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Lone Star Grilz, I want

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  • kenrobin
    Charter Member
    • Jun 2015
    • 357
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Cookers
      - 18" Weber Smokey Mountain (2000)
      - Weber Genesis EP-310 (2013-2015)
      - 22.5" Weber Master Touch (2015)
      - Traeger Pro Tailgater (2015)
      - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

      - ThermaQ
      - Thermapen
      - ChefAlarm
      - DOT
      - iGrill2

    I've got the 20x42 and I mostly agree with radshop 's accessories list above. I didn't buy the grill pan as I have other cookers for grilling. I just leave the ash pan in place so it essentially just adds some extra steel to my firebox. I used the gas log assist initially because I was new to offset smoking but it became unnecessary after I got some cooks under my belt. I bought the charcoal basket but I haven't used it once.

    Also, I highly recommend getting their fire basket. It will make building fires much easier.

    Overall build quality is outstanding & they stand behind their work.
    Last edited by kenrobin; August 4, 2020, 03:55 PM.


    • Joetee
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 349
      • Georgetown, Ky

      I'm about to pull the trigger. I want this so bad.
      i figure I'd pay the shipping with my credit card and finance the grill and accessories with there financing.

      It will make it much easier to pay for. So, I think I'm calling them tomorrow.

      Note. I haven't seen any negative reviews. The offset 20x36 must be an outstanding grill.

      The reason I'm not going for the 42 is because the temps are more close across the grill on the smaller unit. Beside I think it will be big enough for all of my grilling. I don't think I'll need to use the top grill grate since at most I'll be doing no more than 2 briskets and 225° seems to do a better job.
      I've done one at 275 and it was a little dry on the out side. The inside was good.

      Thank you all for all your input.


      • Joetee
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 349
        • Georgetown, Ky

        One more thing.

        Where would be a good supply of Oak splits near Georgetown KY?


        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
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          I would check craigslist. There is no shortage of oak trees in this state, and there must be several firewood sellers around.
      • rickgregory
        Founding Member
        • Aug 2014
        • 776
        • Seattle, WA

        Joetee. You do not want this. You need it.


        • barelfly
          Club Member
          • Dec 2017
          • 1144
          • New Mexico

          Yes!!!! I love it! Are you going to get a designed grill sign like kenrobin has on his? That’s the finishing touch!

          congrats....well, tomorrow congrats but this is a big deal! Haha.


          • bep35
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 305
            • Pierre,SD
            • 1987 Weber Kettle (Still going!)
              2004 Cookshack Smokette (The original!)
              2012 Weber Genesis (Wonderful for steaks and chops!)
              2014 Pit Barrel Cooker (Lovin it!)
              Thermoworks Thermapen
              Thermoworks Mini Handheld Thermocouple & Meat Needle Probe
              Various other wireless remote thermometers

              Beer...Bud Light (Timeless)

            If your looking for emotional support and affirmation on your smoker choice, it would appear you've come to the right place.

            And in reality it's not that much money. You've only just begun a journey to soon be followed by thermometers, fans, accessories, add ons, etc.etc. etc.

            Have fun!
            Last edited by bep35; August 4, 2020, 07:28 PM.


            • Joetee
              Club Member
              • May 2017
              • 349
              • Georgetown, Ky

              Has anyone used lump charcoal and added wood chunks for the smoke?

              Does it burn well and long in a side burner?

              I'm having a real hard time finding oak splits.


              • Joetee
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 349
                • Georgetown, Ky

                Ok it's on order. Now the waiting game. I can't wait.


                • Chriscooks
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2020
                  • 10
                  • Puxico, MO
                  • Grills and smokers

                    Traeger Junior
                    Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse
                    Blackstone Griddle
                    Better Homes and Gardens Portable Propane Grill

                  Lone Star or Shirley? That is the question I ask myself. Lone Star wouldn't have the long wait that is for sure! I hope to have some money coming in the future that will let me pay for a new smoker in few. I should, hopefully, be able to pay cash for what I need or want when that time comes.


