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For those with multiple cookers: how do you choose?

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  • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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    How do you decide between the microwave and your oven? Just depends what ya wanna do and what you got time for In my ideal world I'd have a large patio and about 5 different cookers outside, but right now I only have 2 and the pellet grill gets the most use of any household cooking device, because it tastes better... but sometimes it's the oven or the gas grill because of time.

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  • Steve R.
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    SmokingPat, that's my problem. I'm not as into accumulating stuff as I once was, but I am still a sucker for a great deal.

  • au4stree
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    I have 3 on my deck that I use regularly. Generally speaking, I use them based on how long it's been or a profile I'm after. I tend to cook chicken and brisket on my PBC, pork butts on my PK360 and ribs on my Primo XL. There are times I want to experiment and go to a different cooker, i.e. brisket on PK360. My everyday quickie cooker is my PK. I do have a Jumbo Joe for travel if it is a situation that can handle it, but if I need my 360 I've got it.

    I do *want* other cookers, but right now I'm pretty happy with my setup.

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  • Troutman
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    Alright here is the mantra I want all of you to adhere to....ready? If you have a certain kind of cooker and your neighbor has another, go buy what the neighbor has. If you see a third kind of cooker on the internet, go buy that cooker as well. And if your cousin buys a fourth type of cooker, go buy that cooker as well. And if you visit a bbq fabricator and he has a fifth kind of cooker, buy that one as well. And if you're at Home Depot and they have a sixth different type of cooker, buy that one as well.

    Repeat each step over and over again, without hesitation until you are either broke, or your wife plans to divorce you. In that case reverse the process until you have reached equilibrium financially or your wife agrees not to leave you.

    Let a year go by, exactly to the day, then begin the process of buying where you left off selling. Yea, you get it now, there is no end to this infinite predicament. Just accept it, be happy and you will reach inner peace and bbq nirvana, like Dave Grohl of Nirvana.....

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  • FireMan
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    Who says ya have to unnerstand it or anything fer that matter. I won’t get into the functionality or the specificality, to many calities fer me. Why have just one or two when ya can have 3 or more. They all will do one thing better than the others. You can become a maestro in conducting yer cookers. Plus Mosca, you do some mighty nice cookin. I would imagine ya rustling up a new specialty or two to dazzle us with. 🕶

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  • Greygoose
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    I luv my Jumbo Joe
    Use it more than anything else
    I have no friends 🤣😂🤣😂

  • SmokingPat
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    I'm complete on outdoor cooking appliances. But when I see someone post "Look what I found on Craigslist!", I sneak over and take a peek. :>

  • CaptainMike
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    My brother from another mother!

  • CaptainMike
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    I have 6 on my deck and use them all regularly. Some overlap (Traeger, WSCG, W22) and I utilize them by time, convenience and flavor profile I'm looking for. The other 3 (Weber Genesis, Santa Maria grill, and Blackstone) are pretty much for searing and grilling. I will use them sequentially, such as putting a nice smoke on with the Traeger at low temp then searing on one of the latter 3. Again, depending on time, convenience, and flavor profile.

    My faves, in no particular order: Traeger, WSCG, and SMG. If I could only have 1: WSCG, hands down.
    Last edited by CaptainMike; May 13, 2020, 05:27 PM.

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  • SmokingPat
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    I have a propane grill, a charcoal kettle, and a WSM. I have all the toys I need. I just want time to cook and enjoy everything!

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  • TripleB
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    You are 100% correct in regards to functionality, but not in collectability. BBQing to me is a hobby, a love. I have a neighbor down the street that collects cars. He has four ford mustangs, a challenger and a Chevy truck. I am sure they all can get him from point A to point B.

    I have 10 separte pieces of grilling/smoking equipment. And yes there is a redundancy, but they are each unique to me and I would not give them up. I like trying doing different things on each one.
    Using my neighbor as an example, sometimes he likes to drive the challenger and sometimes one of his mustangs. Me, sometimes I feel like using my PK360 and sometimes my Weber kettle. Sometimes I like using my WSM and sometimes my PBC. It's fun.

    And would I buy more?? Absolutely. Looking someday to add a hasty bake and a Santa Maria style grill to my collection. Maybe even a pellet pooper, but that I would have to pick up for free.

    Do what you love, love what you do.....

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  • LA Pork Butt
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    I have a BGE, a MiniMax, a CharBroil Gaser, and a Jumbo Joe. I have acquired each for different reasons. I use them for different situations, and they were all part of the cooking learning curve and a little MCS. With social distancing The cooks are much smaller, so the larger capacity cookers are used less frequently. Knowing what I know now I would probably do things differently. That’s not to say I am uhappy with any of the cookers. It simply means I have learned a lot. I could part with a cooker or two and accomplish everything I want to, but since I have the space why.

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  • Jfrosty27
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    🤣 I love your motto!

  • troymeister
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    What governs my MCS is my postage stamp size yard... I still say, "One cannot have too many grills."

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  • Dan Deter
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    I also am of the same mindset. Right now its easy-peasy, as I only have my Weber Summit gasser (whose rotisserie does not have the problem that jfmorris Genesis II does). What I want to add don't overlap particularly, being a good pellet rig (Grilla Silverbac or better) for smoking (none of us are fond of real heavy smoke), and a griddle or better something like the camp-chef 3 burner systems with attachments for versatility. If I wound up finding myself with some other type of smoker unexpectedly then I probably wouldn't also get the pellet rig. The only change to those desires would be if I started doing large cooks for some reason and needed capacity. Or if I can someday convince work to buy a big offset for me to play with....

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