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  • BrettRoemmich
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    • Dec 2019
    • 3
    • San Diego, Ca

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ID:	792661 Hi All,

    im new to the site and find it very informative. I have A WSM I bought a few years back and have enjoyed smoking meats ever since. I also have a Weber 22 in with a custom built cart. I am looking to upgrade my smoker and have been using this site to get ideas. I have been looking at an all in one type of grill, any suggestions? I have been eyeing the hasty bake 357 but there are not a lot of reviews on it yet since it’s so new. I like the idea of getting small to mid size cabinet smoker and continue with the Weber 22. That thing is great for small cooks but would like to minimize the cookers in my backyard which is why the hasty bake appeals to me. Any thoughts? I’m open to kamados but the searing aspect just doesn’t seem the same. A buddy of mine is going to be getting the kamado kamado 32 inch this spring and can’t wait to see it in action but the price tag hurts a bit. I really want something that has a rotisserie function and want to find something better than just adding the Weber rotisserie to my arsenal. All recommendations are welcomed! These pics are from my strip loin roast I did for Xmas

  • Elton's BBQ
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 2071
    • Saltnes Norway
    • Genesis 320 Limited
      Weber One Touch 57cm
      Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

    Welcome to the Pit BrettRoemmich
    Cheers from Norway


    • smokin fool
      Club Member
      • Apr 2019
      • 1380
      • Mississauga, Ont

      Nice job, I'm free next Christmas if your smoking that again.
      I have a Broil King Keg so along the Kamado lines and agree searing can be problematic.
      Not that I'm looking but I'm in the same boat, what to buy next? so will be informative for many.


      • ofelles
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 1674
        • Brentwood CA
        • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
          Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
          LSG Insulated Cabinet
          Jumbo Joe
          VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
          FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
          Thermoworks Signal
          Thermoworks Dot
          Thermopen Mk4

        Welcome to the Pit from the California Delta. You mentioned a Cabinet smoker in there, I'm going to be pulling the trigger in the next few weeks on one.


      • Richard Chrz
        Club Member
        • Mar 2019
        • 843
        • La Crosse, Wi

        Welcome to the Pit from La Crosse, Wi


        • Jim White
          Club Member
          • Sep 2019
          • 408
          • Gainesville, FL

          Welcome from Florida. I have a very old original Kamado that I dearly love, but also suffer from not being able to add a quick sear. I read with very strong interest about the new M1 from M Grills in all stainless. Has very interesting similarities to the Hasty Bake but definitely has both smoking and searing options (albeit sometimes with a semi-awkward transition). Love how durable it looks, but it also has a steep price tag.


          • Rob Johnston
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 339
            • Pittsburgh, PA

            Welcome from Pittsburgh!


            • RichieB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2018
              • 1202
              • Western Mass

              Welcome from Western Massachusetts


              • Texas Larry
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 1193
                • Wilson County, TX
                • PrimoXL
                  Maverick 732
                  Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
                  Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
                  Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
                  Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!


                • tbob4
                  Charter Member
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 2255
                  • Chico, CA
                  • BBQ's
                    California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
                    California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
                    Santa Maria Grill
                    Vision Grill

                    Sierra Nevada IPA


                  Welcome from Chico, CA! Boy you sure asked the wrong people about advice on cookers. We will all help you spend your money. Hahahahahaha. For real grilling I am biased towards my Santa Maria grill. It is relatively cheap and does a wonderful job. If you decide on a cabinet type smoker, where you live may dictate what you decide to buy. Taxes and shipping costs can drive prices up. Also, there are a lot of good regional BBQ builders. It is what I decided to do for my cabinets. I save a good deal of money and got what fit my needs.


                  • BrettRoemmich
                    BrettRoemmich commented
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                    Hey tbob4 I’m from San Diego so I am glad you brought up the taxes and shipping. What do you recommend for cabinet smoker builders here in Cali?

                  • tbob4
                    tbob4 commented
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                    I got mine from California Custom Smokers. He was in Visalia but retired. Website is still active, I believe. While probably a bit expensive, Arizona BBQ outfitters may have what you are looking for. I don’t personally know anyone who has o e, I am impressed with their builds and website.
                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 12119
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    Pizza insert
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    lots of probes.

                  Welcome to The Pit Brett.


                  • Old Glory
                    Club Member
                    • Feb 2018
                    • 752
                    • Northshore MA
                    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
                      XL BGE
                      DCS Gasser
                      Humphrey's Cabinet Smoker
                      Weber Performer

                      Slow & Sear
                      Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
                      Woo Rig;
                      Adjustable Rig
                      BGE Pizza Stone
                      Pit Bull Fan
                      Griddle Store Griddle


                    I would point you to the Weber Summit Charcoal


                    and the M Grills M36


                    • BrettRoemmich
                      BrettRoemmich commented
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                      Hi Old Glory- the summit charcoal would be in my backyard now but it’s the rotisserie feature that it doesn’t have. Weber has to be coming out with something like the rotisseriejoe have you heard anything about that?
                  • LA Pork Butt
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 5071
                    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!


                    • MBMorgan
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 6029
                      • 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

                        > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                        > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                        > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                      Welcome from Colorado ...


                      • clb239
                        Club Member
                        • Oct 2016
                        • 693
                        • Farmville, Va
                        • TSmokers / Grills
                          Weber 22" w/ SnS & GrillGrates
                          Pit Barrel Cooker
                          OKJ Bandera
                          22" Blackstone
                          Meadow Creek PR42G

                          Lavatools Javelin
                          Thermoworks Thermopen mk4
                          Maverick XR-50
                          Maverick ET-732
                          Maverick ET-735

                          Instagram and Facebook @bkydbbq

                        Welcome from Farmville, Va...




                        Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

                        Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
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                        Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

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                        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 for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there

                        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

                        Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

                        the good one grill

                        The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

                        Click here to read our complete review

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

                        the good one grill

                        The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. 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

                        Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                        Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

                        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. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

                        Click here to read our detailed review and to order

                        Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                        The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

                        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 in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

                        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. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .

                        Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


                        Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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                        The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                        NK-22-Ck Grill

                        Their 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


                        G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

                        Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

                        If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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                        GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

                        grill grates

                        GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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                        PK 360 grill

                        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 much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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                        kareubequ bbq smoker

                        Our Favorite Backyard 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.

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                        Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

                        masterbuilt gas smoker

                        The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes 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

                        Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                        fireboard bbq thermometer

                        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 detailed review

                        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.

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