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  • mjwintl
    Club Member
    • Nov 2020
    • 21

    New Guy in the pit.

    "Greetings trying to work my way up to be a solid Pit Boss then maybe a Pit Master one day!"
    I've learned a ton already. I haven't torched anything since I learned about grilling by indirect heat. I'm looking forward to actually purchasing a new charcoal grill or 2. (No more converting gas grills discarded at the land fill, or hand me downs, hahaha) My current grill is on currently on life support, patched together with old grates, angle iron etc. I've almost narrowed it down to either a Weber 26" kettle or 22' Slow and Sear kettle and possibly a pit barrel.

    "You have to kill it to grill it"
    - Ted Nugent
  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2571
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #2
    Greetings from South Africa

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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

      #3
      Welcome from Colorado ... a kettle + Pit Barrel Cooker (PBC) is a killer combo ...

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      • mjwintl
        mjwintl commented
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        That's what I was thinking.
    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 1747
      • Wilson County, TX
      • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
        Weber 22” Premium/SNS
        Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
        JoeTisserie
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
        Thermapen
        Thermapop
        Thermoworks Dash
        Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
        Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

      #4
      Howdy from south Texas! Glad you’re here!

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      • mjwintl
        mjwintl commented
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        I spent ten glorious months in Texas. In the San Antonio area Fort Sam Houston.
    • tbob4
      Charter Member
      • Nov 2014
      • 2494
      • Chico, CA
      • BBQ's
        _____________________
        California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
        California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
        Santa Maria Grill
        Vision Grill

        Beer
        _______________________
        Sierra Nevada IPA

        Wood
        _______________________
        Almond
        Oak
        Madrone
        Cherry
        Peach
        Apple

      #5
      Hello from Chico, CA

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      • Attjack
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 4575
        • Primo XL
          Weber 26"
          Weber 22"
          Weber 22"
          Weber 18"
          Weber Jumbo Joe
          Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
          Weber Smokey Joe
          Orion Smoker

          DigiQ DX2
          Slow 'N Sear XL
          Arteflame 26.75" Insert

          Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
          - With Rear Infrared Burner
          - With Infrared Sear Burner
          - With Rotisserie
          Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
          Weber Spirit 210
          - With Grillgrates
          ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
          Weber Q2200

          Blackstone Pizza Oven

          Portable propane burners (3)
          Propane turkey Fryer

          Fire pit grill

        #6
        Sounds like you should get that 26".

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        • mjwintl
          mjwintl commented
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          That's what I'm thinking. Then just get a slow and Sear to go in it.
      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3495

        #7
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • mjwintl
          mjwintl commented
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          Howdy
      • RichieB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2018
        • 1769
        • Western Mass

        #8
        Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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        • mjwintl
          mjwintl commented
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          this might be a silly question oh, so pardon the ignorance but do you grill all year round up there?
      • ofelles
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 2576
        • Brentwood CA


        #9
        Welcome from the California Delta.

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        • tiewunon
          Club Member
          • May 2020
          • 522
          • Virginia Beach, Va

          #10
          Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.

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          • mjwintl
            mjwintl commented
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            Thank you I spent some time in at Fort Eustis about an hour away from VA beach. Really nice area.

          • tiewunon
            tiewunon commented
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            Am familiar with Ft Eustis. It is much nicer area up their on the Peninsula than here in the Beach. My neighbors son is stationed there and likes it alot.
        • jfmorris
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 3521
          • Huntsville, Alabama
          • Jim Morris

            Cookers
            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (2021)
            • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
            • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
            • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q & Rotisserie (2007)
            • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
            • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
            • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
            • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
            • Anova
            Thermometers
            • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
            • Thermoworks Dot
            • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
            • Thermoworks RT600C
            Beverages
            • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

          #11
          mjwintl Glad to have you on board!

          Personally, I've know a couple folks who thought it worthwhile to turn a gas grill into a charcoal grill, but never saw why myself - no airflow control, and most gas grills are effectively VERY ventilated, to prevent gas buildup and explosions. That means you effectively have a totally wide open charcoal grill - making for no heat control.

          Both the Weber 22" and 26" are GREAT choices. My Weber Performer Deluxe is my favorite grill, due to the expansive work table, charcoal bin, storage shelf, and propane ignition. If I could only keep ONE grill or smoker, it is the one I would choose. I will say that if you cook for a LOT of folks, the extra space on the 26" could be useful. If you think you will accessorize - there are many more accessories that are readily available for the 22" kettle. I have right now a full set of Grillgrates, the Slow 'N Sear, Drip 'N Griddle and Easyspin grate from SNSgrills.com, a Weber rotisserie, and a Hover Grill elevated grate. I use it rather than my offset to do most of my smoking, I grill, griddle, fry, saute, bake and rotisserie on it.

