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#21 JayT

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 01:29 PM

I told Heather last night, and she said "those things are like $600!"  I said no, that is the small one.  I am buying the big one.


 

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 01:31 PM

If priorities change, the Akorn is a taste of the life ... at a fraction of the cost ...


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 01:33 PM

Not gonna change.  I have wanted one for the past six or eight years.  My grill died last year and I am buying this thing dammit.


I am grilling on a portable Weber right now, and I hate it.


 

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

Not gonna change.  I have wanted one for the past six or eight years.  My grill died last year and I am buying this thing dammit.


I am grilling on a portable Weber right now, and I hate it.

 

Cool.

 

I'm a little down on high-efficiency for smoking ...


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 02:24 PM

Not gonna change.  I have wanted one for the past six or eight years.  My grill died last year and I am buying this thing dammit.


I am grilling on a portable Weber right now, and I hate it.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 04:13 PM

I have a 15 year old gas grill that finally needs replacing and I have been looking at some of the weber gas grills. I also have a WSM. Both the webers and the BGE seem equally expensive. Other than losing the ability to use gas, any other cons for replacing the gas grill with a BGE?

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 04:29 PM

I am buying one of these very soon.


Are you sure? Isn't it overkill for hot dogs? : -)


I love the large version. The XL is too large imho and the mini just doesn't cut it either. Though the budgetary commission (i.e. the she boss) won't Let me buy one.
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:10 PM

I have a 15 year old gas grill that finally needs replacing and I have been looking at some of the weber gas grills. I also have a WSM. Both the webers and the BGE seem equally expensive. Other than losing the ability to use gas, any other cons for replacing the gas grill with a BGE?

 

Not that I can think of.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:16 PM

I have a 15 year old gas grill that finally needs replacing and I have been looking at some of the weber gas grills. I also have a WSM. Both the webers and the BGE seem equally expensive. Other than losing the ability to use gas, any other cons for replacing the gas grill with a BGE?

Winter cooking, something nice about pushing a button stepping back inside and cooking while in snow :) You need both!


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:29 PM

Winter cooking, something nice about pushing a button stepping back inside and cooking while in snow :) You need both!

 

 

Yeah..that is the trade-off I will have to consider.  The other thing is with a gas grill, my wife can use it.  There is no way she is dealing with charcoal.  It's the pizza aspect of it that has me really considering the BGE.



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:50 PM

 

 

Yeah..that is the trade-off I will have to consider.  The other thing is with a gas grill, my wife can use it.  There is no way she is dealing with charcoal.  It's the pizza aspect of it that has me really considering the BGE.

 

 

Well, that's the thing ... the lump is in there, you don't exhaust it until after a bunch of cooks, really ... the ? is whether she'll use a propane torch to light it ...


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:22 PM

Well, that's the thing ... the lump is in there, you don't exhaust it until after a bunch of cooks, really ... the ? is whether she'll use a propane torch to light it ...


She might be able to do that...her fingers might fall off if she had to touch charcoal. Have to do a little more research and then decide.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

She might be able to do that...her fingers might fall off if she had to touch charcoal. Have to do a little more research and then decide.

 

One-touch ...

 

http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B0019CQL60

http://www.amazon.co...1WF3JVR1K219W9K

 

And then sneak in ...

 

http://amzn.com/B00L2P0KNO

 

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:45 PM

A Friend portion packed some charcoal in ziplock bags for his GF. She simply moves them around with a stick. He has a special tool to remove the fire ring etc, she also didn't want to get her hands black. But now he comes home to a cold beer and a lit Primo and his wife cooking up some things on the grill.

I own a Weber Kettle on charcoal. All though it's a good grill it can't beat a premium ceramic one. I can also understand the advantages of a gas grill, but I believe the taste of different types of charcoal is a unique experience.
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:48 PM

Certainly the first step is calling it a outdoor oven, and showing baked goods ...


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:07 AM

Bak her a "woodoven" Apple pie (indirect on the grill, in a ceramic mould).. If she's into that stuff she'll make you buy a charcoal grill : -)

I have some good recipes for cake, pie and little sweet stuff. I'll have to translate the sizes, heat and text from outlandish to 'murrican, so I'll post them when I get back from the US.
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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:11 AM

I grok metric, but I hear ya ...
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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:15 AM

It's in metric, but also cups and spoons. They are different from US ones.

But feel free to try a US recipe on Apple pie in the meanwhile. Just make it in a casserole dish. It's not pretty (you have to scoop it out) but it's damn good. If you do it in your Weber, spread a ring of coals around the kettle. Cook it slightly hotter than in a regular oven.
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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:48 AM

It's in metric, but also cups and spoons. They are different from US ones.

But feel free to try a US recipe on Apple pie in the meanwhile. Just make it in a casserole dish. It's not pretty (you have to scoop it out) but it's damn good. If you do it in your Weber, spread a ring of coals around the kettle. Cook it slightly hotter than in a regular oven.

 

I think I'd cook that in the Akorn ... seems lump would be preferable, as well as the more stable temp ...


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

I have a 15 year old gas grill that finally needs replacing and I have been looking at some of the weber gas grills. I also have a WSM. Both the webers and the BGE seem equally expensive. Other than losing the ability to use gas, any other cons for replacing the gas grill with a BGE?

 

 

I had the same dilemma about a month ago. I chose the Weber gas. As Chris said, there is something nice about pushing a button and walking inside. Plus, I have the WSM and a Smokey joe if I feel the need for using charcoal.


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