Originally Posted by Foamheart
Thats cool... now don't leave this one in the park..... <ducks>
You might check with those in the know, but seems to me there was some reason the Silver was better than Gold, maybe a bottom vent? As usually I could be completely wrong, but might ask the girls first.
Glad you are getting back in the swing.
Well, I guess I can't claim to be one of those "in the know" anymore given all the mini experts around here, but for me the gold is far superior for use as a smoker without the need for any additional modifications or tin cans over the vent. With a charcoal basket the coals burn evenly and for a good long time. I've never had a problem getting a decent sear either, though I will concede the silver might be marginally better for searing, but it's a tradeoff I'm perfectly willing to make. I've never had a problem getting a good crust on a steak, so I'm perfectly happy with the Gold. In addition, the handle closes everything up tight, so within 15-20 minutes it's cooled off and ready to travel, making it far less likely to be left in the park again.