visit. I had done some SLC and chicken on my KBQ then seared the chicken on a Big Green Egg.
    They were both curious on what I thought was a good grill/smoker. I told them I liked the BGE. Great grill, ok smoker.
    Anyway, my daughter in law sent me a message as asked about the Burch Barrell

    https://burchbarrel.com/

    I told her I would like into it. My initial glance - interesting idea, a bit large and lots of marketing.

    I thought I would check with the AmazingRibs folk. Anyone heard of this new grill/smoker? Anyone actually own one?

    Thoughts? Recommendations

    (Where's Max when you need him ;-)
  • jfmorris
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 3405
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Jim Morris

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    #2
    Hmmm. It's certainly intriguing, but to me, more as a camping grill or somewhere that the tripod design helps you stabilze it and maybe keep the hot stuff off the ground. For home use, on a patio or deck, that tripod will have too big a footprint. And... no side tables, which is one reason I got rid of a standard Weber kettle, keeping my Weber Performer Deluxe. And at only 18", space is pretty tight if cooking for a family. I don't see enough height in the lid for an elevated level rack like most kamados or even a kettle allow for.

    I would say if they want to grill and smoke, and depending on their budget, my personal feeling is you don't get more bang for the buck than with a Weber kettle, or the new SnSGrills Kettle. I am spoiled by the large work table, charcoal storage, and propane ignition on my Weber Performer Deluxe, and it is the grill I would keep if I could only have one - there are so many relatively affordable addons for 22" kettles - rotisseries, pizza ovens, the SNS of course, griddles, santa maria attachments, it goes on and on. I smoke on it more than on my offset. Lately I GRILL more on my flat top than anything else. For me, the ideal setup would be a charcoal kettle or kamado, and a flat top grill. You can grill or smoke on the kettle, and sear/grill/griddle on the flat top.

    Back to the Burch Barrel - to me it seems more something you set out in your yard in liue of a fire pit, but the size is limiting at 18". If you want a fire pit, get a fire pit...

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    • Huskee
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      • May 2014
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      #3
      We're supposed to reviewing this just dunno when. It was offered to me to review earlier this year and I declined due to time constraints but I believe it's on the list. I'll check with Max and find out if so or if that's changed.

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      • Old Glory
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        • Feb 2018
        • 1213
        • Northshore MA
        • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
          XL BGE
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        #4
        Looks like a fancy suspended PBC.

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        • Max Good
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          • Jun 2014
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          • Max Good

          #5
          Our review is almost complete. Stay tuned!

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          • JGrana
            JGrana commented
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            Thanks Max, I was hoping you would jump in!
        • Mojo0209
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          • Jan 2017
          • 147
          • Fox Valley, Illinois

          #6
          I think I want one. 😬

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          • Mojo0209
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            • Jan 2017
            • 147
            • Fox Valley, Illinois

            #7
            Just wondering how to do a pizza on there. I think it might be a learning curve, but I really like the setup. Let’s see what Max says, I’m ready to down size the amount of grills I have already. It would make my wife happy too!

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            • willxfmr
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              • Apr 2017
              • 418
              • Fondy

              #8
              The easiest thing for her to do is get herself a trial membership, and just ask, "What smoker should I buy?"
              That question always get a fast, clear, and concise answer.

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              • glitchy
                glitchy commented
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                Duh, it’s buy one of each...definitely fast, easy, and concise.

              • glitchy
                glitchy commented
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                ...except the one’s Max and Huskee put ‘Not recommended’ labels on of course
            • Spinaker
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              #9
              I am working on finishing up the review on this now. I should have it too Max at the end of the weekend fo editing. Stay tuned.

              So far, I am a fan. They are really fun to own and they work pretty well. They do some things better than others, but they are always fun to use.

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              • Mojo0209
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                Can’t wait! Looks really cool to me.

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