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Old 07-15-2006, 06:43 AM   #1
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Anyone know anything about this Brinkmann grill?

I saw this grill at Lowes earlier this week and feel in love.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none

I'm trying to convince my wife that it's justified to spend that kind of money on an upgrade. It appears to have all of the features needed to effectively slow grill most items:

-ash try
-door for adding coals without opening
-height adjustment for charcoal try

I want it!!! Anyone know of any better choices within the same price range?
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:04 AM   #2
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I almost bought one of those a couple of years ago. Sam's used to sell them. I've never seen on that was put together well, so they always seemed a little rickety. I think with a good assembly job it would be a great grill.

It's basically a knockoff of the BBQ Galore, Texas Grill (which is refered to as the Alton Brown grill because he "bought" one on his Good Eats show). But that one will cost you around $500.
http://www.bbqgalore.com/store/item.bbq?invky=5824202[/url]

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Thanks for the responses.

Finney, it does look like those Texas grills. The Stainless Steel grills advertised on that site are sweet too!!! =D>
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Thanks for the responses.

Finney, it does look like those Texas grills. The Stainless Steel grills advertised on that site are sweet too!!! =D>
Very similar to the Texas Grill. Metal is thinner, a few design things, but similar.

LowRent on the forum bought a Texas grill and likes it a lot. PM him and ask about it.
Also Carlos from BBQ Galore is on here every once in a while. And... there is a forum on the BBQ Galore site. It's slow... but you will get answers.
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Id spend another $50 and get a WSM
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Id spend another $50 and get a WSM
while i'm a huge fan of the wsm, if he's looking for a grill he'd be better off with that brinkmann or a weber kettle.[/quote:2037xprd]

ooops, #-o , confuse grill with smoker sometimes.
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for only $159 you could get a char-griller with a side fire box and have a smoker and a grill
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for only $159 you could get a char-griller with a side fire box and have a smoker and a grill
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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He's got a Chargriller. Just adding to the arsonal, I guess.
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He's got a Chargriller. Just adding to the arsonal, I guess.
No spell check here Fin...........All hail the Char griller =D>
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Yep, I already have a Char-griller but it doesn't have an ash tray for long cooking periods or a door to add additional charcoal or wood without raising the grill cover. I've had to rig my Char-griller with a grate that I bought at Wal-mart that allows the ashes to accumulate during a 10-12 hour cooking period without having to empty them.
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He's got a Chargriller. Just adding to the arsonal, I guess.
No spell check here Fin...........All hail the Char griller =D>
That is one fine piece of Q'in equipment
Sorry Puff... I was sleepy.
"arsenal" #-o "a - r - s - e - n - a - l" 8-[ "arsenal" =D>
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He's got a Chargriller. Just adding to the arsonal, I guess.
No spell check here Fin...........All hail the Char griller =D>
That is one fine piece of Q'in equipment
Sorry Puff... I was sleepy.
"arsenal" #-o "a - r - s - e - n - a - l" 8-[ "arsenal" =D>
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Yep, I already have a Char-griller but it doesn't have an ash tray for long cooking periods or a door to add additional charcoal or wood without raising the grill cover. I've had to rig my Char-griller with a grate that I bought at Wal-mart that allows the ashes to accumulate during a 10-12 hour cooking period without having to empty them.
That is what the sfb is for... long cooks... I have one and love it. I made 2 (small) mods, and I can do a 18 hr low and slow and never dump the ash.

From the way you are describing it, you are using the main chamber only.

Bill
Bill, I know that what it is for but I find it much easier, for me at least, to maintain the heat level with less charcoal when I use the main chamber. That's one of the reasons I'm looking at the other grill as a replacement for mine. It appears to be more suited to the way I like to slow grill.

I use the sfb to start my charcoal throughout the grilling period in a charcoal chimney before transferring it to the main chamber.
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I almost bought one of those a couple of years ago. Sam's used to sell them. I've never seen on that was put together well, so they always seemed a little rickety. I think with a good assembly job it would be a great grill.

It's basically a knockoff of the BBQ Galore, Texas Grill (which is refered to as the Alton Brown grill because he "bought" one on his Good Eats show). But that one will cost you around $500.
http://www.bbqgalore.com/store/item.bbq?invky=5824202[/url]

Hope this helped.
I checked out the Texas grill at the BBQ Galore store in Charlotte this weekend. VERY NICE! I think I'll hold out for this one. It's built much better and a higher quality than the knock off.

I wasn't aware that this chain originally started in Australia. Very interesting.
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