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  • adamjs83
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 192
    • Long Island, NY
    • Weber Performer Deluxe w/ Slow 'N Sear Plus
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber Genesis
      Flameboss 300
      Fireboard Extreme BBQ Edition
      Thermoworks Thermapen

    Which grill should I get repetition

    I have noticed alot of members new and old posting "which grill" or "which smoker should I get." Many of the scenarios are similar and many of the answers are similar. Its not unusual for there to be three threads on Today's Posts with almost the same conversation going on.

    This is great and a huge service for people because there are so many categories of outdoor cookers and so many models in each category and so many options for each model. It can be dizzying. I went through this myself recently before I purchased my Yoder last week.

    I'm wondering if there is a way that we can streamline this process by making a new subforum about recommendations or "what ___ should I get questions." Similar to a reddit sub I follow /r/buidlmeapc where people just post what they want their PC for and a senior member answers with a recommendation and it goes from there.

    I think in a scenario like this we could build a nice browseable archive of various scenarios for people to read through and make the buying process less stressful, especially for the 15,000 members who don't post their questions. Eventually, there could be categories and stickies and even detailed member reviews with startup tips and must-have accessories. I know a lot of this is covered on the free site but its only Max Good's object opinion of the product and missing some of the subjectivity that really adds value on this forum.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12729
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #2
    Kitchen Knife Forums has a form for people to fill out when they ask "what knife should I buy". I have thought that would be a good idea for here. Some of the questions should include would be:

    Budget
    How many people could you possibly be cooking for
    Do you want to tend your cook, or do you want set and forget
    What fuel do you want to use

    A separate sub-forum with the questionnaire as a sticky at the top would hopefully make it easier on the person asking, and also on us.

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    • adamjs83
      adamjs83 commented
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      Exactly.
  • PBCDad
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 373
    • Seattle area
    • Pit Barrel Cooker - 2015
      22" Kettle + SnS - 2016
      Maverick ET-732 - 2016
      Thermapen - 2016
      Jambo 24x48 offset smoker (Big Tex) - 2017
      Camp Chef Denali griddle - 2018

    #3
    I was thinking of posting the exact same thing. Thanks for saving me some time adamjs83!

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    • adamjs83
      adamjs83 commented
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      That’s what I do.
  • customtrim
    Former Member
    • Dec 2016
    • 1120
    • stow ohio

    #4
    But alot of members do not use the search feature, a month or so ago there were constant questions about the meater. I see numuorse comments and questions that the answer is on the freeside, it is almost like once we become paid members we become above the freeside when the content and information that is available there is one of the main reasons we became paid members. The content does change and is updated we are never good enough to stop learning

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    • adamjs83
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 192
      • Long Island, NY
      • Weber Performer Deluxe w/ Slow 'N Sear Plus
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Weber Genesis
        Flameboss 300
        Fireboard Extreme BBQ Edition
        Thermoworks Thermapen

      #5
      customtrim thays a good point you
      make about people not searching which is why I think this is a good idea. If all “what should I buy” posts were in one place people wouldn’t have to search or even figure out what to search for.

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      • ColonialDawg
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 489
        • Coastal VA

        #6
        I think it would be nice to have a sticky for each grill category (i.e. charcoal grills, charcoal smokers, ceramic grills, pellet grills, stick burners, etc) that has pros and cons, cost, and a list of links to different manufacturers, videos, etc. There are just so many out there and I feel like sometimes I discover a new cooker/manufacturer each week. It can be overwhelming for sure. But in the end, people have to just do their own research, but perhaps we can help make that process a little easier.

        For example, for stick burners you have Lang, Yoder, Meadow Creek, KBQ, etc (just too many to list)
        For Charcoal smokers, you have WSM, Weber Kettle/SNS, PBC, Gateway, Stumps, Assassin, etc

        You get my drift....

        It would be quite the community effort and the lists would have to be constantly updated, but there are just so many options out there these days it’s hard to keep up.

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        • Danjohnston949
          Former Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 4419
          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

          #7
          adamjs83, In Theory I Agree With Your Premise‼️ In Practical Terms Think Of The Variables Involved First: Members Indvidual Budgets, 2nd: Fuel Type, 3rd: Vertical, 4th: Horizontal, 5rh: Barrel, 6th: Round And, And Etc❓ I Have Finally Resolved This All Down To Evaluate With The Best Advice Available, Purchase What You Can Afford, Once You Buy One Study It And Seek Out And Use Others Opinions And Advice To Use It Well❗️ Always Keep In Mind It's Not:
          "THE COOKER IT'S THE COOKEE THAT MAKES THE BEST QUE"❗️
          From A Backyard Cremator In Fargo ND, Dan
          Last edited by Danjohnston949; August 10, 2018, 08:05 AM.

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          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3058

            #8
            The search feature on both the free and paid sides are not that good, even using advanced search. I understand people asking the same questions over and over when they can’t narrow down an answer from the search results.

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            • adamjs83
              adamjs83 commented
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              That’s the reason why we should organize it all in one place. Then you don’t need to search. The searching is impossible because if you’re new you wouldn’t even know what to search for.

            • Troutman
              Troutman commented
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              Problem is there is no "we", only suggestions to "them". Perhaps those in charge will respond, otherwise it's just chatter.
          • FireMan
            Charter Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 7686
            • Bottom of Winnebago

            #9
            Hey, I don’t know what to search for & I am not new. So, what do I search for & what grill should I get? 😎

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            • Troutman
              Troutman commented
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              wisenheimer

            • FireMan
              FireMan commented
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              Yup ol W Adam, ya got me pegged, cheap OS

            • ColonialDawg
              ColonialDawg commented
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              One of everything
          • adamjs83
            Club Member
            • Aug 2017
            • 192
            • Long Island, NY
            • Weber Performer Deluxe w/ Slow 'N Sear Plus
              Pit Barrel Cooker
              Weber Genesis
              Flameboss 300
              Fireboard Extreme BBQ Edition
              Thermoworks Thermapen

            #10
            Troutman This is my recommendation:
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            • Jerod Broussard
              Moderator
              • Jun 2014
              • 9748
              • East Texas
              • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
                Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
                Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
                Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
                Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
                Weber Smokey Joe Gold
                Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
                Vortex
                Maverick ET-732 White
                Maverick ET-732 Copper
                2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
                Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
                Thermoworks Timestick
                Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
                B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
                B & B Pellets

              #11
              adamjs83 I'm all for organization, however we have many many many recipes on brisket organized where they should be, but most folks don't participate on forums just to search or simply look for a thread in a sub-forum containing information, they come here to interact through getting responses to their very own threads.

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              • EdF
                EdF commented
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                Well, there's a certain amount of fun figuring out what they really want and need in a cooker.

              • Jerod Broussard
                Jerod Broussard commented
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                adamjs83 Yeah, something could definitely help. The free site has a large database, however getting every pit maker just in the state of Texas is next to impossible, so something lined up here would definitely aid that.

              • adamjs83
                adamjs83 commented
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                The free site is great for a certain subset. I was recently in the market for a pellet grill and deciding between a Yodor, Blaz’n, Pitts and Spitts and Grilla Silverbac; all of which are well known and discussed on this and other forums but on the free site there is no hands on testing data. Just short articles about the companies and stock photos.

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