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Old 08-13-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Howdy gang. I'm looking at getting a new charcoal grill with out spending a ton of cash. The next few + months get kinda hairy as far as money goes thanks to family birthdays, anniversary, christmas, etc. I really want one that I can raise and lower the charcoal grate and searching the internet I found this one. Any thoughts? Thanks ... id=5508760

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Old 08-13-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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You will have helll holding any kind of reasonable temp in that thing, even after plugging all the holes and wrapping it in header tape. Only way to control the temp below 350 is to use less fuel. If you want hot and fast then go for it. Ain't no way your gonna get 250 degrees in there unless you only put a few pieces of charcoal in at a time.

Go for the Weber Kettle or a UDS.

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Old 08-13-2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Thom Emery
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:37 AM   #5
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:49 AM   #6
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:05 AM   #7
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We have that same grill from Walmart. We bought it last year on fall clearance for $59. We love it and have no complaints with it and that's without any modifications. We've had no problems with holding temps but we don't use it for smoking. That's what we have a smoker for. We use it too grill hamburgers, chicken pieces (I cut 8 or 9 piece chickens), steaks, etc. I love it! The ease of use is wonderful and being able to raise and lower the grate is an option I never want to give up again!
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:54 AM   #8
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The one at a local wall mart the crank was broken on the demo.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:34 AM   #9
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These are great for grilling, adjustable charcoal grate and no crank to break.... ... lpage=none
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:29 AM   #10
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Stogie, I agree on the rusting. We keep ours covered as well but there's still some rust around all the screws. Nothing on the actual grill, excep the bottom shelf (wind blows rain/snow under the cover).

We love the size. I can grill meat, veggies, etc. all at the same time with no problems. We've grilled hamburgers and hot dogs on one side with a roasting pan of baked beans on the other.

We haven't had any problems with the crank. It's starting to rust a bit on the thread part so that concerns me. This will be our first time hauling it anywhere so we'll see.

I put the grill together by myself while Les was at work. I did have some issues with the instructions being wrong and had to take some of it apart and do it again. I did get it together and we cooked on it that same evening.

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