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    Introduction: Hello from Tennessee

    Hi all, I am an amateur grill and smoke enthusiast near Nashville, TN (Franklin). Had a low cost gas smoker that is dying and an old but still functional Weber gas grill - looking to get rid of both and get one unit - any recommendations? I would consider around $1000 to be a top limit unless there is a major compelling reason. Thanks for the help!

    Welcome from Houston!!! Looks like you’ve been with us here in The Pit for awhile, glad you made an introduction!!!

    To your question about cookers, what type of fuel do you think you would prefer? Looks like you’ve been running gassers. Are you looking to stay in that realm? Personally, I have a Weber Genesis gasser, a Kettle, and an old Oklahoma Joe offset stick burner. I love all 3 cookers and each has their place and use.

    I’m sure several other Pit Member will chime in here shortly with solid recommendations for you. Fuel will be one of the biggest determining factors for you though, I think.


      Welcome from Neptune Beach, FL! What type of fuel do you want your new cooker to use? RickyBobby is right, that's the central question. Either way, you should get a PBC, lol.


      • RickyBobby
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        I’ve had my sights set squarely on a PBC to add to the stable for a long time now...... and then I read Jerod Broussard ‘s review of that OK Joe Bronco......... now I have a decision to make. Lol!

      Greetings from South Africa


        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
        Glad yer here now, to learn along with me!

        I'm sure ya'll git plenty of suggestion as to how to spend yer budget...I'll bide my time, a spell, but haveta drop th hint that a Weber kettle is a purty versatile mochine, an certainly affordable, especial if ya find one on Craigslist, or such...


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          As for recommendations, I have a KBQ and a PK360. I can recommend both, but not sure that is the road you are going down.


            Welcome to the pit from the California Delta


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                Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!


                  Welcome from the mountain of NC. As to your question if you do more smoking than grilling take a look at the newly reviewed Oklahoma Joe pit barrel smoker. It is a high quality piece of equipment. If you grill more the PK360 would be the one to look at. It can be set up in two zones to smoke very easily to smoke. Coals on one side meat on the other.

                  Well those are my thoughts. I will pull the right ups over here for you.


                  Last edited by mountainsmoker; July 28, 2019, 10:51 AM.


                    Greetings from Rickman, almost right down the road, lol!


                      Welcome to The Pit.

                      In order to give you good advice, it would help if we knew a few things:

                      Budget - ya got that.
                      What do you want to cook?
                      How many people do you want to be able to cook for?
                      How much time do you want to spend tending a cook? (This can be almost set and forget to tending every 30 min or so.)
                      Do you have a preferred fuel - gas, charcoal, pellets, wood, or a combo - meaning one cooker that can use different fuels.

                      Answer these questions and we can give you better guidance on the right cooker for you.


                      • Thunder77
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                        Oops. Didn't see your comment. Just asked almost exactly what you asked.

                      • RonB
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                        Thunder77 - been there, done that...

                      Welcome from Baltimore, MD! A few questions;
                      Do you want charcoal or gas or pellet?
                      How many people do you usually cook for?
                      Do you want a single grill or more than one?
                      Do you like to grill more, or smoke more?


                        Welcome from Maryland. If you can answer some of the questions asked above you will get lots of suggestions on various options. Good luck with whichever path you decide to take.


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