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Grills, Smokers, And Other Cookers

Channels Topics Posts Last Post
Charcoal Cabinet Smokers, Water Smokers, And Gravity-Feed
Cabinet Smokers, Water Smokers, And Gravity-Feed
Talk about these smokers here until we get individual brands' channels in place.
Topics: 99 Posts: 1,511
Last Post: Backwoods Smokers
99 1,511
Phil D
Backwoods Smokers
by Phil D
Charcoal Grills
Hasty-Bake charcoal grill discussion only.
Topics: 24 Posts: 541
24 541
Light my (Hasty Bake) fire!
Topics: 3 Posts: 75
Last Post: Pit by Klose
3 75
Pit by Klose
by ofelles
Topics: 1 Posts: 22
1 22
M Grills M-16 purchase
Topics: 9 Posts: 179
9 179
Napoleon charcoal grill discussion only.
Topics: 1 Posts: 12
1 12
Napoleon PRO605CSS Charcoal Grill
Weber Kettle
Weber Kettle grill discussion.
Topics: 561 Posts: 11,760
Last Post: New covers
561 11,760
LA Pork Butt
New covers
Portable Kitchen (PK)
PK grill and PK360 charcoal grills.
Topics: 107 Posts: 1,911
107 1,911
PK Grill Probe Port?
Other Charcoal Grills And Misc.
For any charcoal grill discussion that doesn't fit into the above brands' channels, or for cross-brand general charcoal grill discussion.
Topics: 76 Posts: 1,521
76 1,521
Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill Review
Charcoal Drums, Barrels, And Bullet Smokers
Topics: 11 Posts: 195
11 195
Brinkmann bullet smokers, such as Gourmet or Smoke'N Grill, often known as "ECB".
Topics: 1 Posts: 8
1 8
Gateway Drum
Gateway Drum smokers.
Topics: 3 Posts: 53
Last Post: Gateway Drum Smoker
3 53
Gateway Drum Smoker
by phoccer
Hunsaker Vortex
The Hunsaker Vortex drum/barrel smoker.
Topics: 5 Posts: 122
5 122
Hunsaker Vortex Drum Smoker
Napoleon Apollo
Napoleon's bullet smoker.
Topics: 3 Posts: 44
3 44
Poorman brisket love
by BigBry
Topics: 43 Posts: 607
43 607
To hang or not to hang
Pit Barrel Cooker
A.K.A. The "PBC".
Topics: 1,473 Posts: 26,228
Last Post: Second time BBR
1,473 26,228
Second time BBR
Weber Smokey Mountain
A.K.A. The "WSM".
Topics: 146 Posts: 2,388
146 2,388
Water pan juice disposal ??
by Bkhuna
Other Drum, Barrel, or Bullet Smokers
For discussion of other drum/barrel smoker brands not listed above, do-it-yourself drum smoker kits like Big Poppa's, other homemade units, or general barrel & bullet smoker discussion.
Topics: 48 Posts: 1,372
48 1,372
Drum smoker questions
by BFlynn
Charcoal Kamados
Akorn kamado by Char-Griller.
Topics: 14 Posts: 165
14 165
Nothing to see here...
Topics: 1 Posts: 6
1 6
Komodo Kamado Big Bad 32
by Histrix
Big Green Egg
A.K.A. The "BGE".
Topics: 42 Posts: 797
42 797
Broil King Keg
Metal kamado by Broil King.
Topics: 6 Posts: 84
Last Post: Broil King Keg
6 84
smokin fool
Broil King Keg
Grilla Kong
Ceramic kamado by Grilla Grills.
Topics: 2 Posts: 40
Last Post: Misspelled Channel
2 40
Misspelled Channel
by Huskee
For discussion of the new Kalamazoo Shokunin kamado.
Topics: 1 Posts: 20
Last Post: Kalamazoo Kamado
1 20
Kalamazoo Kamado
by Pequod
Kamado Joe
All sizes of Kamado Joe kamados.
Topics: 23 Posts: 444
Last Post: Classic III
23 444
Classic III
Komodo Kamado
For discussion of the renowned, high-end Komodo Kamados.
Topics: 6 Posts: 102
Last Post: Komodo Kamado MCS
6 102
Komodo Kamado MCS
All sizes of Primo kamados.
Topics: 31 Posts: 566
31 566
Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado
A.K.A. The "SnSK".
Topics: 3 Posts: 66
3 66
Vision Grills
Vision Grills kamados.
Topics: 4 Posts: 58
4 58
Weber Summit Charcoal
A.K.A. The "WSCG".
Topics: 78 Posts: 1,651
78 1,651
Other Kamados Or General Kamado Discussion
For discussion of other brands or miscellaneous/cross-brand discussion such as general tips & tricks with kamados..
