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  • foxwerks
    Club Member
    • Dec 2015
    • 1

    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!
  • RickyBobby
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 491
    • Brownsburg, Indiana

    #2
    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.

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    • hoovarmin
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1126
      • Neptune Beach, FL
      • Weber Performer 22
        SNS
        Joule
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermapen
        Kingsford Blue Bag

      #3
      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.

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      • RickyBobby
        RickyBobby commented
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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!
    • holehogg
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 2595
      • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      #4
      Greetings from South Africa

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      • Mr. Bones
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 10035
        • Kansas Territory
        • Grills / Smokers
          *********************************************

          Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
          Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
          Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
          Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
          Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
          Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
          Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
          Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
          Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
          Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
          Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

          Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
          Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
          Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

          Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
          Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
          Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
          Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
          Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
          Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
          (Lime Green)
          Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
          Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



          Thermometers:
          *********************************************
          Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
          Maverick ET-732, (Black)
          Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
          ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
          Blue ThermaPen Mk4
          Orange Thermapen Mk4
          Pink Thermapen Mk4
          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
          ThermoWorks Smoke
          ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
          4 Pro Series cable extensions
          Smoke Gateway

          Accessories:
          *********************************************
          2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
          BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
          Warming shelf
          MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
          Backyard Grill marinade injector
          Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
          Bear Paws
          Meat Rakes
          BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



          Cookware:
          Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
          G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
          '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
          60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
          50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
          Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
          Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

          Cutlery, etc.:
          Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
          Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
          Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
          Multiple steels, from all over the planet
          Crock sticks
          Diamond stones, various
          Lansky Sharpening System

          Tableware
          Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
          Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
          Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

        #5
        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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        • ComfortablyNumb
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 3500
          • Northeast Washington
          • KBQ C-60
            PK360
            Thermoworks Smoke
            Thermoworks Thermopop
            Thermoworks Dot

          #6
          Welcome to the Pit from the Okanogan Valley of Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

          If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like.

          For jokes, go to this thread.

          Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here.

          We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

          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.

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          • ofelles
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 2598
            • Brentwood CA


            #7
            Welcome to the pit from the California Delta

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            • MBMorgan
              Club Member
              • Sep 2015
              • 6519
              • Colorado
              • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                > Thermoworks Smoke
                > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                > Thermoworks Thermapen
                > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                > Anova sous vide circulator
                > Searzall torch
                > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

              #8
              Welcome from Colorado ...

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              • Oakgrovebacon
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 1997
                • South central Illinois

                #9
                Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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                • mountainsmoker
                  Banned Former Member
                  • Jun 2019
                  • 1846
                  • Bryson City, NC

                  #10
                  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.

                  https://amazingribs.com/grill-smoker...-smoker-review

                  https://amazingribs.com/grill-smoker...-smoker-review
                  Last edited by mountainsmoker; July 28, 2019, 10:51 AM.

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                  • VideoWolf88
                    Club Member
                    • Mar 2018
                    • 235
                    • Rickman, TN
                    • Charbroiled Tru Infrared gas grill
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      Maverick digital thermometer

                    #11
                    Greetings from Rickman, almost right down the road, lol!

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                    • RonB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 13549
                      • Near Richmond VA
                      • Weber Performer Deluxe
                        SNS
                        Pizza insert
                        Rotisserie
                        Smokenator 1000
                        Cookshack Smokette Elite
                        2 Thermapens
                        Chefalarm
                        Dot
                        lots of probes.
                        CyberQ

                      #12
                      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.

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

                      • RonB
                        RonB commented
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                        Thunder77 - been there, done that...
                    • Thunder77
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 2881
                      • Halethorpe, MD
                      • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

                      #13
                      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?

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                      • Donw
                        Club Member
                        • Jul 2017
                        • 3499

                        #14
                        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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                        • LA Pork Butt
                          Charter Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 5650
                          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                          #15
                          Welcome to the Pit from
                          Dallas!

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