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    MCS 2nd Grill

    I currently have a Kamado Joe Big Joe. I am looking for a smaller grill something that uses less charcoal for high temps and heats up quicker for smaller cooks. I thought about a kettle but not sure this fits the bill, any thoughts or suggestions?



    • bbqLuv
      bbqLuv commented
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      PK, if I were going to get a charcoal grill that is it.
      I hooked on pellet grilling and still exploring, experimenting.

    PK or 22” kettle will do whatever you need. Just depends on your budget I guess.


      I'd get a kettle with an SnS and a Weber chimney. You can smoke and grill on the kettle, but for one or two pieces of thin meat, I'd just use the chimney, (a 13" grate helps a lot for this), and just keep flippin' until you reach your desired temp. You can even turn the chimney upside down to save charcoal.


      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        ☝️pro tips

      How small? Weber Smokey Joe or Jumbo Joe on the cheap (for 1-3 people Smokey, 1-6 Jumbo) or the 22" SnS Kettle if you want a little more flexibility on the affordable side of things. PKGO is another contender in the small camp but it's pricier (but therefore even more flexible) than the Joes.


      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        BloomHybrid Many a man has arrived at this crossroad, and happy omnivores have crossed it with cookers too big and somewhat too small, but all were happy nonetheless!

      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        A jumbo Joe is very capable and so affordable if you decide you need something else you won't be out a lot of money.

      • Dadof3Illinois
        Dadof3Illinois commented
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        Not sure you’ll ever hear someone say they have too big of a grill... Remember you don’t have to fill it with charcoal, just use what you need.

      My kettle/SNS/Vortex combo works for me alongside my KJ Big Joe, FWIW. Quick small cooks, a few crispy wings, etc. OTOH wings smoked on the KJ are amazing.


      • BloomHybrid
        BloomHybrid commented
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        Thank you its good to know from some one else with the same cooker. What others they use


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