Topics: 110 Posts: 2,737
110 2,737
Electric Grills And Smokers
Electric Grills And Smokers
For discussion of all brands of electric grills and/or smokers.
Topics: 132 Posts: 2,090
132 2,090
Anyone have a Watchman yet?
by JCGrill
Flat-Tops, Griddles, And Planchas
Flat-Tops, Griddles, And Planchas
Discussion of flat-top standalone grills & griddles, like Blackstone and Cuisinart for example. For flat top griddle inserts, see Accessories or the grill channel that the insert goes with.
Topics: 174 Posts: 3,646
Last Post: Le Griddle
174 3,646
Le Griddle
by PBCDad
Gas Grills
Blaze gas grill discussion.
Topics: 10 Posts: 174
Last Post: Blaze Review
10 174
jd myers
Blaze Review
Broil King
Broil King gas grills, such as Signet, Imperial, Monarch, Regal, and Baron models.
Topics: 17 Posts: 168
17 168
Does anyone have the IR sear burner?
by Attjack
Char-Broil gas grills, including TRU-Infrared and Grill2Go.
Topics: 18 Posts: 223
Last Post: New gasser quest
18 223
New gasser quest
Napoleon gas grills, such as Rogue, Triumph, and Prestige models.
Topics: 16 Posts: 196
Last Post: Napoleaon Gasser
16 196
Napoleaon Gasser
by FireMan
Saber infrared gas grills.
Topics: 1 Posts: 5
1 5
Weber gas grills, such as Summit, Genesis, Spirit, and Weber Q portable.
Topics: 122 Posts: 1,709
122 1,709
Other Gas Grills And Misc.
For discussion of other gas grill/smoker brands, or general cross-brand discussion.
Topics: 133 Posts: 2,018
133 2,018
Gas Smokers
Camp Chef
Camp Chef gas smoker, any models.
Topics: 41 Posts: 467
41 467
How to cook a better Brisket
Char-Broil gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 3 Posts: 12
3 12
Using a water pan for baby backs
by Huskee
Masterbuilt gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 21 Posts: 184
21 184
Max Good
Masterbuilt 340G XL making smoke
Meadow Creek
Meadow Creek gas smokers and pig roasters.
Topics: 1 Posts: 4
1 4
Meadowcreek PR42G advice needed
by clb239
Smoke Hollow
Smoke Hollow gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 1 Posts: 10
Last Post: Almost ready to go!
1 10
Almost ready to go!
by Donw
Other Gas Smokers And Misc.
Any other gas smoker brands not listed above, or for general or cross-brand gas smoker discussion.
Topics: 14 Posts: 116
14 116
Log Burners
Horizon Smokers
Horizon standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 16 Posts: 441
16 441
insulating a stick burner
by Henrik
Jambo Smokers
Jambo standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 1 Posts: 50
Last Post: New JAMBO!!!
1 50
New JAMBO!!!
by SJ9125
Karubecue (KBQ)
A.K.A. the "KBQ".
Topics: 101 Posts: 7,166
Last Post: KBQ Roll Call
101 7,166
KBQ Roll Call
by stutz57
Klose offset wood-burning smokers
Topics: 1 Posts: 15
Last Post: Klose 2042 Cook!
1 15
Klose 2042 Cook!
by hinds90
Lang reverse flow log-burning offset smokers and wood grills.
Topics: 32 Posts: 514
32 514
Mr. Bones
Season and Clean a new Lang
Lone Star Grillz
Lone Star Grillz standard flow offset log-burning smokers.
Topics: 30 Posts: 706
30 706
Lone Star Grilz, I want
Topics: 13 Posts: 201
13 201
Rotisserie for M Grill
Oklahoma Joe
Oklahoma Joe offset wood burners, like Highland or Longhorn models, etc .
Topics: 30 Posts: 579
30 579
Best Way To Seal an OJ?
The Good One
"The Good One" brand log and charcoal smokers, such as the Open Range and Marshall.
Topics: 11 Posts: 403
11 403
Yoder Smokers
Yoder standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 14 Posts: 237
14 237
Bacon Smoke on Yoder Durango
Other Log Burner Smokers & Misc.
For log-burning smoker brands not listed above, or other general cross-brand wood burning discussion, advice, tips, etc.