                  • DuckinBBQ
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2018
                    • 16
                    • Vancouver, WA

                    Joetee , I ordered my LG 20x42 on 5/27. Got word yesterday it was finally done. Shipping quote calculated at the time of ordering $495, with it being shipped to my place of work with no lift gate needed, as we have forklifts here. I can then load it into my truck to get it home. With my son in high school Football, he has lined up several of his teammates to assist in unloading. Point being, if you have or know someone to where you could have it shipped to a place of business and has a forklift, you can save quite a bit in shipping. That freight quote was shipping from LSG to Portland, OR. Being that you just ordered yours, you have plenty of time to hopefully come up with a way to save some $$$. Cheers


                    • Steve B
                      Steve B commented
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                      Congrats DuckinBBQ You’re in for a treat for a lifetime. 🙌🙌

                    • Steve B
                      Steve B commented
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                      Joetee Believe me I felt your pain. No joke. It’s an eternity. 😳😁 But time does rush by. 👍

                    • DuckinBBQ
                      DuckinBBQ commented
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                      Steve B I have had several cookers over the years, Horizon 20" RD Marshall, KBQ....and others I can't recall. The Horizon was the biggest mistake I have made. It held smoke about as good as a screen door, with very little to no temperature control at all. Large gaps around the firebox door, etc. Quality control and craftsmanship nonexistent.
                      Last edited by DuckinBBQ; October 9, 2020, 09:38 AM.
                  • Old Glory
                    Club Member
                    • Feb 2018
                    • 977
                    • 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

                    On my wish list! Get'er done!


                    • Mr. Bones
                      Birthday Hat Master
                      • Sep 2016
                      • 9440
                      • 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!!!!

                        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

                        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.)

                        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

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

                      Congrats on yer decision, an Courage to ya, as yer waitin...

                      I wants me an LSG, at some point, but reckon it's smarter to wait bout 2.5~ish yrs, to when I retire, an move back downhome to TX...

                      Saves me th $pendy $hippin, which can then be applied to procurin me some proteins, an cooker fuel, plus I ain't gotsta find a way to haul th big ol bastige 800 miles...

                      God willin, an th crick don't rise, I'll be cookin on one, soon, like!


                      • MTurney
                        MTurney commented
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                        Never too early to move back to Texas 🤠
                    • Joetee
                      Club Member
                      • May 2017
                      • 349
                      • Georgetown, Ky

                      Well I've learned that waiting this long for the LSG has its advantages. It gives me time to find and get some wood splits before arrival.


                      • Mr. Bones
                        Mr. Bones commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Generally, hereabouts, I jus type "Hickory" into th search box on Craigslist... still usin a firewood guy I've bought from fer over ten years...it works out fer both of us, an that's jus how my world rolls along...

                        If ya got any freezer space available, start shoppin bargain sales on proteins...yer gonna be wantin some, an ya do have th Luxury of Time, Brother!

                        It might help th days to go by...
                        Last edited by Mr. Bones; October 8, 2020, 07:40 PM.
                    • Black99vette
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2016
                      • 379
                      • Aurora, IL

                      • Smokers & Grills
                        • Weber Original Kettle Premium 26"
                        • Weber 22" Performer Deluxe
                        • Weber 22"
                        • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5
                        • Weber Smokey Joe
                        • Char-Broil Promo H2O Smoker
                        • Cal Flame P Series P4
                        • Coleman Road Trip Grill (Tailgating)

                        • No name brand
                        • A wireless unit - not sure of the brand

                        • Slow 'N Sear
                        • Drip 'N Griddle Pan
                        • Bar-B-Que PartyQ
                        • Weber Rapid-Fire Chimney
                        • Smokenator

                        • Beer: Sam Adams, Heineken
                        • Other: Tequila, Margarita

                        • Grilling / Smoking & Cooking
                        • Work Working
                        • Home Improvement / DIY

                        About Me
                        Real Name: Wayne
                        Location: Aurora, IL

                        • Software Engineer Manager - Home Automation, Security / Access Control & Video Systems

                      I have been wanting one of their cookers for some time. Well I think with the 3rd kid on the way maybe I can justify one! Good luck and let's us know if you order it!


                      • Joetee
                        Joetee commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I ordered it Aug 6th. Getting more excited by the day.



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