I currently own a Smoke Hallow combo gas/charcoal grill and offset smoker. I've had it for about 4 years now, and the charcoal basket is starting to rust away, and of course I can't find replacement parts for it anywhere. I assume with these cheap units they just expect you to buy a new one. I've only tried smoking on it once or twice, and it was a total pain.
I'm really interested in getting into smoking. I also enjoy grilling with charcoal. Even though my Smoke Hallow has a propane side, I never use it.
I really want an ultimate solution.....something that will handle both my grilling and smoking needs.....BUT, I don't really want multiple units on my deck. I want to conserve space.
I'm thinking either A).....saving up for a Kamodo Joe Big Joe (my small family could get away with the smaller Joe, but I want that ceramic fire box divider the big one comes with.)
I've seen a lot of praise for this Slow and Sear add-on for Weber Kettles.....I could go the kettle route...maybe a Weber Performer series so I get the side table.....and then add a Slow and Sear.
I honestly don't know how much I will end up smoking.....I have a feeling I won't actually do it as often as I dream of doing it. I have a very crazy work schedule.
I will honestly just be grilling much more than smoking anything.
So I'm not sure which way to go.....save up and just go big and get the Kamodo and be done with it....
Or spend less, get a quality kettle and have an accessory that allows me to smoke the few times I would actually get around to doing it.
Also....I had considered a Smokey Mountain, but like I said, I don't want multiple units on my deck, and since the Mountain is just primarily a smoker, I don't know if I would like that option. Thanks.