          A PBC is great if you want a dedicated smoker, and don't care about control of the fire, and just want to get it done. A Weber 22" can fit more than you might think for smoking - I routinely have done:

          - 1 16-18 pound brisket
          - 2 8-10 pound Boston butts
          - 2 spatchcocked chickens
          - 3 to 4 split chickens
          - 20 pound spatchcocked turkey (had to wrap tips of legs as they were hanging slightly over the SNS)
          - Up to 5 racks of ribs (using a Weber rib rack)
          - Wood fired pizza using the technique shown on the snsgrills.com website

          And of course, lots of burgers, grilled chicken, chops, fish, etc. I use a dutch oven over the SNS to deep fry too, and have sautéed shrimp scampi in the Drip 'N Griddle.

          The 26" kettle will hold about 30% more, and give you a little more space for large cuts like brisket or ribs. But it is not offered with a convenient side table.

          You definitely want to check out the kettle offered at snsgrills.com - it has a fold out side table that is better than no side table at all. Like I said - my favorite is my Weber Performer Deluxe, which is effectively an outdoor kitchen on a cart for me.

          If I were you, I would start with the kettle, accessorized with at least a SNS and DNG, get a rib rack if you want to smoke more than 2 racks of ribs, and see where the capacity limits are, and work on your smoking and grilling game. If you decide the capacity is not there for smoking, up your game with the PBC.
          Last edited by jfmorris; November 20, 2020, 02:32 PM.

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          • mjwintl
            mjwintl commented
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            Yeah that's why I've been kind of going back and forth between SNS slow and Sear and the 26 Weber kettle. I was stuck in a v a hospital for a week, early this year and I started watching BBQ Pitmasters. I decided I was going to turn up my grilling game this year. That's when I started Gathering new tools, thermometers Etc. I cooked two briskets and a Boston butt with the equipment I currently have. We try grilling a chuck roast or two.

          • mjwintl
            mjwintl commented
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            The other thing you mentioned oh, was the other reason I didn't pull the trigger on the 26 besides the fact they're hard to find at the moment. It seems like there are more accessories if you will for a weber 22. I wasn't all that concerned about not having a side table, because I knew I was going to get a 2 by 4 ft table either way. What I really liked about the 22 SNS Grill was the port hole in the bottom, and the probe hole and the placement of the vent and thermometer.
        • klflowers
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 3671
          • Tennessee

          #12
          What jfmorris said. Welcome from TN

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          • mjwintl
            mjwintl commented
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            Knoxville is the bomb diggity.
        • mcook2201
          Club Member
          • Aug 2019
          • 278
          • Mooresville, North Carolina

          #13
          Greetings and welcome from North Carolina

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          • mjwintl
            mjwintl commented
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            Greetings from Harnett County!
        • Redwng
          Charter Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 286
          • St. Cloud, FL

          #14
          Welcome from central FL.

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          • mjwintl
            mjwintl commented
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            Are y'all doing okay down there? It's been mighty wet.
        • Attjack
          Club Member
          • Aug 2017
          • 4575
          • Primo XL
            Weber 26"
            Weber 22"
            Weber 22"
            Weber 18"
            Weber Jumbo Joe
            Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
            Weber Smokey Joe
            Orion Smoker

            DigiQ DX2
            Slow 'N Sear XL
            Arteflame 26.75" Insert

            Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
            - With Rear Infrared Burner
            - With Infrared Sear Burner
            - With Rotisserie
            Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
            Weber Spirit 210
            - With Grillgrates
            ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
            Weber Q2200

            Blackstone Pizza Oven

            Portable propane burners (3)
            Propane turkey Fryer

            Fire pit grill

          #15
          Originally posted by Attjack View Post
          Sounds like you should get that 26".
          That's what I did. When I first signed up here I asked for advice and Huskee pointed me in the right direction. That's how I ended up with my Weber 26. I also bought an XL SNS which I don't think they make anymore.

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          Yup, the 26 is a nice grill to have.

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          • bbqLuv
            bbqLuv commented
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            Spatchcock birds look top notch. No foul fowl there. Make me hungry, good thing it about time to start grilling some pork chops, sweet taters, green salad, sipping whiskey.

          • mjwintl
            mjwintl commented
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            Awesometastic!

            Yeah, it's a word.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            +1 on th 26.75"

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