Topics: 224 Posts: 4,824
224 4,824
Multi-Fuel and Other Misc. Grills and Smokers
Multi-Fuel and Other Misc. Grills and Smokers
Use this for anything that spans multiple types of cookers, such as "Help me decide between..." or "Which is better, pellets or gas?" Please do not use this for specific cooker types or fuel types.
Topics: 117 Posts: 2,862
117 2,862
Brand name for new Smoker
Open-Fire Grills
Santa Maria & Argentinian Grills And Braais
Open-style wood burning adjustable height grills such as Engelbrecht, Lone Star Grillz, and others.
Topics: 28 Posts: 794
28 794
Santa Maria style needs some lovin.
by zzdocxx
Pellet Cookers
Camp Chef
Camp Chef pellet cookers.
Topics: 21 Posts: 271
Last Post: Drip Pan
21 271
Uncle Bob
Drip Pan
Green Mountain Grills
Green Mountain Grills pellet cookers, such as Daniel Boone and Jim Bowie models, etc.
Topics: 10 Posts: 123
Last Post: Daniel Boone
10 123
Daniel Boone
Grilla Grills
Grilla Grills pellet cookers, such as the Original round Grilla and Silverbac models.
Topics: 13 Posts: 182
Last Post: sear burner add on
13 182
sear burner add on
by N227GB
MAK Grills
MAK pellet cookers, such as their One-Star, Two-Star or Three-Star models.
Topics: 18 Posts: 309
18 309
New Addition to the Family
Topics: 0 Posts: 0
0 0
recteq (Formerly "REC TEC")
recteq (formerly "REC TEC") pellet cookers.
Topics: 77 Posts: 1,232
77 1,232
New name? Rec Tec to Recteq
by Huskee
Traeger pellet cookers.
Topics: 21 Posts: 280
21 280
Cleaning your Traeger
by Rod
Topics: 38 Posts: 1,134
38 1,134
Glitchy’s SmokeFire Redeux
Yoder pellet cookers only. For Yoder log burners, please see the Log Burners channel.
Topics: 16 Posts: 198
Last Post: Y640S issue
16 198
Y640S issue
Other Pellet Cookers And Misc.
For discussion of other brands of pellet cookers not listed above, or general cross-brand pellet cooker discussion. For discussion of pellets themselves, please see the Fuels Discussion channel.
Topics: 498 Posts: 9,224
498 9,224
Smokin Brothers Drip Liner
by fzxdoc
Pizza Ovens
Pizza Ovens
Discuss any standalone pizza oven here, all fuels.
Topics: 27 Posts: 451
27 451
Green mountain grill accessory
by surfdog

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

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

the good one grill

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 our complete review

Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

The Undisputed Champion!


The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

Grilla pellet smoker

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

Delta by Nuke,
Stylish and Affordable
Gaucho Grill

Weber Genesis Grill

Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

Click here to read our complete review

Genesis II E-335 
A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

Weber Genesis Grill

Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

Click here to read our complete review

GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

PK 360 grill

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

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

kareubequ bbq smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review

Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here to read our complete review

Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

Grilla pellet smoker

FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

Click here for our review of this unique device

The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special

Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order