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  • pkadare
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 840
    • Bobcaygeon, Ontario
    • My gear:
      22 Weber Kettle
      Napoleon PRO Charcoal Kettle Grill
      Broil King Keg
      Traeger Pro 34
      Napoleon Prestige Pro 500
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Blackstone Range Combo Griddle

    And Here It Is...

    https://amazingribs.com/ratings-revi...e-pellet-grill
  • Argoboy
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 336
    • Southern Ontario 70 miles from Detroit

    #2
    I read this article today and I am impressed with this design so much that I would consider selling my Traeger and buying one of these. It will be interesting to see what the competition does as I think this design could be a game changer.

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    • bbqLuv
      bbqLuv commented
      Editing a comment
      I was thinking the same with my pellet grill. But on the cautious side I decided to wait for at lest a year for new product problems and bugs to be worked out.
      Glad I did. The grease management system is in the same chamber as the fire box. Think of grease fires.
  • JoeSousa
    Club Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 787
    • Spokane, WA

    #3
    Based on that initial write-up it might be the first pellet grill I would consider buying. Seems like it addresses a lot of the issues that have held me back from buying a pellet grill. Can't wait to see the full review.

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    • Pequod
      Pequod commented
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      Same here. Never seriously considered a pellet until this one.

    • Dewesq55
      Dewesq55 commented
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      +2
  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 7126
    • Republic of Texallence

    • OUTDOOR COOKERS
      22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
      6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
      22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
      18” Jumbo Joe
      36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
      Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
      BBQ ACCESSORIES
      Classic Thermopen
      Thermoworks SMOKE
      Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
      Grill Grates
      SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
      A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
      Weber stainless veggie basket
      Weber stainless fish basket
      Weber stainless rib rack
      Phat Mat cooking mats
      Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
      WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES
      For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
      For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
      For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
      For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
      For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
      SOUS VIDE
      Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
      INDOOR COOKWARE
      Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
      12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
      Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
      La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
      La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
      Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

      JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
      Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
      Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
      Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

    #4
    I'm holding back until the smoke clears (no pun intended). They are all over Instagram, they have a pre-sale going on and some sort of special for Cyber Monday.

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    • Potkettleblack
      Club Member
      • Jun 2016
      • 1945
      • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
      • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
        Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
        For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
        Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
        Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

      #5
      Very interesting. As a replacement for the gas grill, maybe.

      Would be interested for the full review to consider pellet burn rate while searing.

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      • fzxdoc
        fzxdoc commented
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        Huskee and Potkettleblack ,
        IMO a gasser is tough to replace, for its convenience, ease of cleaning, and performance (assuming it's a Weber, but then I'm prejudiced in that direction). I've never been much interested in a pellet cooker because I'm not interested in mild smoke application. If I want smoke, I use one of the smoker cookers I already have. And if I don't want smoke, I use the gasser. That said, I'm open to temptation with any new BBQ toy, big or small.

        Kathryn

      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        fzxdoc That's exactly how I felt for years. After playing with a pellet I realized everything I love about a gasser is there, but more. Except it needs electricity. It's always fun playing with new toys that give us food.

      • fzxdoc
        fzxdoc commented
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        Good to know, Huskee , because I must admit to being tempted to get a pellet pooper just for the pure fun of learning something new. I don't want to have to fiddle with an A-Maze-N tube to get the smoke profile up, though. It will be nice to hear what Max has to say about the new Weber once he's had a chance to do some cooks on it.

        Kathryn
        Last edited by fzxdoc; November 20th, 2019, 07:00 AM.
    • surfdog
      Club Member
      • Mar 2016
      • 921
      • Sunny SoCal
      • Cooking gadgets
        Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center
        Weber Summit Platinum D6
        Blue Rhino Razor
        Dyna-Glo XL Premium Dual Chamber
        Camp Chef Somerset IV along with their Artisan Pizza Oven 90
        Anova WiFi

        Thermometers
        Thermapen Mk4 - ThermaQ High Temp Kit - ThermaQ Meathead Kit - ThermaQ WiFi - ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S - ThermoWorks Signals & Billows - ThermoPop -ThermoWorks ProNeedle - ThermoWorks TimeStick Trio x2 - and a Christopher Kimball timer - NO, I do not work for ThermoWorks...I just like their products.

        Other useful bits...
        KitchenAid 7-qt Pro Line stand mixer
        A Black & Decker food processor that I can't seem to murder
        A couple of immersion blenders, one a "consumer" model & the other a "high end" Italian thing. Yes, the Italian one is a bit better, but only marginally
        Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 8-qt + accessories like egg-bite & egg holders
        All-Clad pots & pans, along with some cast iron...everything from 7" Skookie pans to 8.5qt Dutch ovens
        Weber GBS griddle, pizza stone, and wok
        Knives range from Mercer to F. Dick to "You spent how much for one knife? One knife?!" LOL

      #6
      Just read it...and I gotta say...for the first time EVER I could potentially consider a pellet cooker.
      My father has one, and I’ve used it several times...and it’s mostly “meh” IMO. While the convenience is there, the flavour is somewhat lacking. I purchased an A-Maze-N tube specifically for his to bring up the much needed smoke profile. It’s probably because of the efficiency of pellet cookers. They might be too efficient for their own good.

      Plus, the Weber looks like it solved one of the drawbacks to other pellet cookers... There’s NO WAY anything is getting “grilled” on my father’s. Cooked yes, but forget true grilling & searing.

