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Old 11-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #11
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I aint ever smelt or tasted any good flavor coming from charcoal. It would be feasible if it were impregnated with wood aka Kingsford mesquite (which produces a real nasty flavor) because they get the mesquite from the wrong geography. Its just dumb yankmes trying to make a buck. They do not realize the subtle nuances of such things. Best bet for charcoal is find one that stinks up your goodies the least. Wood is where the action is young man. Electric base is a bunch less treacherous than charcoal. If you have a nice budget consider a Smokin Tex. Pal o mine has the 1600 buck home model and he caters bbq meals for his pals who own high dollar offsets and pellet poopers and are too lazy to baby set em. It cooks whilst the cook sleeps..lol. They also have a smaller one for about half that price..but its only plastic huh? I would get the big one if it was me. Also may find some like new for good prices on craigs etc. as was previously mentioned pertaining to most bbq cooker gizmos. Yups have short attention spans...lol. Hey just noticed free shipping..best jump on it.

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Not sure if I were rich rather than so darn good lookin' I'd try the Smokin Tex looks pretty easy.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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I just looked on line at the WSM on line. It looks like a nice unit. Can it also be used a grill? I like to cook steak on the grill and my gas grill won't get hot enough to sear it the way I like.

Am I hearing that there are some good gas cookers out there? Which is the best all around, gas or charcoal?

I know I am asking a lot of questions and will probably ask a lot more before I make my decision.

Who better to ask than the pros?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
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Not sure if I were rich rather than so darn good lookin' I'd try the Smokin Tex looks pretty easy.
Same here. If I ever go nuts and buy another cooking moochine it will be one of them. They are supposed to survive just fine left out in the elements with the cover on. I dont have much place to store stuff under cover so that is a plus for me. In fact I may instruct the Little Bride to have Santa put this order on his shopping list..lol. Naw..I will survive with the electric Brinkmann for a while longer. Ya know I was gonna try to find one of them for Pete but it keep taking me to some other brand which looked just like it. What mystery is afoot here? Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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weber smoky mountain cooker if you want to use charcoal....maybe the masterbuilt electric if you want to go that route....whatever you get , youll be glad you did.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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Masterbuilts seem to be worthless hunks of junk. Total bizarre injuneering.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #16
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I will quit beating this dead horse until there is nothing left but shoes. Thanks for your patience.

Anyone have any thoughts on the Char-broil American Gourmet? It is a low end cooker and I worry about getting and keeping the temp right.

I will spend the extra money for a better cooker but I am just doing research now. I like the looks of the WSM and also the Char grill Akorn.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:12 AM   #17
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #18
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U get what you pay for.
What he said.

Weber is the absolute Best Bang for the Buck. Pretty easy yo control the temperature and you're cooking with wood!

If ya wanna use electric or gas, don't you already have one of those things in your kitchen???

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Reddi Killowatt would not enjoy some of the negative vibes around here.
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