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Old 09-20-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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Help a noob choose a grill (Now with PHOTOS)

Just bought a house and I'm looking forward to being able to grill. Currently living in a condo, in Northern Va and I'm not allowed to have a grill on my balcony. I'd prefer to get one unit for grilling/smoking if thats possible? I'm single, no children. So most of the time it'll just be me and a buddy that lives a few miles away. However the house has alot of deck, including a covered deck with outdoor fireplace on the back of the house so I'll probably entertain often. After reading through a bunch of posts here and on other sites I've narrowed it down to the following options.

1. Brinkmann Smoke n Pit Professional

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2. WSM and a Weber performer or Weber 22 1/2 One touch gold.

I'd really prefer 1 "do it all unit" if such a thing exists. So if I'm just cooking for myself, I could grill up a steak and some veggies. Was thinking you could grill over the firebox on the Brinkmann, however I've read so much in the past few days that it might have been another grill. Suggestions?
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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Hey Kidsmoke...welcome aboard!

CLICK here for a good thread on Weber v Brinkman.

It is my thought that a WSM and kettle would be money well spent. You can use the WSM as a grill to if you break it down properly but between a gold one touch and a WSM you aint gonna see $500. Not to shabby for the years of service you'll get out of both!
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:51 PM   #3
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Char-Griller!

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Lowes has 'em.

Make sure to get the side fire box.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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Read through that thread, thats what convinced me to actually figure out what WSM stood for. 8-[ I did not realize you could grill right on the WSM. If thats the case, I could start with that. I would imagine that would serve me well and I may not even need to get anything else. Which would leave more money for home stereo equipment. :biggrin:
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Welcome kid. Very informative guys here, just note that they are also
smart a$$'s. Don't let any jokes bother you, and ask away. There's no ill feelings on this board, just a bunch of jokers.

I'd ask Larry Wolfe about grilling on the wsm.....I've never done it,
and I grill a lot more than smoke.

If your budget is lean, I'd get a weber kettle grill with an ashcatcher.
It's possible to get good smoke flavor from those.

I guess the main thing is what will you be cooking? Plan on smoking
pork butts and beef briskets?
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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Char-Griller!

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Lowes has 'em.

Make sure to get the side fire box.
Thats the one with the side fire box that you can grill on. I'll have to take a trip to my local Lowe's and check that out.
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Kidsmoke,

HERE is a good reference on how to grill on the WSM! Hope it helps!
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Old 09-20-2005, 02:01 PM   #8
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Captain Morgan, I would like to get into smoking butts, brisket, ribs. But I imagine most of the time I would be grilling. Unless I become addicted to the smoking.
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Old 09-20-2005, 02:07 PM   #9
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Kidsmoke,

HERE is a good reference on how to grill on the WSM! Hope it helps!
Very helpful. Until I got to the pictures of the steak and got distracted. But with the mods there, it would be pretty simple to grill on it and still be able to smoke when I wanted to.
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