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  • mackdaddy
    Former Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 264
    • Greencastle, PA

    Ditching cheep charbroil super pro

    Cooked chicken wings on charbroil super pro I refurbished. Did not come up to temp as I expected (320). Last time I used it was to hot for the ribs. Not consistent. Did not follow what my calibration run did. So I am thinking about ditching it and getting a Webber Kettle. Not sure what size to get. Any thoughts on that? Also what is the difference between the steel and copper kettles from Webber?
  • Jerod Broussard
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    • Jun 2014
    • 9938
    • East Texas
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    #2
    Copper is just the color. How many you cook for? A 22" with a slow n' sear does a lot.

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    • mackdaddy
      Former Member
      • Jul 2015
      • 264
      • Greencastle, PA

      #3
      On Sunday when all the kids and Grand kids are here 9. At times if wife's sister and B-in law and their sons & wives could be up to 17.

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      • _John_
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2447

        #4
        You can cook for that many on a 22.5" kettle. Jerod mentioned the Slow n' Sear which I would recommend, it will help you keep the heat consistent and by packing everything together will give you more room for indirect cooking.

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        • DWCowles
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 9703
          • Smiths Grove, Ky
          • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

          #5
          I personally would go with the 26 inch Weber kettle and the SnS. I have three 22 1/2 in. kettles and thinking about getting the 26 incher.

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          • richinlbrg
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1892
            • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
            • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

            #6
            26" . The end

            We have a 26 and still have to break out the 18 occasionally. Just don't think you can go wrong. Insufficient grill space is just too frustrating. SnS is a must have now.

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            • mackdaddy
              Former Member
              • Jul 2015
              • 264
              • Greencastle, PA

              #7
              I ordered from amazon the 22.5" Black original with the one touch ash catcher. Could not justify to the wife the extra cost of the 26", but that leaves money to get the SnS.

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              • Jon Solberg
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 4819

                #8
                Dude, you cant go wrong with that rig. Your going to be happy!

                I by no means want to disrespect my friend above but you can buy 2-22" for the price of a 26" and yield about 218 Sq in more cook space for the same money.


                Keep in mind I'm really just jealous of my friends above that have 26's.
                Last edited by Jon Solberg; August 1, 2015, 01:57 PM.

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                • richinlbrg
                  richinlbrg commented
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                  Jon Solberg , I didn't know that (mine was a bday gift from #1)!

                  And you are correct, he really can't go wrong, esp with the SnS!

                • mackdaddy
                  mackdaddy commented
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                  Webber due on Monday and just ordered the SnS. In a couple of days I will be smoking and searing.
              • mackdaddy
                Former Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 264
                • Greencastle, PA

                #9
                Webber due on Monday and just ordered the SnS. I have a PBC and a small charcoal grill foe small cooks. Now what do I di with my off brand bullet smoker?

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                • Jon Solberg
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                  Use it. 😄😄😄😄😄

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