Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Time for a new grill

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Time for a new grill

    So, I know FireMan loves a good poll. I haven't seen one lately, so I thought I'd do the easy thing and ask what kind of grill I should get. I mean really, I'm sure the collective mind will easily get to one simple conclusion, right?
    I have narrowed it down to a 22" charcoal kettle, but while I thought the Weber would be the hands down easy choice, I'm not so sure anymore. I've got it down to three, but there are ups and downs to each of them.

    The contenders are:
    Weber Performer Premium
    Napoleon 22" PRO
    Slow N Sear Deluxe
    I wish the LSG 24x48 was an option, but the budget says no.

    Please share why you think your choice is the right one.
    32
    Weber Performer Premium
    31.25%
    10
    Napolean PRO 22"
    3.13%
    1
    SlowNSear 22" Deluxe
    56.25%
    18
    Stop asking stupid questions and get the LSG 24x48
    12.50%
    4

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by willxfmr; July 11, 2021, 09:32 PM.

    #2
    Or I’ll sell you my Weber 22. Click image for larger version

Name:	2247535A-3C4B-42FA-BDF7-2C98BC791839.jpeg
Views:	217
Size:	294.6 KB
ID:	1058840Click image for larger version

Name:	467AF32D-58A0-455A-9DF2-2EAC74DCCB9B.jpeg
Views:	209
Size:	161.2 KB
ID:	1058839

    Comment


    • willxfmr
      willxfmr commented
      Editing a comment
      What's the asking price?

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
      Editing a comment
      I really like that old Performer cart.

    #3
    I voted for the SNS. Great company plus their products are top shelf and great quality.

    Comment


    • willxfmr
      willxfmr commented
      Editing a comment
      I know I loved the SnS I had on my old kettle. That is why the SnS Deluxe made the short list.

    #4
    One thing I should have mentioned in the OP is that the new rig will be used 99% of the time for hot and fast. I already have a pellet pooper and a WSM to handle the low and slow.

    Comment


      #5
      I voted for the weber...tried and true work horse but I would have rather voted for a weber 26"!!

      Comment


        #6
        Although I have been a Kettle fan for many years, I voted for the SnS. I think Dave designed his cooker for people - not price.

        Comment


        • RonB
          RonB commented
          Editing a comment
          willxfmr - isn't the SnS grill the same size as the Kettle? If so, it should take most of the accessories made for the Kettle.

        • jfmorris
          jfmorris commented
          Editing a comment
          RonB the rotisserie for the Weber won't fit the SNS kettle, but that is the only limitation I know of.

        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
          Editing a comment
          Gasp!
          Non Interchangeability???
          That's a definite BuzzKill...

        #7
        Considering you’ll be using it exclusively for hot/fast cooks, I voted Weber. That table space, IMO, is invaluable.

        Comment


        • JohnPaul
          JohnPaul commented
          Editing a comment
          This is my vote as well. I eventually will get a SnS kettle to add to the collection. But if you already have slow covered, that table space is going to make you a lot happier.

        #8
        willxfmr For hot & fast, I would certainly consider PK products.

        Comment


        • willxfmr
          willxfmr commented
          Editing a comment
          The PK was on my radar, but I had to draw the line somewhere. I decided to draw it at kettles.

        #9
        Or, you know, since you mentioned LSG, you could sell all the others and get the LSG adjustable, which will do it all.

        Just sayin'...

        Comment


        • willxfmr
          willxfmr commented
          Editing a comment
          Stop helping Jim!

        #10
        No Pellet grill!! Vote Not I am.

        Comment


        • willxfmr
          willxfmr commented
          Editing a comment
          I already own a fine pooper.

        #11
        Out of those my choice would be the SnS, at least the owner is in the US. Remember the LSG 20X36 is almost half the cost of the 24X48 but these really aren't "hot and fast".

        Comment


          #12

          Comment


          • willxfmr
            willxfmr commented
            Editing a comment
            Sorry. I already have a fire pit, and a garbage can. I won't be combining the two.

          • HawkerXP
            HawkerXP commented
            Editing a comment
            That is down right mean.

          #13
          If you want hot and fast, why not the chimney and the $20 toy PJ just posted. Just an idea.

          Comment


          • willxfmr
            willxfmr commented
            Editing a comment
            It seem like a good idea right up until Panhead John thought it was a good idea. Now? I'm not sure, but something seems off.

          #14
          What I would vote for if I could would be the Weber Performer Deluxe if it was on the list. If you expect to do lots of hot and fast, that propane ignition is more of a time saver and convenience than you would think. I really REALLY love my SNS Deluxe Kamado, but do think that the table space, charcoal storage AND charcoal ignition on the Performer Deluxe are a game changer.

          Comment


          • willxfmr
            willxfmr commented
            Editing a comment
            It certainly wouldn't take much to up sell me to the Deluxe.

          • jfmorris
            jfmorris commented
            Editing a comment
            willxfmr the grill you can get if you are in a hurry might be a factor. I see a ton of "Out of stock" on Weber stuff lately, on their website as well as reseller websites. If you want it this summer, the SNS Deluxe may be the way to go.

          #15
          I voted for the SNS because you listed the Performer against it, otherwise I suggest picking a cool color, buying a Master Touch, and adding the SnS insert to it. The Weber in a color other than black will hold wild value if you ever decide to sell it. (it's like having a Wrangler)

          P.S.: forget the LSG. Get a Weber Summit Kamado and grill year 'round, down to -30F... Spend the savings on other stuff.

          Comment

          Announcement

          Collapse
          No announcement yet.
          Working...
          X
          false
          0
          Guest
          500
          ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
          false
          false
          {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
          Yes
          Rubs Promo

          Spotlight

          These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

          These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

          Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

          A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


          Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

          Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

          The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

          Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

           

          Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

          Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
          Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

          Click here to order.


          Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

          Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

          With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
          Click here to read our detailedreview


          The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


          The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

          Click here to read ourcomplete review


          Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


          The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

          Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

          Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal


          Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

          We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
          Click here for our review on this unique smoker


          The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

          kamado grill
          Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

          Click here for our article on this exciting cooker