      All that remains now is to see how well it handles other types of cooking. Who knows, I might need to add one to my collection.
      Never say never. LOL

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      • jgreen
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 2684
        • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
        • Cookers:
          Broil King XL
          Broil King Smoke
          Weber Kettle 26
          Grilla Pellet smoker
          Capital 40 natural gas
          Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

          Thermometer:
          Maverick 733
          Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
          Thermo works DOT (or two)
          Fireboard (probably my favourite)
          Thermworks Smoke (or two)

          Accessories:
          SnS (original, plus and XL)
          DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
          Vortex
          Grillgrates
          and, maybe some other toys as well

        #7
        Might just have to add that to my wish list. Looks like a great unit.

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        • Dan Deter
          Club Member
          • Jun 2018
          • 393
          • Raleigh, NC
          • Weber Summit S-670
            Thermapen Mk 4

          #8
          I'm waiting for the full review of the production units and the smoking capability, then see if it replaces the Silverback on my wishlist or not.

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          • Davek8282
            Club Member
            • Mar 2016
            • 61
            • Prince George, B.C.

            #9
            I have my fingers crossed, both my GMG and my gasser are getting up there in age. I'll wait for the full review in the new year but maybe able to replace both with just the one unit. If as good as they say definitely a game changer. Will look good beside the Weber charcoal.

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            • ScottyC13
              Club Member
              • Jul 2019
              • 445
              • Boston Area
              • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

                Equipment:
                Weber Genesis
                Weber Spirit Special Addition, with Griddle and Grillgrates (just got)
                Thermoworks Smoke (2)
                Thermoworks Thermapen (2)
                Thermoworks IR (1)
                Maverick IR (1)
                Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

                Hobbies:
                Cooking, wine, guitar, golf, beach, board games, travel, herb gardening

                Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

              #10
              In case you haven't seen the Weber site info, they've got more info and a video as well.

              https://www.weber.com/US/en/grills/wood-pellet-grills/

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              • jfmorris
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 2745
                • Huntsville, Alabama
                • Jim Morris

                  Cookers
                  • 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 (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
                While the entry price point is a little steep compared to some alternatives (Grilla for example), it looks to me like they've nailed the #1 problem of pellet cookers. Also looks like they did a smart job of leveraging a lot of the design expertise and parts that go into the Genesis and Spirit lines, when it comes to stuff like grease collection and the flavorizer bars, which look identical to the ones on the current gas grills.

                I'm not rushing out to get rid of my Performer or my 4 burner Genesis II, as I still see a place for gas and for charcoal. I am more likely to get a Weber Smokey Mountain than the new SmokeFire, but I am intrigued for sure, and think the SmokeFire 36 would be the one I would look hard at, as it seems comparably sized to units like the Rectec RT700, as far as the size of the main cooking grate goes.

                Comment


                • scottdware
                  scottdware commented
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                  You echoed my thoughts exactly!
              • HouseHomey
                Club Member
                • May 2016
                • 4948
                • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
                • Equipment
                  Primo Oval xl

                  Slow n Sear (two)
                  Drip n Griddle
                  22" Weber Kettle
                  26" Weber Kettle one touch
                  Blackstone 36” Pro Series
                  Sous vide machine
                  Kitchen Aid
                  Meat grinder
                  sausage stuffer
                  5 Crock Pots
                  Akootrimonts
                  Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
                  cast iron pans,
                  Dutch ovens
                  Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
                  The help and preferences
                  1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
                  KBB
                  FOGO
                  A 9 year old princess foster child
                  Patience and old patio furniture
                  "Baby Girl" The cat

                  Erik S.

                #12
                Hmmmm.... Very Interesting.

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                • crazytown3
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2019
                  • 169
                  • Stansbury Park, UT USA
                  • Weber Performer (AH) - Black
                    Weber Smokey Mountain 18
                    ThermaPen Classic - Red

                  #13
                  My BIL has had a Traeger for a few years now, and has used it maybe 10 times, probably less. He just doesn't like the way it cooks.

                  After reading that article, I am really excited about the possibilities of the SmokeFire. That picture of searing steaks...... How can you not get jazzed about that?

                  Comment

                  • au4stree
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2018
                    • 503
                    • Birmingham, AL
                    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC), PK360(graphite), Jumbo Joe and PBC. Weber kettle @ the hunting camp.

                    #14
                    As always, great write up/video review Max Good . Will wait and see what the production units look like in 2020. Having owned a traeger previously, lots to like about a pellet cooker, but searing was definitely a drawback for me.

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                    • Alphonse
                      Club Member
                      • Oct 2019
                      • 249
                      • LA (Lower Alabama - gulf coast)

                      #15
                      Yep, released along with all Weber's promotionals today. Interesting timing to say the least. Makes me wonder about the review.

                      Comment


                      • pkadare
                        pkadare commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Completely disagree. I have no doubt that every review done by Max Good and the rest of the AR crew is fair, balanced, and accurate and is in no way influenced by the OEM of what they are testing.

                      • Nate
                        Nate commented
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                        Alphonse you should read Max Good 's post in this thread (#20) if you haven't yet. When would you have proposed that AR released their review of the product?
                        The fact that AR has early access is a good thing... And if I'm Weber and I am that confident in my product then why wouldn't I want a review to drop at the same time... especially this close to holiday shopping season. That review would have launched no matter the rating.

                      • pkadare
                        pkadare commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Alphonse - "Unfortunately it enrolled Amazing Ribs in Weber's marketing plan." Yeah, no it didn't, and even if you believe it did, it doesn't make the review from Max Good any less accurate.
                        Last edited by pkadare; November 21st, 2019, 06:48 AM.

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                    slow n sear

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                    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.

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

                    the good one grill

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                    The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

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                    thermapen

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                    G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

                    Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

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